Cadet squadron holds meeting, information night in Preeceville

The Harvard 606 Air Cadet Squadron held an annual registration and information evening at the Preeceville Legion Hall on September 8. It was held in conjunction with the Town of Preeceville registration and informational evening. The first drill night was held on September 9 at the hall.

The air cadets program is open to youths between 12 and 18 years and there is no registration fee.

“The purpose of cadets is to develop in youths the attributes of leadership and engage in active citizenship and physical fitness within an environment that stimulates an interest in the Canadian Forces,” said CO Troy Rogowski. “The cadets are funded by the Department of National Defence, the Air Cadet League (a civilian non-profit organization), Navy League and the Army League. The motto of the air cadets is ‘Learn to Serve and Advance.’ The cadets host a shooting range competition once a month and learn to have fun in a structured setting.”

Cadets are given the opportunity to travel, go to Camp SaskCadet and do a variety of monthly activities. They also play a part in the community with their attendance and participation in the annual Remembrance Day Service.

There are approximately 25 cadets registered and cadets have the opportunity to go flying in Kamsack, attend summer

camps, join the marksmanship team and participate in three winter survival camps at SaskCadet. Cadets meet once a week at the Legion Hall followed by class time and drill exercises. The cadets also participate in sports activities, including curling and volleyball.
 
Cadet leaders are: CO Troy Rogowski; Dodi Abbot, supply officer; Ian Abbot and Dustin Hamilton, training officers; and Levi Young, who will be helping out.

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