What is the "Air Cadets"?
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a national organization for Canadian youth between the ages of 12 and 19. This is a result of a partnership between the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces and the Air Cadet League of Canada.
To become members of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, interested youth must join a local Squadron. There are over 440 Air Cadet Squadrons across Canada.
The local Squadron meets for regular training weekly through the school year. Optional training, including sports, marksmanship and other activities are available as well.
In July and August many Summer Training Courses are available to cadets. These provide valuable training at no cost. Cadets actually get PAID for attending!
What is 155 Squadron?
Borden Gray received the George Cross
READ ABOUT HIM!
The 155 Borden Gray George Cross (GC) Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron of Sault
Ste Marie was formed in 1942. The Squadron is named after a Sault Ste Marie native who posthumously
received the George Cross for his heroism which he displayed sacrificing his life to save the life of his crew
While learning the theory of flight, Cadets participate as team members in drill, Pipe and Drum Band,
Highland dancing and marksmanship while meeting new friends and having fun. Twice a
year, we participate in a gliding weekend, where the cadets work as ground crew and then each
has the opportunity to fly in a two seater glider.
As a cadet progresses through the training years, opportunities are available to those who pass the
qualifications and are selected to attend flight training where the cadet can earn their glider pilot
license. In following years these cadets can go to earn their power pilots license. Both
of these are at no monetary cost to the cadet. Over a thousand cadets have gone through the ranks
of the 155 and have experienced flights. Numerous cadets have earned their pilot wings. Many have made flying their
profession, some flying civilian small to the largest passenger planes, for the military in helicopters, the
Snowbirds acrobatic team and F-18 Fighter aircraft.
155 Squadron parades from 6:30pm - 9:00pm on Wednesday evenings from September until
June at the Armoury at 375 Pine Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
1. Bring a friend to see if they would like to join the 155.
2. See the Calendar for details on this and all upcoming events!
3. Would you like to become a Cadet? Check us out the Join Us page.
4. Check us out on Facebook.
Our motto is:
To Learn - To Serve - To Advance