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 - updated 18 Aug, 2009

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Unknown 42-44.  1970s inspection and drumhead service, the hangar is quite distinct and modern. Possibly 2870 Cadet Corps?  (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partially Solved - Building is Hangar 11 at Ottawa airport, the old AMU building, corps is definitely 2870, not sure of the date or occasion but certainly a big event. Thank you to Bill Nangle in Kingston, ON for helping solve the mystery. Further Solved, is an annual inspection with CDS General J.A Dextraze as reviewing officer. thank you to MGen Wheatly. Further Solved  Iím, pretty sure the Reviewing Officer in these photos is Gen Jacques Dextraze, who was CDS from 1972-1977. In any case, the General is a full General, and is thus definitely the CDS (or a retired CDS). Having the CDS a parade makes it a very prestigious occasion, and this looks like it might be a presentation of colours to Corps 2870 (judging form the numbers on the Colours on picture 51 and kneeling officer in front of the piled drums in pictures 42 and 43). Since the Corps was formed in 1970, the dates would fit. thank you to Michael J Brown.

 

 

Unknown 45-47.  1970s inspection and drumhead service, the hangar is quite distinct and modern, unknown general officer, looks almost like Gen J.A. Dextraze (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partially Solved - Building is Hangar 11 at Ottawa airport, the old AMU building, corps is definitely 2870, not sure of the date or occasion but certainly a big event. Thank you to Bill Nangle in Kingston, ON for helping solve the mystery.

 

Unknown 48-50.  1970s inspection and drumhead service, the hangar is quite distinct and modern, unknown general officer, looks almost like Gen J.A. Dextraze. Definitely an important parade (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partially Solved - Building is Hangar 11 at Ottawa airport, the old AMU building, corps is definitely 2870, not sure of the date or occasion but certainly a big event. Thank you to Bill Nangle in Kingston, ON for helping solve the mystery.

 

Unknown 51. Looks like the proper flag 2870  (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League)

 

unknown 52  (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League)

 

unknown 53 (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League)

 

unknown 54. Appears to be senior cadets in southern Ontario, or perhaps on exchange, mid 1970s  (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partially solved - I recognize two people in this photo, The first is Ingo Victor Medvescek. I spent the summer of 1977 in Whitehorse Yukon with Ingo as cadet platoon corporals.He is the warrant officer in the middle with the forge cap and sash, wearing the Fusiliers hat badge. 
Also in this photo, standing "At Ease" to the right with the R.C.E.M.E. hat badge is Danny Allain from my home corps, 560 Moncton in New Brunswick.†I believe Danny attended Banff in the summer of 1978 so my guess is this would be late 70's. (If the badge on his breast pocket is a BNACC one) Thanks to Fred Cormier

 

unknown 55. A R22eR cadet alongside a rather ceremonially dresses cadet. ca1960s or early 70s (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partly solved - I'd speculate that the individual on the left isn't a cadet, but a re-enactor at a historical site, such as Fort Henry Note that he's standing in front of a sentry box. Over his shoulder, you can see a group of other cadets. Thanks to Capt Howard Scrimgoeur. Partly solved - ceremonially dressed cadet appears to be a
member of the Fort York Guard,  Fort York historical site, Toronto. Thanks to Todd Solomon

 

Mystery 56, not a lot of clues, cadet shoulder flash appears to be possibly Regt de Maisoneuve, looks like early 1970s. (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Mostly solved - picture was taken in 1970 at the First Annual Quebec Tri-Service Cadet Tattoo at the Pointe Claire Arena. The photo is of the RO inspecting the guard, Guard Officer is S/Lt Yves Marcotte of RCSCC Victory ( Montreal ).  All participating units were from the Montreal area. I was a PO2 with Victory at the time Thanks to LCdr Roland Vaillancourt

 

Mystery 57, possibly a mass corps parade in Quebec, the best clue might be the background, does anyone know what armoury this might be? Dated May 1982 (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partially solved - Appears to be Voltigeur de Quebec Amoury, thank you to C/WO Marc-Antoine Gervais Hotte

 

Mystery 58, Arrival of a reviewing officer, LGen, mid to late 1980s, probably Argonaut. (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Solved - Definitely Camp Argonaut at CFB Gagetown.  The Reviewing Officer is LGen Jim Quinn, the Colonel Commandant.  That Lincoln "staff car" was likely only rented once.  The exact date of Quinn's visit is likely recorded in the museum at Argonaut. Thank you to MGen Howard Wheatly. 1984 is the date as this is the year of the car. 

 

Mystery 59, very few clues. (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League)

 

Mystery 60, very few clues, however #59 and 60 came from the same group, lights on the ceiling are identical. Possibly Blackwatch due to red hackle (yes, it's black and white). (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League)  Partially solved - at right Gary Katzko, late 1960s or early 1970s -Maj Lyle Johnson. Solved The picture was taken in 1971 at the Second Annual Quebec Triservice Cadet Tattoo at either the Maurice Richard or Pointe Claire Arenas. The photo depicts a contingent of the Black Watch Cadet Corps (CC2497) during their swords and torches demonstration. In the foreground is Cdt/Capt Gary Katzko. - Gary Katzko

 

Mystery 61, possible a summer camp (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partially identified - Connaught is the camp, now what year is it. Thanks to C/MWO Graham Humphrey. Partially identified - the cadet in the right flank, second rank (red beret) is from 2824 Mississauga.  His name escapes me, but I knew him well.  He was the DSM the year before I assumed the position.  As he is a WO in this picture, it would make it 1995. Thanks to Dave Ward

 

Mystery 62, might be in Banff, mid to late 1980s, clue - red rank (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Mostly Solved - Is the first year the National Army Cadets Pipes & Drums (NACPD) was in Banff - 1992. They had no ceremonial uniforms that year, but the bass drum head gives it away - the head is still at Rocky - mounted on the wall last time I saw it. Bill Nangle. Further details - Drum Major Hillier is from 219 RC(Army)CC New Glasgow, NS from Jo Babin. More info This is definitely NACPD (National Army Cadet Pipes and Drums) 1991, the first year of the band. I was the training officer that year (2Lt. Jeff Boyle). The bass drummer is Cadet Brian Grant from London, Ontario and the snare drummer is Cadet Chris McLennan from the SDG (Stormont Dundas and Glengarry) cadet corps in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Thanks to Jeff Boyle

 



 

Mystery 63, looks to possibly be Camerons of Ottawa, early to mid 1970s (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Solved - This photo was taken in Apr or May 1970 in Cartier Drill Hall, Ottawa. It is an inspection parade of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa.  The central figure is cadet LCol Bernie McGee.  I am standing directly in front of him in the front rank. Thanks to Capt Doug Gardner

 

Mystery 64, looks to possibly be Camerons of Ottawa, early to mid 1970s, note FN rifle (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Mostly solved - These are indeed Cameron photos again in the Cartier Drill square.  They were most likely taken winter '69 or '70. Thanks to Capt Doug Gardner

 

Mystery 65, looks to possibly be Camerons of Ottawa, early to mid 1970s (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Mostly solved - These are indeed Cameron photos again in the Cartier Drill square.  They were most likely taken winter '69 or '70. Thanks to Capt Doug Gardner

 

Mystery 66, looks to possibly be Camerons of Ottawa, early to mid 1970s (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Mostly solved - These are indeed Cameron photos again in the Cartier Drill square.  They were most likely taken winter '69 or '70. Thanks to Capt Doug Gardner

 

 

Mystery 66, looks to possibly be Camerons of Ottawa, early to mid 1970s. Best clue GGFG Sgts Mess sign, is this Cartier Square Armoury? (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Mostly solved - These are indeed Cameron photos again in the Cartier Drill square.  They were most likely taken winter '69 or '70. Thanks to Capt Doug Gardner

 

Mystery 68, unidentified senior officer reviewing cadets, possibly a summer camp, right around 1975 or 1976, clues, girls, C/Lt rank on cadet next to RO. (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partially solved - senior officer is Charles H. Belzile, still wearing R22eR collar dogs so must be during his tenure as CO of the 2nd Bn. So could possible be Valcartier. Thank you to Maj Ken Washbrook

 

Mystery 69. definitely from the same set as Unknown 40 on the previous page. A summer camp somewhere, very few clues, a few air and sea cadets in the group. Anyone recognize the PPCLI MWO? (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Solved - RSM of WCC, MWO Butch Ortel. Shelly Johns is the Argyle cadet in the left of the photo.  Thanks to Maj Greg Betts

 

Mystery 70. definitely from the same set as Unknown 40 on the previous page. A summer camp somewhere, very few clues, a few air and sea cadets in the group.  (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Solved - Tim Janes from my cadet corps, #557 Lorne Scots, can be seen wearing the primrose hackle of our Regimment. My friend Anne Price from the Thorhold Squadron Air Cadets is also in the picture. Anne and I are still friends today after 26 years. I also see Kathy Pulukowitcz from the Lake Superior Scottish cadets in the line behind MWO Ortel. Number 69 and 70 are the early days of the sumer and we are getting the lay of the land from MWO Ortel, an orientation of the ground so to speak. Cadets today have no idea how we lived in those days. Thanks to Maj Greg Betts

 

Mystery 71. definitely from the same set as Unknown 40 on the previous page. A summer camp somewhere, very few clues, a few air and sea cadets in the group. LCol's name tag looks like "Caesar" or something close.  (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League) Partly solved - LCOL Rick Caesar was CO of CCW in the late 80's....I'll bet that photo was him..... Thanks to Tom Buchenauer. Solved definitely LCol Caesar the Commanding Officer Thanks to Maj Greg Betts

 

 

Mystery 72, no clues. (courtesy National Office, Army Cadet League)