In 2014 Reviewing Officer Retired Captain Phil Sullivan (left) presented WO Sheldon Samra with the Lord Strathcona Medal in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and cadet military training.

In 2014 Reviewing Officer Retired Captain Phil Sullivan (left) presented WO Sheldon Samra with the Lord Strathcona Medal in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and cadet military training.

Retiring army cadets honoured

Two army cadets from the 3064 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Rocky Mountain Rangers) were honoured by their officers and fellow cadets.

Two army cadets from the 3064 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Rocky Mountain Rangers) were honoured by their officers and fellow cadets at a ceremony in Williams Lake on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Master Warrant Officer Sheldon Samra and Pipe Major Alex Sheridan were the third and fourth army cadets in Williams Lake to go the full seven years of the cadet program.

Samra joined cadets in January 2009 at the age of 12.

He excelled in the program and achieved many medals and awards including his parachute wings at CFB Trenton in Ontario during the summer of 2014.

He was also the first cadet from 3064 to travel overseas to Australia last summer. Samra’s future plans are to further his education in Kamloops.

As for Pipe Major Sheridan, he too joined cadets at age 12 in 2009; one week after Samra.

Sheridan excelled with the bagpipes first learning with the Williams Lake Pipe Band, then through the cadet program.

He was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Award from Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon in 2013, the Lord Strathcona Medal, and was the first cadet from Williams Lake to make the BC Cadet Honour Band in 2013 and 2015.

His future plans are to join the Canadian Forces and the New Westminster Police.

In closing remarks 3064 Commanding Officer Capt. Mary Crawford said both young men will be missed for their leadership, and their knowledge.

“We wish them well.”