Cadets visit RMR’s Armoury

Visiting cadets posing in front of the RMR memorial tablet.

The cadet leaders pose with their officers: From Left to right: 1. CWO Laurence Ackochy – CC 2806 2. WO2 Christina Derbedrossian – 588Sqn 3. WO2 WO2 Grace Nathalie Calvopina -1 Sqn 4. CWO Angela Yenai Moreno Guevara – CC 2862. Photo credit: WO2 Stephen Donato.

Westmount, Quebec – 10 February 2020: All four of the affiliated cadet units had a busy Saturday renewing their affiliation with The Royal Montreal Regiment.  They spent the day training at the Regimental home on Ste-Catherine street in Westmount, including a briefing on the history & traditions of the Regiment from the RMR’s Honorary Colonel, Colin Robinson, who himself is a former Pointe-Claire 2806 (RMR) cadet.

Visiting cadets receiving instruction. Photo credit: WO2 Stephen Donato

The Cadets experienced the opportunity to practice their drill on the same parade square where thousands of RMR’s have drilled over the past 95 years since the Armoury opened for training.  Awards and promotions were also issued on the parade square in front of the Regiment’s ‘hallowed ground’ – the bronze memorial tablet located on the North wall.

A half-dozen instructors from the RMR were on hand to give the Cadets a familiarization with military equipment, etc. This was an excellent opportunity for interaction between different branches of the same Regimental family tree.

Cadets from 2806 Pointe-Claire enjoying themselves at the mess dinner. Photo credit: WO2 Stephen Donato.

Later that evening, the Cadets held a traditional mess dinner for their senior leaders, held in the officers’ mess.

Master-Corporal Cordeiro, a former Air Cadet, addressing the cadet senior leadership mess dinner. Photo credit: WO2 Stephen Donato.