SVG Cadets return from Regional Camp
August 20, 2004

SVG Cadets return from Regional Camp

Members of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cadet Force contingent returned home after participating in the Caribbean Cadet Camp hosted by the Barbados Cadet Corps as part of their centennial celebration activities held at the Cadet Camp Site in Paragon from the 24th July to 8th August 2004.{{more}}
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cadet Force was represented by a 12-member contingent under the command of Lieutenant Idelia Ferdinand with her 21C being Warrant Officer 2 Raffique Samuel.
Also participating in the bi-annual regional summer camp were cadets from Antigua, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Canada, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and the host country Barbados.
The camp was divided into four Companies: two Infantry Companies (Alpha and Bravo), the Band Cadets and a Sea Cadets Unit. Four cadets from SVGCF were assigned to the band while the others were a part of Alpha Company.
The cadets were involved in Adventurous Training, which included a two-day exercise in the field, undertaking various tasks. There were also training in First Aid, Map and Compass and Sill at Arms.
A feature of the camp was a Caribbean Shooting Competi-tion which was won by the Barbados Cadet Corps; in second place was the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force while the St. Vincent and the Gren-adines Cadet Force placed 3rd.
There was a very competitive sports day event among the four companies, which was won by Alpha Company and saw the Vincentian contingent coming away with a number of trophies and gold, silver, and bronze medals in various events.
The cadets were also exposed to the Barbadian culture at their Kadooment on Monday, 2nd August, shopping in Bridgetown, and a round the island tour. The participating Forces/Corps, decked in their ceremonial attire, displayed a splendid array of colours as they formed an Honour Guard for inspection by His Excellency the Governor General of Barbados.
Coinciding with the Caribbean Cadet Camp was the 17th Caribbean Commandants’ Conference, which was held from 5th-8th of August at the Pom Marine Hotel in Hastings. Major Bertillon Hamilton, Commandant (Ag), of the SVGCF was in attendance at this conference along with other commandants, adjutants and training officers.