Cadet Jaelyn Argue receives the award as the best cadet in her platoon from Reviewing Officer Lt.-Col. Nigel Whittaker.

Cadet Jaelyn Argue receives the award as the best cadet in her platoon from Reviewing Officer Lt.-Col. Nigel Whittaker.

Nanaimo cadet tops in training

NANAIMO – Cadet Jaelyn Argue earned the award as the best cadet in her platoon during her two-week general training course

Cadet Jaelyn Argue of Nanaimo earned the award as the best cadet in her platoon during her two-week general training course at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Cadets in general training come from all three Cadet elements: Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Royal Canadian Army Cadets, and Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

Argue is a member of 2422 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Nanaimo.

Cadets enrolled in the two-week general training course are introduced to communal living, participate in an overnight basic trades field exercise, challenge the mini confidence course, improve their accuracy with the air rifle, take part in a summer biathlon, learn orienteering and receive information on more senior courses that will be available to them in the coming years. During the summer, more than 1,150 Sea, Army, and Air Cadets from Western Canada will spend up to seven weeks in the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.