The Royal Canadian Air Cadet program is one of the largest national youth programs in Canada, who encourage our youth to become active, responsible and engaged members of their communities.

We are investing in today’s youth for tomorrow’s future.

The program is supported by the Air Cadet League of Canada (a civilian, non-profit, community based and volunteer-led organization) in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and other community partners, who are dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program.

Cadets  learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship, and are encouraged to become active, healthy and responsible members of their communities and make valuable contributions through their activities. They are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Cadet program is community-based. The program succeeds through strong community support and involvement.

For more information about Air Cadets, please visit the Air Cadet League of Canada

Training with 8 Globemaster Squadron, Richmond Hill

The 8 Globemaster Squadron meets every Wednesday at Richmond Green Secondary School from the month of September through to June of each training year. Our enrolment is roughly 160 cadets strong with new members welcomed once a year, in September.

Our cadets enjoy participating in a variety of sporting activities, outdoor survival skills training, musicianship, and aviation instruction – which includes the evolution and current technologies of aviation, advancements of the aerospace era, and all may participate in-flight activities. We foster personal growth, helping our cadets to develop their skills and knowledge so in turn, they may mentor younger cadets.

Our senior cadets may earn the chance to represent Canada in an international exchange program, or earn placements to obtain their glider pilot or private pilot licence, or may apply for one of many post-secondary scholarships available. Whether our cadets wear wings, medals or badges, they most certainly wear their uniforms with pride for having become stronger youth leaders who know and appreciate the value of teamwork, time management, commitment and community involvement.

Our program is both welcoming and nurturing, with cadets graduating with a positive life-long impact felt through their cadet experiences here with 8 Globemaster squadron. Be sure to investigate the Optional teams and activities offered!

8 Globemaster Squadron Awards

The following squadron awards are presented each training year, to recognize significant achievements by our cadets.

  • Top Ground School Award
  • Top Athletic Award
  • Top Uniform of the Year Award
  • Proficiency in Drill Award
  • Top Instructor of the Year
  • I.C.E. Award
  • Best Junior NCO
  • Best Senior NCO
  • Most Improved Band Member
  • Top Overall Band Member
  • Flight Cup
  • Globemaster Award
  • Bill Renwick Memorial Award