This is the Ship’s Log for AIRPAC Squadron. It contains information provided by the
Cadets about their experiences in the Sea Cadet program. The Log is the Cadet’s opportunity
to share their drills, competitions and training activities with others.
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Log entry for 27JAN2007
On January 27th, five brave Navy League cadets, and one daring officer, set out in
the pouring rain to help out local Boy Scout Troop 1 with the "Scouting for Food"
service project. These cadets walked, marched, ran and trudged through the cold
rain delivering fliers and bags that would culminate in the collection of over 300
pounds of canned food to be delivered to the food bank. After delivering their food
collection they were treated to a cup of hot cocoa and ten minutes in a warm car
before heading back to drill for the remainder of a very wet day.
Log entry for 15NOV2006
(Three AIRPAC cadets were attending the Sea Cadet Search and Rescue training at Camp
San Luis Obispo when they were called out to assist in an actual search and rescue.
The following is a report submitted to the AIRPAC CO from Cadet Rogers recalling
the events of July 2006)
We left Camp SLO at around 8:00 and arrived in Cambria approximately 9:00. All three
of us (AIRPAC cadets) went on the bus to the search site. We were each put into separate
search groups consisting of around 4 searchers. We were out on the search a good
hour and a half. I was in the group that located the man. When we found him he was
half dressed and tangled in barbed wire. His hands were bleeding and he was very
confused as to what was happening. I personally didn’t find him, but I assisted in
placing him into the stretcher and carry him down the hillside. Cadet Hodges (my
shipmate from the training) used his leatherman to cut the wire off from his hands. While
carrying him down the hillside, I helped to clear brush and make sure the head of
the stretcher went down the cliff ok. I made sure no one would trip on any branches
or rocks. I might add that there were a lot of branches and bushes and I don’t see
how an 80 year old man could have managed to get out there without killing himself,
but he did. Lots and lots of poison oak as well. Once he was in the ambulance they
took him to the hospital. From there we had to walk to the end of the road where
we were picked up by our leader. After that, we got into a group back at the site
and had a meeting with the local departments (fire, police, search and rescue, etc). That
was pretty much what happened. Lots of events happened during SAR and none were to
be regretted. It was a great training and I highly recommend it. The SAR training
will only get better and better over time since we were the "guinea pigs" for the