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017 - Annual Ceremonial Review - June 9, 2017

posted Jun 10, 2019, 12:04 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 12:04 PM ]

This weekend is a mandatory event as it is required to get everything finished and ready for our Annual Ceremonial Review and Inspection.
If you cannot make this weekend, you will need to get leave from the Commanding Officer.

We have had a busy past several weeks preparing for our Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) where you get to show off all the things you have learned through the Training term:

  • March Pasts and Parade Formations
  • Music and playing your instruments
  • Dynamic and Static displays
  • Boating Safety and Equipment
  • And much, much more...
As well as our Onboards which also taught you:

  • Uniform maintenance - ironing and when you need creases or not
  • White Top Maintenance - keep them nice and white
  • Boots Maintenance - keep them black and shiny

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the Cadets will be participating in our Annual Ceremonial Review at NLCC MJ Miller. This Review is to show off our Corps spirit to the Reviewing and Inspecting Officers as well as invited guests. As such, dress for this event is your full, clean, ironed, polished, and otherwise impeccable Service Dress (No. 1 Uniform) with pea coat.
Cadets with long hair (longer than your shirt collar) must have their hair done up in a bun with a hairnet. Absolutely no ponytails!!!!

As always:  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and to take photographs as the Cadets will also be receiving the awards for the year!!

016 - Visit RCSCC Bicknell Night - May 29, 2019

posted May 16, 2019, 11:32 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated May 16, 2019, 11:32 PM ]

For those of you Aging Out of Navy League Cadets this year (if you are twelve (12) now or before September 1, 2019) and who want to see what Sea Cadets is all about, you can attend a Parade night at RCSCC Bicknell. 

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 1830 to 2130
Where: Navy League Hall at 7411 River Road, Richmond, BC
Dress: Work Dress (No. 5 Uniform)
Why: To see how Sea Cadets Parades and information session

We hope you find it informative and will continue with your Navy Cadet career.

015 - Richmond Tag Days Event - May 16 to 19, 2019

posted May 16, 2019, 11:07 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated May 16, 2019, 11:07 PM ]

We have a Tag Days event coming up this October and we thought we would send this out to help: 

What is Tag Days? 

Tag Days is where the cadets go out into the community in our full Service Dress Uniforms (No. 1), usually, in areas where there is a large amount of foot traffic. All cadets must sign up for, at least, one shift. Cadets may perform multiple shifts if they so desire. 
Remember, there are prizes for the cadets who make the most money from donations 

Why do we Tag? 
There are several reasons for this activity: 
  • To promote a positive awareness of the Navy League of Canada and our two Richmond/Delta Navy Corps: NLCC MJ Miller and RCSCC Bicknell.
    This aids us in recruiting new members for the Corps.
  • To educate the public regarding our youth programs.
  • To request monetary donations of passersby.
    This allows us to obtain new uniforms, have our Onboards (where we would all like to eat and drink), go on Tours and Training exercises (such as the Coast Guard Tour, Fire Hall Tour, and BCMD Training weekends), and outings in the community (Extreme Air, swimming, etc...). 
What do we wear for Tag? 

You will be wearing your full Dress Uniform (No.1). 

The No. 1 Uniform consists of the following items (all items to be worn unless otherwise specified): 
  • MJ Miller White Top (should be clean and white)
  • MJ Miller Dress Shirt (should be clean and ironed properly with all appropriate badges affixed)
  • Lanyard (if applicable)
  • MJ Miller Dress trousers (should be clean and ironed properly)
  • White Belt with Brass Buckle
  • MJ Miller Boots (clean and well polished)
  • MJ Miller Pea Coat 
If you are still cold wearing all of this, you may wear your NLCC MJ Miller T Shirt underneath your NLCC MJ Miller Dress Shirt. 
  • Your hair should be off your collar. If this is not the case, you will need to put your hair up in a bun. No ponytails. This includes both female and male cadets. 
If you have not yet been assigned a Dress Uniform, please wear a white shirt with collar, a black tie, black or dark blue dress trousers, black dress shoes, and a black or dark blue jacket.

Where will we be Tagging?

The Tag Day shifts vary from each Tagging period but will always be in Richmond or Delta. Some common examples of Tag locations are Richmond Center Mall (usually the front entrances by Tim Hortons and White Spot), London Drugs, Save on Foods/Price Smart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rona, etc...
These businesses have allowed us to Tag at their locations so it is very important that you stay where you are assigned and that you provide a positive experience for passersby.

You are to arrive at the Navy League Hall prior to your shift. The Officers and Branch members will assign you to a location at this time.

How do we arrive at the Tag locations?

Once you have been assigned a Tag location and been assigned a donation can, we enlist the use of Parent Volunteers to safely drive you to your Tag location and supervise.

How long are the Tag shifts?

The Tag shifts vary between three to four hours depending on the day.

Will they be Tagging alone?

No. The Navy League Cadets (NLCC MJ Miller) are usually paired with another Navy League Cadet and one or two Sea Cadets (from RCSCC Bicknell) to form a small group for support and safety.

What do we do for Tag?

You are our role model to other youth, parents, and members of the community. Your actions and manners should convey a positive attitude at all times.

Some helpful tips on Tagging:
  • Always be polite, cheerful, friendly, well-turned out, and attentive.
  • An opening line such as "Excuse me sir/ma'am, would you like to support the Navy League of Canada?” or something along those lines works well.
  • Do not forget your please and thank you and tell them to "Have a good day!
  • Keep in eye contact. If you can get them to look at you, there's a good chance they will donate.
  • Depending on the location; be helpful, whether or not people donate. Hold the door open for people especially the elderly or if someone is struggling with bags.
  • Ensure your dress and deportment are at your personal best. Do your Uniform the night before to make sure it looks great.
  • Remember that people will be looking at you. Slouching, looking bored, leaning against the wall or sitting down, gum chewing, horseplay, and swearing will turn people away, and make them less likely to donate.
  • Make sure to answer any questions honestly. People may be curious about who you are and what you do.
  • Stay hydrated. Ensure that you bring along and drink water throughout your shift.
  • And finally: Smile!! Being happy is contagious!
Do we take any breaks while Tagging?

Halfway through your shift, you may take a short break (15 minutes). During this time, you may sit down and rest but ensure that you are maintaining a positive attitude. If you take a break inside a Store or the Mall, you may not accept donations at this time. We can only take donations at the designated areas or we may not be able to return to this location in the future.

Do not leave your assigned location at any time!! We need to be able to find you, if required, in case of emergencies.

At the end of your shift, you must return to the Navy League Hall to drop off your donation can and sign out.

If there are any issues or problems, please inform your Parent Volunteer or call the Navy League Hall at 604-270-3231.

What is expected of the Parents, Volunteers, and Drivers?

We require and rely on the Parent, Volunteers, and Drivers to perform the following for these Tag Day events. Remember, these Tag Days are what keeps our costs down. Without these fundraisers, we may have to charge for other fun activities.
  • To drive the Cadets from the Navy League Hall to their Tag locations in a safe manner. You will be asked to provide a cell phone number where you can be reached in case of emergencies.
  • To make sure the Cadets are standing outside of their assigned Store locations, to make ensure the Cadets are not blocking the Store entrances, and that the Cadets are maintaining a positive attitude.
  • To periodically check up on the Cadets at their Tag locations.
  • To drive the Cadets from their Tag locations back to the Navy League Hall at the end of their Tag shift in a safe manner.
All Cadets must be returned to the Navy League Hall at the end of their shift to return their donation can and to sign out.

What Tag shifts are there?

There are usually five (5) shifts for Tag Days:
  • Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
You may pick one or more shifts to Tag at. Remember the more donations you make, the more likely you are to win a prize.

We thank you all for your help in this crucial activity!!!!

014 - Battle of the Atlantic Parade - Sunday, May 5, 2019

posted May 6, 2019, 10:23 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated May 6, 2019, 10:23 PM ]

The Battle of the Atlantic began west of Ireland on September 3, 1939, with the sinking of the SS Athenia by a German submarine. The Montreal bound passenger ship had 1,400 passengers and crew members on board; 118 were killed (including four Canadians). The Battle of the Atlantic lasted over 5 years and 8 months from September 3, 1939 to May 8, 1945.


German submarines (known as U-boats) were the main threat to the merchant marine and the Allied navies. U-boats were often away from their home port for three months or longer, and they carried torpedoes and also laid mines. Their impact on shipping was devastating. In June 1941 alone, more than 500,000 tons of cargo was lost to U-boats.

The first trans-Atlantic convoy of the war sailed from Halifax to the United Kingdom on September 16, 1939, escorted by British cruisers and two Canadian destroyers, HMCS St. Laurent and HMCS Saguenay.

A typical convoy of 40 ships might have been 10 columns wide with four ships in each column. It would have been headed by a flagship carrying the convoy Commodore and, ideally, escorted by warships patrolling its outer flanks. Ammunition ships and tankers, with their highly volatile fuel, were on the inside.

While the convoy routes of the North Atlantic and the Murmansk Run to northern Russia lost the most ships and crews, there were no safe havens anywhere at sea for merchant navies, whether in the coastal waters of North America, the North or South Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, or the Pacific.

The Royal Canadian Navy began the war with 13 vessels and 3,500 sailors and ended it as the third largest Allied navy with 373 ships and more than 110,000 sailors (all volunteers), which included the 6,500 women serving in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Services. Aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force Eastern Air Command, Royal Canadian Air Force crews in the Royal Air Force Coastal Command, and ships from the Royal Canadian Navy helped sink 50 U-boats.

The merchant marine suffered tremendous losses in ships and crews. By the end of the war, as many as 72 Canadian merchant ships would be lost to enemy action—torpedoed, bombed, mined, or shelled. Storms at sea, operational accidents and structural shortcomings also took their toll. The Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance lists the names of the approximately 1,600 Canadian merchant mariners who died at sea during the war, including eight women.

Some 2,000 sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy were killed during the war, most of them in the Battle of the Atlantic zone.

Another 752 aircrew members of the Royal Canadian Air Force also died in this theater of operations.

The Battle of the Atlantic lasted the duration of the Second World War in Europe, which officially ended on May 8, 1945 (known as V-E Day).

NLCC MJ Miller and RCSCC Bicknell will honour all these people in a parade ceremony help on the first Sunday each May.

013 - Choir Performance at Fraserview Seniors Center - Saturday, April 13, 2019

posted Apr 11, 2019, 7:51 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated May 6, 2019, 10:16 PM ]

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 our Choir will be serenading the folks at the Fraserview Seniors Center.
They have been practicing hard and are ready to show off their new song repertoire.

012 - Divisional Review and Inspection - Tuesday, March 5, 2019

posted Mar 5, 2019, 11:30 AM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 11:30 AM ]

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at approximately 1840, the 2nd Vice President of the BCMD Branch, the President of the Richmond/Delta Navy League of Canada Branch as well as Officers of the BC Mainland Division (BCMD), will be reviewing and inspecting our Cadets along with the Officers of our Corps (NLCC MJ Miller). 

After the review and inspections, we will be performing a March Past to honour them and show off our Miller pride.

This requires the following on this night:
  • You will arrive at the Navy League Hall in your full No. 1 Uniform. This means you will have the following Kit:
    • NLCC MJ Miller white top with cap tally
      • Clean and white
    • NLCC MJ Miller blue dress shirt
      • There are no creases in the dress shirt
    • Your white lanyard if you have one yet (Ordinary Cadet and higher in rank)
      • Clean and white
    • Your black or blue dress trousers
      • Black trousers have a crease in the front and back
      • Blue trousers do not have any creases
    • Your white belt
      • Clean and white
    • Your boots
      • Blacked and polished
    • Your pea coat
  • All items of your kit should have your name in them
  • For those with long hair, your hair must be up in a bun using your hair's color elastics and bobby pins. Use hairspray or gel to prevent fly aways.
    No ponytails.
  • Remember your salutes, sirs and madams, and to be polite to the reviewing and inspecting personal. You do get marked on these things.
After the Review and Inspection, there will be regular training until the end of the night.
At the end of the night, we will be holding our long delayed Promotions night so parents arrive before 2020 to take photographs.

011 - Annual General Meeting - Monday, February 25, 2019

posted Mar 5, 2019, 11:29 AM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 11:31 AM ]

We have the Richmond/Delta Branch Annual General Meeting on Monday, February 11, 2019. 

Our Navy League Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Navy League Cadet Hall, starting at 7:30pm on Monday, February 25, 2019.

All Cadet's parents are invited and encouraged to attend this very important event where you, the parent, get the opportunity to vote for the Executive Board of the Branch (one vote per family) or if you wish to donate your time and expertise to the table and would like to be a part of the Branch.

Agenda items to be included are:
  • Fundraising
  • Building and Boats Refurbishment
  • Events that benefit both our Cadet Corps (NLCC MJ Miller and RCSCC Bicknell).
We hope you all can make this important event!!

010 - Branch Annual General Meeting - Monday, February 11, 2019

posted Jan 31, 2019, 11:21 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 11:00 PM ]


We have had to postpone our AGM due to the snowfall. It is tentatively rescheduled for Monday, February 25, 2019.

We have the Richmond/Delta Branch Annual General Meeting on Monday, February 11, 2019. 

Our Navy League Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Navy League Cadet Hall, starting at 7:30pm on Monday, February 11, 2019.

All Cadet's parents are invited and encouraged to attend this very important event where you, the parent, get the opportunity to vote for the Executive Board of the Branch (one vote per family) or if you wish to donate your time and expertise to the table and would like to be a part of the Branch.

Agenda items to be included are:
  • Fundraising
  • Building and Boats Refurbishment
  • Events that benefit both our Cadet Corps (NLCC MJ Miller and RCSCC Bicknell).
We hope you all can make this important event!!

009 - Welcome Back - Tuesday, January 8, 2019

posted Jan 7, 2019, 6:20 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 6:21 PM ]

We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years!!!
Welcome to 2019!!!

Training resumes Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Hope to see you all!!!

008 - Richmond Tag Days Take 2

posted Nov 15, 2018, 1:04 AM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 1:04 AM ]

We have the rescheduled Tag Days event coming up from November 29 to December 2, 2018 and we thought we would send this out to help: 

What is Tag Days? 

Tag Days is where the cadets go out into the community in our full Service Dress Uniforms (No. 1), usually, in areas where there is a large amount of foot traffic. All cadets must sign up for, at least, one shift. Cadets may perform multiple shifts if they so desire. 
Remember, there are prizes for the cadets who make the most money from donations 

Why do we Tag? 
There are several reasons for this activity: 
  • To promote a positive awareness of the Navy League of Canada and our two Richmond/Delta Navy Corps: NLCC MJ Miller and RCSCC Bicknell.
    This aids us in recruiting new members for the Corps.
  • To educate the public regarding our youth programs.
  • To request monetary donations of passersby.
    This allows us to obtain new uniforms, have our Onboards (where we would all like to eat and drink), go on Tours and Training exercises (such as the Coast Guard Tour, Fire Hall Tour, and BCMD Training weekends), and outings in the community (Extreme Air, swimming, etc...). 
What do we wear for Tag? 

You will be wearing your full Dress Uniform (No.1). 

The No. 1 Uniform consists of the following items (all items to be worn unless otherwise specified): 
  • MJ Miller White Top (should be clean and white)
  • MJ Miller Dress Shirt (should be clean and ironed properly with all appropriate badges affixed)
  • Lanyard (if applicable)
  • MJ Miller Dress trousers (should be clean and ironed properly)
  • White Belt with Brass Buckle
  • MJ Miller Boots (clean and well polished)
  • MJ Miller Pea Coat 
If you are still cold wearing all of this, you may wear your NLCC MJ Miller T Shirt underneath your NLCC MJ Miller Dress Shirt. 
  • Your hair should be off your collar. If this is not the case, you will need to put your hair up in a bun. No ponytails. This includes both female and male cadets. 
If you have not yet been assigned a Dress Uniform, please wear a white shirt with collar, a black tie, black or dark blue dress trousers, black dress shoes, and a black or dark blue jacket.

Where will we be Tagging?

The Tag Day shifts vary from each Tagging period but will always be in Richmond or Delta. Some common examples of Tag locations are Richmond Center Mall (usually the front entrances by Tim Hortons and White Spot), London Drugs, Save on Foods/Price Smart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rona, etc...
These businesses have allowed us to Tag at their locations so it is very important that you stay where you are assigned and that you provide a positive experience for passersby.

You are to arrive at the Navy League Hall prior to your shift. The Officers and Branch members will assign you to a location at this time.

How do we arrive at the Tag locations?

Once you have been assigned a Tag location and been assigned a donation can, we enlist the use of Parent Volunteers to safely drive you to your Tag location and supervise.

How long are the Tag shifts?

The Tag shifts vary between three to four hours depending on the day.

Will they be Tagging alone?

No. The Navy League Cadets (NLCC MJ Miller) are usually paired with another Navy League Cadet and one or two Sea Cadets (from RCSCC Bicknell) to form a small group for support and safety.

What do we do for Tag?

You are our role model to other youth, parents, and members of the community. Your actions and manners should convey a positive attitude at all times.

Some helpful tips on Tagging:
  • Always be polite, cheerful, friendly, well-turned out, and attentive.
  • An opening line such as "Excuse me sir/ma'am, would you like to support the Navy League of Canada?” or something along those lines works well.
  • Do not forget your please and thank you and tell them to "Have a good day!
  • Keep in eye contact. If you can get them to look at you, there's a good chance they will donate.
  • Depending on the location; be helpful, whether or not people donate. Hold the door open for people especially the elderly or if someone is struggling with bags.
  • Ensure your dress and deportment are at your personal best. Do your Uniform the night before to make sure it looks great.
  • Remember that people will be looking at you. Slouching, looking bored, leaning against the wall or sitting down, gum chewing, horseplay, and swearing will turn people away, and make them less likely to donate.
  • Make sure to answer any questions honestly. People may be curious about who you are and what you do.
  • Stay hydrated. Ensure that you bring along and drink water throughout your shift.
  • And finally: Smile!! Being happy is contagious!
Do we take any breaks while Tagging?

Halfway through your shift, you may take a short break (15 minutes). During this time, you may sit down and rest but ensure that you are maintaining a positive attitude. If you take a break inside a Store or the Mall, you may not accept donations at this time. We can only take donations at the designated areas or we may not be able to return to this location in the future.

Do not leave your assigned location at any time!! We need to be able to find you, if required, in case of emergencies.

At the end of your shift, you must return to the Navy League Hall to drop off your donation can and sign out.

If there are any issues or problems, please inform your Parent Volunteer or call the Navy League Hall at 604-270-3231.

What is expected of the Parents, Volunteers, and Drivers?

We require and rely on the Parent, Volunteers, and Drivers to perform the following for these Tag Day events. Remember, these Tag Days are what keeps our costs down. Without these fundraisers, we may have to charge for other fun activities.
  • To drive the Cadets from the Navy League Hall to their Tag locations in a safe manner. You will be asked to provide a cell phone number where you can be reached in case of emergencies.
  • To make sure the Cadets are standing outside of their assigned Store locations, to make ensure the Cadets are not blocking the Store entrances, and that the Cadets are maintaining a positive attitude.
  • To periodically check up on the Cadets at their Tag locations.
  • To drive the Cadets from their Tag locations back to the Navy League Hall at the end of their Tag shift in a safe manner.
All Cadets must be returned to the Navy League Hall at the end of their shift to return their donation can and to sign out.

What Tag shifts are there?

There are usually five (5) shifts for Tag Days:
  • Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
You may pick one or more shifts to Tag at. Remember the more donations you make, the more likely you are to win a prize.

We thank you all for your help in this crucial activity!!!!

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