We have a diverse training program that aims to develop our youth and equip them with the skills they need, as well as provide them with long-lasting memories. Teams and extra-curricular activities such as flying opportunities are offered within our squadron.
We have an extremely dedicated group of individuals who strive to bring the best program to our youth. Our supporting staff consists of Cadet Instructor Cadre Officers, Parent Volunteers, and Civilian Instructors.
At 655 Richmond, we believe that Cadets is a cadet-run program. As such, we have an extremely talented Leadership Team that helps bring such a program to success.
What is the Air Cadet program?
The Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program offers a nationally recognized program to all youths aged 12 - 18. The Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program has 3 aims:
To develop Citizenship skills in youth,
To promote Physical Fitness; and,
To instill interest in the Air Element.
As such, Royal Canadian Air Cadets participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities that include:
Survival/Camping skills development,
Fitness and Olympic-style Marksmanship,
Military Band and Musicianship,
Aviation lore and technology; and,
Flying Gliders and Powered Aircraft.
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 generations.
655 Richmond RCACS has proudly upheld the mandate and traditions of this fantastic program for over 50 years. With approximately 200 youths actively involved, 655 Richmond proves that through participation and comradery, youth can accomplish amazing things.
655 Richmond's dedicated group of officers, civilian instructors, and parent volunteers are excited to provide this opportunity to all qualified applicants. We look forward to meeting you!