ABOUT

A relevant, credible and proactive youth development organization, offering the program of choice for Canada’s youth, preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow through a set of fun, challenging, well organized, and safe activities.

Founded: February 28, 1944

The mission of 2051 Dragoons is to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition from adolescence to adulthood, enabling cadets to meet the challenges of modern society, through a dynamic, community-based program.The mission of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets is to foster citizenship, leadership, and physical fitness, and to introduce our members to career opportunities in the Canadian Forces.  The aim is achieved in a structured adventure based training environment where young people develop self-reliance, self-discipline, initiative, responsibility, decision making, mutual respect, and lasting friendships.

The Royal Canadian Army Cadets is the oldest youth organization in Canada!  We trace our origin to the year 1862, five years before confederation, when “associations for drill and musketry” were formed in schools in response to Fenian raids.  In those days, drill was not just a parade square exercise but the method of maneuvering on the battlefield.

In 1887, the government began issuing arms and equipment to schools that agreed to form drill associations, now called “Cadets Corps.”  By 1908, the government was training teachers as army reserve officers to conduct physical training, drill, and musketry in schools.  Provincial departments of education agreed to encourage cadet training, and this partnership contributed to the development of physical education programs in Canadian schools.

The Canadian Cadet Organization, which includes Royal Canadian Sea, Army, and Air Cadets, enrolls both males and females and currently enrolled are about 70,000 cadets across Canada of which about 25,000 are army cadets!

2051 19th Alberta Dragoons was formed 28 Feb 44 as the 2nd (R) Bn Edmonton Fusiliers Cadet Corps; sponsored by, and affiliated with the same regiment. Effective 22 Sep 49 it was redesignated 19th Alberta Armoured Car Regiment Cadet Corps. This came about as a result of the reorganization of the Canadian Army when many Militia units were disbanded, amalgamated or redesignated. On 1 Jan 55 the Corps became known as 19th Alberta Dragoons Cadet Corps. The corps is currently affiliated with South Alberta Light Horse and is sponsored by #178 Norwood Legion

Meet The Team

Capt M Pederson

Commanding Officer

Capt C Williams

Administration Officer

Capt S Russell

Training Officer

Lt S Marks

Star Level Officer

MWO D Bergt

Assist Training Officer

This is the non-official website of the 2051 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. This website in no way should be understood to officially represent DND or the CF.

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