Leave Request and Absence Notification

Cadets must notify Ship’s Office in writing when they plan on being away. Failure to do so will be considered Away Without Leave (AWOL).


Cadets are allowed three (3) absences during the training year without impact to their perfect attendance record.

Attendance is mandatory on Thursday evenings, Full Ship’s Company practices, Remembrance Day, Battle of the Atlantic Sunday, and the Annual Inspection.


There are two ways to request leave:

  • Through your Divisional Officer (DO): If you know the dates for which you will require leave, inform your Divisional Officer as soon as you can. A letter stating the cadet’s rank and name, reason, and dates for leave is required, and must be given to your DO who will hand it to the Administration Officer at Ship’s Office.
  • By email: Fill out the form to the right, click Submit Leave Request, and your request will be emailed to the Administration Officer at Ship’s Office. All fields are required.