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Address - Unit Headquarters

128 Thorold Flying Dragons
Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
Trinity United Church
15 Pine Street South
Thorold, ON L2V 3L1

Address - Mailing

Commanding Officer
128 Thorold Air Cadet Squadron
12 - 111 Fourth Ave
Suite 231
St Catharines, ON L2S 3P5

2019 Message from the Commanding Officer

Cadets and Parents,

The Staff and I welcome you back to Thorold and to the 2019-2020 training year. We are excited to see each of you and look forward to an exciting training program, which will begin 9 September 2019 at 1830hrs.

I wish to highlight a few items here, so that each of you is prepared for the first few weeks of training:

September

  • 7-8 - Recruiting Event
  • 9 - First Night Back - Bring a Friend!
  • 12 - Ground School Begins
  • 15 - Gliding Date
  • 27-29 - Tagging Dates
  • 30 - Open House / Recruiting

October

  • 4-6 - Autumn FTX
  • 9 - CO's Parade
  • 14 - Thanksgiving Stand Down
  • 15 - Return to Training
  • 27 - Begin Wearing Poppy

* Please note that this schedule will change shortly with additional dates (ex. Band, Drill, Flag, etc). *

Cadets, we are privileged to work with you and to assist you in achieving your goals and potential. To do so we wish to have your thoughtful input. If you have an idea for a training event or an idea to improve our squadron, please bring it forward. This program is for you - and while we have established orders and training objectives we must follow, there is always something more we can do to improve your experience; so, don't be shy... be creative and share your ideas!

The Staff extends heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Yarnell, Chair, and the Sponsoring Committee for the work they do, often behind the scenes, that ensures the Squadron's success. Let each member of 128 Flying Dragons show our appreciation to them by applying our best self to each of our roles and endeavours.

Best Regards,

T Copses-Parker
Captain
Commanding Officer

About Cadets

Posted by 128 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, Thorold Ontario on Monday, 2 September 2019

From the Canadian Cadet Organizations Web Site:

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 outdoor enthusiast will appreciate learning survival skills for flight crew. The athlete will appreciate physical education and recreation, including a variety of sporting activities like biathlon and Olympic-style marksmanship. The artists will find their niche in the music program.

The curious will appreciate the hands-on activities such as building model aircraft. The scholarly will appreciate an introduction to the various tools and technologies linked to aviation. The dreamers will appreciate the evolution of technology and the advancements of the aerospace era, including the importance of Canadian participation.

Select top senior cadets may even earn the chance to represent Canada on the world stage by participating in an international exchange.

Most importantly, Air Cadets aids in developing knowledge of Canadian history and democracy. The cadet program focuses on social development, decision-making and leadership. As cadets acquire skills and knowledge, they pass it along to younger cadets.

Every cadet will have the chance to participate in flight activities, and some top senior cadets may even earn a scholarship to obtain their private pilot’s licence. Whether earning a glider pilot licence or private pilot licence, these cadets wear their wings with a pride rarely found in today’s youth.