Photo: WO Sarah Pennigton, Trenton CTC Cadet Correspondent (Photo credit), © 2019 DND-MDN Canada

TERNTON, Ont.- On 2 August 2019 Trenton Cadet Training Centre hosted a Graduation Parade for the 300 cadets who were on second serial of the General Training (GT) Course this summer. This parade gave course cadets the chance to showcase their hard work and show off their newly-mastered skills.

The Reviewing Officer for this parade was Brigadier-General Mario Leblanc, Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division. The parade was under the command of the Training Group 1 Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Second Class 2 Anthony Antao.

Listed below are the course cadets that were recognized for outstanding achievements.

The Lieutenant Colonel S.L. Beaton Trophy was awarded to Quynh Anh Nghiem from Mississauga, ON and Cadet Aaryaki Madkaikar from Milton, ON.  They were chosen for maintaining the highest possible standard of Drill, Dress, and Deportment, while also focusing on building team moral, esprit de corps, encouraging team work skills, and leading by example.

The Top Drill Team Commander Award was presented to the cadet who led their team through a rigorous competition held amongst the General Training Wing. Cadet Stella Ideias from Toronto, ON received this award. She led her team through the General Training drill team competition and facing several other flights made up of peers. She demonstrated strong command presence, drill, dress, and deportment, and of course, used a clear and loud drill voice.

This two-week General Training course is an introduction course for first year cadets to see all of what the cadet program has to offer. It is a diverse course that gives cadets an opportunity to see everything they can do in the program through more specific summer courses such as Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Aviation, and Marksmanship.

Trenton Cadet Training Centre (CTC) strives to offer programs to youth aged 12 to 18 that are challenging and will help them acquire new learning experiences. Trenton strives to foster and encourage team spirit, mutual assistance, comradeship and physical fitness in a safe and fulfilling climate. Each summer, approximately 1000 course cadets, 90 staff cadets and 120 adult staff from all across Ontario attend Trenton CTC where a broad array of course ranging from introductory to advanced courses specializing in basic aviation technology and aerospace, music as well as leadership and ceremonial instructor courses.

The cadet program is open to all youth between the ages of 12-18 years old with a focus on leadership, citizenship and healthy living. If you are ready for the challenge, visit www.cadets.ca and click on “Find Us” and visit our Facebook page to see their adventures!www.facebook.com/centralregioncadets