NEWS RELEASE – Chronicle Herald - Mon. 9 Nov. 2015
Halifax army cadet corps earns provincial recognition.
At a recent annual general meeting of the army cadet league of Canada, NS branch, it was announced that
2841, The Halifax Rifles Army Cadet Corps was judged to be the top corps in the province and were to be this
year’s winner of the Lord Strathcona Trophy.
The trophy, going back to 1946, was awarded to the “Rifles” cadets at a medals parade in the Halifax
Armouries Monday eve.
Members of the NS Army Cadet League, The Halifax Rifles Recce. Regiment, the sponsor – The Halifax Rifles
Armoury Association and other guests were in attendance to see these proud young cadets accept this
There are 28 army cadet corps in the province, from Yarmouth to Cheticamp who compete for this award on an
annual basis. Cadets are judged on staff/cadet strength, personnel, sponsorship, logistics, Financial, training,
NSE2, marksmanship and music.
The league and cadet corps DND partners, the Regional Cadet Support Unit, assist us with the data that is
considered by the awards committee when determining the winner.
The trophy was awarded to the corps Commanding Officer, Capt. Rick Adams, by league members Bill Graham
and Jim Jollota and sponsor rep. Mike Sleigh.