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Which corps is the oldest continuous corps?

 

This is a commonly asked question... who is the oldest continuous corps? in the country or in my province? The prerequisite is date formed, if the corps stood down for any period and was reformed that is a different matter, broken service is just that. Some corps have adopted numbers of previous corps in the same town and sometimes from elsewhere, that does not constitute length of service.  

The best example of broken or interrupted  service is:

#1 Corps de Cadets Seminaire de St. Hyacinthe, St-Hyacinthe, QC formed November 28, 1879 disbanded March 31, 1948

#1 Corps de Cadets du 6e Bataillon Royal 22e Régiment, St-Hyacinthe, QC reformed January 2, 1960 

Hence 12 years broken service


 

The twenty-one oldest active corps in Canada:

  1. #2 Bishop's College School Cadet Corps,  Lennoxville, QC formed in November 28, 1879

  2. #7 St Thomas Cadet Corps, St.Thomas, ON formed in Feb 27, 1880

  3. #21 Highland Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps, Cambridge, ON formed Aug 7, 1887

  4. #41 Port Perry High School Cadet Corps, Port Perry, ON Nov 28, 1898

  5. #68 Lincoln and Welland Regiment Cadet Corps, St Catherines, ON, May 23, 1900

  6. #76 Uxbridge Secondary School Cadet Corps, Uxbridge, ON June 1, 1901

  7. #102 1st Hussars Cadet Corps, Sarnia, ON November 18, 1903

  8. #109 Ingersoll Collegiate Institute Cadet Corps,  Ingersoll, ON May 2, 1904

  9. #110 Yarmouth Memorial High School Cadet Corps, Yarmouth, NS formed in July 2, 1904 (tie)

  10. #113 Brockville Rifles Cadet Corps,  Brockville, ON July 2, 1904 (tie)

  11. #142 St Andrew's College Highland Cadet Corps Aurora, ON October 16, 1905

  12. #162 Ridley College Cadet Corps St Catherines, ON March 28, 1907

  13. #223 Perth County Army Cadet Corps Waterloo ON Stratford, ON October 30, 1909

  14. #19 Portage la Prairie Cadet Corps, Portage la Prairie, MB formed in December 24, 1909

  15. #272 Nova Scotia Highlanders Cadet Corps Amherst, NS January 7, 1911

  16. #254 King's Edgehill School Cadet Corps Windsor, NS May 7, 1910

  17. #318 Woodstock Cadet Corps, Woodstock, NB December 16, 1911

  18. #337 Queen's York Rangers Cadet Corps, Toronto On, June 8, 1912  

  19. #72 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Cadet Corps, Vancouver, BC formed January 8, 1913

  20. #390 North Saskatchewan Regiment Cadet Corps, Prince Albert, SK February 12, 1913

  21. #407 Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Cadet Corps, Winnipeg, MB April 17, 1913

 

The three oldest active corps in Newfoundland & Labrador:

  1. #2355 Church Lads Brigade Cadet Corps, St-John's, NF October 18, 1949

  2. #2357 St James High School Cadet Corps, Port Aux Basques, NF October 18, 1949

  3. #2415 Gonzaga Regional High School Cadet Corps, St-John's, NF March 17, 1952

The four oldest active corps in Nova Scotia:

  1. #110 Yarmouth Memorial High School Cadet Corps, Yarmouth, NS formed in July 2, 1904

  2. #219 New Glasgow Legion Cadet Corps, New Glasgow, NS formed in March 18, 1914

  3. #272 Nova Scotia Highlanders Cadet Corps Amherst, NS January 7, 1911

  4. #254 King's Edgehill School Cadet Corps Windsor, NS May 7, 1910

The three active oldest corps in PEI:

  1. #148 Charlottetown Army Cadet Corps, Charlottetown, PE reformed November 10, 1947 - note - corps originally formed 26 May 1906

  2. #107 Cornwall-New Haven Army Cadet Corps, Cornwall, PE October 1, 1980 - note - corps originally formed 2 May 1904

  3. #1231 Kensington Army Cadet Corps, Kensington, PE January 1, 2000 - note - corps originally formed 7 Oct 1925


The three oldest active corps in New Brunswick:

  1. #318 Woodstock Cadet Corps, Woodstock, NB December 16, 1911

  2. #560 Moncton Army Cadet Corps, Moncton, NB November 10, 1914

  3. #1180 St. Stephen Army Cadet Corps, St-Stephen, NB November 12, 1924

The three oldest active corps in Quebec:

  1. #2 Bishop's College School Cadet Corps,  Lennoxville, QC formed in November 28, 1879

  2. #694 Corps de Cadets Shawinigan, Shawinigan-Sud, QC January 3, 1917

  3. #752 Corps de Cadets Métabetchouan, Métabetchouan, QC January 15, 1918

The ten oldest active corps in Ontario:

  1. #7 St Thomas Cadet Corps, St.Thomas, ON formed in Feb 27, 1880

  2. #21 Highland Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps, Cambridge, ON formed Aug 7, 1887

  3. #41 Port Perry High School Cadet Corps, Port Perry, ON Nov 28, 1898

  4. #68 Lincoln and Welland Regiment Cadet Corps, St Catherines, ON, May 23, 1900

  5. #76 Uxbridge Secondary School Cadet Corps, Uxbridge, ON June 1, 1901

  6. #102 1st Hussars Cadet Corps, Sarnia, ON November 18, 1903

  7. #109 Ingersoll Collegiate Institute Cadet Corps,  Ingersoll, ON May 2, 1904

  8. #113 Brockville Rifles Cadet Corps,  Brockville, ON July 2, 1904 

  9. #142 St Andrew's College Highland Cadet Corps Aurora, ON October 16, 1905

  10. #162 Ridley College Cadet Corps St Catherines, ON March 28, 1907

The three oldest active corps in Manitoba:

  1. #19 Portage la Prairie Cadet Corps, Portage la Prairie, MB formed in December 24, 1909

  2. #407 Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Cadet Corps, Winnipeg, MB April 17, 1913

  3. #1226 Fort Garry Horse (Militia) Cadet Corps WINNIPEG MB Winnipeg, MB June 18, 1925

The three oldest active corps in Saskatchewan:

  1. #390 North Saskatchewan Regiment Cadet Corps, Prince Albert, SK February 12, 1913

  2. #155 The Royal Regina Rifles Army Cadet Corps, Regina, SK reformed in December 11, 1940 note - corps originally formed 15 Nov 1906

  3. #328 Saskatoon Medical Cadet Corps, Saskatoon, SK November 7, 1940 note - corps originally formed April 6, 1912


The three oldest active corps in Alberta:

  1. #1292 Lord Strathcona's Horse Cadet Corps, Calgary, AB March 22, 1926 - note - corps was briefly part of 2378 Cadet Bn 1950-54

  2. #1390 Red Deer Cadet Corps, Red Deer, AB November 13, 1940 originally formed

  3. #1712 Edson Cadet Corps, Edson, AB November 13, 1940

The three oldest active corps in BC:

  1. #72 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Cadet Corps, Vancouver, BC formed January 8, 1913

  2. #950 Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadet Corps, Merritt, BC December 13, 1921

  3. #788 British Columbia Dragoons (Penticton) Cadet Corps Penticton BC Penticton, BC April 12, 1940

 

The three oldest active corps in Yukon:

  1. #2685 Yukon Regiment Army Cadet Corps, Whitehorse, YT October 1, 1961

The three oldest active corps in NWT:

  1. #2748 Fort Smith Cadet Corps, Fort Smith, NT October 1, 1963

  2. #2749 Inuvik (Signals) Army Cadet Corps, Inuvik, NT October 1, 1963

  3. #2724 Hay River Cadet Corps, Hay River, NT October 21, 1971

The three oldest active corps in Nunavut: