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:




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IMPORTANT - Drop Off/Pick Up

The Canada Reception Centre - Hangar 11 welcomes Guests of the Government of Canada and other Dignitaries travelling on dedicated aircraft to and from the Nation’s Capital. During drop off/pick up, vehicles are not to park in spots reserved for Air Marshall personnel and as a safety precaution, are not to block the roundabout.  This could greatly effect their operations and more importantly the safety of all. Each parking spot is marked with a sign indicating if it is for personnel or visitors. Thank you for your understanding.

Recruiting Session - Nov 15

If you're interested in joining 742 - come see us November 15th which is the last day for paperwork processing for new applicants. Our next intake of applications will be in January 2018.

For more info on membership requirements, documents needed, etc, go to the tab Joining 742.

MARKSMANSHIP Practice Nov 17th 10:00-12:00pm

20 spots open for Marksmanship Nov 17th.

Practice will be 10:00-12:00pm at 201 Crestway Drive

Sign up via 742 signup email.

What is Marksmanship?

Marksmanship focuses on teaching cadets the proper use and safe handling of firearms for recreational purposes only. The marksmanship program has been specifically designed for youth and is based on Olympic-style competition.

Zone Marksmanship Competition will take place March 16 2019 (during March Break). Any cadets interested in trying out for the Team please inform officers in charge. Juniors 12-14 years old are needed!


WO2 Merit Review Boards - Nov 22

WO2 MRBs will take place Nov 22. The list of eligible FSgts has been posted to the Event Calendar.

Did you know 742 Squadron is a Registered Charity?

If you are planning to donate through the United Way this year and do not have a preferred charity, you could contribute your donation to support 742!

Should you wish to donate to the squadron, our registered charity number is 123613523 RR 0029.