The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a member of the Canadian Cadet Organization, which is the largest youth organization in Canada. The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is the largest of the 3 programs offered with over 23,000 Air Cadets nation wide.
The first Air Cadet Squadrons were started in 1941 to train young men for the war. Now, Air Cadets has evolved into the largest youth leadership program in Canada. The program has aims of promoting leadership, citizenship and physical fitness while stimulating an interest in the air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Mandatory Training will happen on Tuesday nights, but there will be occasions that all cadets will have to attend mandatory functions outside of Mandatory Training Nights. There are also a number of Optional Activities that Cadets may get involved with.
Air Cadets are given the opportunity to attend Summer Training Courses, which are 1-7 weeks in length. Air Cadets are paid when attending 3-7 week Summer Training Courses and can even earn their Pilots License, free of charge. Level ones and two cadets attend the Cadet Activity Program, which is run in our local community for 1-2 weeks.
Feel free to come by any Tuesday Night, 7PM-9PM September to June for a tour!