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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 program focuses on personal and social development, decision-making and leadership. As cadets acquire skills and knowledge, they are also provided with the opportunity to put it to practice. The program is open to anyone aged 12-18.

Some of the Local Training includes:
  • Survival Skills
  • Physical Fitness and Sensible Living
  • Music
  • Building model aircraft
  • Introduction to the various Tools and Technologies linked to Aviation
  • Canadian History & Democracy
  • Learning about and shooting Daisy Air Rifles
  • Drill
  • Effective Speaking
  • Radio Communication
  • Leadership
    Cadets are also provided with the opportunity every summer to attend Summer Training. Cadets go away to various Canadian Forces Bases on the courses they apply for. Course lengths vary from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. As a Senior Cadet, they have the opportunity to go TEACH and be leaders on these very same Summer Courses. As an added bonus for cadets taking Summer Training, THEY GET A MONETARY BONUS ($$$)  WHILE ON COURSES! 

    Two of the summer training courses are the Glider Pilot's Scholarship and the Power Pilot's Scholarship. Each year, a selected amount of cadets are provided the opportunity to advance in their aviation studies and attain their Glider Pilot's License or their Private Power Pilot's License. How much does the cadet have to pay for this? Absolutely NOTHING! The cadet actually gets paid to go on the course if they qualify!

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Call (647) 545-0883 for more information or email 


The Cadet Membership process is simple! All you need to do is complete and have the following ready: 
  1. Cadet Application (See Attachments Below)  You must be between the ages of 12-18 to join.  
    For Section 1, please select "Royal Canadian Air Cadets" and write "883 Air Commodore Leonard Birchall Squadron" for the name.
  2. Photocopy of  Health Card (Front & Back) 
  3. Photocopy of  Government Identification 
    Any of the following qualify:
    • Valid Canadian Passport
    • A Canadian Birth Certificate
    • Any valid Canadian resident card
    • Any identification card issued by a Canadian provincial or federal government agency
      4. Yearly Registration Fee: $125 ($60 is returned when the lottery ticket book is sold) 

Once you have these 4 items ready, all that is left to do is hand it in! Please see our Squadron Information below to know when and where we meet. 

Please note, the cadet application form MUST be printed on LEGAL paper size 8 1/2'' x 14''


Parade Location: Middlefield Collegiate Institute, 525 Highglen Ave. Markham, On L3S 3L5 (See Contact Us for more info)
When: Wednesday Evenings 6:30-9:30 pm

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