RICHMOND, BC – Sergeant Kyle Lee (right) and Air Cadet Jasmine Lee (left) of 692 BCIT Aerospace Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) are siblings in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program that attends training nights every Thursday with 692 BCIT Aerospace Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.
The Lee family is passionate about the air cadet program, that much is clear given all three siblings enrolled with 692 BCIT Aerospace Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron as soon as they turned twelve. Sergeant (Sgt) Kyle Lee remembers being inspired by his older brother’s adventures, and was excited at the prospect of being an air cadet himself. Now that he is in the program, he enjoys attending field training exercises where he is able to learn survival skills. He also has fond memories about attending summer training, and meeting other cadets across the region.
Despite following both her older brother’s footsteps, Air Cadet (AC) Jasmine Lee is paving her own way. Unlike both her brothers who loved survival training, and the outdoors, first year cadet AC Lee found an interest in learning about aviation and drill with her new friends.
For Sgt Lee, the program offers and opportunity for him to teach and mentor his younger sister. For AC Lee, it is an opportunity for her to spend time with her older brother. The memories made in air cadets are something they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
“Since my sister joined air cadets, we have talked a lot more and our relationship has gotten better. I’m proud that I can be a role model for her. I want to make her experience in the program as great as my brother made mine.” – Sergeant Kyle Lee
Sgt Lee and AC Lee are not the only pair of siblings at 692 BCIT Aerospace RCACS. With over two hundred cadets, the squadron provides many opportunities for siblings to grow together as leaders.
Photo and content by Cadet Correspondent, Warrant Officer 2nd Class Cherry Lian