Petty Officer First Class Brianna Campbell ages out of Sea Cadets
January 31, 2017
Department of National Defense
On 29 January 2017, Petty Officer First Class Brianna Campbell turned 19 years of age and retired from Sea Cadets.
Brianna joined 131 Kootenay Royal Canada Sea Cadet Corps in Trail in 2010 and except for a year off, she has been involved since. During her time in the Corps, she attended four summer courses. In 2011, she attended General Training, in 2012 she attended Basic Sail, 2013 saw her on the Ship Boat Operator Course and in 2014 she was on the Boatswain Course. All the courses were at Cadet Summer Training Centre Quadra on Vancouver Island.
“It has been a pleasure having PO1 Campbell in 131. It has been great to see her develop her skills and help the other cadets.” – Sub Lieutenant David Cherrington, Commanding Officer of 131 Kootenay
Last October, Brianna was selected for the Sea Cadet Seamanship Deployment. For six days she was onboard Patrol Craft Training Vessel “Moose”, an ORCA class training ship. With nine instructors and twenty four other cadets she sailed from the Vancouver Coast Guard station to Ganges Island and Salt Spring Island.
Another experience that stands out for Brianna is last year’s trip to Vancouver Island. On the one week trip during spring break, she visited the BC Legislature, the BC Museum, Butchart Gardens and Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.
During her time in cadets, she received the Navy League Long Service Medal for 5 years in Sea Cadets, the Legion Medal, her Can Sail Level 1 and her Boating Licence.
“Cadets has been a great experience for me. It has helped me become less shy and more outgoing” – PO1 Brianna Campbell
Brianna is from Fruitvale but has also lived in Trail and Rossland. She graduated grade 12 last year from the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre.
131 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Kootenay always welcomes new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18.
Adults who would like to volunteer with the Corps or its civilian sponsoring body are also welcome.
· Cadets is the largest youth organization operated by the Government of Canada
· There is little or no cost for the cadets to be a member of the Cadets program and Summer Training is operated at no cost.