Ladysmith Air Cadets training at Albert Head

Three Ladysmith Air Cadets have been spending their summer training at the Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Center near Victoria.

Air Cadet Soren Thompson receives the Most Improved Cadet award for the three-week Basic Survival Course at the Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Air Cadet Soren Thompson receives the Most Improved Cadet award for the three-week Basic Survival Course at the Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Ladysmith Air Cadets Soren Thompson, Nathan Fuller and Walker Gisborne are making their mark as three of the 1,100 B.C. Air Cadets receiving training at Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Center near Victoria.

They were selected to attend training by their local Squadron 257 Parallel Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron (RCACS), which parades in Aggie Hall.

Thompson spent his summer attending the three-week Basic Survival Course and was selected as the Most Improved Cadet. This award takes into account overall improvement in the areas of performance, participation, attitude, conduct and teamwork skills.

Thompson achieved the Basic Survival qualification and will be able to assist with the implementation of survival training as part of his local squadron program.

Fuller completed the three-week Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course. He acquired a foundation in aerospace, airport operations and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, reinforcing aspects he has experienced in the local Air Cadet program at 257 Parallel RCACS.

Gisborne is undergoing the six-week Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course and is learning the importance of professionalism and excellent deportment and how to perform in different parade positions. The course is designed to develop the skills required for a drill instructor role within the home squadron.

The cadet program is designed to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition to adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society through a dynamic, community-based program.

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