Regional Cadet Support Unit (Eastern)

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The Regional Cadet Support Unit (Eastern) (RCSU(E)) is the Canadian Forces unit that is responsible for providing support to the Canadian Cadet Organizations (Royal Canadian Sea, Army, and Air Cadets) within the province of Quebec, Canada. By French-Canadian and other Francophones, the unit is known as the Unité régionale de soutien aux cadets (Est) or l'URSC (Est).

The RCSU Eastern is a sub-unit of 2nd Canadian Division of the Canadian Forces.

Purpose of the RCSU(E)[edit]

There are six Regional Cadet Support Units in Canada. They are:

  • Regional Cadet Support Unit (Atlantic) - Supporting the Cadet Organizations within the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The commanding officer is Commander Garrett Reddy, C.D., and the unit is a sub-unit Maritime Forces Atlantic;
  • Regional Cadet Support Unit (Eastern) - Supporting the Cadet Organizations within the Province of Quebec and the Ottawa Valley Air Cadets units.
  • Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central) - Supporting the Cadet Organizations within the Province of Ontario. The commanding officer is Lieutenant-Colonel Morley Armstrong, C.D., and the unit a sub-unit of 4th Canadian Division.
  • Regional Cadet Support Unit (Prairie) - Supporting the Cadet Organizations within the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario. The commanding officer is Lieutenant-Colonel Leo Brodeur, C.D., and the unit is a sub-unit of 2 Canadian Air Division.
  • Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific) - Supporting the Cadet Organizations within the Province of British Columbia. The commanding officer is Commander Roderick Hughes, C.D., and is a sub-unit of Maritime Forces Pacific.
  • Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northern) - Supporting the Cadet Organizations within the northern Canadian Territories of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. The commanding officer is Major Deirdre Peet, C.D., and the unit is a sub-unit of Joint Task Force North.

Commanding Officer[edit]

RCSU(E) is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Jean Laprade, CD.

Cadet Summer Training Centres[edit]

RCSU Eastern also responsible for the organisation and distribution of the following Cadet Summer Training Centres:

Regional Cadet Instructor School (Eastern)[edit]

RCIS(E) is the training school for officers of the Cadet Instructor Cadre within the Eastern Region. There are RCIS in every region of the cadet movement: including:

  • RCIS (Atlantic)
  • RCIS (Eastern) - however, known in French as l'École régionale des instructeurs des cadets (Est)
  • RCIS (Central)
  • RCIS (Prairie)
  • RCIS (Pacific)