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TOP SHOWING OF CITY CADETS PROMPTS PROGRAM EXPANSION

 Expansion of trades training for Royal Canadian Army Cadets by one hundred per cent for 1950 was announced today at area headquarters.  Members of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Troop, which resumes training this evening, are eligible to enrol for the trades training program.

 The expansion means a Saskatchewan area quota of 175 vacancies, broken down as follows:  Driver operator, (signals), 68 made up of 49 first year and 19 second year; driver mechanic, 78 made up of 55 first year, and 23 second; medical assistant, 21 of which 12 are first year and nine second; operator F.C.E. (radar), eight first year.

 The courses will be of six weeks duration commencing on July 17 at Dundurn for driver mechanics and driver operators.  Dates for the medical assistants and operators’ fire control equipment courses are to be announced later, but these courses will be held at Shilo and Vernon respectively.  The expansion of the program this year is warranted, officials’ state by the splendid results of last summer’s trades training courses.  

In 1950 Moose Jaw Army Cadets made a very credible showing in the Trades Training program, C. /Captain W.R. Diemert and C. /Lieut. D.S. Smale attended the Operators’ Special Engineering Equipment Course at Vernon , BC , and both received high standing at the school.  The same two cadets also qualified at an Officer and NCOs Course conducted at Clear Lake Manitoba earlier in the summer.  C/Cpl David Tomlinson attended the Driver Mechanic (Wheeled) Course at Dundurn, finishing in the top 25 percent of the class, and being recommended to proceed with the second phase of the training this year.  In the Signaller “All Arms” Course, also held at Dundurn last year, there were two Army Cadets from Moose Jaw , C. /Sgt Mervin Hendrickson and Cadet Phillip Petrie.  Both of them obtained good standing on their work, and were recommended to participate with phase two of the course this summer.

Five Moose Jaw Cadets attended the 1949 Medical Assistants’ Course at Shilo and all were recommended to proceed to phase two of the course this year.  The five cadets were C. /Major V.R. Gibson, C. /Capt I.D. McSporran, C. /CQMS F.C. Loney, C. /Lieut D.C. Ellis-Toddington, and acting

C. /Lieut. E. Holden.  C/Major Gibson stood first in the class and

C. /Captain McSporran second out of a group of fifteen candidates.

Other branches of instruction given in the Cadet program at the local Armoury include Drill and Command, S.A.T. Rifle, Weapon Training, Fundamentals, Physical Education and games.

Printed Moose Jaw Times Herald Jan 11, 1950

ANNUAL INSPECTION OF CADETS FRIDAY

The annual inspection of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps, Royal Canadian Army Cadets, will take place on the Central Collegiate campus on Friday afternoon, May 12, at 2 o’clock .  Inspecting officer will be Lt. Col. A.H. Wilson, commanding officer of the 20th Saskatchewan Armoured Regiment, R.C.A.C.C. who will take the salute on the march past.  Also, present for the inspection will be Captain W.E. Harrington, M.C., area cadet training officer, together with other area headquarters personnel.

With the permission of the committee in charge, the St. Andrew’s Society Boys’ Pipe Band will be on hand to play for the Army Cadets while they go through the maneuvers of the ceremonial march past, and during the inspection of the cadets while drawn up in review order.  Following the march past, various groups of the corps will present demonstrations of different phases of training they have received during the past season, including signaling with telephone, wireless and walkie-talkies; weapon training, physical training and games, pyramid building and first aid.

THE MOOSE JAW Schools Cadet Corps is affiliated with the 20th Saskatchewan Armoured Regiment, and the cadets have training at the Armoury once a week during the past season since September 1949.  Range practice, using .22 calibre rifles, has been part of the program, and the members of the Corps have been entered in several rifle competitions during the winter.

 In the Saskatchewan Provincial Small Bore shoots, the Moose Jaw team has consistently held the middle position in the competition with other cadet corps in the province.  Teams were also entered in the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association competitions during January, February and March; final announcement of these matches has not yet been made.

During the summer, members of the Moose Jaw Army Cadet Corps will attend annual camp at Clear Lake in Manitoba , as well as trades training schools for driver mechanics, driver operators, medical assistants and instructor qualification.

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 11, 1950

 

 

15 MOOSE JAW ARMY CADETS TO ATTEND SUMMER CAMPS

Fifteen Moose Jaw boys will be among 330 army cadets from Manitoba , western Ontario and Saskatchewan who will attend special trades training camps at Dundurn , Sask. , Shilo , Man. , and Vernon.BC; it was announced today by headquarters, Prairie Command.

These camps are in addition to the annual cadet camp held at Clear Lake , Man. , details of which will be announced shortly.  Moose Jaw cadets attending the course at Dundurn are:  R. Trumbley, C. Trumbley, W. Steele, W.R. Diemert, D.S. Smale, D. Tomlinson, J. Ralph, D. Morrisette, W. Payne, M. Hendrickson and P.A. Petrie.  Cadets attending the Dundurn Camp will train as driver-mechanics and radio operators. 

This will be the second year that cadet trades’ training has been available at Dundurn.  The six weeks course will commence July 18 and conclude August 29.  Approximately 286 boys will attend this camp; almost three times the enrolment of last summer.  To qualify in his trade each cadet attends two six-week camps in successive summers. 

LOCAL CADETS attending the medical assistants’ course at Shilo , Man. , are G. Brattan, I. McSporran, F. Loney, E. Halden, and D. Ellis-Toddington.  Student medical assistants will be quartered in the military hospital, where they will study first aid, anatomy, health and hygiene, laboratory technique and practical hospital work. 

In addition to regular training a full program of sports is provided at each camp.  Complete medical facilities, as well as Army chaplains, are located at all cadet-training centers.  Cadets’ at all three camps-Dundurn, Shilo and Vernon- who successfully complete the training receive a $60 bonus.

Printed in Moose Jaw Times Herald June 12, 1950

CITY ARMY CADETS LEAVE NEXT MONDAY FOR CLEAR LAKE CAMP

The Moose Jaw Army Cadet Corps will move into camp at Clear Lake , Manitoba , on July 3 for 10 days’ training and recreation, along with almost 500 other Royal Canadian Army cadets from western Ontario , Manitoba and other points in Saskatchewan . 

The annual camp is in addition to the trades training camp at Dundurn , Sask. , and the Dominion camp at Banff , Alta.  In all, approximately1, 000 army cadets from Prairie Command will obtain an instructive holiday during July and August through the cadet movement. 

Training at the Clear Lake camp will devote 40 per cent of the time to cadet subjects and 60 percent of the program will be organized sports and recreation.  Special emphasis will be placed on training with wireless equipment, first aid, marksmanship, and leadership. 

 ON ARRIVAL at camp, each cadet will undergo a through physical examination from a medical officer.  A medical staff will be in attendance until the camp closes.  Captain H.G. Walker, of Winnipeg , Protestant chaplain and Rev. E.L. Lequiea of North Battleford , Roman Catholic chaplain will be at the camp to care for the cadets’ spiritual welfare.  A field and track meet, with trophies and awards being presented to the first three cadets in each event, will highlight the sports program.

MAJOR J. LEACH of Winnipeg will be camp commandant.  He will be assisted by Lieut. W.E. Harrington, chief instructor of Regina , and Capt. R.O. Porter, quartermaster, of Winnipeg .  A staff of instructors will supervise all training and recreation.  Besides the Moose Jaw Corps, the following Saskatchewan units will be attending the camp:  Regina Rifles Cadet Corps, Saskatoon Collegiate Cadet Corps, Gull Lake, Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers Cadet Corps, Maple Creek Cadet Corps, Melville Cadet Corps, Humbolt Cadet Corps, Kerrobert Cadet Corps, Oxbow Cadet Corps, Fort Qu’appelle Cadet Corps, LaFleche Cadet Corps, Le Cadets de St. Pierre of Gravelbourg; Semans Cadet Corps, Tisdale Cadet Corps, Sturgis Cadet Corps, St. Thomas Cadet Corps of Battleford, Birch Hill Cadet Corps, Kamsack Cadet Corps and St Joseph’s College Cadet Corps of  Yorkton.

Printed in Moose Jaw Times Herald on June 28, 1950

   

BREN PRACTICE – Army cadets are shown receiving instruction in the use of the Bren gun at one of the weekly target practices at Burdick Range .  Cadets standing are (left to right).  Jim Cooper, Ron Tinline, Doug Francis and Jim Ralph, while Capt. Hub Gutheridge supervises the firing of the gun by Cadet Bob Seymour.

ARMY CADETS GET RANGE TRAINING

Army cadets in Moose Jaw are being trained in the use of rifles and Bren guns, and each Saturday, weather permitting, some 20 cadets are taken by lorry to the Burdick ranges for target practice.  Cadet instructors Hub Gutheridge and Al Davies supervise the group.  Each cadet packs a lunch, which is eaten during the halfway break, in the range cookhouse.  Cadets return to the city in the afternoon. 

At the last .303 rifles and Bren gun shoot, some good targets were fired.  The best scores for three practices of five rounds .303 rifles at 200 yards were as follows:  Ted Wright 47; Doug Francis, 43; Bob Seymour, 39; Jim Cooper, 38; Wes Rathwell, 28; Oscar Wifladt, 21; Gary Haswell, 20.  The next practice for .303 service rifle and Bren gun will be this Saturday. 

PRINTED IN MOOSE JAW TIMES HERALD ON SEPT. 26, 1950

   

CROSSING CREEK QUITE A FEAT FOR YOUNG CADETS AT BURDICK

 Members of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps, Royal Canadian Army Cadets, took part in their first outdoor meeting of the season on Saturday when they proceeded to Burdick ranges for a rifle shoot and tactical exercise.  The cadets assembled at the Armoury in the morning and were taken to the ranges in motor transport supplied by the 20th ( Sask. ) Armoured Regiment, with which unit the cadet corps is affiliated. 

 The first part of the morning was devoted to range practice, using the .303 service rifle, and some very good scores were registered, among them the following:  Possible score, 25- Oscar Wilfladt 24, Doug Francis 24, Terry White 22, Garth Rattee 18, Doug Roberts 17, Neil Hooey 15, Jim Bell 11 and Paul Lecorre 10.

Following the rifle shooting, each cadet was given instruction and practice in handling and firing the Bren light machine- gun, firing in bursts and single shot.  Each cadet had provided himself with a haversack lunch and at noon hour, a pause was made to eat and enjoy a short rest. 

 After lunch, a short tactical scheme was outlined on section level, and the group divided into two squads to carry out the scheme in practice.  The purpose of the scheme was to develop skill in fieldcraft and to perfect control of small bodies of cadets in open field maneuvers.  Part of the scheme included crossing the creek on the south side of the ranges.  Originally, at this season of the year, there is practically no water in the bed of the creek and it can be crossed easily on foot.  Due to the heavy rains of the past few weeks, however, the creek is now swollen stream eight to ten feet wide at its narrowest point and ranging from three to six feet in depth.  The heroes of the afternoon were three cadets – Wilfladt, Francis and White- who succeeded in making the crossing and returning again, though not exactly “dry shod.”

 After the field maneuvers were over the equipment was packed up and everyone returned to the Armoury, where weapons and gear were carefully cleaned and stored away, ready for the next outdoor training period. 

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on September 17, 1951

   

LOCAL ARMY CADETS TO BE INSPECTED

The annual inspection of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) will be held at the Armoury tomorrow night, commencing at 7:30 .  The salute on the March Past will be taken by Major W.H. Haight, officer 20th ( Sask. ) Armoured Regiment (R.C.A.C.) and among the inspection staff from area headquarters in Regina will be Captain J.R. Gay, cadet-training officer for Saskatchewan Area.

 The inspection will be open to the public and the parents and friends of all Army Cadets are cordially invited to attend.  The St. Andrew’s Society Boys’Pipe Band will be in attendance and will play for the March Past and during the inspection of the troops, through the courtesy of the pipe band committee.

Following the ceremonial review, the army cadets will put on demonstrations of squad drill, under command of A/Lieut D. Roberts and the N.C.O.’s of the corps.  A display of signaling procedure will be given by the cadets, who have been taking signals training under Captain A.E. Davis, and signal stations will be set up in different parts of the Armoury and messages will be passed from one point to another.  Another group, under direction of D.S. Smale, will give a demonstration of weapons training, using the Bren light machine gun.

 The inspection will conclude with the presentation at the attendance trophy donated by the 20th ( Sask. ) Armoured Regiment to the school whose cadets have compiled the highest average attendance during the training year.  Trophies will also be presented by the 20th ( Sask. ) Armoured Regiment, with which the Moose Jaw Army Cadet Corps is affiliated, the first year cadet and the advanced cadet having the highest standing in proficiency for the year.  Grading for selection of cadets to receive proficiency awards includes attendance, attitude, cleanliness and neatness in dress, progress in training and general deportment and conduct.  Presentations will be made by Major Haight, the inspecting officer for the evening.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 7, 1952

 

CADETS PRAISED BY COL. CAWSEY

High praise for their excellent military bearing on parade and for the way they had absorbed training over the past twelve months, was voiced last night by Lt. Col R.B. Cawsey, commanding officer, Saskatchewan Dragoons at an inspection of army cadets here. 

Following the ceremonial march past and advance in review order, during which Col. Cawsey took the salute, the cadets of No. 1856 corps Moose Jaw Schools, demonstrated to the large assembly in the armoury the results of their training in the past year.

 Signalling, foot-drill, Bren light machine gun practice, and rifle drill all came under the inspection microscope.  Awards for the past year’s training were made by Col. Cawsey: Senior cadet proficiency award went to Cadet Sgt. L.L. Miller, while the junior proficiency award was won by Cadet G.R. Huffman.  The shooting trophy went to Cadet Company Staff Sgt. R.G. Knight.  Central Collegiate cadets won the attendance trophy.

Aides to Col. Cawsey in the inspecting party were: Major R.G. Young, Winnipeg, officer commanding cadet training, prairie command; Capt. N.L Topham, area cadet officer, and Lt/ J. Moad.  The cadets were under the command of Cadet Lt. J.C. Russell, with instructors, Capt S.H. Gutheridge, Capt A.E. Davis and Lt. D.S. Smale in attendance. Representing the School Board was Sid Hampton.

Printed in Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 9, 1957

 

 

 ARMY CADETS RECEIVE AWARDS

One of the highlights of the annual inspection of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps, Royal Canadian Army Cadets, at the armoury last night, was the presentation of awards to top ranking cadets.  The three cadets who captured individual honors are shown above with their trophies.  Left, Sgt James Cooper holds the senior cadet proficiency trophy, while Dale Huff, right displays the junior cadet trophy awarded to him.  Centre, Lieut. Douglas Roberts, winner of the Strathcona bronze medallion, presented by the Lord Strathcona Trust fund committee.  The other awards, including the attendance award won by Technical High school , were presented by the 20th ( Sask. ) Armoured Regiment.  The corps was inspected last night by Major W. H. Haight, officer commanding the 20th Armoured, and Capt. J.R. Gay, Regina area cadet training officer.  The ST. Andrew’s Society Boys’ Pipe Band played selections during the program, which closed with refreshments.

 Printed in Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 9, 1952

 

 

 

CITY ARMY CADETS TO BE INSPECTED

At eight o’clock Thursday night members of No. 1856 Moose Jaw School Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) will be inspected at the Armoury, by Brigadier J.A.W. Bennett, CBE, and CD, SASKATCHEWAN army area commander.

 This will be the annual inspection of the cadet corps, and other members of the inspecting party will include Capt. J.R. Gay, cadet training officer, Saskatchewan area and Lieut. J.L. Bush, assistant cadet training officer. 

The inspection is open to the public, parents and friends of cadets are invited to attend.  Spectators should be in their places by 7:30 p.m. , so as not to interfere with the program.  In addition to the ceremonial march past, and the advance in review order, the cadets will give a demonstration of training, which will include drill, weapon training and signals training.

 

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

At the close of the parade, the inspecting officer will present the 20th ( Sask. ) Armoured Regiment Trophy for attendance, to a representative of the school whose cadets maintained the highest average attendance throughout the year.  The Strathcona Trust Bronze Medal for the best shot in the cadet corps, and awards to the first year cadet and to the advanced cadet who achieved the highest proficiency standing in their respective groups, will also be presented.

 The two last-mentioned awards are presented annually by the 20th ( Sask. ) Armoured Regiment, (RCAC), and are for permanent possession of the cadets winning them.  Following the presentations, refreshments will be served to the members of the cadet corps and their guests.

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 26, 1953

 

OUTDOOR EXERCISE FOR ARMY CADETS

 Members of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) will inaugurate the fall training program with an outdoor scheme at Burdick Ranges on Saturday.  Army cadets will assemble at the Armoury at 9:30 o’clock Saturday morning, where transportation will be available to the range area.  Each cadet should bring a sandwich lunch for the midday meal:  chocolate milk will be provided for all boys.

The program for the day will include firing on the ranges for experienced cadets and elementary instruction in firing for beginners, practice in signalling with the No. 58 Wireless Sets, and fundamental training in fieldcraft and simple tactics.  Cadets who attended camp at Dundurn this summer will have an opportunity to put into practice much of the training they received there, and the senior leaders will be assigned duties in charge of small groups of beginners.

Captain A.E. Davies, Captain S.H. Gutheridge and Lieutenant D.S. Smale will supervise the outdoor scheme, with assistance from Cadet Lieutenant Doug Roberts and Cadet Sergeants W. Linsley, P. Bowler, E. Campbell and M. Hunchuk.

At the completion of the day’s program, the cadets will be brought back to the Armoury where all equipment and weapons will be cleaned and replaced in stores.  On the following Wednesday, Sept 16, a reorganization parade will be held at the Armoury for army cadets, commencing at 7:30 p.m. At that time new members will be enrolled, provided they are between the ages of 14 and 171/2 and are physically fit.

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Sept. 11, 1953

   

CADETS ENJOY DAY ON RANGES DESPITE CROSS-WIND, DUST

 Despite high winds and some dust, a number of Royal Canadian Army Cadets enjoyed a good outing on Saturday at Burdick Ranges .  The party under command of Captain Hub Gutheridge, Captain Al Davies and Lieut. Dennis Smale assembled at the Armoury and following roll call, all equipment and personnel were loaded into private cars and taken to the range area.  A butt party was organized there and targets set up, after which all the cadets took part in firing the .22 calibre target rifles and the .303 calibre service rifles.  Communication between butts and firing point was made with No. 58 wireless sets. 

A strong crosswind made shooting difficult, especially for the inexperienced cadets, but nevertheless some good scores were posted.  At noon hour, a break was made for dinner.  Each cadet had provided himself with a sandwich lunch (and what lunches some of those boys had seemed enough for three men, but they consumed it all) A five gallon container of chocolate milk was purchased from cadet corps funds and this too, was quickly disposed of by thirty thirsty boys.

After the ground around the cook shack had been “policed” and all waste paper and scraps had been picked up, firing was resumed until two o’clock .  All equipment was then checked, packed and reloaded and the party’s return to the Armoury, where weapons were cleaned and returned to stores. 

 Among those attending the outdoor exercise, in addition to the instructors, were Cadet Major Eddie Chow, Cadet Sergeants Paul Bowler, Bill Linsley, Murray Hunchuk and Earl Campbell, Cadet Corporal Ken Chow, Cadet Lance Corporals Dale Huff and Ralph Lyding, and Cadets Cliff Stark, John Tooth, Gordon Healey, Maurice Fisher, Jack Johnston, Bill Shepard, Anton Gierl, Ron Bytner, Len Campbell, Roy McKibben, Lloyd McKibben, Glen Medlock, Harvey Gordon, Tom Reid, Bob Fryklund and Laverne Miller.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Sept. 14, 1953

 

11 NEW RECRUITS AT CADET PARADE

 Eleven new recruits were enrolled in NO. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps, at the first regular parade held Wednesday evening at the Armoury.  Robert Fryklund, Fred Garner, Manley Gilpin, David Gray-Owen, Lloyd McKibben, Roy McKibben, Frank Mercer, Gerrard Overs, Wayne Tuttle, Tom Reid and Hubert Soenen were the new members among 31 cadets enrolled for the coming training year.

 Cadets who had taken training previously were given a short period of familiarization with weapons, under the direction of Lieut. D.S. Smale assisted by Sgts Jim Cooper, and Paul Bowler, Cpl Neil Hooey, and L/Cpl Ralph Lyding and Dale Huff.  Another group of cadets under the command of Capt. Al Davies went to the miniature ranges in the basement of the Armoury for practice with .22 calibre rifles.  Capt. S.H. Gutheridge gave new recruits a short indoctrination lecture.

 Uniforms for all cadets will be issued at a clothing parade, which will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Technical High School commencing at 7:30 p.m.   New pattern uniforms are in stock, and cadets will look very smart on parade.

 Outdoor training exercise will be conducted at Burdick Ranges on Saturday September 19, and a large turnout of cadets is expected.  Members of the Cadet Corps will assemble at the Armoury at 9:30 a.m. and each cadet is asked to provide himself with a sandwich lunch. 

There is still room for a number of cadets on the strength of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) and boys between the ages of 14 and 17 ½ will be accepted if physically fit.  Further enrollments will be made at the clothing parade at the Technical High School next Wednesday evening.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Sept 17, 1953

   

 

MOOSE JAW MAN ATTENDS

 Approximately 88 schoolteachers attended a course at Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg , over the holiday season to qualify as cadet instructors.  These schoolteachers will act as instructors this summer at the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Camp, Dundurn , Sask.   Above a group of teachers, review the safety precautions fro a rifle, while under going the course.  Left to right are A.E. Davis, Moose Jaw , Sask. , J.M. Patrick and J.S. Adamack, both of Regina Sask.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Jan 4, 1954

   

MOOSE JAW ARMY UNITS INSPECTED

 Brigadier J.A.W. Bennett of Regina , officer commanding the Saskatchewan area, was the inspecting officer of several units of the Moose Jaw Reserve army and army cadets who held their annual inspection before a large crowd at the Armoury last night. 

The group consisting of the 20th Armoured Regiment, RCAC, 35 Field Dressing Station, RCAMC, 36 Technical Squadron RCEME and the army cadet regiment performed the march past to the strains of marshal music provided by the 20th Saskatchewan Armoured Regiment band. 

 Two march-pasts, one in column and the other in column of route were performed, with Brig. Bennett taking the salute from the reviewing stand.  Brig. Bennett escorted by Major W.H. Haight, garrison commander in charge of the Moose Jaw unit, inspected the individual regiments and then took a general salute from the reviewing stand.  Brig Bennett made several presentations to members of the unit all of which are listed below.

 The 20th Sask Armoured trophy for best school went to Lt. P Bowler.  The 20th Sask Armd. Sgt R. Lyding won trophy for most proficient senior cadet.  The Strathcona medal for marksmanship was given to Cdt. Cpl K. Chow. 

 

Following the presentation Brig Bennett told the group how happy he was to see such a good turnout and complimented them on their excellent show.  He told the unit “The reserve army is a very important part of Canada ’s Defence.”  He also emphasized the relative importance of the army cadets, mentioning that they were the ones who would be reserve members in a few years and explained that the training they received on the cadets would aid in their fast progress in time of emergency.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 18, 1954

 

ARMY CADETS BEGIN TRAINING

 Local Royal Canadian Army cadets will resume training for the ensuing year next Wednesday with the first parade being held at the Armoury commencing at 7:30 p.m.   Preference on enlistment will be given to cadets who were in the corps last year and who attended summer camp either at Dundurn trades training camp or at Clear Lake junior leader’s course.  Some new recruits will be enrolled, however, provided they can meet the enlistment standards.

 Boys who desire to join the army cadets should be between 14 and 17 years of age, physically fit, and making good progress in their school studies, Capt. S.H. Gutheridge, commanding officer pointed out.  They must have their parents’ consent to enlist and must undertake to attend regularly at all parades.  After being interviewed, enrolled and classified, cadets will be issued with uniforms and assigned to training squads.

THE SYLLABUS

 The syllabus of training for Royal Canadian Army Cadets includes foot and arms drills, musketry and range practice, fundamental training and indoctrination, signalling (using radio and wireless telephony) map using, weapon training, fieldcraft and camouflage, games and recreation.

The corps is affiliated with the Saskatchewan Dragoons (20th Armoured Regiment) RCAC (M) and advanced cadets gain an insight into gunnery and driving.  Outdoor exercise, elementary tactical schemes and range practice with Bren light machine gun and .303 service rifles are conducted periodically at Burdick Ranges east of Moose Jaw .

 Leadership training is given through officer and NCO classes and boys with ability, ambition and enthusiasm have opportunities for advancement in the corps.  Cadets who make good progress and have an interest in military training can, on reaching the required age, be enlisted in the Canadian Army (Militia) through the Saskatchewan Dragoons and this in turn can lead to scholarships for university training, or to enrolment in one of the Canadian Services Colleges – Royal Roads, at Victoria, B.C. Royal Military College, Kingston, Ont.; or Le College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean, at Saint-Jean, Quebec.  Candidates must be at least 16 years of age, but not over 21, physically fit, and have at least Junior Matriculation.

TRAINING CAMP

During the months of July and August summer, training camps are conducted for Army Cadets.  For younger cadets there is a 10-day junior leaders’ course at Clear Lake , Man. , with all expenses paid, including transportation, rations and quarters.  For older cadets various trades training courses are conducted at Dundurn Camp, Dundurn Sask.   These courses are of seven weeks duration and include signalling, senior leaders, rife coaching, driver mechanics and bandsmen.  Transportation and all living expenses are paid for cadets attending these courses and in addition, each cadet receives $100 cash bonus. 

 The following members of the Moose Jaw schools corps attended junior leaders camp this summer at Clear Lake; Jim Acorn, Mariner Burns, Malcolm Brown, Don Erickson, Jack Fryklund, Bob Fryklund, Ray Mason, Gerald Healey, Roger Macdiarmid, Leo Miller, Archie Payne, Jim Shepard, Bill Shepard, Gary Snell, Burdette Sanford, Gerry Tretick, Jim Thompson and Douglas Wieltching. 

 Senior cadets who attended trade training courses are listed as follows:  Len Bennett, Ralph Lyding, Neil Hooey, Ken Chow, Dale Huff, Gary Knight, Harvey Gordon, Ken Wifladt, Roy Steinhauer, Bob Healey, Harold McKibben, Gordon Healy and Wayne Tuttle.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on September 11, 1954

  

ARMY CADETS SPEND DAY ON THE RANGES

 Members of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) spent a day on the Burdick Ranges and carried out a good portion of their out door training program.  The group is under command of Captain A.E. Davis, Captain S.H Gutheridge and Lieut D.S. Smale.  

Transportation was supplied through the co-operation of the Saskatchewan Dragoons (20th Sask. Armd Regt.) RCAC, with which is the unit that the Army Cadets are affiliated.  Drivers for the day were supplied for the personnel of the Canadian Army (Militia).

 The cadets assembled at the Armoury at 9:00 a.m. and after roll call weapons, ammunitions and other equipment were drawn from QM stores and the party embossed and departed for the Burdick Range area where the supplies were unloaded and preparations made for the day’s training.

 Firing application practice with .303 service rifles was the first part of the training; one group of cadets were assigned to duty was formed into relays at the firing point.  Although this was the first time some of the cadets had fired the service rifles, some good scores were made – as well as some complete misses, as was to be expected.

 SCORES

 Cadets taking part in this practice with the scores registered were as follows:  A. Gierl 20; R. Healey 15; W. Howes 0; J.R Sell 12; J. Luch 7; K. Kruben 6; L. Miller 11; A. Strong 5; W. Graham 8; D. Varley 0; J.C. Wifladt 6; B.K. Wilson 2; G. Snell 11; W. Walkers 4; R. Steinhauer 9; D. Cronk 8; J. Fryklund 14; W. Edmands 4; F. Douglas 5; A. Payne 18; G. Knight 3; R. Fryklund 15; H. Gordon 20; D. Huff 19; Possible score for this shoot was 20 points. 

At noon , a break was made for luncheon with plenty of food and gallons of chocolate milk being consumed in short order by the hungry boys.  The weatherman had co-operated by providing a warm day with clear skies /sunshine and very little wind, and it was pleasant to lie in the sun and get a rest before the afternoon training started.

After lunch the party of cadets, which had been working in the butts, had their opportunity to fire on the ranges, and later Lieutenant Smale and Cpl Dale Huff gave a demonstration of firing the .303 Bren Light Machine gun.  All too soon, it was time to pack up the weapons and equipment and load the material for the return to the Armoury.  The weapons were cleaned and checked and all supplies returned to Q.M. Stores, after which the parade formed up for dismissal.  Everyone voted the day a real success and hoped the good weather would continue so that another Outdoor Exercise could be enjoyed before winter sets in for keeps.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Oct. 06, 1954

 

ARMY CADETS WILL HOLD ANNUAL INSPECTION MAY 24

The annual inspection of No’ 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) will take place on the Moose Jaw Armoury, Tuesday May 24, commencing at 7.p.m.

Taking the salute at the ceremonial march past will be Lieut. Col. R.B. Cawsey, commanding officer, Saskatchewan Dragoons (20 AR) RCAC (M) with which is the unit the army cadets are affiliated.  Major A.E. Peacock, superintendent of schools in Moose Jaw will also be a member of the inspecting party, while headquarters, Saskatchewan Area, will be represented by Lieut L.J. Rush, cadet-training officer.

 Parents and friends of the members of the cadet corps as well as the general public are cordially invited to attend the inspection, which will include, besides the ceremonial drills, demonstrations of training such as signaling, weapon training and range practice.

 PRIZES AND AWARDS

 Instructors who have been in charge of the corps during the past season are Capt A.E. Davis, Capt S.H. Gutheridge and Lieut. D.S. Smale.  These officers will be on hand at the inspection to supervise the various phases of the proceedings.  The cadets will be taken through the march past by Cadet Captain J. Cooper, assisted by Cadet Lieut. R. Lyding and cadet SSM (WOII) G.D. Huff.

 During the evening presentations of prizes and awards will be made, including senior and junior proficiency trophies to cadets showing highest standing during the year’s training and the attendance during the year.  In order not to delay the start of the inspection, citizens who wish to view the proceedings are asked to be in their places at the Armoury by 6:50

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 16, 1955

 

MOOSE JAW ARMY CADETS ENJOY OUTDOOR EXERCISE

Members of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) took part in an outdoor exercise at Burdick Ranges , Saturday and enjoyed a fine day of training and good fellowship in the bright sunshine. 

The part consisted of three instructors – Capt. A.E. Davies, Capt S.H. Gutheridge and Lieut. D.S. Smale – and 24 cadets.  The group assembled at the Armoury at 9 a.m. where equipment was collected and then all were taken to the ranges in transport provided by the Saskatchewan Dragoon (20AR) (M), supplemented by private cars.  

On arrival at the range area, the cadets were divided into butt groups and firing details for practice with the .303 Service Rifle. Although they had been firing .22 rifles during winter training, many of the cadets had never fired the larger service rifle and that fact combined with the circumstances of shooting out of doors with the consequent need to allow for wind, tended to lower some of the scores considerably.

 GOOD TARGETS

 Some good targets were registered, however and out of a possible high score of 25.  The following results were posted:  C. Capt J. (Jim) Cooper 16; CS Sgt, (SQMS) L. (Len) Bennett 11; Cadets Anton Gierl 24; J. Shepard 10; C. Wifladt 9; Bartley Wilson 10; G. Smallwood 14; Garry Tretick 16; Jack Fryklund 19; Gary Small 10; Bob Fryklund 19; Roy Steinhauer 24; Karl Gruben 16; George Luch 14; Wray Edmands 9; Ralph Reid 20; Fred Douglas 11; Wayne Walters 16; Ron Shostal 10; George Berger 21; Richard Anderson 18; Bob Felstead 12; Gary Knight 18 and Leo Miller 13.

Following the mornings firing practice the cadets partook of a lunch of sandwiches, pie and chocolate milk, supplied by the cadet funds.  After a short rest period, the party was divided into two groups and carried out a small tactical scheme on section level, involving fieldcraft and group formations.  Communication between groups was maintained by means of No. 58 wireless, sets carried by members of the corps.  At the completion of the scheme, the group re-assembled, equipment was collected, and the cadets were taken back to the Armoury.  There the weapons were cleaned and all articles returned to QM stores.

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 28, 1955

   

READY FOR CAMP

 The next regular parade for the cadet corps will be held on Wednesday.  This will be a clothing parade at which all cadets who are not going to camp will turn in all articles of uniform and equipment on issue to them.  Cadets who have been accepted for the two summer camps – junior leaders at Clear Lake , Man. and trades training camp at Dundurn Sask. - will retain their uniforms and will be issued with extra equipment for camp purposes.  Any cadets who still have winter greatcoats on issue, whether going to camp or not, should turn in this item of clothing on Wednesday.

 More details regarding Summer Camp Training and the cadets selected for the various courses will be issued in the near future, together with instructions, regarding transportation and dates’ of departure from Moose Jaw .

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on June 6, 1955

 

MOOSE JAW CADETS ATTEND ARMY CAMPS

Hundreds of Royal Canadian Army Cadets from all over Manitoba , Saskatchewan and north-west Ontario are preparing to drop their school books and attend one of three summer camps on Prairie Command.  There is no difficulty in getting the high school students to take further training, Prairie Command officers noted, as all corps have recruited up to their ceiling and the quotas for camp were filled almost as soon as announced. 

One thousand cadets will go to Camp Dundurn near Saskatoon July 2 and 3 and remain until August 20. There they will take course in driving and mechanics, signalling, instructing, shooting and leadership.  Special courses for their corps instructors will also be conducted.  $100 BONUS

 Cadets are not paid for each day’s training like militia soldiers but are given a $100 bonus on successful completion of the course.  Three hundred other cadets will take a junior leaders course of 10 days at Clear Lake Man.   Half of this group will begin July 10 with the remainder starting on July 24.

Trained instructors and youth workers from the army’s regular force will be in charge of the camps.  The list of Moose Jaw Cadets, who will attend summer camps, follows:

Dundurn – L.F. Bennett, K.W. Chow, J. Cooper, J.A. Fryklund, R. Fryklund, L.J. Gehring, R.P. Healey, R.G. Knight, R.A.W. Macdiarmid, J. McWilliams, A.A. Payne, G.G. Smallwood, R.O. Steinhauer, J.L. Thompson, P.N. Larter, B.K. Wilson, G.D. Hugg.

Clear Lake – M.W. Levesque, L.L. Miller, J.C. Russel, B.G. Sanford, and R. A. Shostal.

 

Printed in the Moose Jaw  Times Herald on June 23, 1955

 

CADETS, MILITIA TO BE INSPECTED

The first parade, of the new training season, for members of the NO. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps was held in the Armoury with 20 cadets enrolled at the initial parade.  Tentative plans were laid for activities to include shooting and range practice, rifle drill, weapon training, map using, fieldcraft, outdoor exercises and recreation nights.

 One of the big events planned for Sept 25 is the inspection of the cadet corps and other militia units by the city at the Burdick Ranges by the area commander, Brigadier H.W. Love, OBE, CD.  The inspection will consist of field exercises and tactics of various types.  Its purpose is to demonstrate much of the experience gained by the cadets and militia personnel at summer camps this year.

 Weekly parades will be held for the cadet corps at the Armoury on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 for the next ten months.  Boys’ aged 14 to 17 ½ wishing to join the corps should report to the orderly room on Wednesday.   Only a limited number will be accepted as army headquarters has set a quota.  Cadets enrolled up to Sept 28 will be eligible for consideration for the annual summer camp provided they meet the standards for age and training qualifications, and pass the required medical examinations.

The all – expense – paid summer camp is of seven weeks’ duration and cadets successfully completing the course receive $100 bonuses.  A junior leaders’ course will also be conducted for 10 days at Clear Lake , Manitoba , for new recruits.

 MOOSE JAW TIMES HERALD SEPT 9/1955

  

LOCAL ARMY CADETS WIN EFFICIENCY TROPHY AGAIN

For the second year in succession No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) has won the Group “B” Efficiency Trophy for the Saskatchewan area.  Other corps in this group includes Maple Creek, Saskatoon Collegiates, Kamsack and Humboldt.  In winning this award the Moose Jaw Cadets received an efficiency rating of 86 percent.

Award of the trophy cover rating on organization, administration and training during the cadet year from Sept 1 to the following August 31, and the Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps won the trophy in 1953-54 and again in 1954-1955. 

 Distribution of points in judging corps is on the following basis  - local headquarters training (drill and command, fundamental training, small arms training, map reading, fieldcraft, signalling, physical training and gymnastics, seven weeks’ trades training course at Dundurn and two week junior leader’s course at Clear Lake), 60 percent; Organization and administration  - 20 percent, and annual inspection – 20 percent.  Cognizance was also taken in making the awards of the numbers of cadets attending summer camps, parade strengths, and cost of losses in equipment and stores and rifle shooting competitions. 

Training of Moose Jaw Army Cadet Corps is conducted under the sponsorship of the Moose Jaw School Boards and in affiliation of the Saskatchewan Dragoons (20th Armoured Regiment) (RCAC) (M), and parades are held at the Armoury for boys 14 years to 17 ½ years of age every Wednesday evening.  Summer training takes place for older cadets at Dundurn Camp this year from July 1, until August 18, and for junior leaders at Clear Lake , Man. , for ten days in July or August.  All expenses for summer camp training are borne by Cadet Training Branch of Prairie Command and in the case of the seven weeks trades training course at Dundurn, successful cadets receive a bonus of $100.

Instructors for the Moose Jaw School Cadet Corps, besides Captain S.H. Gutheridge, chief instructor, are Captain A.E. Davis and Lieutenant D.S. Smale.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Jan. 13, 1956

  

TO INSPECT ARMY CADETS MAY 25

 Final arrangements have been made for the annual inspection of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets), which will be held at the Moose Jaw Armoury on Friday May 25, commencing at 7:00 p.m. , Capt G.H. Gutheridge, chief instructor, reported today.  The inspecting officer will be Lt. Col M.E.P. Garneau, DSO, CD, adjutant and quartermaster-general for the Saskatchewan area, and the inspecting party will include Major S.S. Caroll, CD, GSO 2 (Cadets) headquarters, Ottawa; Major R. G. Young GSO 2 (cadets) headquarters, Prairie Command, Winnipeg; Capt N.L. Topham, CD, cadet training officer, Saskatchewan area headquarters, Regina, and Major A.E. Peacock, superintendent of schools, Moose Jaw.

Following the ceremonial inspection and the march past, when Lt. Col Garneau will take the salute, there will be a demonstration of the training carried on by the cadets during the past year.  This will include drill, weapon training and signalling.  After the demonstration the inspecting officer will address the cadets, and present awards and prizes won by members of the corps.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 11, 1956

ARMY CADETS OFF NEXT WEEK TO SUMMER CAMP AT DUNDURN

Twenty members of No 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) will attend trades training courses this summer at Prairie Command Cadet Camp at Dundurn , Sask.   The cadets will leave Moose Jaw July 5, and the courses will be completed on Aug 24, a full seven weeks of training and recreation.

 Moose Jaw Cadets will be divided between two courses, as follows:

Senior leaders course: Lieut. J.C. Russell, Cpl L.L. Miller, Lance Corporals R.L. Christie, R.H. Felstead, J.A. Fryklund, and J.L Thomson and cadets G.A. Berger, D.R. Erickson, K. H. Gruben, E.C. Lane, S.V. McDonald, G.S.  McWilliams, R.E. Reid, R.A. Shostal, E.G. Steinson and T.L. Telfer.

 Driver Mechanical Transport Course: Lieut. R.O. Steinhauer, Sergeants R.P. Healey and. G. Knight, and Lance Corporal R.A. Macdiarmid.   Cadets, parents or friends wishing to see them off to camp are asked to assemble at the Bus Depot on High St E. on Thursday at two o’clock .  A special bus will transport the boys to Dundurn, where they will arrive in time for supper.  The weekend will be spent in being accommodated in their billets, being issued with extra kit and clothing for the summer, and being briefed on routine for the seven weeks.

 Regular training will start on Monday, July 9.  All expenses for the course, transportation and living will be borne by the cadet services branch of the Department of National Defence, and in addition, each cadet who makes good on the course will receive $100 bonus. 

 Members of the Army Cadet Corps will join with cadets from other services in the Children’s Day Parade for the Moose Jaw Exhibition and Stampede on Thursday.  The cadets will assemble at Manitoba and Main Street near CPR Depot, at 9:30 in the morning.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on June 30, 1956

   

ARMY CADETS START TRAINING WEDNESDAY

 Moose Jaw Army Cadets are scheduled to begin the 1956-57 winter training season on Wednesday, Sept. 12, when members and prospective members of No 1856 Schools Cadet Corps will report to the Moose Jaw Armoury.

According to a bulletin issued by Capt. S.H. Gutheridge, chief instructor of the Moose Jaw Cadet Corps, prospective cadets must be 14 years of age prior to Jan 3rd, or proof of school term for which he is enrolled, or he is attending grade nine.  A boy can continue training until his 19th birthday.

The training at local headquarters consumes ten months of the year, and covers such subjects as drill, small arms training, map reading, map drawing, field craft, signalling, first aid and sports.  The summer camp program, which is of seven weeks duration, is held annually at Dundurn.

 Wednesday evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. uniforms and equipment will be issued without charge at the cadet orderly room to new members, and those members who did not attend the summer camp.  Members who attended summer camp and retained equipment are expected to report in uniform with their kit bags.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Sept. 11, 1956

 

ARMY CADETS GET TRAINING IN OUTDOOR MILITARY SCHEME

Walkie-Talkie sets and line telephones were used by Royal Canadian Army Cadets from Moose Jaw Saturday on an outdoor military exercise at Burdick training area.  Cadets also took part in elementary tactics, featuring sections in defence and attack.  To gain experience, they set up their own scouting patrols, guards and out posts. 

The young cadets, off early from the Armoury, after collecting groundsheets, ammunition and other supplies from QM stores.  The corps commanding officer Captain S.H. Gutheridge said after the exercise:  “The session was a great success.  “The fine weather greatly helped the tactics exercise, and Burdick is an excellent location. 

The rolling ground, small creek, and abundance of trees and shrubbery lent themselves to the course on camouflage.  Captain Gutheridge and Captain A.E. Davies controlled the scheme.  Taking part was Cadet Lieut. John Russell, CPL Leo Miller, Lance Cpls Fred Douglas, Jim Shepherd and Gary Snell and Cadets Jerry Crittendon, Wray Edmands, Don Erickson, Gerry Tretick and David Walter. 

 The fall and winter session of training continues Wednesday when clothing and equipment will be issued.  New recruits should attend, and prospective members must produce their birth certificates when registering.  Minimum age is 14 years by Jan 31, 1957 , or Grade IX school attendance.  Wednesday’s parade will start at 7:30 p.m.  

 While new recruits registered last Wednesday, cadets discussed their experiences during seven weeks in trades training courses at Dundurn in the summer.

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Sept. 17, 1956

  

CADETS ON ROUTE MARCH PREPARE FOR INSPECTION

 Cadets of the Moose Jaw Schools Army Cadet Corps (RCAC) recently underwent specialized training in the form of an outdoor exercise that embraced several important phases of the general field training in the corps. 

Under the command of Cdt. Lieut. J.C. Russell, the party assembled at the city armouries where weapons were drawn from the quartermaster stores prior to the start of the exercise.  Later the cadets moved off on a 12- mile route march.  Various tactical formations were employed and practice in observation and distance judging was given during periodic rest stops.

At the training area at noon , camp was set up and each cadet cooked his own meal, outdoors style, consisting beans and bacon, bread, butter and chocolate milk.  Minor exercises in concealment and scouting were conducted on the return leg of the route march.  Weapons and kit were returned to stores on arrival back at the base.

Those taking part in the exercise included Cdt. Verne Miller, L-CPL Jim Shepard and Gary Snell and Cadets Phillip Bathgate, Gerry Clark, Fred Douglas, Dick Felstead, Ralph Reid, Ron Shostal, Larry Stark, Gerry Tretick, David Walters, Glen Weins and Bill Ward.  The party were under direction of Capt. A.E. Davies, Lieut D.S. Smale ad Capt S.H.Gutheridge. 

Inspection

Cadets at an inspection in the city Armouries next Wednesday will give demonstrations of training including signalling drill Bren light machine-gun practice and rifle instruction.  Inspecting officer will be Lt. Col R.B.Cawsey, officer commanding the Saskatchewan Dragoons (Twentieth Armoured Regiment); assisting Col. Cawsey on the inspecting party will be Capt. N.L. Topham, area cadet officer, and Lieut M.J. Mead cadet training officer.

The cadets will be under the command of Cdt Lieut J.C.Russell, who will lead the unit through the ceremonial march past and the advance in review order.  Col. Cawsey will take salute.  At the conclusion of the parade, the inspecting officer will address the cadets and guests, and will make presentation of awards gained by cadets during the past training year.

The public, and particularly the parents and friends of members of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets are cordially invited to be present at the ceremonies.

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 02, 1957

   

CADETS PRAISED BY COL. CAWSEY

Lt. Col R.B. Cawsey, commanding officer, Saskatchewan Dragoons at an inspection of army cadets here, voiced high praise for their excellent military bearing on parade and for the way they had absorbed training over the past twelve months, last night. 

 Following the ceremonial march past and advance in review order, during which Col. Cawsey took the salute, the cadets of No. 1856 corps Moose Jaw Schools, demonstrated to the large assembly in the armoury the results of their training in the past year.

Signalling, foot-drill, Bren light machine gun practice, and rifle drill all came under the inspection microscope.  Awards for the past year’s training were made by Col. Cawsey: Senior cadet proficiency award went to Cadet Sgt. L.L. Miller, while the junior proficiency award was won by Cadet G.R. Huffman.  The shooting trophy went to Cadet Company Staff Sgt. R.G. Knight.  Central Collegiate cadets won the attendance trophy.

Aides to Col. Cawsey in the inspecting party were: Major R.G. Young, Winnipeg, officer commanding cadet training, prairie command; Capt. N.L Topham, area cadet officer, and Lt/ J. Moad.  The cadets were under the command of Cadet Lt. J.C. Russell, with instructors, Capt S.H. Gutheridge, Capt A.E. Davis and Lt. D.S. Smale in attendance. Representing the School Board was Sid Hampton.

Printed in Moose Jaw Times Herald on May 9, 1957

 

SCHOOL CADETS RIFLE SHOOT WINDS UP SEASON’S TRAINING

 Members of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) wound up their season’s training program with a rifle shoot and outdoor exercise at Burdick training area recently.  During the shoot, the cadets fired both the Bren light machine gun and the .303 service rifle.  Results were as follows:

Bren gun (200 yds) – Lt. J. Russell, 72; Cadet W. Ward, 72; L/Cpl R. Shostal 63; Sgt. L. Miller 48; L/Cpl R. Reid 47; L/Cpl G. Snell47, L/CPL F. Douglas, 46; Cadet G. Huffman 41; Cpl R. Felstead 19 S. Sgt. R.G. Knight 17;Cadet L Stark 13.  In the shoot-off between Lt. Russell and Cadet Ward, Russell scored 17 to make a total of 89 and Ward scored 12 making a total of 84. 

 Service rifle (200 Yds) Cadet W. Ward 43; L/CPL R.Reid 38; L/Cpl G. Snell 32; S. Sgt G. Knight, 27; Sgt L. Miller 27; L/CPL R. Shostal 25; L/CPL F. Douglas 24; Lt L.C. Russell 23; Cpl R. Felstead 14; Cadet G. Huffman 14; Cadet L. Stark 5.  In the evening, the cadets divided into two groups for a section-level tactical scheme.  The scheme gave the cadets valuable experience in field craft, observation and camouflage.  The entire training exercise was under the direction of cadet instructors Capt S.H. Gutheridge, Capt. A.E. Davis and Lt. D.S. Smale.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on June 14, 1957 .

   

ARMY CADETS GO TO CAMP

 Army cadets from all parts of Saskatchewan will receive instruction in leadership, signals, driving and shooting at a number of cadet camps in western Canada this summer. More than 450 of them between the ages of 14 and 19 will be attending Prairie Command cadet camp at Dundurn , Sask. The camp, which will accommodate 800 cadets altogether, commences July 8 and continues until August 21. Another 100 Saskatchewan cadets are attending camp at Clear Lake , Man. , and a group of seven will be going to the National cadet camp at Banff , Alta.

 Printed In the Moose Jaw Times-Herald on June 21st 1957

   

SCHOOL ARMY CADET CORPS STARTS TRAINING WEDNESDAY

The Moose Jaw School Cadet Army Corps will start their 1957-58 training at the Armoury Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.   The cadets who attended summer camp will parade in uniform, and the other cadets in civilian clothes. 

New cadets will be welcome.  Boys 14 by the end of January 1958 and under 19, or who are in grade nine at school, regardless of age, will be accepted for enrolment.  Prospective cadets must bring a birth certificate verifying their age and must have their parents consent to join the corps. 

Training for recruits will cover rifle training, drill and command, physical education and games, weapons training (Bren Light Machine Gun), military law, fundamentals and field exercises.  Advanced cadet training will include classes in map using, range courses, elementary tactics and fieldworks.

 Plans for the year include an outdoor exercise at Burdick Training Area during the early part of September and other special features of training while the weather is suitable for outdoor work.  Range practice on the indoor range at the Armoury will be conducted each Wednesday evening.

 Capt A.E. Davies, Capt. S.H. Gutheridge, and Lieut D.S.Smale will give instruction.  Qualified cadets who have taken advanced training at summer camp at Dundurn will assist.  During the past two months, members of the Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps attended the seven weeks Senior Cadet Camp at Dundurn , Sask. , and the two-week Junior Leaders course at   Clear Lake , Man.   Those at Dundurn included Cadet Lieut J.C. Russell, Cpl R.H. Felstead, LCpl R.E.F. Reid, LCpl G.E. Snell, and Cadet G.R. Huffman.

While at camp Cpl R.H. Felstead was appointed, for a time, as second in command of the entire cadet group.  He was chosen outstanding cadet in the Signals Wing.   Lieutenant J.C.Russell, Commanding Officer of the local Army Cadet Corps, was chosen as second best in the Driver and Maintenance Wing at Dundurn Camp.  Cadets at Clear Lake included LCpl Douglas, LCpl J Shepard, and cadets L. Stark, Dave Walter and Wm.Ward

 Printed in The Moose Jaw Times Herald on Sept. 7, 1957

 

CADETS PARADE WEDNESDAYS AS NEW SEASON UNDER WAY

A group of 11 Moose Jaw Army cadets under the command of Lieut. D.S. Smale joined the local militia units to represent the city at the Army Day celebrations held in Regina .  The cadets assembled at the Armoury at six o’clock in the morning and rode to the Queen City in tanks provided by the Moose Jaw Militia.  The convoy stooped for coffee break at Belle Plaine and reached Regina shortly after 1o’clock.

During the parade through the streets of the city the cadets’ rode in a truck immediately behind the tanks, which headed the parade.  A meal was provided for the cadets prior to the return trip. 

Cadets taking part in the parade included Cpl R.E.F. Reid, Cpl J. Shepherd, Cpl R.H. Felstead, Cpl G.E. Snell and Cadets C.G. Hall, W. M. Shepard, D. H. Walters, W.C. Ward, S. Shul, B.P. Dewald and W.M. Edmands.  Moose Jaw Army cadets have now begun their 1957-58 training program with parades each Wednesday evening at the Armoury.  New recruits enrolled so far include Barry Dewald, Wray Edmands, Connor G. Hall, Stephen Shul, Roy Clark, James Hilton and Ron Kissner.  Other prospective recruits have attended one parade and will be enlisted on completion of the probationary period.  Uniforms and equipment are issued at the time of official enrolment.

 Cadets are divided into groups according to length of service and the amount of training completed.  Capt. A.E. Davies, Lt. D.S. Smale, and Don Sauer give instruction.  Assistance in training is given by senior cadets who have taken specialized training at Dundurn summer camps.  These include C-Lt. J.C. Russell, C-Sgt R.C. Knight, C-Cpl R.E. Reid and C-Cpl R.H. Felstead.

Training to date has covered drill, weapon training (care and cleaning of rifle), and preliminary range instruction followed by range practice with .22 calibre rifles.  Fundamental instruction in the history of the Cadet Corps, games and physical education are also included in the training program.

The next parade will be held at the Armoury Wed. Oct 2.  All cadets who are in possession of extra kit issued to them for summer camp should return it to the Cadet Q.M. stores at this time.

 Printed in The Moose Jaw Times Herald on Friday September 27, 1957

   

CADET REID WINS BADGE AS HUNDRED ROLL SHOOTER

Corporal Ralph Reid, son of Mr. And Mrs. Ivan Reid, 1176 Second Ave. N.E. placed 32nd in the Royal Canadian Army Cadets “One Hundred Roll. This is a competition conducted by the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association each year, and is open to regularly enrolled members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Royal Canadian Army Cadets, and Royal Canadian Air Cadets throughout Canada .

Cadet’s fire with the regulation .303 service rifle on outdoor ranges at 200 and 500 yards.  The best one hundred scores submitted from cadets all across Canada , make the “Hundred Roll” for that year.  To show keenness of competition, there were only four points separating Corporal Reid from the cadet who stood highest; that is, thirty-two scores were bunched in a spread of four points. 

Three other Saskatchewan cadets were in the Hundred Roll, according to the figures released recently from Saskatchewan Area Headquarters.  They were:  Cadet J. Dewitte, of 1999 St. Thomas Army Cadet Corps, at North Battleford, who stood 55th; Cadet D. Cherkewich of the Jervis Bay Sea Cadets in Saskatoon, who placed 62nd; and Cadet I Kryworuchka, of St. Joseph’s College Army at Melville, who stood 76th.

Lowest score to count in the Hundred Roll was 46.  Possible score in the competition was 56, based on seven shots at each range- 200 and 500 yards – with a bull’s eye counting 4 points, an inner 3, a magpie 2, and outer counting one point.

 Presentation of a shooting badge was made to Corporal Reid in recognition of his prowess at the regular parade of No. 1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps at the Armoury recently.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on Jan 20, 1958

 

BUFFALO LAKE EXERCISES FOR SCHOOL CADET UNITS

Equipped with walkie-talkie wireless sets, members of  No.1856 Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) took part in an outdoor exercise, on the south shore of Buffalo Lake, recently.

The exercise afforded opportunity to put into practice the instruction given the cadets during the past year in such subjects as field craft, camouflage, and elementary tactics on section level. (Dealing with attack and defence scouting and raiding parties.)

COMMUNICATIONS

The wireless sets helped cadets keep constant communication between members of each group and their headquarters – an important phase of the exercise.  Before the exercise a reconnaissance was made of the area, a plan of the exercise was laid out, aerial photographs of the area were taken, and sketch maps were prepared for group leaders in the scheme. 

The cadet corps was divided into two sections and a headquarters assigned to each group.  Captain A.E.Davies was in charge of the Blue forces and Lieut. D.S.Smale was in charge of the White Forces.  Umpire for the scheme was Captain S.H. Gutheridge.

Each group went to its assigned area, established its headquarters and scouted the layout of the opposing force.  Five flags were set out by the Umpire for each group.

OBJECT PROTECTION

 Object of the scheme was for each force to protect and retain its own flags and at the same time capture as many flags belonging to the opposing force as possible.  Hostilities ceased at noon with the boys gathering near the lakeshore for dinner.  Warfare then resumed and continued until supper at 5p.m.  

 The effectiveness of the tactics and organization of each group and the general outcome of the entire scheme were discussed after supper.  At the close of the evening, cadets returned to the Armoury where stores and equipment were checked and cleaned and the corps dismissed

Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on June 7, 1958

 

 MOOSE JAW CADETS ATTEND ANNUAL TRAINING COURSES

Four cadets of Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps No. 1856 will be attending trades and specialist courses at Prairie Command cadet camp at Dundurn , Sask. , from July 4 to August 20.  Eight cadets will attend the junior leader course from July 5 to 17 at Clear Lake cadet camp, Wasagaming , Man.   Capt S.H. Gutheridge, chief instructor of the local schools cadet corps announces.

 Those who will attend the Dundurn camp are:  Sgt. G.E. Snell, Cpl W.C.Ward, Cadet W.M. Edmands and Cadet L.B. Spencer.  The eight who will go to Clear Lake are acting L/Cpl D.L Baird, Cadets K.E. Adams, K.B. Perry, and V.J. Sinkoski.  P.D. Tozer, M.A. Walter, John Wiebe and K.R. Williams.  S/Sgt R.E. Reid will attend the national cadet camp at Banff , from July 5 to 25.

 TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

 The cadets for Dundurn will travel by bus Saturday, July 4 and will be taken to the camp from Dundurn by army vehicles.  A rod and gun club is to be formed at Dundurn camp this year and the provincial resources will arrange two fishing trips to Candle Lake . 

The Moose Jaw cadets for Clear Lake will travel by CPR train on Sunday July 5 for Brandon , and will proceed to the camp by, army vehicles from there.

 Printed in the Moose Jaw Times Herald on June 27,1959

     

ARMY CADETS START TRAINING FOR NEW SEASON AT ARMOURY

 Members of Moose Jaw Schools Cadet Corps (Royal Canadian Army Cadets) have resumed their training program for a new season.  There was a good turnout at the first meeting of cadets who had attended camp during the summer, together with other former members of the corps.  One recruit, Garth T. Smith, of 830 Stadacona St E. presented himself for enrolment. 

Many of the cadets who attended summer camp this year made excellent showing on their courses.  C/Sgt Gary E. Snell completed the cadet leader rifle coaching with high standing; C/Cpl William C. Ward was successful in the driver mechanics course; while cadets Leslie B. Spencer and Wray M. Edmands made good showing in the cadet leaders’ course. 

 C/S/Sgt. Ralph E. Reid attended the National Cadet Camp at Banff , Alta.  This is a special camp for a limited number of carefully selected cadets from all across Canada .  S/Sgt Reid qualified for the camp on the strength of having attained the rank of Master Cadet during the 1958-59 training season. 

 The following cadets attended the Junior Leaders’ Course at the Army Cadet Camp at Clear Lake , Man. , in July:  C/L/Cpl David Baird and Cadets Eric Adams, Kenneth Perry, Dwaine Tozer, Michael Walter, John Wiebe and Ken Williams.

 INITIAL PARADE

 The initial parade for this year was devoted to checking QM Stores, cleaning and inspecting rifles and other equipment and generally making preparations for the forthcoming season’s training.  New enrolments can be accepted for a limited time.  New enrolments can accepted for a limited time.  Boys who are 14 years of age and under 17 ½ years, can be taken into the Corps now provided they are physically fit.  The training program includes rifle shooting, map using, signaling, drill, calisthenics and games, first aid, fundamental training in cadet history and achievement, and fieldcraft.  Films, outdoor exercises and range practice are also part of the course.  Cadets who make satisfactory progress will be eligible to attend camp next summer for advanced and specialized training.

 Printed in The Moose Jaw Times Herald on Sept.17, 1959