Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

Summer Training 2019

Summer Training application for 2019 will open in the new few weeks. For the time being, read the course pamphlet and decide your top 3 choices for when application opens.

Course serials for 2018 were: Serial A for GT, BDCC, BSC, BFSC; Serial B for BAC, BATAC, AAC. They may or may not change for 2019.

Staff Cadet 2019

Updated 16 Jan: 2019 positions available.

Select your desired position(s) from 2019 CTC Staff Cadet Positions. Submit positions in order of preference using the form below.

Application Form (fillable; with instructions).

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 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.

March Break 2019
14 Jan 19
Where: Cape Canaveral, Florida
When: 1100 HRS 9 Mar – 2330 HRS 15 Mar
Cost: Approx. $550 per cadet (payable by cheque only) – price includes transportation, hotel accommodation, meals and entrance fees to various activities

Highlights include, a visit to Cape Canaveral & Patrick Air Force Base, home to the 45th Space Wing which also controls & operates CCAF Station and the Eastern Range. We will be conducting tours of CNN Studio’s in Atlanta as well as World of Coca Cola. 351 will spend a day at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and visit SpaceX, where they design, manufacture & launch advanced rockets & spacecraft. Prior to returning home we will spend a day at Universal Studio’s & Islands of Adventure. Truly an action packed adventure not to be missed!

100 cadets will be selected to attend the squadron march break trip. Selection is based on multiple criteria including: attendance, participation and fundraising efforts.

Signup closes on Tue 22 Jan. All cadets that are accepted will receive an informational package on Thu 24 Jan. Please complete the forms and return with copies of your passport, health card & full payment by Jan 31.
Expires: 15 Mar 19
Aviation tour: Ornge Air Ambulence Station - Toronto
14 Jan 19
Update: Ornge Media Consent Form to be returned by participating cadets.

351 will select 30 cadets to participate in an aviation tour at Ornge facilities in Toronto on 1 Feb 19. This is a PA day.

- Check Warning Order
- Sign up for activity (FULL)
- Check Nominal Roll
- Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.
Expires: 1 Feb 19
Cadet Hockey Day (Marlies vs Thunderbirds)
10 Jan 19
We are canvassing for interest for going to the Cadet Hockey Day (Marlies vs Thunderbirds) on Sat 9 Feb 19 1600 hrs at Coca-Cola Coliseum. Cost is $25 (incl. $9 food voucher and T-shirt).

Sign up ASAP in order to have a headcount. We need at least 30 cadets in order to make this a go. Bus leaves Bur Oak Secondary 1400 hrs and returns approx 1900 hrs.

- Sign up for activity


Expires: 9 Feb 19

Supply

There is currently NO supply night scheduled. Please check back again later.

Initial kitting appointments are usually held Monday or Tuesday evenings.

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 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.

Backordered tunics may see a delay until end of Jan from the supplier.

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.