The Air Cadet Program


The Air Cadet Program

After the end of World War II, the Air Cadet program re-aligned its purpose with a peacetime purpose. The following objectives of the Air Cadet program identify the purpose of the Air Cadet program and what is the ultimate aim.

The training mission, as defined here, identifies the tasks laid before each and every Air Cadet squadron by the Central Region (Ontario) Headquarters. The operating principles guide the manner in which 151 Squadron completes the tasks in the mission.

The Air Cadet Programme: Objectives

  • To develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership
  • To promote physical fitness
  • To stimulate an interest in the air element of the Canadian Armed Forces

The Air Cadet Programme: Mission

The mission of Air Cadet training is to:

    • Produce leaders to support the air cadet training system
    • Teach skills in the field of aviation
    • Promote physical fitness
    • Stimulate an interest in the Canadian Air Force
    • Develop instructional and leadership skills
    • Promote the Royal Canadian Air Cadets within the community
    • Participate in activities that support the local community
    • Develop self-discipline
    • Promote awareness of Canada’s past and present contributions to the development of aviation and the aerospace industry
    • Promote sensible living habits
    • Teach firearm safety

Within 151 Squadron, we accomplish these objectives by following these operating principles:

  • Professionalism
  • Enthusiasm
  • Organization
  • Proficiency
  • Leadership
  • Attitude
  • Motivation
  • Activities
  • Training
  • Initiative
  • Consultation