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RCSCC 151 SENECA existed from some time in the 1950s till April 1972.  It met in a small hip roofed building, called “The Chicken Coop”, still standing in the rear of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 154 at 29 Caithness Street East, Caledonia.   They used a 22” rifle range located in the basement at the rear of the Hewitt Building (18 Argyle Street North) and had an old lifeboat up the Grand River near Big Creek.

Surgeon LCdr Kevin Greaves, Navy League National Sea Cadet Chairman in 1982 and later President of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada and LCdr Ray Parks, who was CO of RCSCC LION from 1978 to 1981 were known to be officers there.  Other names associated with the corps were Roy Gumbley, Charley Gumbley, Dennis McCleary, William Burnham Jr and Thomas Burnham.

Thanks to Bill Griffey,  a cadet from about 1966 to 1972, for some of this information.