Interested in joining Air Cadets? Read more info here!

***** ALWAYS RECRUITING! *****
Cadet training coincides with the school year.

If you’re not of age to join by Sept, don’t fret! We accept new recruits throughout the training year (Sept – June!). We meet for regular training Wed evenings, 6:30-9:30pm, outside of holidays.

Interested in a future aviation career, or to grow your knowledge base in an air element? Air Cadets offers several fields of study from Aerodromes, Navigation, Citizenship, Principles of Flight, Power and Glider Flying Scholarships, to paid summer camps and more!

The best part for parents is that Air Cadets is FREE TO JOIN!

Air Cadets offers youth aged 12-18 the opportunity to learn, to serve, and to advance themselves at their own pace. Summer courses are also available in various fields of study. They are held on Canadian Forces Air Force Bases throughout Ontario, and offer a fantastic experience to not only learn new things, but to meet other people with similar interests. Cadets attending summer courses also get remunerated for their time!

At 822 Squadron we offer several optional programs. Our regular training is every Wednesday evening throughout the school year (except holidays) from 6:30 – 9:30pm.

Cadets who are older and wish to join, there is a Fast Track program that will bring them up to speed so they can stay among cadets their own age. Each year in cadets is represented by a level. First year cadets is level 1, second year is level 2, and so on. Level five is the highest achievable level. In level three, cadets get more involved with drill, aviation studies, leadership and instructional techniques. This is also a great way to accumulate community service hours for High School Credit.

Optional Activities include:

  • Band – Pipes & Drums (Provincial Competition available)
  • Flag Party
  • Honour Guard
  • Range (Provincial Competition available)
  • Drill Team (Provincial Competition available)
  • Search and Rescue (accredited DND program)
  • Aerospace – only facility in Canada that offers such a program!

If your son/daughter is interested in becoming an 822 Air Cadet, or if you have any questions please contact Captain Brian Wilson via our contact page, or better yet, come visit us on any Wednesday night (except holidays!) between 6:30-9:30 pm! To join, we do require a copy of a valid health card and birth certificate which we can copy on site.

The worst thing I hear graduated Air Cadets say is that they didn’t join soon enough!

Cadets offers military based training in drill, dress, and deportment. Cadets is supervised by seasoned Canadian Forces Reserve Officers and volunteers. Many of our volunteers specialize in areas of aviation and aerospace studies.

We’re located at the Cadet Youth Development Centre, at the Waterloo International Airport off of Fountain St N, Breslau, ON. Upon entering the Airport, we are located in the second building to the left.

“To Learn – To Serve – To Advance”