To Learn.
To Serve.
To Advance.

  • Are you 12-18 years old?
  • Do you want to meet new friends?
  • Do you like to try new challenges?
  • Do you like to have fun?

Join us and become an Air Cadet!

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO JOIN?

Cadets must be between the ages of 12-18 to join.

WHAT IS THE COST TO JOIN?

All costs are covered including uniforms, weekend trips and summer camps by the Department of National Defence.

WHAT DO THE AIR CADETS OF 396 DO?

396 City of Prince George parades (meets) on a weekly basis every Tuesday at the Connaught Youth Centre in the back up the green stairs located at 1491 17th Ave. On parade nights we learn a variety of skills such as citizenship, teamwork, leadership, drill (marching), range, sports and flying. Usually the older cadets and Staff teach the younger cadets the skills necessary to advance in the Cadet Program. Besides these weekly meetings, we also have various weekend activities throughout the year doing things like outdoor survival training, gliding days, sports, drill and range competitions. Being in a Cadet Squadron gives you the opportunity to try new things and meet friends who share the same interests as you. Many cadets meet life-long friends in the program.

​WHAT KIND OF EXTRA ACTIVITIES CAN I DO AS A CADET?

There are tons of extra things you can do with 396 Squadron outside of Regular Training Nights. For musicians, we have a band which has practices every Thursday and performs throughout the year. There is a Drill Team which has practices on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and participates in competition and demos at our Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR).  Interested in First Aid, the First Aid Team has practices on Wednesday and participate competition and demos at our ACR.  For people who enjoy sports, we have a Biathlon team (Biathlon is a combination of Skate style Cross Country Skiing and shooting…just like at the Olympics) which practices on Sundays and participates in competitions with other Units.  We also have a Range Team (Marksmanship) who practice every Monday and participate in Regional Competitions. Do you enjoy public speaking, we have an Effective Speaking Program were cadets learn to speak in public.  Effective Speaking group meets for practice on Sunday and participates in competitions.  For those that are interested in flying we have a flight simulator program that meets on Wednesday nights.  Cadets learn to fly on one of 4 flight simulators and also get to participate in combat flight simulator games.  Cadets that are hoping for a chance at a flying scholarship course (gliding or power course) we offer flying scholarship classes on Wednesday.  This is a prep-course for cadets, that apply for glider or power, to get them ready for their exam in January.

IS THERE ANY OPPORTUNITY FOR TRAVELING AS A CADET?

YES!!! Every summer, cadets from 396 Squadron go to summer camps which are located all over the country. There is no cost to go and they run from 2-8 weeks long depending on what camp you apply for. When you have been in the Cadet program long enough, you have an opportunity to apply to be a staff cadet and work at one of these camps and make some good money! Summer Camps compliment what you learn at the local squadron and you learn new skills and meet a lot of great cadets! Our squadron also plans a trip to the Washington State every 3 years, to tour US military bases and the Seattle area.

HOW AND WHEN CAN I JOIN? 

The first two weeks in September is the ideal time to join as it allows for a full training year. We allow youth to join anytime during the year, but if it is to late in the year the cadet may have to redo their level as they have missed to much by joining later in the year.  If interested in joining please give us a call at 250-562-0039 or send us an email for more information.

​PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY CADETS WHO ENROLL PAST JANUARY 31 LEAVE INSUFFICIENT TIME TO MEET ALL THE REQUIRED TRAINING ITEMS AND WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE THEIR TRAINING LEVEL IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR

TO ENROLL YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER INTO 396 SQUADRON:

1.  Fill out a CF 1158 Application for Membership in the Air Cadets (requires parent/guardian and applicant signatures).

2.  Bring the applicant's birth certificate and British Columbia Health Care Card (A photocopy of both will be made and kept on file for the entirety of the cadet's career). If you do not have either or both of these items please speak with the Administration Officer as there may be an alternatives. Please note, certain individual situations may require further documentation which will be provided by the Administration Section.

Please come in and see us on our parade night Tuesdays from September to June at the Connaught Youth Centre from 6:30-9:30 pm and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with the required application forms, Welcome Package, Uniform Guide, and/or accept your completed forms.

If you have any further questions, please call 250-562-0039 or email us at 396rcacs@gmail.com.