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Training

Training And Exercise Information:

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The Calendar button takes you to the on-line general training schedule where you can click on any of the events to get additional information.

Although the Squadron meets regularly on Wednesday evenings, there are interesting activities occuring on other evenings and occasionally on weekends. Some of these are listed below…

Band

Band: The band cadets learn music theory and participate in the squadron band. Interested cadets without a music background can still join the band as some instruction and instruments are provided. The band attends the regional competitions and band cadets may also attend band courses in the summer. The band can be heard at the …

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Biathlon

Biathlon: Biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing (winter Biathlon) or running (summer Biathlon) and marksmanship. It requires tremendous endurance and strength as well as skill and precision. A seemingly unlikely combination of events – one being an aerobic activity which requires strength, speed and stamina; the other being a passive activity which requires concentration …

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Bush Exercise (FTX)

Bush Exercise (Field Training Exercise) Bush Exercises are a part of the mandatory training for Air Cadets. These exercises are held on select weekends and the type and location will vary. The nature and complexity of the exercises also varies depending on the cadet training level to which they are targeted. These are always fun …

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Drill Team

Drill Team: The Drill Team is a group of cadets that practice precision drill movements for the purpose of display and competition. The team spends many hours developing and practicing these elaborate drill movements and may compete in the regional or provincial drill competitions. The team also demonstrates their skill at Annual Ceremonial Review.

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award Crest

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, known internationally as The International Award for Young People, was founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in Great Britain in 1956. Designed to help young people develop a sense of responsibility in themselves and their community by expanding their horizons, the Award has …

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Effective Speaking

Effective Speaking: To provide an opportunity for Air Cadets to increase their self confidence; and increase their ability to reason, organize and express ideas. To promote the citizenship component of local squadron training; To provide a focus at the Local, Regional/Wing, Provincial/Territorial, and National levels, to promote and encourage air cadets to participate in an …

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First Aid

First Aid Team: Cadets learn basic and advanced First Aid Training.  Selected Cadets will attend a First Aid Competition. Cadets participate in provincially and federally approved first aid training courses.  Formal certification of either Emergency or Standard First Aid will be received upon completion of this program.

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Flying

Gliding: Familiarization flying in gliders takes place on select weekends at either Pitt Meadows, Abbotsford, or Langley airports. These flying opportunities are open to all cadets. Flights take place in two seat gliders owned by the Air Cadet League and operated by the DND. Interested cadets should check the Calendar of Events to determine when …

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Range

Range: The Range Team practices at the Port Coquitlam and District Hunting and Fishing Club range under the supervision of a Range Safety officer. Cadets that are level 2 and up can attend range for fun, but may also participate as members of the range team which may enter regional or provincial competitions. Rifle types …

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Albert Head Cadet Regional Training Centre Crest (thumbnail)

Summer Training

Summer Camps: During the summer the air cadet program offers summer camps to cadets. Transportation, housing, food and training is provided by the Department of National Defense (DND) at no charge. There are a number of different camps ranging in duration from two to six weeks for which cadets can apply if qualified. Successful graduates …

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