249 Effie M. Morrissey cadets make successful trip to Gander

Published on February 6, 2014

A trio of sea cadets from 249 Effie M Morrissey cadet corps in Brigus joined  a group of their peers from across the province in Gander for the annual Cadet First Aid Competition Jan 18-19.

The event, held at 9 Wing Gander, is designed to increase the cadets knowledge of first aid, while providing with an opportunity to critique their skills and to promote good safety habits.

Cadets participated in a written exam and tackled scenarios as a team.

They were also able to tour some facilities at 9 Wing Gander. This weekend was a fun experience for all cadets of our province and it gives them an opportunity to practice the life saving skills they will take with them throughout their lives.

While these three cadets were away in Gander the remaining forty cadets of 249 were busy spending their weekend practicing their shooting skills with the 853C Daisy Air Rifle.

Marksmanship is a mandatory part of the Sea Cadet training program and after a long weekend of sighting, shooting, and training for a biathlon, numerous cadets received both their marksman level as well as their first class marksman level.

249 spends many weekends throughout the year shooting and increasing skill level of shooters in preparation for both Marksmanship and Biathlon Competitions.

— Submitted by Dawn Parsons. She is an administration offcier with the 249 Effie M. Morrissey sea cadet corps.