Keremeos cadet takes part in summer military exercises

Keremeos man takes part in military training

Keremeos Army Cadet prepares for an overnight field exercise. Cadet Sargeant Colin Hansen of Keremeos prepares to lead his platoon on a hike during the first intake of General Military Training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Keremeos Army Cadet prepares for an overnight field exercise. Cadet Sargeant Colin Hansen of Keremeos prepares to lead his platoon on a hike during the first intake of General Military Training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Colin Hansen is a member of 788 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Penticton, BC.

Cadet Sargeant Hansen is a senior cadet employed as a staff cadet with the Army Cadet General Military Training Course, which sees the cadets introduced to communal living, participate in an overnight Basic Trades Field Exercise, challenge the mini confidence course, improve their accuracy with the air rifle, take part in a summer biathlon, learn orienteering and receive information on more senior courses that will be available to them in the coming years.

During the summer, more than 1,100 army cadets from western Canada will spend up to six weeks in the Okanagan valley training centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.