Capt Schrauwen grew up on her family’s farm in rural Armstrong, B.C. While in Armstrong, she attended Pleasant Valley Secondary School, graduating in 1997. She went on to attend Okanagan University College from which she received an Associate of Arts Degree. In 2001, at the age of 21, Capt Schrauwen began her career with KF Aerospace, formerly Kelowna Flightcraft, as an aircraft detailer. Shortly thereafter, she was promoted to Aircraft Prepper in the Paint Department. Five years later, an internal job was posted for a Non-Destructive Testing Technician Trainee. Capt Schrauwen was fortunate enough to be selected for this position and KF Aerospace sponsored her throughout her education at the Canadian Institute of Non Destructive Examination in Hamilton, Ontario. She currently holds Canadian General Standards Board NDT certifications in the following methods: Level 2 Liquid Penetrant, Level 2 Magnetic Particle, Level 2 Eddy Current, Level 1 Ultrasonic, Level 1 Radiography and Level 1 X-Ray Fluorescence. Capt Schrauwen has been with KF Aerospace for 14 years and continues to enjoy working in the Aviation Industry.
Capt Schrauwen began her cadet career, at the age of 12, with our very own 223 Red Lion Squadron. She found a love for aviation within the cadet program and achieved her Glider Pilot’s License in 1996 and her Private Pilot’s License in 1997 through the cadet Flying Scholarship Programs. Capt Schrauwen left 223 Red Lion Squadron in May of 1998 to become a member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC), attached to Regional Cadet Air Operations (RCAOps). She worked as a Glider Pilot Instructor during the summer months for the Regional Gliding School (P), at CFB Comox, from 1998-2001. Capt Schrauwen held such positions as Flight Commander and Check Pilot.
Throughout her entire CIC career, Capt Schrauwen always returned to work 223 Red Lion Squadron acting as a Ground School Instructor and Volunteer Officer. In 2007, she returned to 223 Red Lion Squadron full time, in the position of Deputy Commanding Officer. From 2008-2012 she served as Commanding Officer of 223 Red Lion Squadron. From 2012- 2019 spring Capt Schrauwen served as the Administration Officer.
Capt Schrauwen received her Canadian Forces Decoration in October of 2010 and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for her service to the Air Cadet program and to 223 Red Lion Squadron. In 2021 Capt Schrauwen received her 22 year clasp.
Training and Band Officer
Capt. Jason Paas
Training Support Officer
Training and Range Safety Officer
2Lt. Devine is the training officer and range coach for marksmanship
2Lt Rossner works in the high-tech industry as a Senior Hardware Designer and Architect of electronics for Energy Management control of building automation for HVAC, Lighting and Access. He has recently celebrated his 30th work anniversary. Design of electronics is an amazing career; working on team ideas and creating electronic products that are manufactured in Canada which are sold around the world.
2L Rossner was a 223 Red Lion Cadet a very long time ago.
He has been provided a new role as an Administration Officer under the guidance of Captain Schrauwen.
In addition, he also maintains the Squadron website and website calendar passing information from the staff to the website calendar. He is open to positive criticism by parents who may have ideas on how to improve the website.
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