Before reading about the program below, watch this YouTube Video.
A Message from one of our Alumni
One of our former cadet warrant officers is Johanna Wagstaffe, currently the weather expert for CBC News in Vancouver.
If prospective new cadets and parents would like to know more about the opportunities and activities in the air cadet program
then click on the following link to hear firsthand about her experiences as a cadet in 151 Squadron.
Watch Famous Canadian Astronaut Chris Hatfield talk about his experience as a Air Cadet and how it led him to be an Astronaut.
The Air Cadet Program
Cadets form a national organization whose purpose is to develop in youth the attributes
of leadership, engaged and active citizenship and physical fitness, all within a
safe environment that stimulates an interest in the Canadian Forces.
Air Cadet Training is divided into five proficiency levels, including on-the-job
training for senior cadets. Some of the courses offered to Air Cadets at the local
At 151 Squadron, we have different activities almost every night of the week. Please visit our Activities Page for further information on the variety of activities a cadet can get involved in.
The thrill of gliding and flying provides the backbone of the Air Cadet program.
Each year nearly 600 deserving Air Cadets receive flying and gliding scholarships.
The remainder learn valuable life skills and important values like mutual respect,
integrity and professionalism through lessons in navigation, theories of flight
and aircrew survival.
Over 9000 Air Cadets take part in summer training. Listed below are the courses offered:
Additional information about summer training can be found on the Squadrons website
151 Chadburn Summer Training Page
Our Squadron regular training happen weekly, Monday nights,
- Recruit Training between 7:00-9:00 PM., through two recruit courses Start of September and December of the training year, at the Rotary Hall, 254 Centre Street, Oshawa. This is just north of Gibb Street. Parking is across the road at Village Union PS, access of Gibb Street.
- Regular Cadet Training between 6:30-10:00 PM from Mid September to Mid May throughout the training year. Come see us at our regular training site, Village Union Public School, 240 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. Entrance from the North Door, from the parking lot that faces Centre Street South.
Please ask for the Recruiting, Training, Deputy Commanding Officer or Commanding Officer.
Information for Parents
Parents play a significant role in their cadets’ careers. The Air Cadet League of Canada has prepared some critical information for parents, who have a cadet in their family. Please click on the this link for more information. Air Cadet League, Ontario Provincial Committee.