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.
SELECTED STAFF BIOS
Commanding Officer - Captain Arbuckle
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.
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.
Supply - Civilian
CI Symons has served as a volunteer with the corps since 1996.