161 C.K. Beveridge Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

The aim of the Air Cadet Program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promote physical fitness; and stimulate the interest of youth in the air activities of the Canadian Forces. The Air Cadet motto is "To learn. To serve. To advance." The Air Cadet Organization originated in the early days of World War II when the war effort required young men to meet Canada's military obligations. 161 C.K. Beveridge Squadron was officially founded in September 1942

Training

Each squadron trains one night per week—a parade night—to undertake the local training program. The course of instruction is prescribed by the Director of Cadets and outlined in course training plans distributed to each squadron. In addition to the mandatory weekly training syllabus, there are additional regularly scheduled activities that cadets can participate in optional training.

Aviation

Throughout the spring and fall approximately 22,000 air cadets participate in familiarization gliding at regional gliding centres located across the country. Each summer, 320 cadets earn a Transport Canada Glider Pilot Licence through the Air Cadet Gliding Scholarship and 250 more earn a Private Pilot licence.

Biathlon

A biathlon competition consists of a race in which contestants ski around a cross-country trail system, and where the total distance is broken up by either two or four shooting rounds, half in prone position, the other half standing. Depending on the shooting performance, extra distance or time is added to the contestant’s total running distance/time. As in most races, the contestant with the shortest total time wins.

Band

A cadet band is a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions, usually for the Canadian Forces or cadet functions. Our band is a marching percussion ensemble consisting of mallet percussion, snare, tonal bass drums, quad toms, cymbals, and auxiliary percussion with the Drum Major directing the band on parade.

Latest News

Here we will keep you up to date on recent and upcoming events.

Weekly Update 14-18 Jun 17 (Rib Fest & Helicopter Flights)

Here are the updates for the week: Rib Fest Fund Raiser: We still have a couple spaces on Saturday evening that we need filled. Any cadets who are able to help with this, please contact Capt Phinney or message our Facebook page. Dress for the event will be civilian clothing with squadron t-shirt   Thursday […]

14 Jun 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 8-14 Jun 17

Here are the updates for the week: Friday/Saturday/Sunday: NO TRAINING Wednesday: 6:20 – 9:10 PM – Sports Night – dress is sports gear for all cadets Upcoming Events/Deadlines: – 15-17 Jun 17 – Rib Fest Fund Raiser/Community Service – 18 Jun 17 – Helicopter Familiarization Flights Rib Fest Fund Raiser: – We still have a […]

08 Jun 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 1-7 Jun 17 ACR

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO OPTIONAL TRAINING Saturday: ACR Set-up/Training Day: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Lord Beaverbrook Arena. Dress is civilian clothing. Bring anything you may need for displays, a water bottle, and a lunch. Band must bring their instruments. We will be loading equipment into vehicles at […]

01 Jun 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 25-31 May 17

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO OPTIONAL TRAINING Saturday: Training Day: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the armoury. Dress is civilian clothing. Bring your boots, shoe polish, a water bottle and a lunch. We will be working on ACR displays to bring any equipment you may need. Band must bring their […]

25 May 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 18-24 May 17 (Halifax Trip)

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO OPTIONAL TRAINING Saturday: Halifax Citizenship Trip: All cadets who signed up for the trip will meet at the armoury at 6:30 AM. Cadets must bring a lunch for the first day that they can eat on the bus. The bus will be departing by 7:00 AM. […]

18 May 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 11-17 May 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Drill Team Practice 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Band Practice Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Irving Nature Park Training Activity On 13 May 17 all cadets are welcome to attend a fun training/activity day at the Irving Nature Park (main gate). […]

11 May 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 4-10 May 17 (Field Training Exercise)

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: 3:00 PM – Advance Party Site Set-up – Four senior cadets will meet at the armoury and will be transported out to the site via truck. 6:30 PM – Field Training Exercise (Mandatory training for all cadets) at Elmhurst Outdoors group camp site. Elmhurst Outdoors is located […]

03 May 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 27 Apr – 3 May 17

Thanks to all the parents who came out to the meeting last night. It’s great to see support for our cadet activities. Here are the updates for the week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice Sunday: 1:00 PM – Squadron history restoration – Parents, cadets, sponsors, […]

27 Apr 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 20-26 Apr 17

Good luck to Sgt Hamilton who will be competing in the Provincial Marksmanship Competition and Sgt MacIntyre who will be competing in the Provincial Effective Speaking Competition this weekend. Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO DRILL TEAM NO BAND PRACTICE 6:45 PM – Senior cadets attending the C7 Marksmanship training weekend/competitions in […]

20 Apr 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 13-19 Apr 17

Thanks to LAC Springthorpe for volunteering to sell league tickets last Saturday with our sponsor 250 Wing. Thanks to FSgt Caissie who represented the squadron along with Capt MacDonald and some sponsoring committee members at the Community Coordinating Committee meeting on Saturday. Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO DRILL TEAM NO BAND […]

13 Apr 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 6-12 Apr 17

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO DRILL TEAM 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Band practice Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – C7 familiarization training for senior cadets (level 4+) who will be attending C7 training in Gagetown. Dress is civilian clothing. Bring a lunch. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Our […]

06 Apr 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 30 Mar – 5 Apr 17

Congratulations to our staff members 2Lt Kinney and 2Lt Cameron who were promoted last night! Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO DRILL TEAM 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Band practice Sunday: 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Recreational marksmanship, model building, RC flying, and flight simulation Wednesday: 6:20 – 9:10 PM – Regular […]

30 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 23-29 Mar 17

Thanks to all of our cadets who participated in last Sunday’s marksmanship competition. Congratulations to Sgt Hamilton who had the top score overall at the competition! Here are the updates for the week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice Saturday: 6:45 PM – Community service – […]

23 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 16-22 Mar 17

Thanks to all of the cadets who participated in the effective speaking competitions! Congratulations to Sgt MacIntyre who will be moving on to the Provincial Effective Speaking Competition! Here are the updates for the week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice Saturday: 6:00 – 8:00 PM […]

16 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 11-15 Mar 17

Here are the updates for the rest of the week: Sunday: NO SKIING – There is no snow left at Elmhurst Outdoors 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Marksmanship, model building, RC flying, and flight simulation Wednesday: 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Effective Speaking Competition at Simonds High School (meet at the pool doors). Dress for […]

11 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 2-10 Mar 17

Thanks to everyone participated in, helped out with, or donated bottles for our bottle drive last weekend. Despite our low numbers, it was a success! Here are the updates for this week: Friday: No band or drill team this week. Sunday: Senior Trip to Quebec/Ottawa – cadets who are scheduled to go will be meeting […]

02 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 23 Feb – 1 Mar 17

Congratulations to our band and drill team for their excellent performance last weekend at the provincial competition! Here are the updates for this week: Friday: No band or drill team this week. 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Bottle Drive Fund Raiser – Delivering flyers/bottle drop off. The senior cadets and other volunteer cadets will be […]

23 Feb 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 16-22 Feb 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team practice 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice Saturday: 6:50 AM – Band and Drill Team Competition – Meet at the armoury in full uniform: shirt, tie, tunic (ribbons), and parka. Bring a water bottle. Cadets are scheduled to return […]

16 Feb 17 Capt Phinney, A

10 Feb 17 – Drill Team & Band are happening this evening

Drill team and band WILL be happening this evening at the regularly scheduled times. The roads should be cleared by then. Enjoy the snow day!

10 Feb 17 Capt Phinney, A

8 Feb 17 Training Cancelled & Weekly Update 9-15 Feb 17

Training will be cancelled for this evening due to the weather/today’s school closure. Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 8:30 AM – Provincial Biathlon Competition – Meet at the armoury with all required gear. Meals and accommodations are all covered. Cadets are welcome to bring snacks. Cadets should be returning Sunday evening after […]

08 Feb 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 2-8 Feb 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team practice 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice – Bring any empty grocery bags you may have Saturday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – Band Practice Day at Bayside Middle School. All band cadets must attend. Dress is civilian clothing. […]

02 Feb 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 26 Jan – 1 Feb 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team practice 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice – Bring any empty grocery bags you may have Saturday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – Band Practice Day at Bayside Middle School. All band cadets must attend. Dress is civilian clothing. […]

26 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 19-25 Jan 17

Good afternoon, Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team practice 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice Saturday: 21 Jan 17 – Gabriel Comeau Memorial Sports Competition in Gagetown – All cadets are to meet at the armoury at 7:00 AM. Bus is expected to return at […]

19 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 12-18 Jan 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team practice 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice Saturday: 8:00 AM – Flying Scholarship Exam – meet at the armoury in uniform (shirt, tie, and tunic). Cadets will be returning home around 1:00 PM. Sunday: 6:00 – 9:00 PM – […]

12 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, A

11 Jan 2017 schedule up date.

Here is an updated Schedule for 11 Jan 2017 instructors be prepared for your classes and level 3 you have your air subjects test third class.

10 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, D

Weekly Update 04-11 Jan 17

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been enjoying their holiday break. We are beginning to start up with a couple of activities happening this Friday. Next week we will resume our regular training. Friday: 1:00 – 4:30 PM – Band practice at the armoury – don’t forget your music. If you are staying for […]

04 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, A

Holiday Season Update

Happy holidays! Events happening over the Christmas break: Friday: No band or drill team Sunday: No marksmanship/biathlon Monday: No flying scholarship Wednesday 28 Dec 16: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Drill team practice. Please let Capt Hutchinson know if you are unable to make it. The senior cadets/Capt Hutchinson will be informing drill team members […]

22 Dec 16 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 08-14 Dec 16

This week’s events: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team practice 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice Saturday: 5:00 PM – Holiday Mess Dinner for all cadets. The dinner will take place at St. Columba Presbyterian Church on 1454 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, NB. Dress for the dinner is full uniform with a […]

08 Dec 16 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 1 – 7 Dec 16

This week’s events: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Drill team practice 7:00 – 9:30 PM – Band practice 7:00 PM – Ground School Weekend Gagetown – the four cadets who will be writing the GPS exam will be attending. Cadets received information sheet on Wednesday evening with details. Saturday: 3:00 – 5: 00 PM […]

01 Dec 16 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 24-30 Nov 16

This week’s events: Friday: 5:45 PM – All cadets attending the Music Seminar in Miramichi must be at the armoury in their full uniform (shirt, tie, and tunic). Cadets must bring a sleeping bag, clothes, and personal items. A complete kit list is attached: music-seminar-permission-slip. All meals will be provided. We should be returning around 7:00 […]

24 Nov 16 Capt Phinney, A

Welcome to the new home of 161 R.C.A.C.S. on the web

We are pleased to announce the launch of 161’s new webpage, Welcome! Here we will make available files for training, camps, and other events, along with keeping our training calendar available.

18 Nov 16 161Admin