Optional Training

Flying Scholarship Program

When: September – January, Tuesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A popular program for air cadets, the Flying Scholarship Program runs through the fall to prepare cadets to sit examinations for the Glider and Power Pilot Scholarships offered by the Air Cadet League of Canada. This program is an intensive in-class course with weekly assignments and two examinations which challenge the participants knowledge and grasp of the curriculum. This program is open to any cadet seeking to pursue flight training through the cadet program, and to any parents seeking to broaden their knowledge of aviation. Participation in the 756 Squadron Flying Scholarship Program is mandatory for cadets wishing to submit their application for Glider or Power Pilot programs at the Cadet Training Centre.

 

Band

When: Year-round, Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The 756 Squadron Band is a military brass and reed marching band, practicing weekly and performing at monthly CO’s Parades, the Annual Ceremonial Review, Remembrance Day parades, Santa Claus Parade and Christmas Potluck. Open to cadets with basic to advanced music skills.

 

Drill Team

When: Year-round, Thursday 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The 756 Squadron Drill Team demonstrates peak military drill and ceremonial on the parade square. Practicing throughout the year, the Drill Team competes in the annual Central Region band and drill competition at CFB Borden and performs at the Annual Ceremonial Review.

 

Marksmanship Team

When: October – February, Sunday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The 756 Squadron Marksmanship Team begins practices in the fall and competes at the Zone Marksmanship Competition in Orangeville in February each year. The team consists of a senior team and a junior team of cadets based on age. Interested cadets are selected based on their performance at tryouts starting with the annual Range and Aviation Day.

 

Effective Speaking and Debate Team

When: January – April, Tuesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Effective Speaking and Debate Team hone their skills in public speaking through competitive programs in the winter and spring season. Beginning with the Zone Effective Speaking Competition in March, cadets compete delivering prepared and impromptu speeches before an audience and a panel of judges. In April, the cadets compete in the Ontario Air Cadet Debate Competition against 25 other teams, demonstrating their knowledge and skill at parliamentary debating.

 

Advanced Engines Program

When: January – May, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Advanced Engines Program delivers a unique opportunity for cadets to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the operation of vehicle engines through classroom lessons. The second phase of the program takes cadets into the shop to get hands on experience building and maintain a real working engine. This program is open to all cadets and parents interested in getting their hands greasy in the garage.

 

Duke of Edinburgh International Award

When: Year-round.

756 Squadron is an active partner in the “Duke of Ed” program. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a non-competitive, internationally recognized program designed to encourage young people to develop positive skills and lifestyle habits. The Award is about personal challenge and development and is adaptable according to each participant’s interests and abilities. Separate from the Cadet program, Cadets can leverage many of the training opportunities and activities within the Squadron to help achieve a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, coordinated with our in-house Award Leader.