Air Cadets Canada honour their own

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340 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Saugeen Shores) with mascot 'Griffin the Goat'

Dignitaries from various organizations, including the Legions and retired military personnel, attended the ceremony

Award winners in a variety of specialties included: marksmanship, citizenship, most fit female and male cadets, Peer Award, Best Dressed & Deportment, Most Improved Cadet and Best Junior & Senior Cadets

Sunday, June 3 (2012) marked the end of the 33rd year of 340 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets' training in Saugeen Shores as family and friends attended the formal ceremony.

Commanding Officer (C.O.) Robert Herborth (R) congratulates  Second Class Warrant Officer, Coval Laur, on his last formal parade after graduating after seven years' service

In his address to the cadets, Commanding Officer, Capt. Robert Herborth congratulated  the Squadron on its eagerness to work hard, to improve and to excel and also to its dedication and commitment to the squadron.

Lt. Col. Wayne Bruce, Canadian Liaison Counsel Liaison Officer for S.W. Ontario, inspected the cadets as part of their annual ceremonial review held at the PLEX in Port Elgin.

Lt. Col. Bruce has a special connection with the Squadron in that his son Cameron was an Air Cadet with it and has also served in Afganistan.

The Squadron has nearly doubled from 18 in September to 30 today and won 2nd place against 10 other Cadet units in the zone in shooting competition and received 'Most Improved Squadron' at the Air Cadet Activity Day held at Camp Borden.

Lt. Col. Wayne Bruce reviews the cadets with Carl Crimble and other members of the official party

Cadets demonstrated their various skills including marksmanship

The ever-popular mascot, 'Griffin the Goat'

FCpl Syndney Myette receives the 'Marksmanship' award from Lt. Col. Wayne Bruce

Most Improved Cadet, Sgt. Cameron Feringa, receives award from Carl Crimble

Flight Sgt. Nick Bromaroff received the 'Most Fit Male Cadet' award

Lt. Col. Wayne Bruce, said that he was impressed with the dress and deportment of the young people in the squadron and encouraged them to continue in the program.  "This is designed to promote citizenship and physical fitness and the program knows no boundaries."

Four-year Service Award recipients, Nick Bromaroff (L) and Hayley Laur (R Centre)

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Sunday, June 03, 2012