• Cadets Sail to UK on HMCS PRESERVER



    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Emily Ashe, a Sea Cadet from Annapolis Royal, N.S., pauses to take in the vast Atlantic Ocean from the deck of HMCS PRESERVER while crossing the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

    Emily, a cadet with 26 Cornwallis Royal Canadian Sea Cadets near Clementsport, N.S., is one of nine sea cadets from Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada currently aboard HMCS PRESERVER. Their 40 day voyage will see them sail the Atlantic, tracing the historic routes of World War II convoys, while learning about life at sea as PRESERVER takes part in a joint multi-national training exercise in the waters off the United Kingdom.

    The voyage, which concludes for the cadets on May 7, will include two port visits to the United Kingdom: Crombie (Edinburgh), Scotland, and Southampton, England. During these visits the cadets will meet and greet with United Kingdom cadets in Edinburgh and enjoy a cultural trip into London to see the sights of the capital.


    Story and photo credit: Regional Cadet Support Unit Atlantic. Original article: http://www.cadets.ca/regions/atl/On_...ocean_tossed!/
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Lt(N) Deck's Avatar
      One of the awesome perks of being a Sea Cadet: opportunities for cruises on Navy, Coast Guard, and Dept of Fisheries ships!

      KD
    1. Chief Wang's Avatar
      Definitely one of my biggest regrets as a cadet was never going on a deployment or exchange.
      Sounds like fun, though! Hopefully the kids have an amazing time.
    1. Rhino Rob's Avatar
      Awesome story!
    1. N. McKay's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Lt(N) Deck View Post
      One of the awesome perks of being a Sea Cadet: opportunities for cruises on Navy, Coast Guard, and Dept of Fisheries ships!
      The last two are one and the same now: when DFO absorbed the CCG, the CCG absorbed the DFO fleet. It was some time before anyone could figure out who took over who.
    1. Lt(N) Deck's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by N. McKay View Post
      The last two are one and the same now: when DFO absorbed the CCG, the CCG absorbed the DFO fleet. It was some time before anyone could figure out who took over who.
      Good point, I had forgotten that.

      KD