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Fort Macleod Army Cadets hold 66th annual inspection

Fort Macleod Army Cadets

Joe Tomiyama inspects the 2309 Fort Macleod Army Cadets

Fort Macleod cadet salute

Reviewing officer Joe Tomiyama salutes Warrant Officer Lydia Van Driesten at the start of the annual inspection.

Joe Tomiyama recalls 1949-’53 as some of the best years of his childhood.
Those are the years Tomiyama served with the 2309 Fort Macleod Army Cadets.
Tomiyama was reviewing officer Saturday for the 66th annual inspection of the 2309 Fort Macleod Army Cadets.
Tomiyama moved from the cadets to the 93rd Battery in Fort Macleod before serving three years in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
After his discharge from the air force Tomiyama farmed for 50 years in the Vauxhall area before retiring to Lethbridge.
Family members, friends and community leaders turned out for the inspection carried out in the parking lot of Branch 46 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
The event included the presentation of awards for achievements by cadets over the past year.
The Green Star Award for the cadet who demonstrated above average commitment and achievement was presented to Cadet Michael Smith.
The Red Star Award for above average commitment and achievement was presented to Gunner Shalynn Kreft.
The Silver Star Award for the cadet who demonstrates above average commitment and achievement was presented to Master Bombardier Hayley Grier-Stewart.
The Gold Star Award for the cadet who demonstrated above average commitment and achievement was presented to Sgt. Brendan Kreft.
Sgt. Brendan Kreft also received the Marksmanship Award for the cadet who achieved the best shooting score within the corps.
Warrant Officer Lydia Van Driesten for the second consecutive year received the Award of Excellence for the cadet who demonstrated overall commitment to dress and deportment, cadet standards and participation in activities.
The Legion Efficiency Award for the cadet who demonstrated the highest standard of dress, deportment and commitment went to Sgt. Allison Van Herk.
The Legion Medal of Excellence for the cadet who demonstrates superior commitment to the corps and community was presented to Warrant Officer Tyson Van Herk.
The Lord Strathcona Medal for proficiency in the skills for being an army cadet was presented to Warrant Officer Lydia Van Driesten.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Wanda Tomiyama Says:

    My father was tickled to be asked to perform this review. Unfortunately, my sisters and I were unable to attend the ceremonies. The article and photos are wonderful, thank you

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