Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

Summer Training 2020

Staff Cadet

Staff Cadet Positions (last year's version)
Staff Cadet Application Form
Deadlines
- Returning staff cadets: 15 Dec 19
- New staff cadets: 15 Jan 20

National Course

National courses are scholarship courses for Level 3+ cadets with a selection process.
- National course selection process
- Application period has passed
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.

Markham Santa Claus Parade
8 Nov 19
Date: Sat 23 Nov
Time: 1030 hrs - 1230 hrs
Parade Line-up Number: 31(Section 2)
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.

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

Dress: C3D (sweater, wedge, parka / dark civil jacket, black gloves)
Band: Must bring instruments with parade music.
Note: There is no storage/garbage bin on the parade route. Do not bring anything extra. Use the washroom before forming up.

Drop off volunteering forms with details filled out at the duty desk on 28 Nov.


Expires: 23 Nov 19
Marksmanship Team 2019-20
4 Nov 19
Cadets interested in this year's marksmanship team can express interest by signing up below.

Successful members have the following qualities:
- Focused and calm
- Ability to take instructions
- Lead physically-active lifestyle
- Enjoyed activities in air rifle marksmanship day

Cadets showing potential will go through a series of focused training in preparation for the squadron selection in Dec & Jan (phase 1). 15 cadets will be selected to represent 351 in 3 teams for the zone competition on Sat 22 Feb (phase 2). Advancing teams will be competing in regional on Fri 17 - Sun 19 Apr (phase 3). National (phase 4) will be in May.

6 members will be junior members who are under age 15 by 17 May 20.

Regular marksmanship team practices will be on Wed evenings (1830 - 2130) and Sat evenings (1830 - 2200) until Apr. Regular attendance is critical to maintaining performance and is therefore expected. New members missing initial training or tryouts is expected to have trouble catching up.

Team members must be able to attend Zone comp on Sat 22 Feb.

- Sign up by Fri 15 Nov.
- First practice expected to start 20 Nov 19. Details to be provided to selected cadets.
Expires: 20 Nov 19

Supply

Cadets with 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.
Make sure your dress is up to standard before the new training year.

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)
   22 Sep
- Recruit Day (New joiners)
   22 Sep
- Aircrew Survival (FTX) (1 of 2 weekends)
   4-6 Oct / 29-31 May
- Marksmanship Day (1 of 2 days)
   2 / 3 Nov
- Tagging days
  (2 half-day shifts each weekend)
   Fall: 18-20 Oct
   Spring: 17-19 Apr
- Remembrance Day Parade
   9 Nov
- Santa Claus Parade
   23 Nov
- Annual Review
   7 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.
- 8 / 21 Sep, 27 Oct
- 25 Apr, 17 May

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