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#2843 Cadet Corps


Name -               West Vancouver Cadet Corps (Seaforth)      

Location            West Vancouver, BC 

Formed              January 1, 1969              Disbanded               November 6, 1974

Commanding Officers/Chief Instructors- 

   Captain Len Phillips (1969-)






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History -   

 Authority was granted in 1969 for the formation of this Corps under the sponsorship of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60, the unit was designated as No 2843 West Vancouver Cadet Corps (Seaforth) and became affiliated with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

Application to form an Army Cadet Corps in West Vancouver dated December 19th, 1968 was received by the Directorate of Cadets at Canadian Forces Headquarters, Ottawa . The application stated in part that:

 “Many residents of West Vancouver have a past or present association with The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada . Investigation has indicated that a keen interest exists in the community in support of an army cadet corps. The corps will parade at Dundarave Field House, West Vancouver where adequate secure storeroom facilities are available.”

 Formation of #2843 West Vancouver Army Cadet Corps (Seaforths) was authorized effective January 1, 1969 with a quota of 31 cadets. The sponsor was the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60, West Vancouver , Cmrd Elliot Brown - President. Training took place on Wednesday nights 1900-2130 hrs.

The Commanding Officer was Captain Len Phillips, assisted by Lieutenant John Gibberd and Civilian Instructor J. Quarnstrom.

Although the corps started off with 32 cadets on strength, lack of enrollment resulted in a steady decline and in less than 5 years, only 10 cadets remained. To make matters worse, the corps lost its officers, the last one having moved to Winnipeg , Manitoba . The sponsor was unable to recruit new officers.

#2843 West Vancouver Army Cadet Corps (Seaforths) was disbanded effective November 6th, 1974 .




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