A dozen sea cadets get to sail on navy warship

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HMCS St. John's docked in St. John's Habour today. Twelve sea cadets from the province will sail onboard the ship to Halifax when it leaves Tuesday. Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

When the Canadian warship HMCS St. John's leaves port in St. John's Tuesday following a four-day visit to its namesake city, it will have about 12 new crewmembers.
The 12 sea cadets - chosen from hundreds of sea cadet applicants from across the province - have been invited to steam from St. John's to Halifax on the vessel. It's a trip of a lifetime for these young potential seafarers.
The HMCS St. John's arrived in the city on Friday.
HMCS St. John's is a multi-role patrol frigate under the command of Cmdr. Rob Clark. It carries a crew of over 200. When the ship sails with its Sea King helicopter, the crew is augmented by an air detachment of 25 aircrew.
HMCS St. John's, FFH 340, was built in Saint John, N.B. and commissioned on June 26, 1996 in St. John's - the 11th of 12 Halifax Class frigates and one of the most combat capable warships in the world.

Geographic location: St. John's, Halifax, Saint John

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  • Anon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    We don't need a permanent military presence, The biggest terorrist attacks have always been caused by the CIA and the military was in on it anyway.

    Good to see we have a new generation of youth to brainwash into thinking that war is natural.

  • Newfproud
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    A four day visit to it's namesake city!!! Telling indeed!!! The Harper Gov. like all past Federal governments, look upon us, as a bunch of cabin owners, on some little Island off the coast of Canada, not worthy of any Army or Navy presence. The most Easterly Province of Canada in the North Atlantic and it's as if, we don't even exsist. I hope those 12 Newfoundland cadets can start to sow, seeds of change. God Guard Thee Newfoundland!!!

  • Anon
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    We don't need a permanent military presence, The biggest terorrist attacks have always been caused by the CIA and the military was in on it anyway.

    Good to see we have a new generation of youth to brainwash into thinking that war is natural.

  • Newfproud
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    A four day visit to it's namesake city!!! Telling indeed!!! The Harper Gov. like all past Federal governments, look upon us, as a bunch of cabin owners, on some little Island off the coast of Canada, not worthy of any Army or Navy presence. The most Easterly Province of Canada in the North Atlantic and it's as if, we don't even exsist. I hope those 12 Newfoundland cadets can start to sow, seeds of change. God Guard Thee Newfoundland!!!