254 Back in Action
We are back. The 254 has taken the field again and the cadet year has kicked off. Week one consisted of promotions, basic drill, uniform fitting, and leadership orientation. Our Warrant Officers of the corps learned the fundamentals of sword drill and the various formations to be used on the parade ground. Our new cadets were introduced to their platoon staff and were taken through the basics of foot drill. Most of these cadets had never been given a ‘word of command’ prior to day one, but they caught on quickly.
Week two brought the corps into the normal training cycle. Sergeant Evey Kennedy and Sergeant Jada MacKinnon taught the stove and lantern. Sergeant Lennon Rutledge tied herself up in knots learning the knots so she could teach her lesson. Warrant Officer Josie King gave the model lecture to set the standard for instruction to the senior platoons. Our band under the direction of Drum Major, Master Warrant Officer Mitchell Larkin started into the music early. Remembrance Day is coming quickly. Our #9 platoon went to the OnTree apparatus, and our #8 platoon hiked up Mount Moses.
What a great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon in the Nova Scotia sunshine. What a great day to be a cadet in the 254!
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