Ortona Remembered

This week, rather than attend to their usual Tuesday night training activities, cadets of 72nd Seaforth Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps commemorated the Christmas Dinner served to members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada during the historic Battle of Ortona. The background story goes like this: December 25, 1943 was Christmas in Ortona, Italy and…

Exercise Pioneer Crossing

We promised outdoor adventure and – with the help of our sponsoring Regiment – we delivered in spades (and axes) last weekend! In “Exercise Pioneer Crossing” 72nd RCACC Capt. Leong and cadet Sgt. Ching joined members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada at one of their field exercises in Chilliwack and enjoyed an up-close and…

We Remember

When not out camping or learning survival skills our cadets are often involved in civil engagement and community development activities. For instance, our 72nd Seaforth army cadets were honoured to join other cadets from Vancouver, around British Columbia, and across the country in a variety of Remembrance Day activities this November 11, 2019. In our…

The Fun Starts Sept 10

The next season of outdoor adventure, fun, and friendship begins Tuesday Sept 10. Come on down to join, or just to have a look and to get more information. The 72nd Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is looking forward to meeting you, and welcoming you! There’s a lot of information about the cadet program on…

Ceremonial Review concludes the year

Just as the school year comes to an end, so too does the cadet year. There is no final exam, but there is a final parade – the Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR). The 72nd’s review was held Saturday June 8 at the historic Seaforth Armoury. Over sixty guests attended the afternoon event which featured HCol…

Highland Paddlers

The weather for the weekend of May 11-12 was full of sunshine … very appropriate since our “Highland Paddler” field training exercise (FTX) was held on British Columbia’s famous Sunshine Coast region! The exercise began on Friday night, not with the usual bus ride to camp, but with a scenic ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay…

Cadets Find Adventure at FTX Lost Stag

No cadets were lost on FTX (Field Training Exercise) Lost Stag … but that should be no surprise because they had all practised using maps and compasses before last weekend’s adventure began! Held among the 260 hectares of Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey, twenty cadets participated in a range of outdoor activities which included navigational…

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 411 on DEUs and FTUs

One need only google the definition of “uniformity” to understand why cadets wear uniforms. When we dress alike, we symbolically show that we are together and on the same team. Check out synonyms for uniformity and you’ll find other words like consistency, steadiness, stability, and equality. These are the characteristics and qualities that uniforms give…

Cadets are prepared to respond

About a year ago, three army cadets from the 219RCACC in Nova Scotia were preparing for a field training exercise when they noticed a dog that had gone through the ice in a nearby pond. Shortly afterwards, the dog’s owner also got stuck in the ice. They reacted quickly and managed to bring both dog and owner…