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#1705 Cadet Corps

Name -      Vernon High School Cadet Corps

British Columbia Dragoons Cadet Corps

Location       Vernon, BC

Formed   November 7, 1940     Disbanded   December 3, 1947

Formed   November 7, 1940     Disbanded      Active

unknown (1940-43

 

Chief Inst Marrs (1944-45) Biography

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Chief Inst H.J. Thornton (1946) Biography

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unknown (1947)

 

CI R.W. Hodgson (1948-49) Biography

 (photo)

unknown (1950-51)

 

Capt J. Corner (1952) Biography

(photo)

unknown (1953-63)

 

Capt Richard Nelson (1964) Biography

Capt Doug Collingwood (1965-66)

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unknown (1965-72)

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Capt Jack Vecqueray CD (1973-76) Biography

 

Capt Bill Turner (1976-79) Biography

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Capt R. McMullen (1979-80) Biography

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Capt Louise Grinstead (1980-81) Biography

Capt Ron Smith (1981-84) Biography

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Capt Bill Woodard (1984-85) Biography

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Capt Dave Kenney (1985-88) Biography

Capt Eric Tyldesley-Gore CD (1988-91) Biography

Capt Rick MacKenzie (1991) Biography

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Capt Dan Stewart (1991-93) Biography

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Capt Ray Rose (1993-94) Biography

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Lt T. Hasson (1995) Biography

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Capt Carolyn Dufresne (1995 - 26 Jan 2000) Biography

(photo)

Capt Mitch Steck (26 Jan 2000 - 22 Feb 2010) Biography

Capt Irene Wangler (22 Feb 2010 - to date) Biography

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Senior Cadets

   

 

 C/Capt Don Lefroy; C/SQMS Jim Davis (1949)

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 C/CWO Chris Newton (1994)

 

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C/MWO Fiona Anderson (April 2013 - )

Corps Flag

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Corps Home

Brig Murphy Armoury, a familiar sight to cadets attending VACSTC, the armoury is used for many functions including first aid training and the occasional movie nights. 

 

Interior

 

The office

 

 

"Vernon High School" flocked shoulder flash WWII

1950-70s pattern shoulder flash

1990s pattern shoulder flash

 

History -   

This Corps was formed 7 November 1940 as the Vernon High School Cadet Corps. The corps was disbanded 3 December 1947. 1 Oct 1962 A Company of 903 Cadet Corps, which was affiliated with the 9th Recce Regt (BC Dragoons) was redesignated 1705 The British Columbia Dragoons (Vernon) Cadet Corps. (903 was formed 4 Dec 1947). 1705 was sponsored and affiliated with the British Columbia Dragoons. According to the 1980 insurance statistics the Corps was placed on probation. Effective 3 November 1982 the Corps was co-sponsored by Unit No. 5, Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans, Vernon.

Note: Anniversary date changed 1 Aug 1997 to reflect disbandment date of 3 Dec 1947 (CAO 54)

Note: Corps files 788, 903 and 1705 were reviewed all together and formation dates amended (for 1705: from 4 Dec 1947 to 11 Nov 1940).

possible flocked shoulder flash WWII

Trophies

 

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