Royal Canadian Air Cadets: 540 Golden Hawks

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Date(s) - Tuesday, January 2, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

T.A. Blakelock High School


540 Sqn’s training year closely follows the school year, running from September to June. Mandatory regular training runs every Tuesday evening at T. A. Blakelock High School, with the rest of the week full of other weekly team practices such as our band, drill teams, ground school (pilot training), debating, effective speaking, sports, range team, orienteering, and more. Additionally, there are many weekend activities such as Field Training Exercises, glider familiarization flights, and sports competitions.

Most of the training is performed by senior cadets and covers topics such as drill, first-aid, instructional techniques, leadership, marksmanship, meteorology, navigation, principles of flight, survival training, and more. During the summer months, cadets have the opportunity to apply for summer training courses that can run from two to seven weeks.

All training events are posted to our calendar.

The Cadet Program is funded by the Department of National Defence in partnership with the civilian Navy League, Army Cadet League and Air Cadet League of Canada. The civilian sponsor requires local community support to meet its obligations that include accommodations, training aids and equipment and program enhancements not otherwise provided. Parents and cadets are expected to participate in and contribute to fund raising as required by the Squadron Sponsoring Committee.

The Squadron Sponsoring Committee requests a $100 annual registration fee per cadet ($75 for any additional siblings). This is not a mandatory fee. Cadets that are unable to pay this fee are not excluded and are invited to discuss their situation with the SSC Chair or Commanding Officer.

Joining Instructions
You need to be a minimum of 12 years old to join the Cadet Program.

To enroll with 540 Sqn you need to bring your parents and come to Blakelock High School on a Tuesday training night at 1830 hrs. Please wear black pants and a white shirt, or something equally appropriate. Your parents will receive a registration package to fill out and bring back the next week and you will have the opportunity to stay for the evening to check us out.

If you have questions that can’t wait, email