Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Middleton began his involvement in the sea cadet program as a cadet with 153 RCSCC Woodstock in 2001. During his tenure as a cadet, he was involved with the band, drill team, seamanship team, first aid team, and marksmanship team. During the summer season, he would focus on music training and attended Her Majesty Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ontario and HMCS Qu’Appelle summer training centres throughout his cadet career. He worked through the cadet program achieving the rank of Petty Officer First Class prior to aging out in 2005. From 2005 until 2008, he volunteered with the band in Woodstock and continued working at HMCS Ontario during the summer season. In 2008, he left the cadet program to focus on his education and civilian life. In 2014, SLt Middleton returned to 153 RCSCC Woodstock and enrolled in the Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) in 2015. In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Acting Sub Lieutenant. He continued his progression in the CIC and was promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenant in the fall of 2017. He was the band officer from 2015 until 2018. SLt Middleton has worked at HMCS Ontario as a General Training Divisional Officer from 2016 through 2018. SLt Middleton was appointed to the Training Officer position in September 2018. In his civilian life, he is a Chartered Professional Accountant certified through the province of Ontario.
In 1986, SLt. Hannon started his Sea Cadet career at RCCC Admiral Nelles in Brantford Ontario. Over the next few years he attended Basic Sail, Junior Leadership, Boatswain, Practical Leadership at HMCS Ontario and HMCS Quadra (British Columbia) his last year he was a Staff Cadet working in Boatshed. At the corps level his proudest moment was becoming the Chief Boatswain and leaving in 1992 as the Coxswain.
In the early 2000s SLt. Hannon volunteered with RCSCC Admiral Nelles and for the next 4 years, he was an instructor until due to work commitments he had to leave the cadet system. It would not be until SLt. Hannon’s son was seven that he joined NLCC Unicorn as an officer. Starting out as the Admin Officer and finishing his Navy League Career in 2017. In 2014 SLt. Hannon volunteered with RCSCC Woodstock and in 2015, he enlisted as a CIC officer and is currently the Supply Officer. During his service with Woodstock, he has helped with the Seamanship team, First Aid class, Cooking class and has instructed regular classes.
In his civilian life, SLt. Hannon works at Praxair as a Customer Service Representative and has been with the company for 14 years.
Trevor started as a Civilian Instructor with 153 Woodstock in September 1998. He was asked by then Stores Officer Stephanie Adair to join the corps as the band officer for “a year or two” to keep the band going. In that time, the corps had a band of about 30 members.
In the past 20 years, the band has performed in dozens of parades, including Santa Claus parades in Woodstock, Ingersoll, Brantford and Strathroy, at Warriors’ Day Parades at the Western Fair in London, at Remembrance Day parades in Woodstock, Port Dover, Ingersoll and Brantford, two Victoria Cross Tattoos and at the opening of the Memorial Cup in Guelph.
In addition to the band, Trevor has run the first aid team, which competed at four St. John Ambulance Ontario Open competitions in Toronto and London. Most recently has hosted the corps’ cooking program. As well, Trevor works with the training department to pitch in wherever necessary at training weekends, events and competitions.
Of the many, many highlights over the years, the exchange trip to Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, with RCSCC Marconi; playing with the massed bands at the 2005 Victoria Cross Tattoo; the Freedom of the City/75th Anniversary parade and all of the amazing young people he has met over the past 20 years stand out as the biggest.