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Local air cadets celebrated during Saturday's annual review in Truro


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TRURO - The first time Josh Froebe heard his name called during Saturday's air cadet review ceremony, he was pleased. By the fourth time, he was amazed.

"I was pleasantly surprised," said the 16-year-old warrant officer second class.

Froebe was one of more than 20 young people with the 77 Arrowhead Truro Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron who participated in the 69th annual ceremonial review in Truro. The Pugwash resident took home the award for best dress and deportment, outstanding instructor, top ground school cadet and top all-around cadet.

"This squadron has come a long way in numbers and discipline and it's motivated me, taught me how to be organized and properly behave in public," said Froebe, who will get his private pilot's licence this summer.

Froebe has wanted to be a pilot since "as early as I can remember," he said. His grandfather, grandmother and father were pilots and his great-grandfather and his brothers built and flew the first helicopter in Canada (in Manitoba).

Flight Sgt. Tara Hamilton, 17, of Hilden, said the past year has made her realize just how important cadets are.

"We are capable people and teach (others) about responsibility and you realize cadets play a big role in Canada because as we grow we will join the Air Force," she said, grateful for her early training.

Hamilton was the recipient of three awards: top senior cadet, cadets' choice and most improved.

"It makes me feel a part of the squadron to make it better and make cadets more knowledgeable and I feel good about myself," she said shortly after receiving her awards.

Captain Jamie Caudle said the hard work, accomplishments, training and leadership shown during the past year is something all cadets can be proud of.

There is one thing Caudle would like to see improve, though. About 50 people from the public watched the cadet review and he would love to see even more of the public participate in cadet events.

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

 

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE..

TRURO – Many awards were presented during the 69th annual cadet review of the 77 Arrowhead Truro Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Saturday. Major awards included:

Top all-around cadet – Josh Froebe

Mark Fisher Award – James Watson

Outstanding leadership – Joseph Hudson

Top ground school cadet – Josh Froebe

Top shot cadet – Raine Murray

Most improved – Tara Hamilton

Top junior award – James Watson

Cadets’ choice – Tara Hamilton

Outstanding instructor – Josh Froebe

Top senior cadet – Tara Hamilton

Highest academic – Raine Murray

Best dress and deportment - Josh Froebe

TRURO - The first time Josh Froebe heard his name called during Saturday's air cadet review ceremony, he was pleased. By the fourth time, he was amazed.

"I was pleasantly surprised," said the 16-year-old warrant officer second class.

Froebe was one of more than 20 young people with the 77 Arrowhead Truro Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron who participated in the 69th annual ceremonial review in Truro. The Pugwash resident took home the award for best dress and deportment, outstanding instructor, top ground school cadet and top all-around cadet.

"This squadron has come a long way in numbers and discipline and it's motivated me, taught me how to be organized and properly behave in public," said Froebe, who will get his private pilot's licence this summer.

Froebe has wanted to be a pilot since "as early as I can remember," he said. His grandfather, grandmother and father were pilots and his great-grandfather and his brothers built and flew the first helicopter in Canada (in Manitoba).

Flight Sgt. Tara Hamilton, 17, of Hilden, said the past year has made her realize just how important cadets are.

"We are capable people and teach (others) about responsibility and you realize cadets play a big role in Canada because as we grow we will join the Air Force," she said, grateful for her early training.

Hamilton was the recipient of three awards: top senior cadet, cadets' choice and most improved.

"It makes me feel a part of the squadron to make it better and make cadets more knowledgeable and I feel good about myself," she said shortly after receiving her awards.

Captain Jamie Caudle said the hard work, accomplishments, training and leadership shown during the past year is something all cadets can be proud of.

There is one thing Caudle would like to see improve, though. About 50 people from the public watched the cadet review and he would love to see even more of the public participate in cadet events.

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

 

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE..

TRURO – Many awards were presented during the 69th annual cadet review of the 77 Arrowhead Truro Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Saturday. Major awards included:

Top all-around cadet – Josh Froebe

Mark Fisher Award – James Watson

Outstanding leadership – Joseph Hudson

Top ground school cadet – Josh Froebe

Top shot cadet – Raine Murray

Most improved – Tara Hamilton

Top junior award – James Watson

Cadets’ choice – Tara Hamilton

Outstanding instructor – Josh Froebe

Top senior cadet – Tara Hamilton

Highest academic – Raine Murray

Best dress and deportment - Josh Froebe

Members of the 77 Arrowhead Truro Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron were promotion Saturday from leading air cadet to corporal. Captain Jamie Caudle presented cadets with the promotion, including, from left, Roman Pruski, Zac Muise, Noah Harroun and James Watson.

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