c/o Commanding Officer
19 Wing Comox
PO Box 1000, Stn Main
Lazo, British Columbia
250-339-8211 ext 7995
WHO WE ARE
Commanding Officer (CO)
Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Michael Potts
Administrative Officer (AdminO)
Civilian Instructor (CI) Janet Dube
Supply Officer (SupO)
Civilian Instructor (CI) Janet Dube
Training Officer (TrgO)
Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Mike Potts
Green Star Level Officer
Civilian Volunteer (CV) Kirsten Lowrey
Red Star Level Officer
CI Steven Irwin Rowe, CD
Member of RCEME Cadet Corps 1955-59 at Toronto Secondary School.
Attained rank of Cadet Major and appointed Battalion 2IC
Approximately 380 Cadets on parade at Annual Inspection.
1958 Attended 6 wk Rifle Coaching Course at Camp Borden.
Selected to attend Connaught for DCRA Matches.
Beat Bisley Team in McDonald Match.
1960 Joined Signal Corps Reserves. Became HQ Radio Operator.
1962 Moved to Saskatoon Saskatchewan.
1963 Enlisted for 5 Yrs in ROTP at Camp Borden.
100 started course – 17 remained at end of first phase.
Course was cancelled by PM Pearsons austerity cut and candidates were
offered Honourable Discharge or serve remaining time as enlisted man.
I chose the Honourable Discharge.
1971 Returned to school at Saskatchewan Technical Institute and
graduated with a diploma in Industrial Instrumentation Technology.
1989 Moved to Powell River BC
May 1992 – July 2006 Enlisted in CIC. Attained rank of Captain.
Held positions of Sup-o, Trg-O, Rng-O, and CO with 2781 RCACC.
2002 Moved to Comox, BC and transferred to 1726 RCACC
Held positions of Sup-O, Trg-o, Rng-O, and CO.
Retired from service in July 2006.
Served as CI until June 2014 primarily as Range officer.
2010 Instructed Rifle Coach Course at Vernon CSTC.
2011-2013 RSO at Quadra CSTC.
Silver Star Level Officer
CI Connor Matchett
Gold Star Level Officer
CI Roderick Bell-Irving, CD
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)
CI Bell-Irving is a fourth-generation member of a pioneer British Columbia family who’s record of Service to our Sovereign and Country span more than one hundred years with service in all Branches of our Armed Forces.
CI Bell-Irving began his service in 1960. While attending school at Shawnigan Lake he enrolled as a sea cadet in RCSCC Cougar. Upon graduation he went on to university and a forty-year career as a Registered Professional Biologist. While pursuing his professional career and raising a family, CI Bell-Irving dedicated fifteen years of his life to the pursuit of excellence in the sport of rowing, first as an athlete and then as a coach at the Club, University, National and International level. He was fortunate enough to have won a Bronze Medal for Canada at the 1971 Pan American Games and be named the National Men’s Team coach for the 1980 Olympic Games.
When in 1980 his rowing days came to an end, he turned his attention back to Military Service and Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. During his nearly twenty years of Service in the Reserves CI Bell-Irving served as Regimental Liaison Officer with the three affiliated Army Cadet Corps and one Air Cadet Squadron and organized and conducted both marksmanship and joint training exercises involving both the Militia and Cadet Corps. Before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and becoming the third member of his family to Command his Regiment, CI Bell-Irving spent six months attached to 3RCR while they conducted RV 85, the last Divisional Level concentration involving all Elements of the Canadian Armed Forces. He attended and graduated Kingston Command and Staff College and served for a short period with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. While Commanding the Seaforth Highlanders from 1990 to 1995 he supported and participated actively in efforts to raise funds, obtain Highland kit, arrange exchange visits with affiliated Corps from Scotland and secure the long-term financial health of all the affiliated Cadet Corps. CI Bell-Irving was Honourably released from the CF in 2000.
CI Bell-Irving retired in 2012 and moved to the Comox Valley to live with his wife Alison, two dogs, a cat and now three horses. They have three children and two grandchildren.
Master Cadet Level Officer
Regular Forces Member (Reg) Corporal Angela McIntosh