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340 Griffin Squadron - Port Elgin

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 340 Squadron?

340 Squadron parades from 6:30pm - 9:15pm on Tuesday evenings from September until June at the Saugeen District Secondary School at 780 Gustavus Street, Port Elgin Ontario, Canada.

We also conduct other activities from 'The Griffin' which is at the Southampton Airport at 349 Carlisle street, Southampton.

Port Elgin is a popular summer beach vacation destination in Bruce County, Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron. The community was named after James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, a former Governor General of the Province of Canada, in 1873.

Want more info?

Browse our website for more information and see the Join Us page for the details. Join us and reach for the sky!


1. Welcome to 340 Griffin Squadron's website.

2. Our Squadron meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 - 9:15pm at the Saugeen District Secondary School at 780 Gustavus Street in Port Elgin. Come and see what the Air Cadet program has to offer!

3. Summer dress - no tunic or ties (except CO's parade).

Our motto is:

To Learn - To Serve - To Advance

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