RICHMOND, BC – Corporal Paris Chang of 692 BCIT Aerospace Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) during weekly training.
After hearing about the air cadet program, Corporal (Cpl) Paris Chang joined because she thought the program sounded unique and interesting, and that becoming a cadet would open up opportunities that are new to her.
The program has certainly given her experiences she has not encountered. In just two short years, Chang is now leading the junior first aid team as team captain. She enjoys meeting new people, and learning new skills – from first aid, to survival.
Cadets is definitely a once in a lifetime experience; I’m really glad that I joined cadets, because this program helped me grow a lot as a person.
Chang also enjoys participating in friendly uniform competitions between her peers during their weekly parade nights. There is a lot of pride and joy in keeping their uniform up to standards, and showing off their hard earned badges and glossy boots. And while she is only two years into the program, LAC Chang has already created unforgettable memories and friends that she will cherish forever. She hopes to become a better cadet as time goes on.
692 BCIT Aerospace RCACS is one of the largest squadron in BC, and home to more than 200 cadets. The squadron parades every Thursday night from 6-9pm at 3800 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC.
Photo and content by Sgt Avery Lau