13 July 2016
After a final briefing at Hammersmith Cadet Training Centre in London, 43 cadets and CFAVs from all over the UK set off on Saturday from Heathrow Airport on the 2016 Canada Cadet Exchange.
Despite the early departure, the group of ACF and CCF cadets, who were chosen from a selection exercise earlier this year, was full of excitement as they left for a trip of a lifetime.
Their first journey takes them to Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary and on to one of three Canadian Cadet Summer camp locations at Rocky Mountain, Argonaut and Whitehorse. They will join cadets from all over Canada also taking part in the Summer Camp season at some of the most breathtaking camp venues.
During the course of the six week camp, a varied programme of adventurous training is planned and is expected to be the highlight for many of the cadets. You can follow their activities on Twitter: twitter.com/canadianXchange
ACF Training Advisor, Colonel Clinton Riley said "It's great to see the cadets heading off for a life changing summer and building on this year Lt Col Jimmy Beggs, who has recently been appointed OC Regional Command Exchanges, already has plans in hand to expand the opportunities for our cadets."