On 10 May 2022, RCSCC Dundas had the honour of promoting two of our Petty Officer Cadet 1st Class Cadets to Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class and acknowledging another one of our senior cadets with the Navy League Medal of Excellence.
The Navy League Medal of Excellence is presented annually to the most proficient sea cadets within each Navy League division. The recipients must consistently set an outstanding personal example of dress and deportment, demonstrate high proficiency in cadet training and be active in community service activities. Out of the 60+ Sea Cadet Corps in Ontario, only 13 medals were presented this year. We are thrilled that CPOC2 Jani was one of those deserving cadets honoured.
Our Navy League Branch President, Mrs Harris, was on hand to present this medal and a commemorative certificate to CPOC2 Jani. We'd like to thank her, our branch and the Navy League of Ontario for all of their support of our program and their work in recognizing cadet excellence in the community.
The pandemic has put a damper on many of our cadet traditions but we, at RCSCC Dundas, are making the most of it. It's become a tradition to have the siblings of cadets earning promotion to assist in the ceremony by switching out the old ranks of their family member with their newly earned ranks. We had the honour of making this happen for two of our cadets this week: CPOC2 Neiterman and CPOC2 Yang were promoted to their new rank after successfully completing their Merit Review Boards at the end of last month.
At the end of last month, CPOC1 Frizzell was surprised with the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence. Nominated by her Commanding Officer, our local RCL Branch presents this award to a cadet who shows a high degree of participation and leadership in the area of citizenship and in meeting and enhancing the aims and objectives of the Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Organization.
The presentation and wearing of this medal is authorized by the Chief of the Defence Staff and is based solely on there being a suitably worthy Cadet candidate within the Corps. It is not to be considered a mandatory yearly selection. This year we were thrilled to have CPOC1 Frizzell recognized!
We congratulate all our cadets for representing RCSCC Dundas so well and for their continued leadership at our corps. Bravo Zulu all!
On Tuesday March 8, RCSCC Dundas returned to in-person training with GREAT excitement. It was great to be back at out ship and on parade again!
We welcomed 4 new cadets and took the opportunity to present Chief Frizzell, who was promoted to CPOC1 virtually last month, with her new ranks and the Gunner's Chain symbolizing her appointment to Coxswain of our corps.
With Covid 19 Protocols still in effect, and knowing that CPOC1 Frizzell's brother was one of our newly welcomed cadets, we offered him the honour of "promoting" his sister at the beginning of the night. OC Frizzell changed out her slip ons and then he presented her with the Gunner Chain by placing it over her head. It was a promotion we won't soon forget.
At the end of the evening, we also had the honour of promoting the following cadets:
POC1 Hong was on deck and came forward to receive his 4 year Service Medal. It's always a pleasure to thank our cadets by recognizing their years of service with a medal to wear on their uniform.
Bravo Zulu to all our cadets and WELCOME BACK!