Cadets prepare for flag ceremony

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets aboard HMCS Quadra have begun to conduct Ceremony of the Flags practices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Residents may hear additional noise coming from the Goose Spit at those times.

HMCS QUADRA Commander Peter Kay handed over command of the ship in a traditional naval ceremony to incoming Commanding Officer Michael McCormick Saturday morning during a change of command ceremony.

HMCS QUADRA Commander Peter Kay handed over command of the ship in a traditional naval ceremony to incoming Commanding Officer Michael McCormick Saturday morning during a change of command ceremony.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets aboard HMCS Quadra have begun to conduct Ceremony of the Flags practices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Residents may hear additional noise coming from the Goose Spit at those times.

HMCS Quadra, located on Goose Spit, is hosting 800 sea cadets and officers from across Canada.

As part of the training centre’s Drill and Ceremonial training, HMCS Quadra practises and performs the traditional Ceremony of the Flags. As part of the preparation for this event, HMCS Quadra will fire its 19th-century naval field guns and perform rifle salutes with .303-calibre blanks.

Residents of the Comox Valley may hear additional noise on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. Ships Dances will also occur on July 26 and Aug. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

HMCS Quadra thanks the Comox Valley for its support and patience during this summer’s training session and hope you are able to find the time to visit during one of its graduation parades or attend its performance of the Ceremony of the Flags on Aug. 1 during the Comox Nautical Days or Aug. 10 in Cumberland.

Detailed daily field gun firing information will be available on the HMCS Quadra website at www.cadets.ca/cstc/quadra.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a national youth program sponsored by the Department of National Defence/Canadian Forces and the Navy League of Canada.

— Royal Canadian Sea Cadets

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