An Overview, 742 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron:
"The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a youth program like no other — some even call it 'Canada’s best-kept secret.'"
742 Squadron gives all of its cadets the opportunity to take incredible strides in becoming musicians, athletes, survivalists, effective speakers, aviators, but most importantly, leaders. The senior cadets and staff at 742 Squadron will believe in and inspire cadets from any background to become far more than they thought was possible. The Air Cadet program can turn ‘ordinary’ youth into model citizens, through some of the most incomparable opportunities in the country. For example, summer training courses are available to all cadets and all have wild experiences waiting for them. Imagine travelling to Nova Scotia for three weeks to complete a specialized aviation program, or to New Brunswick for a personal fitness course, or Canadore College in North Bay to work on airplanes.
The cadet program has so much to offer, but it takes a strong home squadron to enable the cadets to go for it. 742 Squadron, Canada’s National Capital Air Cadet unit, will prepare all of its cadets for the unforgettable experiences that they will have, and positively change their lives — forever.
Cadet Squadron Commander
About Aviation in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program:
I joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadets because of all the interesting and unique opportunities in aviation that the program offers. I joined because of my interest in aviation and with the intention of getting my pilot license. Throughout my years as a cadet I have had many amazing experiences in aviation. I got the chance to fly in gliders piloted by other cadets, this made my dreams seem very attainable. I also got the chance to fly in small private aircraft, this was amazing since I got the chance to see places that I already knew in a whole new perspective. Along the way, the many pilots that I met inspired me to work hard and that I too can get my pilot’s license. I would recommend the Air Cadet Program for anyone who is interested in aviation because it makes getting a pilot license very attainable and because it offers many opportunities not available anywhere else.
WO2 (Ret'd) Trinh
Cadet Sqaudron Deupty Commander
(OCdt Trinh succesfully completed the Air Cadet program in 2020 and is now pursing post-secondary studies at the Royal Military College of Canada.)
About Music in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program:
As an Air Cadet, there are many optional activities a cadet can participate in through the squadron. Our squadron has many activities to choose from, one being the 742 & 75 Combined Band Program. It is recognized as one of the biggest Air Cadet bands in the country with over 150 musicians under the two bands, brass & reeds, and pipes & drums. Cadets are able to learn and play instruments such as woodwinds (flutes, clarinets, saxes), brass (trumpets, trombones, etc), and percussion. Furthermore, cadets are able to learn to play the bagpipes and highland drums. Annually, the band programs attend the regional musical festival (FMCRE). Cadets can progress through and attain the I-V musical levels, and attend specialty musical camps offered each summer. In addition to the musical ensembles, there are opportunities for new cadets to join highland dancing. Opportunities are given to cadets to further show their leadership skills through mentorship of younger cadets with their musical skills and knowledge.
Cadet Traning NCM
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