ROY RIGBY JONES CUP TOP ARMY CADET CORPS BC AWARD WINNER
Major Roy John Rigby-Jones, CD was born in 1921 and raised in Vancouver, BC. In 1936, Roy joined the Irish Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadets, and later went on to the Signals Militia Regiment. During WWII, Roy was commissioned from the ranks and held positions of signals Officer, Physical training and unarmed combat instructor, Platoon Commander, and Infantry Company Commander. After the War, Roy returned to the Irish Fusiliers Regiment and then to the Royal Westminster Regiment. After his retirement, Roy would then become involved in the Army Cadet League of Canada.
Roy served as the Executive Director for the ACLC BC Branch for 38 years. He was very passionate about the Army Cadet Program and dedicated his many years of service by creating policy and direction for the program that are still in place today. The Roy Rigby Jones Cup was purchased as a gift to Roy, on his retirement from the ACLC BC Branch. Roy then dedicated the Cup to the Branch and it is awarded to the top Cadet Corps in the Pacific Region. This award is based on prompt return requests, Corps strength, attendance, overall outstanding enrollment, successfully reaching training objectives, and Support Committee involvement.
After carefully reviewing the nominations received, the ACLC BC Branch Honours and Award Committee are pleased to announce the 1787 RCACC in Salmon Arm BC, is the recipient of the 2020 Roy Rigby Jones Cup.
The ALCC Branch would like to congratulate the 1787 RCACC for their dedication to the Army Cadet Program.