About 2833 Oxford RC(Army)CC

2833 Oxford RC(Army)CC as of June 2014. 


We are able to trace our origins back to 1898 when a Cadet Corps was formed at Woodstock Collegiate Institute. In 1967 the Corps left the school and was disbanded.

The Cadet Corps was reformed in 1968 under the title 2833 (A Coy 3RCR) Cadet Corps. At that time training was conducted at the armories in Woodstock. In 1972 the title was changed to 2833 Oxford Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. In 1974, Branch 55 The Royal Canadian Legion, became the official sponsor of the Corps and we have paraded at the Legion ever since.

The Legion has provided us with a place to train, a location for our offices and stores, including a new sea container for storage, and financial support. In addition to these items we have always received outstanding moral support from the executive and the members of the Branch.

We are affiliated with The Royal Canadian Regiment through the 4th Battalion. Because of this affiliation, the cadets are allowed to wear the RCR cap badge and shoulder titles. We are fortunate in that from time to time, members of the Regiment have enthusiastically assisted us with their instruction and expertise.

With the support of the Legion, the affiliated unit, the community, the parents, and most importantly with the enthusiasm of the cadets, the Corps will continue to flourish for many years to come.


Commanding Officer


Captain Arbuckle

Administration Officer


Captain Lafontaine

Training Officer


Captain Piper



CI Symons

Training Assistant


CI Wells

Training Assistant


CV Ypma

Training Assistant


CV O'Brien


Unit Officer – Captain Green

Captain Green joined 2833 Oxford Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Woodstock as a cadet in 1975. He attended various summer training courses at Ipperwash, Petawawa and in the Canadian Arctic. He also worked several summers as an instructor at Ipperwash. He attained the qualification of Master Cadet, rank of Cadet Chief Warrant Officer and served as the Company Sergeant Major.

Captain Green enrolled in the Cadet Instructor Cadre component of the Canadian Forces in 1980 and was promoted to Captain in 1983. He has worked continuously with 2833 Oxford Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Woodstock. He has served in various positions at the Cadet Corps including four tenures as the Commanding Officer: September 1983 to September 1987; September 1992 to June 1997; December 1997 to July 2000; and Septemer 2009 to September 2012.


Commanding Officer - Captain Arbuckle

Captain Arbuckle enrolled in cadets in 1986. He attended various courses in Ipperwash, Petawawa, and the National Leadership and Challenge course in Banff Alberta. He qualified as a Master Cadet and attained the rank of Cadet Master Warrant Officer and the appointment of Company Sergeant Major.

Captain Arbuckle served as a Civilian Instructor from 1992 – 1995. He enrolled in the CIC in 1995 and was commissioned and promoted to Second Lieutenant in 1998 while serving in various positions at the corps. He served as Commanding Officer from 2000 - Sept 2005.

Administration Officer - Captain Lafontaine

Captain Lafontaine enrolled as a cadet in 1988, attending various courses and instructional positions at Ipperwash, Blackdown and Petawawa. He attained the qualification of Master Cadet, the rank of Cadet Master Warrant Officer, and the position of Company Sergeant Major. He has the distinction of being the first cadet to be awarded the Lord Strathcona Medal for Excellence at this cadet corps in its 38 year existence.

Captain Lafontaine served as a Civilian Instructor from 1995-1998. He enrolled in the Cadet Instructor Cadre in 1998 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1999, while serving in various positions at the corps.

In October 2005, Lafontaine was promoted to the rank of Captain and took command of 2833 for three years.

Supply - Civilian Instructor Symons

Civilian Instructor Symons enrolled in cadets in 1992.
He attained the position of section commander and the rank of Cadet Sergeant.

CI Symons has served as a volunteer with the corps since 1996.