Air Cadet Jasmine Lam of 223 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Vernon received the Top Cadet Award from John Ranns

Air Cadet Jasmine Lam of 223 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Vernon received the Top Cadet Award from John Ranns

Local cadet tops class

A Vernon cadet picked up an honour at a provincial camp near Victoria.

A Vernon cadet picked up an honour at a provincial camp near Victoria.

Jasmine Lam of 223 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Vernon formally received the Top Cadet Award for her class, or flight, in the Basic Drill and Ceremonial Course (BDCC).

A top cadet is selected from each flight, taking into account all the qualities that make up a model air cadet.

The top cadet recipients have demonstrated exemplary performance in their drill, dress, and deportment, and are considered to be team players in their classes.

“Cadet Lam is a mature young adult who genuinely cares for her flight-mates,” said Lam’s flight commander, Second Lt. Brian Hwang. “She is highly respected, and is a peer role model.”

Each flight was comprised of approximately 25 cadets.

More than 190 air cadets from throughout B.C. formally graduated during a ceremonial parade at Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre last Friday in Victoria.

The BDCC is a three-week summer training opportunity for second-year cadets. The course introduces rifle and flag drill, and provides an opportunity to develop the cadets’ leadership skills. Through participating in activities such as summer biathlon, community service and drill competition, cadets learn to excel in a team environment.

BDCC graduates will be capable of taking on junior leadership roles within their home squadrons.