Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

National Course 2019

National courses are scholarship courses for Level 3+ cadets with a selection process. Previous year (2018) National course handbook is available (2019 update pending).

Cadets interested in applying for a national course in 2019 are each required to submit an intention to apply. Squadron will then select candidates based on quotas.

Application for regular summer course and staff cadets will open at a later date.
The 351 Silver Star Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is located in the vibrant community of Unionville, within the City of Markham, Ontario.

The Cadet program provides a dynamic and structured activity to Canadian youth. To find out more about our squadron, please visit our FAQ and About Us pages.

If you are between the age of 12 to 18 and are interested in joining us, please visit our Join page. Feel free to visit one of our Thursday training nights. to see what we are all about!

All of our cadet activities are supervised by screened adults. In order to continue to provide a safe and encouraging environment for our cadets, we need your help. Many of our staffs are parents of cadets with no previous experience. Contact us now to get involved.

Visit these pages to find out more.

Join as a CIC Officer
Join as a Civilian Instructor
Join as a Civilian Volunteer

We rely on local supporters in many ways to help run the squadron smoothly. Please visit the supporters page to see how you can contribute to our success.

Fall Tagging 2018
17 Oct 18
Our cadets will be in the public on the evening of Friday 19 Oct to Sunday 21 Oct for tagging (fund-raising activity).

Shift requirements
Recruits: 1 shift.
Cadets: 2 shifts.

Participation history goes towards priority for optional activities (tours, March break trips...etc).

Dress
Recruits: Black & white
Cadets: C-2; winter jackets if required.

Read
  - Tagging Order
Signups
Sign up for your preferred shift below. Sign ups are to ensure we have stores for each cadet. No nominal roll will be posted.
  - Tagging (Fri evening)
  - Tagging (Sat morning)
  - Tagging (Sat afternoon)
  - Tagging (Sun morning)
  - Tagging (Sun afternoon)

- Sign form(s) in warning order to be returned on Thursday October 18th.

Parents.....WE NEED YOUR HELP AS DRIVERS!!
Please be part of our success! We need parents, with valid driver’s license to volunteer driving a small group of cadets (3 to 5 depending on the vehicle size) to locations and then returning the same cadets back at the finishing time indicated that day’s shift. Your help and support is greatly appreciated!
Expires: 21 Oct 18
Recruit swearing-in ceremony
17 Oct 18
Recruits will be sworn in on Thu 1 Nov during closing parade (2040 - 2130 hrs). Parents are welcome to witness the ceremony in the gym. Seating will be provided on the bleachers.
Expires: 1 Nov 18
PO513 for Level 5 Cadets
02 Oct 18
There will be a PO513 Workshop conducted the 17-18 Nov 2018 in Markham (location TBD). This is part of the Level 5 training program.

- Transportation will be Parent Drop Off (approx 10km)
- Sign up by Thu 18 Oct. Selection will commence after.
- We have a quota of 15 cadets. Selected cadets will be contacted individually for session selection and additional details.

Expires: 18 Nov 18
Milliken Mills High School Thu 4 & 25 Oct
02 Oct 18
Training night for Thu 4 & 25 Oct will be at Milliken Mills High School due to availability of school.

Dress: C-2B


Expires: 25 Oct 18
Fall Gliding Days
11 Sep 18
351 will have 3 gliding days in the Fall: 30 Sep, 21 Oct, 28 Oct.

Read
  - Warning Order
Signups
  - Gliding (30 Sep Morning) (FULL)
  - Gliding (30 Sep Afternoon) (FULL)
  - Gliding (21 Oct Morning) (FULL)
  - Gliding (21 Oct Afternoon)
  - Gliding (28 Oct Morning) (FULL)
  - Gliding (28 Oct Afternoon)
Nominal Rolls
  - Gliding (30 Sep)
  - Gliding (21 Oct)
  - Gliding (28 Oct)
Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.

(Note: 21 Oct is one of the Fall Tagging days. Only sign up if you are able to do the minimum 2-half-day-shift tagging commitment).

Each cadet should attend one glider flight each year as part of their aviation training.
* Cadets who has been on a glider flight this training year may be placed on waitlist until closer to the activity date.
Expires: 28 Oct 18
Returning cadets: Registration form
01 Sep 18
Registration form and fees are required for returning cadets; due Thu 20 Sep at SSC desk.
Expires: 31 Oct 18

Supply

Cadets now have the ability to submit uniform size exchange requests on the Dashboard (go to the bottom of the Dashboard and click Exchange).

Cadet with ill-fitting uniform parts can submit a request for a size that fits. This is a new experimental feature. Questions or comments can be sent to the webmaster via the Contact page.

Supply nights are expected to run mid Sep when we have the ability to replenish stock.

Dress Regulations

Cadets no longer with the squadron should return their washed uniform on supply or parade night and include the return form.

Mandatory Training

Mandatory trainings are required to advance a cadet's career and include:
- NCO development (Level 3 and up)
   16 Sep
- Mandatory FTX (1 of 2 weekends)
   12-14 Oct / 10-12 May
- Marksmanship Day (1 of 2 days)
   17 / 18 Nov
- Tagging days
  (2 half-day shifts each weekend)
   Fall: 19-21 Oct
   Spring: 12-14 Apr
- Remembrance Day Parade
   10 Nov
- Santa Claus Parade
   24 Nov
- Annual Review Practices
   Sun May afternoons
- Annual Review
   2 Jun

- Other mandatory training as announced in the year

Attendance is strictly required.

Gliding Days

Cadets get an intro flight in a glider, learn about flying, and have some outdoor sports fun.
- 30 Sep, 21 / 28 Oct
- 21 / 28 Apr, 19 May

All cadets should attend at least 1 gliding day each year.