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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    It's well known that Right Wing NCO are the authoritative and definitive final word on everything.

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    We remember how the NCO is comparable to Superman:

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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post
    It's well known that Right Wing NCO are the authoritative and definitive final word on everything.

    Just ask 'em.

    They'll tell you. They know it all and they know it all absolutely. Nobody else knows nuthin.


    We remember how the NCO is comparable to Superman:

    THE NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER:

    Lifts buildings and walks under them.
    Kicks locomotives off the tracks.
    Catches speeding bullets in his teeth and eats them.
    Freezes water with a single glance.
    HE IS GOD.
    Not God.

    Just real veterans.

    You never answered... Crystal Lake. Does that mean anything to real vets?
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    I changed my avatar image a month ago and Fledermaus head exploded.


    It's still exploding


    Never to stop exploding of course.
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post
    I changed my avatar image a month ago and Fledermaus head exploded.

    It's still exploding

    Never to stop exploding of course.
    And another lie from Tangmo.

    So, the mystery lake. What does it mean to people who actually served?
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Canadian Sea Cadets are too good to view but once so here is a video of the Ontario CSC Band at the Royal Military College Training Center, which is the first video. The third video is an aerial and musical view of the CSC Training Center in Comox BC that is pretty damn good. The middle video is a clip and part of the commissioning ceremony of the Military College of Canada at Kingston which is in the countryside between Montreal and Toronto.

    There are a good number of videos remaining yet of Army Rotc STC at Ft. Knox that I'll be posting as we also continue to move on to other cadets in other videos. Ft. Knox is posting new videos almost each day.



    HMCS Ontario Band | Royal Canadian Sea Cadets | Fort Henry Tattoo

    Summer Training Center | Royal Military College | Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    Performs Arnhem and Hallelujah





    Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Ontario Sea Cadet Advanced Band performs at the Fort Henry Tattoo. This video features their march-on to Arnhem and their version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

    Old Fort Henry is a National Historic Site at Kingston, Ontario. These Advanced Band cadets are between 15-18 years of age; come from across Canada; and have only been together for 3 weeks (at the time of the video). Bravo Zulu to all these Cadets and their Officers!








    Royal Military College of Canada Commissioning Parade March On

    Kingston Ontario




    The Commissioning Parade of the Royal Military College of Canada.

    Featuring the March On of the Cadet Wing
    the March On of the Graduating Class of 2013
    the March On of the Colours
    Military and Academic Procession
    and the Dais Party.

    Music by the RMC Pipes & Drums and Brass & Reed Band. Subtitles identify each marching unit thank you Canada. Virtually everything is done British style here except perhaps the bilingual announcements that include Quebec French. I visited here informally in 1972 with a buddy from college and Rotc dayze. He and I were spending a week in eastern Canada at our usual haunts in Montreal and decided to drive my Nissan (Datsun fastback) to Toronto. Steve and I resolved spontaneously to catch the victorious Canada National Hockey Team returning from winning the world professional Hockey championship in Moscow against the Soviet Red Army Team A.

    Our Boston Bruins coach Harry Sinden was team coach so we had a lot of Bruins hotshot players on the team such as Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito among others. Steve and I weren't in the best of condition having closed a Pub in Montreal before setting out on the road to get to Kingston by morning (certain veterans can accomplish a mission impossible almost anytime ha).

    A dubious captain of the guard admitted us and we spent about 90 minutes walking around and about, to include chatting interestingly with several cadets walking individually here and there, before continuing to Toronto and the night arrival of the Champs in the rain at City Hall Square. The huge mass of Canadians present bellow sang O Canada three times consecutively which was the first time I was struck by the intense nationalism of Canadians which hardly ever shows otherwise -- to me anyway eh.







    HMCS QUADRA Canadian Sea Cadet Training Center Aerial Tour With Music

    This Video Is A Leisurely Aerial Viewing of HMCS QUADRA Sea Cadet Training Center

    Comox And Its Spectacular Environs at the Pacific Coast, British Columbia





    Selected Comments:

    Bill Maciura
    What a great Video. The base sure has changed since my day. Bravo Zulu to all who made this possible.

    Allen Topliffe
    Sure has change since i was last there in 1980. Looking great with all the new improvements

    Scott g
    I'm going there this summer for basic military band what should I expect

    GA me
    Same! What intake? I'm first intake.

    Douglas Sondermann
    Inspections and colours on Monday-Friday
    training Monday-Saturday, recreation period is after supper (1800-2200)
    Sunday is a free day
    wakey wakey is 0600, colours is 0800
    expect to do a lot of work & walking.
    Oh, don't get blisters, they'll make Quadra hell.
    And lunch is called Dinner, (by normal people) dinner is called supper

    Rafael Kehrer
    i went here for basic military band and the experince was amazing #chinnok

    (Tangmo Note: When I was a kid growing up in New England we had breakfast, dinner and supper, which suggests accurately how close the NE region was then to British culture, food and in general. On meatless Fridays we went out for fish and chips and so on -- fish and chips with vinegar and salt ha.)
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    The is the graduation pass in review -- Pass By as the British and Commonwealth call it -- that we did not see in another video of this significant event for Canadian SCC musicians in training. The very young members of the two large bands of HMCS Quadra Sea Cadets are being celebrated on their successful completion of the Military Band Camp among the many programs of Sea Cadet Summer Training Camp.



    HMCS Quadra Canadian Sea Cadets | Summer Training Camp

    Graduation Pass in Review | Cadets of the Basic Military Musicians Program

    Comox British Columbia at the Pacific Coast





    The novice Sea Cadet musicians get to show their just learned stuff in their initial ceremony as Sea Cadets. We have two SCC typically large bands one of which is subdivided into two smaller groups. So while the music and the pass in review are executed without interruption and fairly smoothly, the very young musicians are nonetheless finding their way through their first time. Hence some brief pauses of silence by the bands ha. It made no difference to the marching platoons however as they continued their pass in review unaffected so good on them -- and good on SCC.


    We see the two rifle platoons of the Guard (Honor Guard) cadets lead the review with the cadet staff marching up next. The chief cadet is standing alone down beyond the admiral who is at the podium which is how they do it here. Each platoon passes in review followed by the two bands as the bands march out simultaneously to do their first time pass in review. The left flank movement by each platoon to begin their eyes right passby is a cute one ha by USA standards, given the cadets seem to execute a hop, skip and a jump rather than do a straight out quick and clean 90-degree snap turn.


    For anyone who might be wondering, the single prominently seen cadet who advances from our right to left and stops is a formation guide. Each cadet is a platoon guide down the length of the formation. Each guide mentally counts paces and stops at the precise place where the platoon needs to stop when it rejoins the main formation after the pass in review. The guide is integral to formation integrity. So much so the guide is an older senior cadet with experience in drill and ceremony, marching and maneuvering. He knows exactly what he is doing and why he's called on to do it: formation integrity. Formation integrity is of course a vital principle in each military service no matter what a unit may be doing at the time. Cadre checks the box on the lessons learned sheet.
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Former Cadets turn up almost anywhere or everywhere in the armed forces of the United States.


    United States Air Force Band Europe

    In the Mood Concert on the Square

    Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk England UK





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    In June 2004 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day Landings, the US 3rd Air Force were granted the freedom of the Borough of St Edmundsbury, Suffolk. In addition to a flypast by four F-15 Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath and the attendance of many WWII Veterans, the USAFE Band based in Germany were flown over especially for the occasion and gave a stirring performance on Angel Hill.

    I had no idea they were going to be there so had made no provision to film it, but it didn't come out too bad considering. It certainly captures the atmosphere of the day very well. I can't help wonder when the last time a US military marching band strode into Bury St Edmunds playing the theme tune of the Army Air Corps 'Off we go into the Wild Blue Yonder,' if ever.

    In WWII the USAAF 94th Bomb Group were based at nearby Rougham and many GI's of the Eighth Air Force would have spent many of their off duty hours in the town. It certainly was nostalgic hearing the military music played live in the streets for all to enjoy.



    Harry Strahlendorf
    2 years ago
    Remembering all who gave up their tomorrows for our todays. My dad was one of them. He flew the P-47 Thunderbolt and gave his life in the skies of Normandy on 24 June 1944 while on a mission against the enemy guns at Ft du Roule in Cherbourg. He never got to meet me, since I was born two months after his loss. He never got to meet my eight children. He never got to have a 29th birthday, celebrate the holidays with family again, never got to do a lot of things we all take for granted. So many of our heroes of D-Day did the same. We must never forget them!


    Other dads died in the Pacific. The dads never saw their sons, children grandchildren.It is a shared experience of the sons of fathers who gave their all in the Second World War. One father and husband in particular was a 1LT of Marines whose remains are on Iwo Jima.
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Talk about cadets of quality, excellence and who are outstanding...


    Pass In Review Of UK Cadet Force | Trafalgar Square Honors Ceremony

    UK Cadet Force Are Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Force Cadets

    11 Platoons and Massed Sea Cadet Band | London England





    Although UK Cadet Force is 46,000 strong some 500 cadets aged 13 to 18 are selected by their region to represent it passing in review at the annual Trafalgar Remembrance Celebration. Sea Cadets take the lead in the national event.

    This video has an excellently clear narration of each platoon as it executes its Pass By. Each martial tune played by the Sea Cadets Composite Band for each service branch is identified in the text for us and reproduced below.

    The Guard leads the review bearing and guarding the Union Jack as modified for Sea Cadet Corps. Honor Guard as we call it in USA is a specialty of cadet volunteers who eat it up hah. The Guard are the only cadets at this ceremony who don't reject adamantly carrying a rifle around for 3 dayze. ("It herts," in the English words of one cadet...not however when you know what you're doing ha.)



    Cadet unit ID and Region of UK Represented ||| Name of Each Different Martial Tune Played On Pass By

    48th Sea Cadet Guard Northern Region and NW Region: Tune: Heart of Oak

    4 Sea Cadet Platoons: Tune: On The Quarterdeck
    Platoon #1 Representing Eastern Area
    PTN #2 Representing London Area
    PTN #3 Representing Southern Area
    PTN #4 Representing Southwest Area
    The quarterdeck is a raised deck behind the main mast of a sailing ship . Traditionally it was where the captain commanded his vessel and where the ship 's colours were kept. Ceremonies were held on the quarterdeck also.

    2 Platoons of Royal Marine Cadets: Tune:[My] Sarie Marais (circa the Anglo-Boer Wars)
    Platoon #5 Bravo Company Royal Marines Cadets Representing Northwest Area
    Platoon #6 Lima Company Royal Marines Cadets Representing London Area

    Platoon #7 Army Cadets Representing Hampshire and the Order of Black (Black Berets, ie, SAS Trainee prospects): Tune: British Grenadiers

    Platoon #8 Air Force Cadets 226 Brighton Squadron, Suffolk Wing: Tune: RAF Fly Past

    Sea Cadets Physical Demonstration Team: Tune: The Drum Line
    Sea Cadets Window Climbing Demonstration Team (The rope structure in view)

    Final Platoon: Administrative

    Pass in Review by the National Sea Cadets Massed Band (Composite Band) of Trafalgar Days Ceremonies. Tune: Ready Aye Ready. "Ready, I received the order. Aye, ready, I understand the order." Ready Aye Ready is the international Sea Cadets Signature Tune of the UK and Commonwealth Sea Cadet Corps.

    What the British call a "massed band" we in USA call a composite band. The band is formed by corps members from everywhere and assembled ad hoc, for this specific occasion. In this instance of cadets, the band is gender integrated, some members are aged 13, some are 18 and most are at ages in between. Virtually each member is selected and is outstanding.


    March Platoons of Special Distinction:
    First Distinction: Royal Army Cadets, Hampshire and Black Berets
    Second Distinction: Royal Marine Cadets, Lima Company, London Area
    Third Distinction: Royal Air Force Cadets Detachment 226 Brighton, Suffolk Wing
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    This is a clip of the grand celebration of the 150 years of the Sea Cadet Corps. SCC invited UK Cadet Force to send participating units of Army and Air Force. Normally SCC conducts Trafalgar celebrations annually in the Square alongside the Royal Navy Guards. But on this significant anniversary SCC did it up big ha.



    UK Sea Cadet Corps 150th Anniversary and National Trafalgar Parade

    The Massed Bands of the Sea Cadets Lead the March From Trafalgar Square

    Through Horse Guards Gate Down the Mall and Buckingham Palace

    To Wellington Barracks.





    It's the afternoon following the 11 platoon passby / pass in review at Trafalgar Square. The pass in review units of Cadet Force that we saw in the video above are seen here marching afterward to Wellington Barracks.

    The platoons enter Wellington Barracks next to the Palace with the Sea Cadet band playing Ready Aye Ready. At Wellington these cadets are accommodated overnight to get regenerated so they can go home on their own barking feet ha. Their barracks hosts were a company of each the Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards and Scots Guards stationed at the barracks a few hundred yards from the Palace.


    This video shows us a lot of Sea Cadet Cadre LT Patty Landavies marching out in front of the Sea Cadet massed band leading the formation and march. The reason is that the massed band is her baby. This large woman music teacher at a high school in the northwest is a star SCC cadre officer. LT Landavies is a great success at assembling the band from throughout the UK each year, year in and year out, and making it into a coherent unit in a matter of hours. Much credit goes of course to the individual members of the bands and their cadre of military musicians back home. LT Landavies is the only SCC cadre who is mentioned by name and rank during the ceremony at Trafalgar Square (which is how I know her name and rank and role).

    While there are thousands of the UK Cadet Force participating in the grand anniversary event -- shown below -- LT Landavies and the pass in review units are the cadets who get the royal treatment at Wellington Barracks so good on them and the Palace next door to it. LT Landavies is an example of the ordinary citizen who in a democracy and with freedom of opportunity spends her life being extraordinary doing honorable ordinary things. The video also gives us a clear awareness of the extensive marching involved in the event and of the bands playing all day long.









    And here are all the cadets which is a whole lot of 'em...


    UK Combined Cadet Force National Trafalgar Parade

    Royal Salute Taken by HRH Charles Prince of Wales

    Concluded at Buckingham Palace Garden Party For All Cadets





    The video begins by showing the assembled cadet force departing its staging area next to Trafalgar Square to begin the national Trafalgar Parade. Taking the Royal Salute was Prince Charles. For all the cadets, the parade concluded with a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

    I like btw how the Sea Cadets show up in platoons, the Air Training Cadets show up in companies and the Army Cadets show up in battalions. Battalions and battalions of Army cadets ha. When I was on active duty back during conscription dayze in the USA the grunts liked to say misery loves company which was why there were a million men in the Army hah.


    Here's the official account:

    On Tuesday 6th July, cadets and adult volunteers from around the UK and from the MOD's sponsored cadet forces took part in the Cadet 150 Royal Review at Buckingham Palace.

    Almost 1700 individuals from the MOD's 4 cadet forces, the Combined Cadet Force, Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps converged in the early afternoon at Horse Guards Parade and set off for Wellington Barracks via The Mall. Each cadet force was led by its own band and were followed up by a combined Pipe band.

    HRH Prince Charles took the royal salute outside Clarence House.

    On arrival at Wellington Barracks the cadets were marshaled by Garrison Sergeant Major Billy Mott for the march to Buckingham Palace where all the cadets had been invited to attend a garden party.
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