How to read a uniform

Rank Insignia, Badges, and Medals You can tell a lot about a cadet by their uniform. Like the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt, the symbols displayed on uniforms tell a story. Generally speaking, these symbols fall into four categories – rank insignia, star level badges, training badges, and medals. Rank badges are based on criteria such…

The Ortona Dinner

Remembering our past and marking major historical and civic events in Canadian history is an important aspect of the Army Cadet program. Readers may have seen Seaforth cadets at a Canada Day parade, a Remembrance Day event, or event at the opening of one of the BC Lions’ football games. But, because it is less…

Remembrance Day 2018

Every year on 11 November Canadians mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. At this time we also remember those who served in subsequent conflicts, and mark our respect for those who serve…

FTX Stag’s Walk

A stag’s head forms part of the cap badge of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and walking in the woods is what stags do. So, with learning how to navigate successfully in the woods being a key goal for the 72nd Seaforth Army Cadets, it seemed appropriate that the first Field Training Exercise (“FTX”) of…

Join Us!

This September is the perfect time to get involved in army cadets. If you’re looking for action, adventure, and friendship, then look no further than Vancouver’s 72nd Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps! Our first meeting of the 2018/19 year is on Tuesday, Sept 11 at 6:30PM – come on down to our Burrard Street location…

ACR 2017-18; It’s a wrap!

Our 106th Annual Cadet Review (ACR) was held this past Saturday, June 09, at the historic Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street. As Reviewing Officer LCol Ed Haverstock, CD, noted in his remarks, this has been a stellar year for our corps: cadets from the 72nd participated in three field training exercises, an exchange trip to…

2018 Scotland Exchange

Arguably one of the most unique things about being a Seaforth army cadet is the opportunity to participate in the exchange program with army cadets in Scotland. This year it was our turn to visit Scotland and we are grateful to the Army Cadets Scotland’s Glasgow and Lanarkshire Battalion for their hospitality. Thanks are also…

Regimental Senior Cadet Day

One of the great benefits of the cadet program is the relationship cadet corps have with their regimental sponsors and the training day held for senior cadets at the Seaforth Armoury this weekend is an excellent example of this. Staring bright and early, and running all day long, over 40 senior cadets were hosted by…

Vimy Day 2018

As reported previously on this blog, the 72nd Seaforth’s Warrant Officer Isabella Urbanowski was one of eleven cadets chosen to participate in the “Vimy Battlefield Tour” this year. Now back from that trip, she prepared and delivered the following remarks at the 2018 Vimy Day Commemoration at Mountainview Cemetery today. These remarks are reproduced below…

Return to Seaforth Armoury

After six years away, Vancouver’s oldest army cadet corps has moved back to the beautifully renovated Seaforth Armoury at 1650 Burrard Street. Over the past few years, the historic building has undergone extensive work, including seismic upgrades, and is now surely among the best equipped and most attractive in the country. Effective March 6, 2018,…