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SPECIALTY TEAMS

BAND • BIATHLON • DRILL • DUKE OF ED • MARKSMANSHIP • ORIENTEERING

SPECIALTY TEAMS

Our unit is home to a competitive Marksmanship team. The Canadian Army Cadet Program offers the following specialty competitive teams: Band, Biathlon, Drill, Duke of Edinburgh, Marksmanship, and Orienteering. All cadets that participate in these teams, take great pride in competing against other units across Ontario in various competitions.

MARKSMANSHIP

Marksmanship

Competitors in this team are selected based on past performances and corps familiarization shoots. Cadets use the Daisy 853C air rifle to fire upon paper targets. The bull, or dead center, is about the size of the head of a pen, so accuracy is extremely difficult to achieve. While firing, each cadet also has a coach beside them to change sights, pump the rifle, and make minor adjustments and suggestions. Cadets on this team are always supervised by an RSO and coach.

Cadets compete against one and other to see who can score the highest! The team also gets the opportunity to fire the Lee Enfield No.4 (.22 calibre) rifle.

Practices: Thursdays 1830-2030hrs (630-830pm)

 

DRILL TEAM - WITHOUT ARMS

DRILL TEAM - WITHOUT ARMS

In 2017, 62 Royal Hamilton Light Infantry joined forces with 826 Gryphon Squadron to form the first multielement joint drill team in Southern Ontario. Cadets from various training levels conduct a multitude of drill movements ranging from basic to advance levels I order to preform both a complementary and supplementary (silent) drill routine. Cadets in the drill team are held to a high standard of drill, dress, and deportment to best present the units at a various local, zone and regional competitions. Drill team cadets are part of an exclusive team within the corps/squadron and are expected to uphold high standards at all times. With is a group of 10 or more cadets led by team commander as well as drill team coach from each corps/squadron we attended our first competition in May 2018. Talk to you NCOs now if you are interested in trying out for the drill team!

Try Outs Start in November

DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Conceived by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, the program aims to help young persons develop strength of character, leadership and personal discipline through four sectors of activity: community service, sports activities, skills, and expedition.

Like Army Cadets, the Award Program is voluntary and each individual is assessed on effort, improvement and challenge, making the Award attainable by all.

The program allows you to work at your own pace, accumulate certain number of hours per week in different categories.

Many of the hours required in the program are already being done by most of you just by being in the Army Cadets. For example, if you are on the Drill Team, you can use Drill Team practices as a skill development activity or as a physical activity. If you teach on training nights, you meet the community service requirements. For Ontario students who require 40 hrs of community service to graduate, those hours can be put towards the award as well. If you take music lessons, horseback riding lessons, or whatever your interest may be outside of cadets, it can all be used toward the requirements of this program.

No practices.
Completed at your own pace during training year.

Marksmanship

Competitors in this team are selected based on past performances and corps familiarization shoots. Cadets use the Daisy 853C air rifle to fire upon paper targets. The bull, or dead center, is about the size of the head of a pen, so accuracy is extremely difficult to achieve. While firing, each cadet also has a coach beside them to change sights, pump the rifle, and make minor adjustments and suggestions. Cadets on this team are always supervised by an RSO and coach. Cadets compete against one and other to see who can score the highest! The team also gets the opportunity to fire the Lee Enfield No.4 (.22 calibre) rifle.

Practices: Mondays and Thursdays 1830-2030hrs (630-830pm)

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Conceived by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, the program aims to help young persons develop strength of character, leadership and personal discipline through four sectors of activity: community service, sports activities, skills, and expedition.

Like Army Cadets, the Award Program is voluntary and each individual is assessed on effort, improvement and challenge, making the Award attainable by all.

 

The program allows you to work at your own pace, accumulate certain number of hours per week in different categories. Many of the hours required in the program are already being done by most of you just by being in the Army Cadets. For example, if you are on the Drill Team, you can use Drill Team practices as a skill development activity or as a physical activity. If you teach on training nights, you meet the community service requirements. For Ontario students who require 40 hrs of community service to graduate, those hours can be put towards the award as well. If you take music lessons, horseback riding lessons, or whatever your interest may be outside of cadets, it can all be used toward the requirements of this program.

At your own pace during training year.

Drill Team - Without Arms

In 2017, 62 Royal Hamilton Light Infantry joined forces with 826 Gryphon Squadron to form the first multielement joint drill team in Southern Ontario. Cadets from various training levels conduct a multitude of drill movements ranging from basic to advance levels I order to preform both a complementary and supplementary (silent) drill routine. Cadets in the drill team are held to a high standard of drill, dress, and deportment to best present the units at a various local, zone and regional competitions. Drill team cadets are part of an exclusive team within the corps/squadron and are expected to uphold high standards at all times. With is a group of 10 or more cadets led by team commander as well as drill team coach from each corps/squadron we attended our first competition in May 2018. Talk to you NCOs now if you are interested in trying out for the drill team!