"Did you know that the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year? On November 19th, 1940 – the Order-in-Council PC 6647 was signed standing up a Junior Air Cadet Corps for boys 12-14 and a Senior Air Cadet Corps for those 15-18 years of age to support the efforts of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Today, Air Cadets is one of the premier youth organizations in Canada"
"The Cadet Program is one of the largest federally sponsored youth programs in Canada that includes:
- The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets;
- The Royal Canadian Army Cadets; and
- The Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the Sea , Army and Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.
Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship"
"Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces, nor are they expected to join the military. While they are introduced to Sea, Army and/or Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces and certain traditions, they are also introduced to many other respectable career choices that are available to them.
Through the Cadet Program, the Government of Canada is investing in today’s youth and Canada’s future.
The Cadet Program is community-based. The program succeeds through strong community support and involvement. Cadets in turn make valuable contributions to their communities"
"Air Cadets learn the principles of aviation, while some learn to become glider pilots, pilots of engine-propelled aircraft or both"
"Royal Canadian Air Cadets participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities. There is something for everyone – no matter what their personal interests may be. The outdoor enthusiast will appreciate learning survival skills for flight crew. The athlete will appreciate physical education and recreation, including a variety of sporting activities like biathlon and Olympic-style marksmanship. The artists will find their niche in the music program.
The curious will appreciate the hands-on activities such as building model aircraft. The scholarly will appreciate an introduction to the various tools and technologies linked to aviation. The dreamers will appreciate the evolution of technology and the advancements of the aerospace era, including the importance of Canadian participation.
Select top senior cadets may even earn the chance to represent Canada on the world stage by participating in an international exchange.
Most importantly, Air Cadets aids in developing knowledge of Canadian history and democracy. The cadet program focuses on social development, decision-making and leadership. As cadets acquire skills and knowledge, they pass it along to younger cadets.
Every cadet will have the chance to participate in flight activities, and some top senior cadets may even earn a scholarship to obtain their private pilot’s licence. Whether earning a glider pilot license or private pilot license, these cadets wear their wings with a pride rarely found in today’s youth"
Education Credits for Cadets: in Saskatchewan
"Formal process exists for individual student (Grades 10,11,12) to apply once during their high school career for one (1) “Special Educational credit (SEC).” This marked credit is put towards the student’s high school diploma in terms of the number of credits and grade point average. In September, students must apply to the school or school board to receive permission to take a SEC course"
Here is a list of just some of the things that Air Cadets Do:
Citizenship Leadership Community Service
Drill Sports Marksmanship
First Aid Survival Music
Aircraft Identification Navigation Aerospace
Communication Meteorology Airport Operations
Here’s how to join:
Step 1: Consult the squadron directory to find an air cadet squadron near you. To become a cadet, you must join one of these local squadrons. The squadron directory is divided by region.
Step 2: Contact them. For each air cadet squadron listed in the directory, there is information about meeting location, meeting day and time and how to contact the squadron.
Call the squadron if you have questions or show up during one of the training nights to register. Call us if you have difficulties getting in touch with the squadron.
Step 3: Fill-out the registration form that will be provided to you by the squadron personnel, and have it signed by your parents. You will also need a proof of provincial health coverage and legal residency (Birth certificate, Citizenship Certificate, etc.). Some squadrons may have local requirements as well, such as a city resident card.
For more information about joining Air Cadets, visit www.cadets.ca
606 Harvard Squadron
Contact for cadets joining is Troy @ 306 547 7476
Parent committee contact is Michelle Novak @ 306 547 8727 or Bonnie Kaytor @ 306 814 7338.
Our squadron has a marksmanship team and a biathlon team we do a lot of wilderness survival training exercises. This year we are hosting the zone cadet curling in town. The squadron has a Dreamflyer flight simulation system and runs a virtual flying program as well as the opportunity to fly in real aircraft.
Upcoming events for the Cadets
Community Wide Garage Sale
Saturday May 28th, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
GX94 “Salute to Preeceville” BBQ at Centennial Park - for the Preeceville Air Cadets
Plus on site this year: The Fox FM
FoxFM is celebrating our 15th Anniversary!
To celebrate we are giving you a chance to win a 2001 Dodge Viper GTS from Yorkton Dodge!
The only way to win is by stopping in while we are on location at participating businesses.
Every time we are on location we will have one qualifier for the final draw!
Then on July 8th.... a lucky FoxFM listener will SWIPE OUR VIPER!