Cadets of the 82 Brandon Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron worked really hard and has earned the Brandon Salutes “Cadet Salute” for 2017.
The Air Cadets helped Brandon by doing things like pitching in during the Earth Day Clean Up, participating in myriad events and fundraisers, and including the community in their 75th Anniversary celebrations. They were singled out for recognition due to their ongoing efforts to be stewards of Brandon’s Air Force history by assisting the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum.
“All of the teens who participate in the cadet movement in Brandon should be really proud of the work they do,” says Matt Bolley, Chair of Brandon Salutes. “It is a very difficult decision for the committee to single out just one of the corps. They all do a tremendous job. Brandon certainly benefits from these exceptional youth groups.”
The Brandon Salutes committee also like to recognized the dedication and work put in by their Cadet Instructors and volunteers. Without their commitment and leadership the cadets would not have achieved such a high level of success.
Each year Brandon Salutes honours a Brandon cadet organization with a “Cadet Salute” to the corps that best exemplifies the Brandon Salutes mission to foster the relationship between the civilian and military communities in Brandon. This is accomplished by the community work, weekly activities, and overall esprit-de-corps that cadets conduct. They may not be a direct part of the military community but they do take pride in wearing their uniforms, strive to be good citizens and cadets, and continue their education, all of which are part of the military ethos.