About the Squadron
44 Sarnia Imperial Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron was formed on Nov 1st, 1941. Since then, we have continued to work with the Canadian Forces and the Air Cadet League of Canada to deliver high quality training programs and activities in Sarnia Ontario. Youth, ages 12-18 are invited to join us. We parade every Tuesday through the school year from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
Today, our Squadron serves a diverse group of cadets. The Cadet program provides a dynamic program providing structure and discipline, through a variety of challenging yet rewarding activities. Cadets develop leadership, good citizenship and physical fitness while stimulating their aviation interest.
Our cadets are the driving force behind the operations of our Squadron. They are given ample opportunities to assume responsibilities to achieve personal growth in a complementary team environment.
About The Cadet Program
The Mission of the Cadet Program is to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition to adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society, through a dynamic community-based program.
The Vision of the Cadet Program is to provide a relevant, credible and proactive youth development organization, offering the program of choice for Canada’s youth, preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow through a set of fun, challenging, well-organized and safe activities.
The Aim of the Cadet Program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness and stimulate the interest of youth in the sea, land and air activities of the Canadian Forces.
Important Note: If you are unsure as to whether this program is the right fit for you, we encourage you to drop by in the fall as our staff and cadets will be there to answer any questions you may have.
We strongly encourage open communication between parents and cadets when it comes to joining the program as cadets who are forced unwillingly into the program may not get much out of it. As the saying goes, “you get out of cadets, what you put into it”. Cadets will be required to maintain a high standard of dress and deportment. There are certain standards (for example, haircuts, shaving, no make-up, no jewellery, no nail polish, etc.) that some cadets may be unwilling to conform to. If you are unsure, we absolutely encourage you to give it a try. Through cadets you will learn so many neat and exciting things that you will not find anywhere else!
Air Cadets are not part of the Canadian Forces. While a close and unique relationship exists with our veterans and the men and women who currently serve our country, Air Cadets is a civilian youth program that provides young people with many skills and experiences. There is no expectation to join the military, that’s a personal, voluntary decision that each Canadian citizen makes, and some Air Cadets also make.
Should you want more information on what the Air Cadet program has to offer, please visit the National Cadet website at www.cadets.ca.
Thank you for your interest in the Air Cadet program and 44 Sarnia Squadron. We look forward to meeting you!