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#2724 Cadet Corps

 

Name -    Hay River Cadet Corps       

Location       Hay River, NT 

Formed    January 1, 1963       Disbanded     November 22, 1968

Reformed    October 21, 1971       Disbanded     Active  

Commanding Officers/Chief Instructors- 

Capt ? Bud Weiss (1963-66) Biography (photo)
Lt Peter Osted (1966-68) Biography (photo)

Capt. Ray Young (?) Biography

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Capt. Bill Farley (?) Biography

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Lt. Peter Osted (?) Biography

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Capt. Donnie Dempster (?) Biography

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Capt. Brian Lowery (?) Biography

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Capt. Bryan Riddle (?) Biography

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Lt. Lilly Buhler (?) Biography

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Lt. Ian McCrea (?) Biography

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Capt. Peter Osted (?) Biography

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Lt. Julien Lefebvre (-1988) Biography

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Capt. Peter Osted CD (1988-2003) Biography

 

Capt. Poul Osted (2003- May 2009) Biography 

 

Capt. Paul Theriault CD (May 2009-) Biography 

 

Senior Cadets

   

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Corps Flag

 

Corps Home

Federal Day School

 

 

History -   

There have been cadets in Hay River since the early 1950's. Although there are no records of this operation the story is that "Westy" Westmoreland and the Royal Canadian Signals detachment operated a Cadet Corps for boys. How long this lasted is not known.

 On 1 Jan 1963 Bud Weiss and John Scott were authorized to form an Army Cadet Corps. The corps was sponsored by the Federal Day School and affiliated with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Parades were held in the school gym which was also set up as a rifle range. In 1966 Peter Osted took over but was forced by lack of support to close the corps down in 1968.

 In the spring of 1971 Ray Young was given approval to reestablish the corps. The revived corps, now affiliated with Northern Region Headquarters, paraded in the Federal School for a year until 1972 when it moved to the new Diamond Jenness School . The corps grew steadily under Captain Young and his officers Lts. W Kudelik, R Johns, P Osted, and H Engbers. The Hay River Legion was the sponsor of this "new" cadet corps and when the new Legion building was finished in 1974 the corps moved into new quarters with office and stores space upstairs and training conducted in the dance/bingo hall. Branch 250 Royal Canadian Legion, Hay River and the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 250 have been generous and supportive sponsors of the Corps by providing accommodations, financial and material support.

Over fifty adults have been enrolled as instructors with the corps over the years.

Over the last twenty-five years more than 500 young people of Hay River have been members of the corps (over 170 still live in Hay River ). Although the enrolment of girls was not authorized until around 1975 female cadets have always been part of the corps and many girls have done very well.

Presently the corps has thirty-five cadets enrolled along with four officers and two civilian instructors. The corps trains every Monday and Wednesday night with outdoor exercises held whenever possible. Involvement with the community has always been a prime goal of the corps and the cadets are seen, sometimes in uniform and sometimes not, at many functions in town.

The corps has been judged to be the best cadet corps in Northern Region (Northwest Territories and Yukon) on at least five occasions and has placed high in both shooting and drill competitions. In recent years we have had cadets train in Germany, Wales, England, Vernon (BC), Ottawa, Petawawa (Ontario), Victoria (BC), Borden (Ontario), Rankin Inlet, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, and at Canadian Forces Bases Edmonton, Wainwright, Calgary Penhold and Suffield, as well as in many places around Hay River .

 

 

 

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