Corps Journal 2002-2003 Cadet Year
Documenting the Life of our Cadet Corps


May 6, 2003 - 98th Annual Cadet Inspection with Reviewing Officer Tony Fell ('59) follows a chapel service with remarks by Cadet Commanding Officer c/LCol Mitch Myers and a sermon by Cadet Adjutant c/Major Hugh Dowell.

May 3, 2003  - Headmaster's Parade.

April 27, 2003 - Church Parade held with great sunny day. Reviewing Officer was Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen, US Army (Ret'd).

April 24, 2003 - Third Annual Cadets in Concert held.

April 11, 2003 - Thirteenth Annual Wellington Leadership Dinner and Lecture was held once again at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christiansen, US Army (Ret'd) was the guest speaker.

March 10-18, 2003 - Battlefield tour held during March Break. Four memorial services conducted at sites of Andrean burials and memorials. (See Major McCue's Tour Diary for more details.)

January 29, 2003 - Cadet Scuba Team departs for Turks and Caicos Islands for marine biology expedition. Three members of the team will be using this project to complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award. 

January 19, 2003 - Cadet Biathlon team heads to Sudbury to Central Ontario Area Biathlon Competition. Representing the 142nd was MCpl Simon Ruggier and MCpl Richard Oosthuizen. Both performed extremely well, with Richard coming in 4th place for Senior Boys and qualifying him for the Provincial Championships in February.

December 18, 2002 - Corps stands down for the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

December 12, 2002 - Commanding Officer's Parade and Christmas promotions. A new tradition begins!

December 5, 2002 - Major Durham Wilson addresses Gold Star on security and defence . Maj Wilson discussed many of the hot areas in the international scene and looked at the role of the Canadian Forces. In addition to stimulating conversation, Major Wilson had many weapons and devices on display.

December 5, 2002 - Self-defence training for Silver Star begins as part of the Leadership and Challenge program for Silver Star. Special thanks to Richmond Hill Academy of Martial Arts for their support.

November 23, 2002 - Kevin Shackleton, author, speaks to Silver/Gold on 58th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. In support of the March break Battlefield Tour in 2003, Mr Shackleton briefed the cadets on some of the major battles of World War One involving the 58th Battalion. A number of Andreans were killed serving in this outfit.

November 10, 2002 - 48th Highlanders Remembrance service at Queen's Park, Toronto. Thirty students gave up part of their mid-term break to attend this most prestigious service in the heart of Toronto. The Cadets marched alongside the Regiment through the streets of Toronto back to the home base of the 48th Highlanders at Moss Park Armouries.

November 7, 2002 - Remembrance Service at St Andrew's College.

October 2, 2002 - Discover Scuba program for Cadet Dive Team. A record sixteen students signed up to be part of the Team. Plans for a team trip to Turks and Caicos is underway.

September 12, 2002 - Opening Cadet Assembly. Details of this year's green, red, silver and gold star programs were reviewed as well as optional programs including cadet military band, pipes and drums, young driver's, life guard courses, rock climbing, St John First Aid, scuba diving, and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. New this year is the Cadet Flight Training program in conjunction with Buttonville Airport.

September 7-8, 2002 - Senior Leadership Exercise at CFB Borden. Senior Cadets met for a refresher course in fieldcraft/bushcraft skills in an all military exercise. This annual event is growing each year.