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.
- Natl Course Info Booklet
- 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.

351 T-Shirt
3 Dec 19
Back by popular demand from last year we are once again accepting orders for squadron T-Shirt at $20 each. Personalized name available for $5.

Order with payment due at SSC desk by Thu 12 Dec. Cash only.
- T-Shirt Order Form
* Front of the T-Shirt will be an embroidered squadron crest.
Expires: 12 Dec 19
March Break 2020
30 Nov 19
Tentative info: Details being confirmed

351 is planning an optional trip to Washington, DC for March Break 2020.

When: 15 - 21 Mar 20
Location: Washington DC & Niagara Falls NY areas
Activities: Joint Base Andrews, 914th Air Refueling Wing, museums & attractions in Washington area
Cost: $350-$450 (quad-occupancy)
Selection: 50 cadets to be selected based on participation and performance in the squadron and fund-raising activities
Travel doc: Selected cadets may be required to produce copy of passport expiring no earlier than Sep 2020 at short notice.

Express interest by Thu 19 Dec to receive further information when available.
Expires: 19 Dec 19
Unionville Olde Tyme Candle Light Parade 2019
25 Nov 19
Date: Fri 6 Dec
Time: 1830 hrs to 2000 hrs
Parade#: 18
Dress: C3D (sweater, wedge, Parker/ dark civil jacket, black gloves)
Location: 157 Main Street, Unionville. If you enter from Kennedy Road, go west on Carlton Road, then look for parade#18 on the grass.
Pick up: After the parade, we will return to the starting point (parade#18) for dismissal.

Squadron: Optional Event
Band: Mandatory for band member Level 2 and above. Please only bring your instrument and music, no instrument case.
Expires: 6 Dec 19
Recruit swearing-in ceremony
19 Nov 19
Recruits will be sworn in on Thu 5 Dec during extended CO's parade (2030 - 2130 hrs). Parents are welcome to witness the ceremony in the gym. Seating will be provided on the bleachers.
Expires: 5 Dec 19
Holiday Banquet 2019
18 Nov 19
Theme: A Charlie Brown Christmas
When: Thu 19 Dec 19 1830 - 2130 hrs
Where: The Pickel Barrel (CF Markville)
Cost: $25 cadets / $43 guests
Tickets on sale Thu 21 Nov 19 at SSC desk. Cash only.

Expires: 19 Dec 19

New Joiner Supply

NEW JOINER fitting night:
Date: Tue 10 Dec 1900-20:30 hrs
Location: Unit 5, 150 Ferrier Street
* Not for general uniform exchanges

- Cadet on the SUPPLY LIST have uniform parts ready; and can RESERVE A TIME SLOT for a fitting appointment.

Additional Messages:

* Uniform not authorized for wear until Thu 12 Dec *

The following temporary exceptions are authorized for new joiners:
- Uniform without headdress.
- Civilian jacket in lieu of parka.


Initial kitting is scheduled for cadets on the Supply List. Follow these instructions to prevent any complications when fitting for your uniform.

1. Check the Supply List for your name
2. If your name is on the list (it means your uniform is ready to be picked up), click on the "Reserve a Time Slot". That will guide you to a Doodle Page.
3. Enter your full name (Last, First).
4. Choose a time slot (each time slot is an hour long).
5. Once you entered your name and selected a time slot, click submit.

Only sign up ONCE as spots are limited. If a slot is unavailable, it is full. Do not put comments in Doodle; they will not be read.

If you did not sign up for a slot, do not attend as there will not be a staff/cadet to help you and you will be sent home.

Please be on time and show up at the BEGINNING of the time slot. You may not be serviced if you arrive late.

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.