Lt.-Col. Wayne Heal (right) of South Surrey assumes command of the Albert Head Cadet Training Centre from Lt.-Col. Carrie Johnston (left) at a ceremony overseen by Cmdr. Andrew Muir (centre).

South Surrey cadet leader takes top post at training centre

Wayne Heal has been named the commanding officer of the Albert Head Cadet Training Centre

South Surrey’s Wayne Heal has a busy summer ahead.

Heal has been named the commanding officer of the Albert Head Cadet Training Centre that will train more than 800 sea, army and air cadets this summer.

“I’m looking forward to giving the cadets a very rewarding experience…teaching them citizenship and leadership and getting them in a position where they have a fun safe environment to learn and to grow,” he said.

The lieutenant-colonel has been a member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre branch of the Canadian Armed Forces for 33 years. For the past decade, Heal has operated the Lower Mainland cadet gliding program, giving thousands of young people their first flying experience.

Heal, who has worked in air traffic control as a civilian, previously served as the chief ground school instructor and power scholarship commander at Comox Cadet Flight Training Centre, helping young air cadets earn their pilot’s licence.

At Albert Head Cadet Training Centre, which is attached to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on Vancouver Island, Heal will oversee courses that include band, basic training, drill and ceremonial, physical fitness and survival.

Just Posted

Police ask for help locating missing men who were last seen in South Surrey

Jeep that Richard Scurr and Ryan Provencher were in has been located unoccupied in Logan Lake: RCMP

PHOTOS: White Rock Renegades play at Softball City

The ‘04 and ‘03 White Rock Renegades both played in South Surrey Sunday

White Rock’s Lady Alexandra hearing date postponed

Lawyers are scheduled to sit before a judge this week

White Rock pride flag raising ceremony to be held Friday

Pride Society to host sold-out event the following day

Semiahmoo Rock alum to represent Canada at World Junior Lacrosse Championship

Jacob Dunbar plays for Port Coquitlam Saints of BCJALL

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read

l -->