Rick Mercer Report visits CFB Trenton

CBC’s Rick Mercer of the Rick Mercer Report talks to Capt Nicole McKay, Public Affairs Of¬ficer for the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central), at the pre-parachute course in Trenton. PHOTO: Ross Lee

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The CBC’s Rick Mercer was a “special recruit” as he accompanied Army cadets from Ontario and the Atlantic provinces during a pre-parachute course with the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre (CAAWC) at CFB Trenton.

Open to all Army cadets in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces, this course determines which cadets will be selected for the Basic Parachutist Course during the summer, but was more relaxed by the humour and presence of this Canadian comedic icon.

Each cadet selected to participate required an individual fitness program to meet the demanding standards of the course.

The course consists of physical¬ fitness activities and a test, and culminates with a jump challenge from a 32-foot tower.

— The Contact

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