2997 Royal Oak RCACC holds annual inspection

Reprinted from The Packet, May 21, 1991
Transcribed by Lester Green, April 2015

May 21-91-B006

The 2997 Royal Oak RCACC finished off an exciting year with their Annual Inspection on May 13.

During the year the biathlon team represented Newfoundland at the Biathlon Nationals in Quebec and brought home a bronze medal. The corps also finished building the only biathlon training course over the past year.

The inspection last Monday evening began with the cadet form up and inspection. Inspecting officers this year was LCol. P. Leentjes. Other members of the reviewing party included Captain A. Dillion, Col. A. Cowan, Lt. A. Curtis and Mrs. Laura Drover.

After their march past the inspection officers, the cadets returned for their drill displays, a first aid demonstration, a demonstration of how to suit up for repelling and an obstacle course.

After viewing the drill displays, the reviewing party moved to the static displays. The first display was a table top replica of the corps biathlon course and cabin, they also displayed outdoor shelters they had constructed as well as their skills at wilderness survival. The corps also had photos on display of events that had taken place over the year.

Following the inspection and demonstrations the cadets , officers, invited guest and the parents sponsoring committee attended a

banquet and award presentation at the Lion’s Club in Hodge’s Cove.

The following cadets were given awards: Deliah Soper, Top Green Star; Brian Smith, Top Silver Star; Morgan Spurrell, Top Silver Star; Krista Lambert, Top Gold Star.

Perfect attendance awards went to Ian Lambert, Sheldon Smith, Brian Smith and Michael Spurrell. Michael also received an award for five years perfect attendance.

The Most Improved Cadet Award went to Jackie Dean. Top Male and Female Athletes of the Year went to Teddy Baker and Deliliah Soper respectively.

Administration officer 2Lt. Judy Pynn was presented with an appreciation award for her work with the Corps.

As well an appreciation award was given to Capt. L. Drover for his work with the Corps. The inspecting officer  LCol. P. Leentjes was given a gift by the cadets and in turn he presented them with a plaque.

The highlight and the summation of the evening was the presentation of the Outstanding award and the Legion Award of Excellence. This year both awards went to Ian Lambert.