First Annual Warspite Participation Night

Participants fall in for colours
Participants fall into a division for colours with the cadets.

On Tuesday 8 October, parents, family and friends of RCSCC Warspite cadets participated in a night where they got a taste for what their cadets do on a regular training night.  Their first experience was to fall into a division and participate in colours (raising of the flag and opening parade).  They learned their first drill movements and how to stand in division.

Lt(N) Knoop takes over the parade and welcomes our participants
Lt(N) Knoop takes over the parade and welcomes our participants

After colours the participants then proceeded to their first class led by Lt(N) Knoop and CPO2 Weldon.  Here they learned how to tie four basic knots:

  • Figure 8
  • Reef knot
  • Bowline
  • Sheetbend
Participant learn how to tie four basic knots, led by Lt(N) Knoop and CPO2 Weldon
Participant learn how to tie four basic knots, led by Lt(N) Knoop and CPO2 Weldon

Next up for our participants was a drill class led by CI Bremner and CPO1 Burt.  Here they learned some basic standing drill, and was great to watch.  Excellent work by our newest "recruits", practice may be required at home for next year!

Participants receive a drill lesson led by CI Bremner and CPO1 Burt
Participants receive a drill lesson led by CI Bremner and CPO1 Burt

The last period was a time for the participants to talk with the NL President, Mrs Rhonda Weber, the Commanding Officer, Lt(N) Eric Bremner and the Executive Officer, Slt Griffin.  It was a time a from questions and answers as well.  Thank you to Mrs. Joanne Bremner, who baked cookies for the participants and there was even some left over for the cadets at the end of the night.

During the sunset, the closing parade, participants were handed certificates for a job well done and their participation in the night. This was a fantastic night and we thank all the parents, family and friends that were able to come and make this night successful.  We will have this even next year and hopefully in our own building where participants can really perform some seamanship activities.  Bravo Zulu to all our participants and becoming members to the Warspite family.

Participants receive their certificates for a job well done
Participants from the Warspite Participation Night receive their certificates for completing the night.