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85 Tornado Squadron - Grand Valley


There are 2 types of Cadet Training:

Local Squadron Training is conducted at Air Cadet Squadrons in communities across Canada from September through June - mirroring the normal academic school year. For more information on the Squadron Training opportunities, follow the menu to Training --> Local.

Summer Training takes place in July and August at Local Cadet Activity sites, regional Cadet Training Centres across Canada and at destinations around the world.

Training - Summer

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on Canada. The Canadian Cadet Organization is no exception.

As announced in March, 2022, the Cadet Summer Training is being refocussed with the priority as always is on the safety of our cadets and staff. All Cadets and parents are encouraged to read the latest plan, available on the Cadet Summer Training 2022 page on the National Cadets website.

ball Proficiency Level 1+2 Cadets - the Cadet Activity Program, also known as "CAP", these are summer opportunites conducted near the local Squadron, in conjunction with other neighbouring Cadet units.

ball Proficiency Level 3 Cadets - the following courses are available to all Cadets who have at least completed the 3rd year of training at the Squadron. These will be held at centralized Cadet Training Centres.

ball Proficiency Level 4 Cadets - the following courses are available to all Cadets who have at least completed the 4th year of training at the Squadron.

The Cadets taking a course receive a training bonus of $10 per day for each day of training they complete (to a weekly maximum of $60 per week, and a course maximum of $360). Depending on the course and CSTC, this may be paid upon completion of the course, or portions of the bonus may be paid during the course.

The Cadets employed as Staff Cadets are paid a daily rate, based on their assigned rank during the employment period.

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Training - Summer: Details for 85 Sqn

The procedures, documentation and deadlines for summer training applications will be detailed here for 85 Sqn. Check back for updates!

All of the Cadet program is periodically reviewed and updated. Everyone should be familiar with the Cadet Training Centre Changes for 2020 document.

Applications for 2020 Courses - the Squadron has received the procedures for 2020 STC applications! Check back frequently for updates!

Selections for 2020 Courses - Cadets will be notified immediately when the Squadron is notified of course selections. The selections are usually available in April/May.

Joining Instructions for 2020 Courses - these documents provide many of the details on the summer training centres. Information like what to bring, how to contact the summer training centre, visiting and graduation parades are included. Please note: These documents can be updated, check back regularly for updates!

Transportation for 2020 Courses - the transportation TO and FROM the Summer Training Centre is organized on behalf of the Squadron. The Cadet program often refers to transportation as 'movements'.

Archived Process for 2019 Courses - the section below relates to the 2019 Summer Training. Many details change each year. This information is provided for reference only.

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