KINGSTON — Approximately 250 first-year cadets took on about a dozen obstacles in the annual Royal Military College obstacle course on Friday afternoon.
The cadets were completing their first-year orientation program at the course, which, upon completion, recognizes them as full-fledged officer cadets at RMC.
Upper-class cadets from various squadrons set up the obstacles as well as cheered on the first-year students as they conquered the obstacles under a blue sky in breezy conditions.
In order to complete the course, first-year cadets must work together as a team to overcome the obstacles.
Hundreds of parents, friends, military members and the public cheered on the cadets throughout the course on the sprawling grounds of RMC.
The event is part of reunion weekend at the college, which will also feature a badging parade for the first-year officer cadets on Saturday, a ceremony at the Memorial Arch to honour the former officer cadets who gave their lives for the country on Sunday, and other activities.