Joint event for Alberni’s sea cadets

Alberni's Navy League and sea cadets are going to sea together aboard the MV Frances Barkley later this month.

The Navy League and sea cadets are going to sea together aboard the MV Frances Barkley later this month.

In the first joint exercise of its kind, RCSCC No. 109 and NLCC No. 113 Armour Ford will conduct a training at sea.

Lady Rose Marine Services owner Mike Surrell, whose company operates the MV Frances Barkley’s passenger and freight service between Port Alberni, Bamfield and Ucluelet, has invited both corps aboard for a regularly scheduled Saturday run on Oct. 22. Surrell “knows the importance of on-board training to these young trainees,” Navy League spokesman Dennis Dalla-Vicenza said.

Approximately 45 cadets will have the opportunity to visit the wheelhouse and perhaps the engine room during the all-day trip. The joint exercise will also give the older cadets an opportunity to work with their younger counterparts, he added.

Both the Navy League (for youth ages nine to 12 years) and sea cadets (youth 13 years and older) are recruiting new members. For more information, please call 250-723-7442 and ask for John Cloke (sea cadets) or Lt. (NL) Theresa Herzog (Navy League).

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