21 Army Cadets in the News

Local cadets take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies

posted Nov 12, 2017, 6:34 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

Some local youth in Cambridge are taking part in today’s Remembrance Day ceremonies–supporting two legions.

Captain Robbin McQueen is the Operational Officer with 21 Cambridge Army Cadets.

He tells 570 NEWS the 21 Royal Highland Fusilers of Canada will...

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Cambridge Army Cadets Change of Command

posted Nov 12, 2017, 6:27 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

The Cambridge Army Cadets celebrated the Change of Command from Captain Robbin MacQueen CD to Captain Michael McConkey CD.

The Regional Cadet Support Unit Detachment London Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Commander John Metcalfe, presided over the ceremony.

Captain McConkey is the new Commanding Officer of Canada's third oldest Cadet Corps.

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Photos of Waterloo region's Royal Highland Fusiliers celebrating 150th anniversary

posted Apr 17, 2017, 9:51 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada celebrated their 150th anniversary with a trooping the colour parade on Sunday.

The regiment of reservists held the event at Galt Collegiate Institute and Secondary School in Cambridge, Ont.

Reservists are citizen soldiers and are not full-time members of the Canadian Forces. They hold other jobs in addition to their military service.

"We really represent the face of the community and come from all walks of life," Lt.-Col. Mark Poland told Craig Norris, host of The Morning Edition on CBC Radio 1 in Kitchener.

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‘A very important marker for Canadian history’: Gathering at Kitchener City Hall commemorates Vimy Ridge

posted Apr 9, 2017, 4:27 PM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

CTV Kitchener
Published Sunday, April 9, 2017 5:46PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, April 9, 2017 6:02PM EDT

Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and veterans, cadets and residents all gathered at Kitchener City Hall to mark the day.

"It's a very important marker for Canadian history because to some people it was the first step in the way Canada formed its own culture and became an independent nation,” said Sgt. Indigo Skinner with the 1596 Royal Highland Fusiliers.

Canada lost 3,600 soldiers and more than 7,000 were injured during those three days. A number of the soldiers who died, were from Waterloo Region.


Veterans, cadets and residents all gathered at Kitchener City Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.

Private Clinton Walker was born in Haysville, Ontario. He enlisted April 22,1916 and a year later, the 30-year-old was killed in battle.

Twenty-five-year-old Private William Clark was from Drayton, Ontario. He enlisted om March 25, 1916, and was killed on this day 100 years ago.

Private Herbert Erbach was born in Baden, Ontario and went to war at the end of March 1916. He was killed in action.

"They've changed everything. If the Germans had successfully taken France, the whole history could have changed and everything would be different today," said Skinner.

With reporting from CTV Kitchener’s Allison Tanne

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Cadets thank community for tag weekend success

posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:32 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

21 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps would like to thank the residents of the City of Cambridge for their generosity during their semi-annual Army Cadet Tagging weekend.

Over the course of four days, 56 cadets logged a total of 688 hours of community service to their cadet corps.

The cadets would like to thank the 38 businesses that granted us permission to tag outside their locations, and everyone who donated to help fund the cadet program.

We would also like to thank our friends at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121 in Galt for providing our home base for the weekend.

As the third-oldest continuously serving cadet corps in Canada, we are celebrating a prestigious milestone this year. Please help us celebrate our 130th year in the Cambridge community by attending our annual Ceremonial Review at Preston Auditorium on June 11 at 1 p.m. Join us to see what the money from our tagging events has helped us achieve this year.

Once again, thank you all for your continued support and generosity.

Mary-Elizabeth MacDonald,

Support committee chairperson,

21 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps

From Cambridge Times

Cadets inspired by Defence Minister Sajjan

posted Jan 2, 2017, 11:49 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

KITCHENER — Sgt. Hannah Lee heard Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan's message loud and clear.

And the 15-year-old Royal Highland Fusilier cadet is grateful she did.

"He inspired me to achieve my dreams," said the Grade 10 student at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge.

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Cambridge Army Cadets 129th Annual Ceremonial Review

posted Jun 17, 2016, 6:30 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

The 21 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps participated in their 129th Annual Ceremonial Review held at the Cambridge Armouries on Sunday June 12th. This ceremony showcases skills the cadets have learned throughout the year as well as receiving awards and demonstrating their abilities. The ceremony included performances from the 21 RHFC ACC/296 RCACC Pipes and Drums. For more information on 21 RHFC ACC visit our website at www.21armycadets.ca or our national website at www.cadets.gc.ca.

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Cambridge Army Cadets Cleanup

posted Jun 17, 2016, 6:28 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

On Saturday, 30 April 2016, the Cadets from 21 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps participated in Op Home Spirit, th cleanup of Soper Park. As part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup www.shorelinecleanup.ca Cambridge Army Cadets collected over 50 bags of garbage, 3 tires, 2 propane tanks and 1 shopping cart in 3 hours.

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Cadet cleanup in Soper Park

posted May 6, 2016, 6:46 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge

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