Badging Parade held at Royal Military College

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

A day of pomp and circumstance.
About 300 officer cadets at Royal Military College made the transition to officers in the Canadian military with proud family looking on.
As a Hercules from Trenton’s 436 squadron soared over the class of 2017 … The school’s commandant spoke about their new responsibilities …. and the proud history of RMC they will represent.
“Great Canadians like Romeo Dallaire, Desmond Piers, Leonard Birchall, individuals who exemplified what truth duty valour means.”

“When the graduates first enrolled at Royal Military College they walked through this arch as officer cadets, now four years later they get to walk through it that last time as officers. ”
…with a career just beginning in the military.
“It’s still sinking in, I think maybe later it will just dawn on me like tomorrow it will be like whoa… I don’t have any class to do. It’s a good feeling. ”
“This is a great country that support his education. I think it is pay back time for him to serve the country. ”
2nd Lieutenant Cassandra Wuerth is now off to CFB Gagetown continuing her education in the armed forces.
“Area officer basically means I’m managing all the technicians who do maintenance on aircraft.
I can also do aircraft design but this summer it’s mostly working at an operational squadron and learning the ropes. ”
She’s also a second generation soldier…. following her father’s service in the air force.
“Now the family has a second one that’s joined and we’ll keep trying to get others to come and do it as well. I think it’s the right thing to do and i think it’s the best university in the country.”
These graduates arrived as officer cadets four years ago and leave as the next generation of leaders in the Canadian armed forces.
Darryn Davis CKWS news Kingston

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