History

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The Oakville Army Cadet Corps was formed in 1924, as the Oakville High School Cadet Corps.  After several changes in name over the years, we currently parade as the 1188 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.

Cadets within our unit proudly fly the white Army Cadet flag, which contains both a Canadian Flag emblem in the top corner and the badge of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets centred in the middle.  The Latin motto contained on this badge is Acer Acerpori,  which translates “As the Maple, So the Sapling”.

Oakville Army Cadets proudly wear the the traditional Glengarry headdress, displaying the cap badge of our affiliated Canadian Forces unit: The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment).  The Lorne Scots is a unit steeped in much history and in 2011 celebrated their 145th year anniversary.

As members of the Lorne Scots Regimental Family, the Oakville Army Cadets have become a part of a long and proud tradition.  Cadets within the 1188 Lorne Scots RCACC are expected to reflect the honour of corps and its affiliated regiment.  Our cadets fulfill this honour by maintaining exemplary dress, behaviour and attitude.

The Lorne Scots Regiment is affiliated with five local army cadet corps.  Besides our unit in Oakville, Lorne Scots cadet units are also located in: Brampton, Milton, Georgetown and Orangeville.

Since 1971, the Army Cadet League of Canada has also provided support to Army Cadet units across Canada.  The league is a civilian non-profit organization working in partnership with the Canadian Forces to strengthen the Royal Canadian Army Cadet program, by promoting  and fostering leadership, citizenship, self-reliance, physical fitness, and respect for others.