Major Ken Prince, Officer Commanding Echo Company, presents Cadet Liam Allard of Fernie, B.C. with his award as the Best Cadet in 23 Platoon during the 2nd Intake of the Basic Expedition Course after the Graduation Parade at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.
– Cadet Sergeant Tylor Pater Photo
Morinville’s Cadet Liam Allard was the top cadet in 23 Platoon during the three-week Basic Expedition Course at Vernon Cadet Training Centre (VCTC).
Cadet Allard is a member of 3061, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Morinville, Alberta. The cadets parade every week 9610 Morinville Drive.
Allard joined 53 other army cadets in a three-week Basic Expedition Course, which provides cadets with the fundamentals of expedition training. Activities include navigation, a five-day expedition and adventure training.
More than 1500 army, navy and air cadets from Western Canada will have spent up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley training centre by summer’s end. During that time, they will have expanded the training they receive at their home corps, develop new skills and form friendships.
The Cadet Program is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the sea, army and air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces. Cadets make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities. Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.