Welcome to 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron!


We are an exciting and large squadron of approximately 300 cadets and 20-25 staff members. In addition to our core program, we offer a variety of optional activities for youth between the ages of 12 and 18.  Feel free to check out the website for more information on the Cadet Program and 742 Squadron. Follow us @742squadron on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:



Squadron Photo Night (Apr 25)

We will be taking our squadron photo on Thursday, April 25th. Cadets who wish to take individual photos will need to fill out the Order Form.

DRESS: C-1 Ceremonial Dress

ATTN Level 3s - Performance Checks to Pass Level 3

CI GarbuttThis Thurs (April 25) the Aviation Exam Retake (or the first try for those who were absent on the original date). Retakes for the drill PO check (308) and the teaching PO check (309) will also take place.

It is the responsibility of the Cadet to ensure they have completed all Performance Checks required to pass their level. Please check if you’re missing any of these PO’s, you can ask me or any of your seniors.

From now until the May 23, make up PO checks will take place every Thursday for ALL PO checks. Completing these evaluations is necessary for passing level 3 and some are required for promotion eligibility.

For further information about the PO checks, their importance, or accomodations for absences or academic accommodations please contact CI Garbutt.

Spring FTX (May 3-5)

See event calendar for details. Cadets are required to complete one FTX per training year to pass their level. Submit the signed permission form to sign up!

Permission Form

Year End Trip (May 17-20)

Cost: $150 per cadet; cadets will be selected on a merit basis, with consideration given to tag day participation. More details on the Event Calendar

Activities include touring Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) units and a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) unit, exploring Canadore College’s Aviation Campus and visiting Science North, Canada’s Wonderland and Fort Henry, in Kingston.

Permission form and cheque must be sumbitted to the sponsoring committee.

Tag Day (April 27)

There is still room to sign up at Merivale or South Keys on April 27th.
Remember that tag days are a mandatory fundraising event; each cadet is expected to participate in one tag day.

Drill Team (April 26 & 27)

Our last practice before competition & the pizza/boot polishing party will be Friday, April 26!

April 27 is the competition - all information has been posted on the Event Calendar. For questions, email 742drill@gmail.com

Gliding (April 28)

What: Cadets will be given the opportunity to fly in a glider

Where: Smiths Falls/Montague Airport 

The bus will leave the hangar at 8 am and return by 5 pm.

Cadets must bring a lunch, water, snacks.

Dress: warm clothing; cadets will spend a portion of the day outdoors. Running shoes or other warm footwear, jacket, hat and mitts are recommended.

OPI: CI Harding

Mess Dinner (May 30)

Cost: $10 per cadet
SIGN-UP will ONLY by accepted by the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (located at Canteen). Email signup is NOT permitted.

Meal Choices (please indicate when signing up):

Chicken Option: Red Pepper and Feta-stuffed Chicken Breast, topped with a Balsamic Drizzle , Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Vegetarian Option: Quinoa-Stuffed Red Pepper, Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables 

*Cadets partaking in Ramadan should identify when signing up that they would like to receive their meal later in the evening.