Cadet squadron holds ceremonial review

The Fred Campbell V.C. 895 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets held its 33rd Annual Ceremonial Review in Mount Forest on May 6.

In attendance were numerous dignitaries from the Lions Club of Mount Forest, the local Legion Branch 134, and representatives from local businesses.

The cadets were inspected by Captain Bob Fisher who, after retiring from the Canadian Forces, became the Area Cadet Officer (ACO AIR).

The cadets received awards for such things as:  Best First Year Cadet, Best-Dressed Cadet, Leadership Award, Top Marksman and more.

The group also performed skits for the audience, showing some of the knowledge they have gained over the last year.

Cadets participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities, learning survival skills, participating in a variety of Sports and other activities such as music and model building.

Select top senior cadets may even earn the chance to participate in international exchanges.

Air Cadets aids in developing knowledge of Canadian history and democracy. The program focuses on social development, decision-making and leadership.

Every cadet also has the chance to participate in flight activities, and some earn scholarships to obtain their private pilot’s licence.