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Monday August 26th, 2013

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Sea Cadet Bonnie Leung receives her Engineer Ticket by Commander Dan Horan, Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineering Operations at Maritime Forces Pacific. Photo by PO1 Taylor Masson

While some youth spent the summer at the beach, Windsorite Bonnie Leung of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Agamemnon was working on heavy machinery aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s Patrol Class Tender (PCT) vessels as part of the eight week Marine Engineer Course at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) QUADRA’s Cadet Summer Training Centre (CSTC) in Comox, BC

Standing proudly with her peers from across Canada, Bonnie was presented her marine engineering ticket from Commander Dan Horan, Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineering Operations at Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters. She is now qualified to act as a second engineer of the watch on Canada’s Patrol Class Tender (PCT) Naval Vessels.

The course consisted of seven weeks of challenging theoretical and practical learning, mechanical sketching, shipboard firefighting and damage control, engineering maintenance skills and emergency procedures. The final week was spent preparing for, and appearing in front of a board of the Canadian Naval Marine Engineers to test their knowledge.

“Sea Cadets has taught me the value of loyalty, professionalism and has helped me make friends from across Canada. I’ve been provided with amazing opportunities that I wouldn’t get anywhere else,” said the 16 year old new “Stoker”.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a national youth program sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League of Canada. The program is offered to all youth in Canada and is provided at zero cost to families. Adults interested in volunteering or youth interested in joining, are encouraged to contact RCSCC AGAMEMNON Commanding Officer Lt(N) Andrew Byrne at [email protected]

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