NLCC Vice Admiral Kingsmill Awards for 2020: As mentioned in the previous Special Bulletin, awards will not be presented at a live Annual Review this current training year. However, cadet names will be selected for the various awards that are usually presented every training year. The actual presentation of the awards will be done at a later date. The awards list be posted in a Newsletter on Sunday 7 June, the original date of our Annual Review. Stay tuned!
NLOB Message to Parents:
On 30 April 2020, the Director of Communications for the Navy League of Canada, Ottawa Branch, sent out a message to parents updating information regarding Covid-19. The message may seen at: OB Update
Inter Divisional Competition:
A online/virtual competition between NLCC Vice Admiral Kingsmill's will be held. Every week going forward a "Question of the week" will be posted on the website. A link to the question will be posted in the Newsletter, the Home Page of the website and the private Facebook Group. All cadets are encouraged to respond to the question giving their name and Division. Points will be tallied on the number of correct answers per Division. On Sunday 7 June (the date originally scheduled for Kingsmill's Annual Inspection) the Division having the greatest number of points will be awarded the "Cock of the Walk". Since the Coxswain, Chiefs, and Quarter Master are not in a Division they all are assigned to the following Divisions: Coxswain- Gibraltar, RPO- Archer, Standards Chief- Resolution, and the Quartermaster- Blenheim.
This week the "Question of the Week" relates to the Battle of the Atlantic. The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War and the most important. Canada was a major participant: this country’s enormous effort in the struggle was crucial to Allied victory. While the ships and personnel of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) operated across the globe during the war, they are best remembered for their deeds during the Battle of the Atlantic. The Battle of Atlantic is commemorated the first Sunday of May. This year commemorations will held virtually.
"Question of the week":
What are the two calls (or pipes) used during Colours and Sunset?
Here is the link to the "Question of the week":25-31 May
Answer to the previous week's questions:
By law, every boat in Ontario must carry a life-jacket or personal floatation device for each person on board.
Private Kingsmill Facebook Group:
A private Facebook group has been created to provide a further means of reaching out and disseminating information to cadets and parents in this period of isolation. Activities for cadets will be posted on the Group page. Joining the private Facebook group is optional and not mandatory. All information regarding training etc. will be continue to be disseminated through the Kingsmill Newsletter and website. If you wish to join the private group search in Facebook under "Groups" using "NLCC Vice Admiral Kingsmill". You will see two groups - our Group is the private group.
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