Lt(N) Darrell Dudley, inspects the graduates at HMCS Quadra sea cadets General Training graduation day. Photo supplied

HMCS Quadra cadets celebrate General Training graduation in Comox

Cadets from across the country come to train at HMCS Quadra for the summer. Almost every Friday during the summer there are courses graduating. On July 19, the general training cadets had their graduation day. This course is aimed to develop in the cadet an introductory knowledge of all the future courses available to them. After completion of general training, a cadet should have an understanding of life at a Cadet Training Centre. Some of the introductory skills learnt are seamanship, sailing, navigation, drill and ceremonial, knots and lashings, and much more.

This Friday, June 26, the three-week cadets will be ready to showcase to their friends and families the proud completion of the basic sail, basic drill & ceremonial, basic seamanship, and basic music courses.

More than 3,400 Sea, Army and Air Cadets are participating in summer training activities across B.C. this summer. Other cadets have had the opportunity to travel across the country and even overseas. To find out more about the Cadet Program visit or follow us on Twitter @BC_Cadets.


LCol Allan Dengis, and CPO1 Darrell Makay talk with Cadet Talus Stead from 204 Babine in Smithers BC. Photo Credit: PO1 Aden Kane, Cadet Correspondent.

Cadet Olivia Lucas from 220 Admiral Budge RCSCC in Saanich, stands tall and still for the General Training Graduation Parade. Olivia is taking the 3-week Basic Seamanship Course this summer. Her graduation is this Friday. Photo Credit: Capt Tim Townley, Unit Public Affairs Officer

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