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 23-29 Nov 17 (Band Seminar)

Congratulations to the biathlon team, band, and all of

23 Nov 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 16-22 Nov 17 (Biathlon Competition & Santa Claus Parade)

Thanks again to all of our cadets for their participati

16 Nov 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 9-15 Nov 17 (Remembrance Day)

Thanks to all of our cadets who have been participating

09 Nov 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 2-8 Nov 17

Here is the information for this week:Here is the infor

02 Nov 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Squadron Clothing Survey

We are looking into making 161 branded clothing availab

30 Oct 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 26 Oct – 1 Nov 17

Here is the information for this week: Friday 27 Oct 17

26 Oct 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 19-25 Oct 17

Here is the information for this week: Friday 20 Oct 17

19 Oct 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 12-18 Oct 17 (Tagging)

Here is the information for this week: Tagging: Thursda

12 Oct 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 5-11 Oct 17 (Bottle Drive and Tagging)

Here is the information for this week: Friday 6 Oct 17

05 Oct 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 28 Sep – 4 Oct 17 (Field Training Exercise)

Here is the information for this week: Friday 29 Sep 17

28 Sep 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 21-27 Sep 17 (Gliding)

Congratulations to the cadets who were promoted or rece

21 Sep 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 14-20 Sep 17 (Freedom of the City and Battle of Britain)

It was great to see so many cadets on parade yesterday.

14 Sep 17 Capt Phinney, A

Sign Up Info for Sea Dogs Game on 21 Sep 17

Sea Dogs Hockey Game: Irving Oil has kindly offered us

12 Sep 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 7-13 Sep 17

Welcome to our new cadets. We had an excellent first ni

07 Sep 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Sponsoring Committee Welcomes New Members (Wed @ 6)

This Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM will be the first mee

05 Sep 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update Version 2: 29 Aug – 6 Sep 17

This is just another update with information for the ex

29 Aug 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 28 Aug – 3 Sep 17 – Saint John Exhibition Volunteers Needed

I hope everyone had an excellent summer. We are now gea

27 Aug 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Prepares for 2017-2018 Training Year

Final preparations are underway for the start to the 20

25 Aug 17 Capt Phinney, A

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

Here are the updates for the week: Rib Fest Fund Raiser

14 Jun 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 8-14 Jun 17

Here are the updates for the week: Friday/Saturday/Sund

08 Jun 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 1-7 Jun 17 ACR

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO OPTIONAL

01 Jun 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 25-31 May 17

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO OPTIONAL

25 May 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 18-24 May 17 (Halifax Trip)

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO OPTIONAL

18 May 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 11-17 May 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 PM 

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 –

03 May 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 27 Apr – 3 May 17

Thanks to all the parents who came out to the meeting l

27 Apr 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 20-26 Apr 17

Good luck to Sgt Hamilton who will be competing in the

20 Apr 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 13-19 Apr 17

Thanks to LAC Springthorpe for volunteering to sell lea

13 Apr 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 6-12 Apr 17

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: NO DRILL TEA

06 Apr 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 30 Mar – 5 Apr 17

Congratulations to our staff members 2Lt Kinney and 2Lt

30 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 23-29 Mar 17

Thanks to all of our cadets who participated in last Su

23 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 16-22 Mar 17

Thanks to all of the cadets who participated in the eff

16 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 11-15 Mar 17

Here are the updates for the rest of the week: Sunday:

11 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 2-10 Mar 17

Thanks to everyone participated in, helped out with, or

02 Mar 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 23 Feb – 1 Mar 17

Congratulations to our band and drill team for their ex

23 Feb 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 16-22 Feb 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:

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 t

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

08 Feb 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 2-8 Feb 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:

02 Feb 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 26 Jan – 1 Feb 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:

26 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 19-25 Jan 17

Good afternoon, Here are the updates for this week: Fri

19 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 12-18 Jan 17

Here are the updates for this week: Friday: 6:00 – 7:

12 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, A

11 Jan 2017 schedule up date.

Here is an updated Schedule for 11 Jan 2017 instructors

10 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, D

Weekly Update 04-11 Jan 17

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been enjoying their

04 Jan 17 Capt Phinney, A

Holiday Season Update

Happy holidays! Events happening over the Christmas bre

22 Dec 16 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 08-14 Dec 16

This week’s events: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Dril

08 Dec 16 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 1 – 7 Dec 16

This week’s events: Friday: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Dril

01 Dec 16 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 24-30 Nov 16

This week’s events: Friday: 5:45 PM – All cadets at

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 ne

18 Nov 16 161Admin