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#242 Cadet Corps

Name -  Fredericton High School Cadet Corps

Location   Fredericton, NB

Formed  March 19, 1910    Disbanded   February 18, 1950

B Coy     Dec 9, 1911                                     unknown 

Reformed  November 15, 1955    Disbanded   Active

Commanding Officers/Chief Instructors- 

Major F.A. Good (1910-19) Biography (photo)
Maj. John E. Page, ED (1919-39) Biography (photo)
unknown (1940-45)  
Capt G.F MacIntyre (1946) Biography (photo)
unknown (1947)  
Chief Inst. C.A. Murray (1948) Biography (photo)
Capt R.E. Logan (1949-50) Biography (photo)

Captain D. Caugley (1954)  *

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Capt L.R. Wilson (1955-58) Biography

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Captain G. Carr (Acting) (1958-59) Biography

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Capt L R Wilson (1960) *  Biography

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Captain D. Cochrane (1959-66) Biography

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Captain D. MacKinnon (1966-74) Biography

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Major A. Filmore, CD (1974-80) Biography

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Captain G.J. Abbott (1980-85) Biography

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Captain D. Frazer (1985-86) Biography

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Captain A. Boileau (1986-89) Biography

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Captain R. MacFadzen, CD (1989-91) Biography

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Captain M. DeWitt (Acting) (1991-92) Biography

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Captain G. Heffernan, CD (1992-96) Biography

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Major R. Carr, CD (1996) Biography

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Capt. Rebecca Roberts (2003-05) Biography (photo)
Capt David Tree (2007) Biography

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Senior Cadets

   

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Corps Flag

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Corps Home

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History -

The Fredericton High School Cadet Corps was originally formed 19 Mar 1910 with 2 coys. affil.: York Regt, Jan 28, 1925. affil.: Carleton & York Regt. May 11, 1938. affil.: 2nd (R) Bn Carleton & York Regt. Mar 17, 1943. The corps was disbanded 18 Feb 1950


On 15 Nov 1955 the Corps was reformed and became known as 242 Fredericton High School Cadet Corps. affil.: 12th Field Regt RCA, Nov 15, 1955. In 1963 the Corps became affiliated with 1st Regiment Royal Canadian horse Artillery CA (R). The Corps changed their affiliation to 1 Royal New Brunswick Regiment in Jun of 1969 as indicated by the Commanding Officers comments on the CF 790 for the 1968/1969 training year. The sponsor was the School Board District No 26. Eff 17 Apr 79 change of designation to Fredericton Army Cadet Corps and co-sponsored with Branch 4, Royal Canadian Legion in Fredericton. CF 790 for 1986 no longer lists School Board District as Sponsor. A letter was sent to the SSO Cdts 17 Oct 1986 inquiring if the School Board District #26 was still the principal sponsor and Royal Canadian Legion was still co-sponsor. No response on file. CF 790s since 1986 only list Royal Canadian Legion as sponsor.

242 Fredericton Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps was originally formed as The Fredericton High School Cadet Corps on March 15, 1910 . At that time, Army Cadet Corps were designed to provide young men military training under the direction of the local "Militia", the infant form of our present day standing Army. Though few records exist from this time, it is clear that many former cadets went on to hold important places in society both in the city and province . Much of the training and equipment was improvised and members were required to provide their own uniform.

 In 1942, King George VI conferred the title of "Royal" to the Army Cadet Movement as a whole and the Corps subsequently became known as the Fredericton High School Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. During this period of the unit's history, the objective was to train young men for future military service with the Regiments of the Canadian Army. During the war years, thousands of Army Cadets went on and did just that and many paid the ultimate price in the name of freedom. Following World War Two, the movement went into decline as Government support was reduced. In 1955, the corps was completely re-organized to deal with its new realities and became affiliated with the 12 Field Regiment (RCA). Less than 10 years passed and, on October 10, 1963 , the Corps changed its affiliation to the First Regiment, The Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCA). In the late 1960's, the Corps was given the numerical designation of 242, the lowest in the province. In 1970 following the re-organization and integration of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Corps was once again "re-badged" and became affiliated to the First Battalion of The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (Carleton & York) which continues on to present day. This event marked a major turning point in the unit's history as until then, the Corps had been "Artillery" for 60 years. Another major change came in 1975 when Bill C-16 amended the section of the National Defense Act that dealt with Cadets, allowing girls to join the organization for the first time. This period saw a change in the movement from preparing young men to be soldiers to teaching them (and girls) trades and skills that would be useful to them such as driving, communications and mechanics.

 At the present time, the Army Cadet program lives on as the oldest youth organization in Canada of which 242 RCACC is one of the oldest members. The corps is very proud of its affiliation to the Royal New Brunswick Regiment and many of our past cadets join the Regiment as soldiers each year while still others aspire to join when they come of age. The corps is no longer a part of Fredericton High School , but is instead managed and run by a team of Officers of the Cadet Instructor's Cadre (Army) of the Canadian Forces Reserve. The Corps is garrisoned in the newly renovated Carleton Street Armory (to the envy of most Cadet units in the Area). Today the corps perpetuates many of the traditions began in 1910 though many of the objectives of the movement have changed since then. The Corps continues to promote leadership, citizenship and physical fitness as well as an interest in the Canadian Army.

 In its eighty-six year history, 242 (Fredericton) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps has helped to produce many fine citizens of the City of Fredericton and will continue to do so in the future as an organization dedicated to producing the leaders of tomorrow.

 

Trophies

 

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