Red Deer cadet’s sharp shooting right on target for top prize

Red Deer cadet Wayne Sizer emerged as the top shooter during a military training course exercise in British Columbia these past few weeks.

Reviewing officer Brig.-Gen. retired Ray Romses

Reviewing officer Brig.-Gen. retired Ray Romses

Red Deer cadet Wayne Sizer emerged as the top shooter during a military training course exercise in British Columbia these past few weeks.

Sizer, who is a member of 1390 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Red Deer, received the awards for top cadet in 11 Platoon and Best Shot of the General Military Training Course at the final parade in Vernon, said Wayne Emde, public affairs officer for the Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Sizer and 150 other army cadets participated in the training course which saw the cadets introduced to communal living, participate in an overnight field training exercise and challenge the mini confidence course.

The cadets also improved their accuracy with the air rifle, participated in a summer biathlon, learned orienteering and received information on more senior courses that will be available to them in the coming years, Emde said.

During the summer, more than 1,100 army, sea and air cadets from Western Canada spend up to six weeks in Vernon, expanding the training they receive at their home corps as well as developing new skills.