Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

National Course 2019

National courses are scholarship courses for Level 3+ cadets with a selection process. Application deadline has passed.
National course handbook (2019)

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.

Marksmanship Days
13 Nov 18
Weather update: 17/18 Nov weekend is forecasted to be below seasonal temperatures. Sat may be wet and Sun will be winter temperatures. Majority of the training will be inside. However, periods up to an hour of shooting will be outdoor. Ensure you are dressed for the weather with warm winter jacket and winter boots. Wear gloves, touque, and scarf. Bring indoor shoes for inside if desired.

351 will hold 2 marksmanship days on Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov. Level 1-4 cadets are required to attend 1 of the 2 days as part of their yearly training. Sign up by Mon 5 Nov; forms by Thu 8 Nov.
Any dietary restrictions submitted past 5 Nov cannot be accommodated.

Read
  - Warning Order
Signups
  - Marksmanship Day (Sat 17 Nov)
  - Marksmanship Day (Sun 18 Nov) (FULL)
Nominal Rolls
  - Marksmanship Day (Sat 17 Nov)
  - Marksmanship Day (Sun 18 Nov)
Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.
Expires: 18 Nov 18
Markham Santa Claus Parade
11 Nov 18
Date: Sat 24 Nov
Time: 1030 hrs - 1230 hrs
Location/Parade Route: The parade starts at Hwy 7 East and Main Street Markham (Hwy 48). It travels north along Main Street Markham to Markham Museum.

Cadets will meet on Hwy 7 just East of Main Street. Float # (TBD).

Cadets will be picked up at the Markham Museum following the parade.

Dress: C-3 with wedge / cadet-issued / blue toque, parka & black gloves - Cadets without parkas are authorized to wear civilian jackets
Band: Must bring instruments with parade music.
Note: There is no storage / garbage bin on the parade route. Do not bring anything extra.

Drop off zone A

Expires: 24 Nov 18
Cadet Fitness Assessment 15 / 22 Nov
09 Nov 18
Update: Level 2 fitness assessment has been moved to 22 Nov.

The first Cadet Fitness Assessments of the training year will be completed on 15 Nov for Level 1; and 22 Nov for Levels 2-5.

Cadets have to attempt the assessment and fitness badges will be awarded for various fitness qualification levels.


Dress: Appropriate civilian indoor sports attire and running shoes with non-marking soles.
Rations: All Cadets to bring water bottles.
Expires: 22 Nov 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.

* Delivery of uniform parts are experiencing delays of 2+ weeks due to the ongoing rotating strike at Canada Post.

Supply will switch focus to new recruits starting in Nov. Open requests will be fulfilled when parts arrive. New requests will be processed as resource permits.

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.