Rempel returns as Castlegar cadet commander
On June 4, 581 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Castlegar held a Change of Command as part of its Annual Ceremonial Review.
Captain Jean Lundquist turned over command of the Squadron to Captain Gerry Rempel. Captain Rempel returns to 581 after seven years working the Air Cadet Squadron in Nelson. Captain Lindquist will retire from Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) and remain with 581 as a Civilian Instructor.
CIC officers like Captain Lundquist and Captain Rempel are members of the local community who volunteer to be part time members of the Canadian Armed Forces and help the youth in their community.
The Change of Command was presided over by Commander Andrew Muir, the Commanding Officer of the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific) in Victoria.
The cadets have now completed their training for the year and will start a new training year in September. Over the summer, selected cadets will be attending training courses at Cadet Training Centres located in Vernon, Victoria and Comox, as well as other locations across the country.
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets, in partnership with the Air Cadet League of Canada and the Department of National Defence has been training youth in Canada for over 70 years. The Cadets are the largest government funded youth program in Canada with over 50,000 participants across Canada.
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets accepts youth between the ages of 12-18 who have a desire to learn more about the air element of the Canadian Forces, wish to develop the attributes of leadership and good citizenship and who wish to promote physical fitness. While the program is military based, there is no obligation for a cadet to join the Canadian Armed Forces when he or she finishes their cadet career. Cadets are also encouraged to learn more about opportunities within Canada’s Aviation Industry.
For more information about 581 Castlegar Squadron, email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, please visit www.cadets.ca For more information about the Air Cadet League of Canada, please visit www.aircadetleague.com