Yes, their boots were shiny, but so were their skills on May 26 during the annual ceremonial review hosted by 232 Bighorn (Air Cadet) Squadron.
Reviewing officer Martin Johansen was impressed with the cadets during the inspection inside the hangar on Cessna Street. And like the audience, he marveled at their knowledge during the demonstrations on building a shelter and performing first aid.
Several awards were handed out, including the Lord Strathcona Award that went to Warrant Officer 2ndClass Michaela Mills.
The Legion Medal of Excellence went to newly promoted cadet Warrant Officer 1stClass Mercedes Benz.
The Long Service Award went to Warrant Officer 2ndClass Anna Mardian, Flight Sgt. Garret Mardian and Flight Sgt. Nathan Christian.