Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

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.

2022 Leadership Day - Parent Presentation
2 Oct 22
Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Level 1 information session.

The presentation can be viewed here.

Parents who are interested in volunteering with the SSC can contact Ms. Poon, Chairperson at 351.Chairperson@aircadetleague.on.ca.
Expires: 7 Oct 22

2 Oct 22

Join Now! Practice: Monday's 1830-2100hrs, Franklin Street Public School

The 351 Squadron Band is a Military Marching Band that provides music accompaniment to the Squadron during Thursday Parade Nights and while participating in community events such as the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Christmas Parades.

Cadets of all musical abilities and from all Levels are invited to join.

The Squadron has an inventory of instruments that can be loaned to cadets. participation may be limited to the number any type of instruments available at the time of registration.

To join, please complete the Sign Up located here.

Expires: 31 Oct 22

26 Sep 22

Air cadets who intend to apply for the Glider Pilot Training Course (GPTC) or Power Pilot Training Course (PPTC) must complete the Online Ground School (OGS). The OGS is comprised of 45 hours of on-line classes to prepare cadets for the course selection exam. 
Eligibility for GPTC includes a requirement that cadets must be Level 3 Qualified by 30 Jun, have completed Grade 9 or equivalent and must be 16 by 1 Sep in the year of participation. The full list of eligibility requirements is per  Group Order 8060-7 Annex A (click here to access).

To be eligible for PPTC cadets must be Level 4 Qualified by 30 Jun, have completed Grade 10 or equivalent and must be 17 by 1 Sep in the year of participation. The full list of eligibility requirements is per  Group Order 8060-7 Annex A (click here to access).

Cadets must choose between glider or power as only one course application can be submitted.

Registration closes 15 Oct 2022, please click here to register. 
Expires: 15 Oct 22

5 Sep 22

351 will continue to accept applications for membership from October through March. Late joiners may be required to complete missed training on their own time to catch up with their peers.

New cadets are required to  complete and submit a registration package (available here) prior to attending training. New cadets begin their training on the first Thursday of every month followed by weekly training every Thursday. After attending their first Thursday session cadets will be eligible to participate on our teams and weekend activities. 

In the meantime, check out our Facebook page to get to know our program better!

22 Aug 22

Cadet 365 is a collaborative platform for Staff and Cadets intended to improve training and communication at all Levels. 351 will use Cadet 365 this year for the delivery of all our programs. To complete your account set up follow the link below, initial usernames and passwords are available from your Flight Commander.

Cadet 365 Set Up Instructions

Expires: 31 Dec 22


EXCHANGE: Cadets with ill-fitting uniform parts can submit requests for exchange for a size that fits from the dashboard: Click Exchange at the bottom of the dashboard under Supply.

RETURN: Cadets no longer with the squadron should return their washed uniform to supply. Returns are accepted every Thursday during regular training at Bur Oak Secondary School. Please include the return form

Cadets with outstanding supply requests are to follow up with the Supply WO.


Mandatory Training

Cadets are required to attend the following Mandatory Training Activities:

Level 1 Launch Day (Initial Training)
  2 Oct 2022
Leadership Development (Level 2,3,4,5)
  2 Oct 2022
Aircrew Survival Exercise (FTX)
  (attend one of two weekends)
   28-30 Oct 2022
   26-30 May 2023
Remembrance Day Parade
   5 Nov 2022 
Marksmanship Day (attend 1 of 2 days)
  12 & 13 Nov 2022
Tagging days
  (2 half-day shifts each weekend)
   Weekend 1: 14-16 Oct 2022
   Weekend 2: 28-30 Apr 2023
Santa Claus Parade
    26 Nov 2022 

Annual Review
   11 Jun 2023

* Other mandatory training as announced in the year

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