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#1112 Cadet Corps

Name -  WD Lowe Vocational School Cadet Corps (1923-85)

Windsor Regiment Army Cadet Corps (1990- current)

Location   Windsor, ON

Formed  Nov 29, 1923     Disbanded   Dec 13, 1985 (April 1, 1986)

Reformed  May 1, 1990     Disbanded   Active

Commanding Officers/Chief Instructors- 

 

 

Chief Inst. Wilfred Harmon (1943) Biography

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LCol W.A. Malkin (1951-52) Biography

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LCol Arnold B Harrison (?) Biography (photo)
Captain Joe Langlois (2004) Biography  (photo)

 

 

Senior Cadets

   

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Corps Flag

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Corps Home

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possible flocked shoulder flash (WWII)

 
   

History -

No 1112 W.D. Lowe Technical School Cadet Corps was formed 29 Dec 1923 and sponsored by The Windsor Board of Education & affiliated with the Windsor Regt (22nd Armoured Regt). affil.: 30th (R) Recce Regt (Essex Regiment) CAC Dec 7, 1942. Windsor-Walkerville Technical School Cadet Batt. Eff 28 Dec 45 change of designation to W.D. Lowe Vocational School Cadet Corps. affil.: Windsor Regt (22nd Armd Regt), Jan 1, 1955. Eff 19 May 58 affiliated to Windsor Regt (RCAC). In 75, placed on probation, removed 76. In 1975, affiliated with Windsor Regt, change of designation to The Windsor Regiment (RCAC) Cadet Corps. In 1984, Ambassador Branch 143, Royal Canadian Legion became co-sponsor. Corps disbanded 18 December 1985

 

"LAST POST FOR 1112" -

(Excerpts from an article in Neighbourhood News Magazine, April 1st, 1986 by Lisa Priest)


The Ceremony, which officially retired the flag of the 1112 Windsor Regiment Cadet Corps, marked a black day in Tony Whyte's life. "I was really attached to the corps," Tony says. "Now it's gone and it's pretty sad." As Master Warrant Officer for the 1112, Tony carried the flag into the service at St. Mark's Anglican Church on Tecumseh Road West. The occasion, attended by the local military establishment as well as color parties from the Royal Canadian Legion, stirred memories of the five years of camaraderie Tony shared with his 13 fellow cadets. 

The members of the 1112 have since been reassigned to the 2828 Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Corps, another Windsor Regiment affiliate. Describing the final days of his unit, Tony, an 18-year-old Grade 13 student at Forster Secondary School, says, "Every year, it seemed there were fewer and fewer people. When I first started. . . there were around 60 cadets." By 1985, the number enlisted in the 1112 had dwindled to 14. Because each corps requires four officers - a quartermaster, a training master, an administrating officer and a commander - the unit was no longer feasible to operate. When the 1112 formed in 1928, more than 1,000 cadets belonged. Attached to Lowe Secondary School, every able-bodied male student was compelled to join. In 1938, female membership also became compulsory. The affiliation with Lowe ended in 1975. 

Today, cadet corps membership is a matter of choice and only 230 belong to the four Windsor units, including 60 each in the 2828, the 1086, and the 2715, and another 50 at the 2861. The flag of the 1112 will remain stationed at St. Mark's church' as a symbol of those who served in the corps throughout the years.

 

1112 The Windsor Regiment Army Cadet Corps was reformed 1 May 1990, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 261, and affiliated with the Windsor Regiment (RCAC), support base CFB London.

 

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