Army Cadet Basic Parachute Course

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Rivers, MB 1967

Edmonton, AB 1971-80s

Valcartier 1983

Connaught/Trenton 1990s - to current


It's not known precisely how the Cadet Basic Parachute Course began other than it ran as an experimental course in Rivers in 1967 and took several years to be reinstated, that occurred in Edmonton in 1972. Many individuals were involved in creating the course including Capt (Later HCol) Howie Cook of 2551 Cadet Corps. Since then however, it is the most challenging and perhaps most rewarding course any army cadet can aspire to taking. The course is identical in every respect to the regular force run course and as a matter of course the wings awarded to the cadet upon completion can be worn in his or her later military or para-military career.