Cadet Awards

Air Cadet Service Medal

The Air Cadet League of Canada has created an award to recognize continuous cadet service of at least 4 years by deserving air cadets. To qualify for this, a serving cadet must have successfully completed 4 years of honourable service with no serious infractions, and be recommended by the Squadron CO. Furthermore, eligible service is portable between squadrons. Air Cadets are also eligible to receive a bar for the medal for each year of training completed beyond the 4 year qualifying period and a rosette for the undress ribbon.

Lord Strathcona Medal

The Lord Strathcona Medal (LSM) is the highest Award which can be bestowed upon a Cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training. Each Air Cadet Squadron may award one Medal in each training year, but the award of the Medal is to be based solely on the availability of a worthy candidate. Awarding the LSM annually is not mandatory and should not be a matter of custom for a particular appointment or by seniority alone.

Legion Medal of Excellence

The Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence (RCLCME) recognizes individual endeavours of a citizenship nature, which meet or enhance the purposes and objectives of the Cadet organizations. It is wholly sponsored and awarded by the Royal Canadian Legion. Each Air Cadet Squadron may award one RCLCME each training year, provided a worthy candidate is available. The main theme in awarding the RCLCME is to emphasize the citizenship aspects of the Cadet program.

3D Award

Awarded to the cadet who consistently displays the highest order of personal dress, drill, and deportment in theoretical and practical applications.

883 Squadron Spirit Award

Awarded to the cadet who has made a significant contribution to the well being, advancement, and reputation of the squadron. This cadet also upholds the esprit-de-corps of the squadron.

Most Improved Band Member Award

Awarded to the band member who overcomes personal challenges and greatly improves their proficiency and musicianship in the course of the training year.

Most Valuable Player Band Award

Awarded to the band member performs above average in an effort to not only improve their own playing abilities, but the abilities of the entire band.

Most Valuable Player Sports Award

Awarded to the sports team member performs above average in an effort to not only improve their own skills, but the skills of the entire team. They display great morale, sportsmanship, and teamwork at all practices and games.

Passing of the Torch Award

Awarded to the cadet recognized as consistently the most dedicated, imaginative, and effective instructor for the training year.

Passing of the Torch Award

Awarded to the cadet recognized as consistently the most dedicated, imaginative, and effective instructor for the training year.

Top First Year Cadet Award

Awarded to the first-year cadet who has distinguished themselves amongst their peers by displaying a dedication to the squadron through general proficiency and accomplishment in all training areas.