Dundas Sea Cadet Annie Billings trains on board naval vessel

Community Oct 12, 2017 Dundas Star News

After undergoing a rigorous selection process, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has been awarded to a 17-year-old Dundas Sea Cadet.

Petty Officer First Class Annie Billings will travel this weekend to British Columbia to participate in the Sea Cadet Seamanship Deployment at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

Billings and other cadets selected from across Canada will train aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s Patrol Craft Training vessels Raven and Caribou between Oct. 14-21. The ship will operate in the Juan de Fuca Strait, Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia.

Raven and Caribou are two of the Royal Canadian Navy’s eight orca-class patrol vessels. Used by the navy to facilitate the various one- to six-week-long “at sea” components of naval officer training, the vessels are also used to provide an experience for the teenage members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.

During her time on board, Billings will be part of all the ship activities, including lookout, safety, navigation, being at the helm and the 24-hour duty watch rotations. Other training includes navigation, seamanship and naval environmental training.

Billings said the Dundas Sea Cadet program has taught her leadership, teamwork, instructional abilities and adaptability.

“I am looking forward to this experience, and sharing my new knowledge with my fellow cadets,” she said.

The cadet program is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18, and focuses on leadership, citizenship and healthy living. The skills learned by cadets are applied at school and in their future careers.

To learn more, visit the Dundas Sea Cadets Tuesday evenings at the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, or log onto www.dundasseacadets.com for more information.

Dundas Sea Cadet Annie Billings trains on board naval vessel

Teen travelling to British Columbia this weekend

Community Oct 12, 2017 Dundas Star News

After undergoing a rigorous selection process, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has been awarded to a 17-year-old Dundas Sea Cadet.

Petty Officer First Class Annie Billings will travel this weekend to British Columbia to participate in the Sea Cadet Seamanship Deployment at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

Billings and other cadets selected from across Canada will train aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s Patrol Craft Training vessels Raven and Caribou between Oct. 14-21. The ship will operate in the Juan de Fuca Strait, Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia.

Raven and Caribou are two of the Royal Canadian Navy’s eight orca-class patrol vessels. Used by the navy to facilitate the various one- to six-week-long “at sea” components of naval officer training, the vessels are also used to provide an experience for the teenage members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.

I am looking forward to this experience, and sharing my new knowledge with my fellow cadets.

During her time on board, Billings will be part of all the ship activities, including lookout, safety, navigation, being at the helm and the 24-hour duty watch rotations. Other training includes navigation, seamanship and naval environmental training.

Billings said the Dundas Sea Cadet program has taught her leadership, teamwork, instructional abilities and adaptability.

“I am looking forward to this experience, and sharing my new knowledge with my fellow cadets,” she said.

The cadet program is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18, and focuses on leadership, citizenship and healthy living. The skills learned by cadets are applied at school and in their future careers.

To learn more, visit the Dundas Sea Cadets Tuesday evenings at the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, or log onto www.dundasseacadets.com for more information.

Dundas Sea Cadet Annie Billings trains on board naval vessel

Teen travelling to British Columbia this weekend

Community Oct 12, 2017 Dundas Star News

After undergoing a rigorous selection process, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has been awarded to a 17-year-old Dundas Sea Cadet.

Petty Officer First Class Annie Billings will travel this weekend to British Columbia to participate in the Sea Cadet Seamanship Deployment at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

Billings and other cadets selected from across Canada will train aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s Patrol Craft Training vessels Raven and Caribou between Oct. 14-21. The ship will operate in the Juan de Fuca Strait, Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia.

Raven and Caribou are two of the Royal Canadian Navy’s eight orca-class patrol vessels. Used by the navy to facilitate the various one- to six-week-long “at sea” components of naval officer training, the vessels are also used to provide an experience for the teenage members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.

I am looking forward to this experience, and sharing my new knowledge with my fellow cadets.

During her time on board, Billings will be part of all the ship activities, including lookout, safety, navigation, being at the helm and the 24-hour duty watch rotations. Other training includes navigation, seamanship and naval environmental training.

Billings said the Dundas Sea Cadet program has taught her leadership, teamwork, instructional abilities and adaptability.

“I am looking forward to this experience, and sharing my new knowledge with my fellow cadets,” she said.

The cadet program is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18, and focuses on leadership, citizenship and healthy living. The skills learned by cadets are applied at school and in their future careers.

To learn more, visit the Dundas Sea Cadets Tuesday evenings at the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, or log onto www.dundasseacadets.com for more information.