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#1917 Cadet Corps

Name -      Hudson High School Cadet Corps

Location       Hudson Heights, QC

Formed   February 12, 1943     Disbanded      January 1, 1960

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affil.: Victoria Rifles of Canada, Dec 20, 1947. H.Q. 12-H-74

possible flocked shoulder flash WWII


 

Name -      Black Watch Hudson Cadet Corps

Location       Hudson, QC

Formed   April 1, 1982     Disbanded      July 30, 1986

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This Corps was originally known as Hudson High school Cadet Corps, formed 12 feb 1943. It was sponsored by the principal of the school and affiliated with Victoria Rifles of Canada. It disbanded 1 Jan 1960. Eff 1 Apr 1982 the Corps reformed and was assigned the original number 1917 to perpetuate the original Corps. The Corps became known as Black Watch Hudson Cadet Corps. It was sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Br 115 and affiliated with the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada. Message Unclas Cdts 1006 dated 26 Feb 1985 placed Corps on probation until 1 Jul 1985.

 

This Corps was originally known as Hudson High School Cadet Corps, formed 12 Feb 1943. It was sponsored by the principal of the school
and affiliated with Victoria Rifles of Canada. It disbanded 1 Jan 1960.

In the 1970s an Army Cadet presence was re-established in Hudson under the command of Captain Bill Gardner as a detachment of 2497 Black
Watch (RHR) of Canada Cadet Corps.  This grew in size and effective 1 Apr 1982 became an independent cadet corps and was assigned the number
1917 to perpetuate the original Corps. The Corps became known as Black Watch (RHR) of Canada Hudson Cadet Corps. It was sponsored by the
Royal Canadian Legion Br 115 and affiliated with the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada.

The unit suffered from a lack of available CIC leadership and membership shrunk below acceptable levels.  1917 Black Watch (RHR) of
Canada Hudson Cadet Corps disbanded 30 July 1985 and the remainder of the corps transferred back to 2497 Black Watch (RHR) of Canada Cadet
Corps.

possible flocked shoulder flash WWII


 

Name -      Vimy Ridge Army Cadet Corps

Location       Bras D'Or, NS

Formed  January 1, 1997      Disbanded      Active

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Lt Robert Feit (2004) biography

 

Capt Carlton Olsen (2010-) biography

 

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 Maj Joe Tobin (2006-)

 

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The number 1917 was originally assigned to No 1917 Hudson High School Cadet Corps, Hudson, QC which was formed 12 Feb 1943. The corps disbanded 01 Jan 1960. The corps was reformed as No 1917 Black Watch Hudson Cadet Corps which was formed 01 April 1982 and disbanded 30 Jul 1986.
The 1917 Vimy Ridge Army Cadet Corps was formed 01 Jan 1997, with the affiliated unit listed as 1st Btn the Nova Scotia Highlanders. 25 Mar 1997 the affiliated unit was corrected to 2nd Btn the Nova Scotia Highlanders. CF 790 96/97 lists affiliate as 1BN NS Highlanders, no auth.
Sponsor change auth. Msg from D Cdts 273 161051Z JUN 00 sponsor to read Sydney Mines Volunteer Fire Department.

This corps is also a comparatively new organization and was organized circa 1997 (the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge). In the 1950s and 60s, there was an open corps located on the Northside, the Cape Breton Highlanders Army Cadet Corps, which sent many of its members to Canada’s Forces (including at least 3 colonels-one of whom was Col. A.W. Morrison, current Honorary Colonel of The Nova Scotia Highlanders). The corps parades at Sydney Mines in one of the local schools.

 

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