Cadets hold annual review

Eric McCarthy
Published on May 19, 2014

Flight Sergeant Colby Gaudet had the biggest awards haul at the West Prince 641 Aid Cadet Squadron’s annual review Sunday at Tignish Legion.

Gaudet picked up the Cadets’ Choice Award as the cadet who his peers believes best exemplifies the goals of the program, the most dedicated award and the award as top shooter.

Two cadets graduating from the program Kent Doucette and Brett Dunville, were promoted from Flight Sergeant to Warrant Officer second class.

The top bandsmen awards went to F.Sgt Dylan Gallant and LAC Shannon McKinnon. McKinnon was also the top female biathlete. Sgt Keenan Pitre was the top male biathlete.

F.Sgt Jake Inglis picked up the squadron’s effective speaking award. Winners for best over-all uniform were, junior, Corp. Jensen Dunville and senior, F. Sgt Logan Hamill.

Leading Air Cadet Gavin Merry was named best first-year cadet and F. Sgt. Taylor Sellick received the most improved cadet award.

Reviewing officer Colonel Rick Hardy commended the cadets for their good turnout, deportment and drill. “You have performed admirably,” he assured them.

Captain Angela MacAlduff, commanding officer for the squadron, congratulated the cadets on their year and commended their parents and guardians for their support. Acknowledgement was also given to the Tignish, St. Anthony’s and O’Leary Legions for their continued support of the program.

Alan Curtis, president of P.E.I. Air Cadets remained them they are part of the biggest youth organization in Canada and assured them their time in cadets will serve them well in the future.