Cadets Find Adventure at FTX Lost Stag

No cadets were lost on FTX (Field Training Exercise) Lost Stag … but that should be no surprise because they had all practised using maps and compasses before last weekend’s adventure began! Held among the 260 hectares of Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey, twenty cadets participated in a range of outdoor activities which included navigational…

How to read a uniform

Rank Insignia, Badges, and Medals You can tell a lot about a cadet by their uniform. Like the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt, the symbols displayed on uniforms tell a story. Generally speaking, these symbols fall into four categories – rank insignia, star level badges, training badges, and medals. Rank badges are based on criteria such…

The 411 on DEUs and FTUs

One need only google the definition of “uniformity” to understand why cadets wear uniforms. When we dress alike, we symbolically show that we are together and on the same team. Check out synonyms for uniformity and you’ll find other words like consistency, steadiness, stability, and equality. These are the characteristics and qualities that uniforms give…

Cadets are prepared to respond

About a year ago, three army cadets from the 219RCACC in Nova Scotia were preparing for a field training exercise when they noticed a dog that had gone through the ice in a nearby pond. Shortly afterwards, the dog’s owner also got stuck in the ice. They reacted quickly and managed to bring both dog and owner…

Exercise Snowy Stag

Everyone who attended Exercise Snowy Stag now understands why it was called an “exercise” – walking among Mount Seymour Resort’s 10 km (6 mi) network of maintained trails is a good, healthy, workout! Eighteen cadets participated in the day which included an introduction to outdoor winter survival training, lunch, and a hike around spectacular Goldie…

Biathlon Team in Whistler Event

Biathlon, a test of speed and skill, is the winter sport which combines the exhilaration and endurance of cross-country skiing with the precision and control of marksmanship shooting. On Saturday Jan 19, the 72nd RCACC cadet corps’ biathlon team headed up to Whistler Olympic Park to participate in the Vancouver Coastal/Fraser River Zone cadet biathlon competition…

FTX Wandering Stag

The howl of the coyotes could be heard, but thankfully none were seen during our weekend field training exercise (“FTX”) at the Coyote Campground, adjacent to the spectacular Campbell Valley Regional Park. The “wandering” part of the exercise included development of navigation skills using map and compass, communicating remotely with use of radios, hiking and…

Happy New Year!

The army cadet program has much to do with developing friendships, having fun, and seeking adventure … so we send the wish that the New Year bring all three of those things to you too! For our part, we are looking forward to several highlights in the months to come: the Biathlon team will compete…

Isabella Urbanowski Chosen for Battlefield Tour

Congratulations are in order for Seaforth Army Cadet Isabella Urbanowski! The Army Cadet League of Canada (BC Branch) has chosen Isabella as one of eleven Cadets to participate in the “Vimy Battlefield Tour” taking place in March, 2018. As its name suggests, the trip will include a visit to the memorial and trenches of Vimy…

Vimy Ridge, Maple Bunker, & More!

April was a busy month for the 72nd, with cadets participating in a number of activities from ceremonial duties to a field training exercise (FTX) to highland dancing – all with several promotions received as well! Congrats to WO Lao for his promotion to MWO, and to MWO Dimalanta for his promotion from MWO to…