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#2610 Cadet Corps

Name -    Sheet Harbour Army Cadet Corps     

Location     Sheet Harbour, NS 

Formed    1 Oct 1957    Disbanded     31 December 1973

Reformed     February 1, 1985     Disbanded     Active    

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Capt Gary D. Scrivens  (1985-93)

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Capt Vance Thompson (1993-96)

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Capt Gary D. Scrivens, CD (1996-) Biography (photo)

 

 

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2610 Sheet Harbour Cadet Corps was originally formed 1 Oct 57 under the sponsorship of Sheet Harbour Consolidated Schools. Eff 1 Sept 63 change of designation to Duncan MacMillan High School Cadet Corps as a result of a change in quarters from Sheet Harbour High School to Duncan MacMillan High School. The Corps was never affiliated with a Reserve or Regular Force unit. The Corps became dormant in 1970. Eff 1 Dec 73 the Corps disbanded (Message D Cdts 699/05 Dec 73 refers). 

 

2610 Sheet Harbour Cadet Corps was originally formed 1 Oct 57 under the sponsorship of Sheet Harbour Consolidated Schools. Eff 1 Sept 63 change of designation to Duncan MacMillan High School Cadet Corps as a result of a change in quarters from Sheet Harbour High School to Duncan MacMillan High School. The Corps was never affiliated with a Reserve or Regular Force unit. The Corps became dormant in 1970. Eff 1 Dec 73 the Corps disbanded (Message D Cdts 699/05 Dec 73 refers). 2610 Sheet Harbour Army Cadet Corps reactivated 1 Feb 85 under the sponsorship of Courcelette Branch 58, Royal Canadian Legion, Sheet Hr and supported by CFB Shearwater. Affiliated unit was to be announced by Marcom. In 1990 this corps became affiliated with the Princess Louise Fusiliers without authorization. Eff 1 Apr 96, CFB Halifax will assume support for corps supported by 12 Wing Shearwater.

 

    Corps History written by Captain G.D. Scrivens, CD

            2610 RCACC was reactivated on 01 Feb 1985 , after 12 years of inactivity.  Captain Gary Scrivens was appointed Commanding Officer, a position he held until May 1993 when Captain Vance Thompson assumed command at the annual parade.  Capt Thompson held the position until June 1996 when Capt Scrivens again assumed command of the Unit.  The Corps is sponsored by Courcelette Branch 58, Royal Canadian Legion, Sheet Harbour .

            The Corps has a very dedicated shooting program and it is an important part of our Unit.  2610 has been very successful in the Air Rifle Program which was started in 1986.  We have won every match in the history of the Provincial Air Rifle competition.  We have won many DCRA Winter Postal Matches and have successfully defended our title in the Army Cadet League Winter Postal Competition during the past nine years.  We have represented our Province at the Nationals for ten years, placing 1st overall 1999-2001.  Cadet Sarah Bezanson was the Top Shot in Canada in 2000 and 2001 and Jennifer Churchill was the Top Shot in 2003.

            2610 has produced more than just good shooters.  Our cadets have done very well in the National Star Certification exams with 67 successful NSCE/Gold Star cadets to our credit.  Twelve of these cadets placed very high in the testing and were rewarded with exchanges in foreign countries while 12 cadets completed Leadership and Challenge courses in Banff , Alberta .  A total of 84 cadets were placed in Staff positions at various camps over the 20 year history of the Corps.

            2610 has often been recognized for their proficiency and has been awarded the Strathcona Cup on five occasions; the most recent training year was 1997/98.  This award is presented to the best Army Cadet Corps in Nova Scotia .  We have also won the Brigadier General Amy Trophy every year it has been awarded.  This trophy is presented to the Corps that had done the most to promote sportsmanship and dedication in the Army Cadet Shooting organization.  In 1996 this trophy was permanently presented to our Unit and is on display in our HQ.

            2610 has a small but dedicated staff and has had in the past an average strength of 35 Cadets.  Our numbers are average this year and the enthusiasm of the Cadets continues to be high.  We hope to increase our Corp strength next fall with a good recruiting drive.  We continue to receive tremendous support from the community and our sponsors, RCL Courcelette Branch 58 and the Sheet Harbour Lions Club.  Our history maybe short but, it is one that we can all be proud of.

 

 

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