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 Nov 7-13 19

Here is the weekly update Friday: Band from 1830-2100.

07 Nov 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Oct 31-Nov 6 19

Here is the weekly update, and happy Halloween. Friday:

31 Oct 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Oct 24-30 19

Here is the weekly update Friday: Drill Team from 1830-

24 Oct 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Oct 17-23 19 (FTX Info)

Here is the weekly update Friday: FTX: Drop off at 1800

17 Oct 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Oct 10-16 19

Here is the weekly update Friday: Band from 1830-2100.

10 Oct 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Oct 3 – 9 19

Here is the weekly update Friday: Drill Team from 1830-

03 Oct 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Sep 26-Oct 2 19

Here is the weekly update Friday: Band from 1830-2100.

26 Sep 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Sep 19-25 19

Here is the weekly update Friday: Band from 1830-2100.

19 Sep 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Sep 12-18 19

Here is the weekly update Friday: Band from 1830-2100.

12 Sep 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Sep 5-11 19

Here is the weekly update, hurricane delayed edition. N

08 Sep 19 Lt Cameron

Cadets starts up next week – Wednesday Sept 4th 2019

We’re back! Anyone interested in joining is welco

28 Aug 19 Lt Cameron

Ottawa Trip Reminder

Just a reminder about our trip to Ottawa for cadets who

19 Jun 19 Lt Cameron

Ottawa Trip Schedule and Kit List

The schedule for the trip to Ottawa and the kit list ar

12 Jun 19 Lt Cameron

Ottawa Trip Info session this Wednesday (June 12)

Any parents/cadets wishing to get more information or a

10 Jun 19 Lt Cameron

2019 ACR Program Now Available for Download

For any parents or guests wishing to have a copy of the

03 Jun 19 Lt Cameron

June FTX Directions and Kit List

Senior Cadets (levels 4 and 5) are to arrive Friday at

03 Jun 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update May 30 – June 5 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: No Training

30 May 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update May 23-29 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

23 May 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update May 17-22 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: No Training

17 May 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update May 9 – 15 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Band and Dri

09 May 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update May 2 – 8 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: No Training

02 May 19 Lt Cameron

Training Cancelled for Wednesday May 1st

There will be no cadet training on Wednesday May 1st. T

28 Apr 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Apr 25 – May 1 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team:

25 Apr 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Apr 18 – 24 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: No Training

18 Apr 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Apr 11 – 17 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Band from 18

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Weekly update Apr 4-10 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Band from 18

04 Apr 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Mar 28 – Apr 3 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

28 Mar 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Mar 21-27 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

21 Mar 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Mar 14 – 20 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

14 Mar 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Break Reminder 2019

Tonight: No Band or Drill Team. Sunday: Marksmanship Pr

08 Mar 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Feb 28 – Mar 13 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday (Mar 1): Dril

28 Feb 19 Lt Cameron

Training cancelled for Sunday February 24th

Due to the expected weather this evening, we are cancel

24 Feb 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Feb 21-27 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

21 Feb 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Feb 14-20 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

14 Feb 19 Lt Cameron

Regular Training for Wednesday February 13th Cancelled

No training due to poor road conditions in and around S

13 Feb 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Feb 7 – 13 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

07 Feb 19 Lt Cameron

Reminder for Parents – Feb 6 19

Hey Parents, just a reminder that we would like to see

06 Feb 19 Lt Cameron

Training Cancelled for Sunday Feb 3 19

We are cancelling the extra training for this evening.

03 Feb 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Jan 31 – Feb 6 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

31 Jan 19 Lt Cameron

Sunday night Biathlon – Jan 27 19

Only the athletes and coaches attending the Provincial

26 Jan 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Jan 24-30 19

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

24 Jan 19 Lt Cameron

Regular Training Cancelled for Wednesday January 23rd 2019

No training due to poor road conditions in and around S

23 Jan 19 Lt Cameron

Dinner and Sports with 1691 cancelled for Monday January 21st 2019

Due to poor road conditions we are cancelling the plann

21 Jan 19 Lt Cameron

Training Cancelled for Sunday January 20th 2019

There will be no Marksmanship, Biathlon, Flight Sim or

20 Jan 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Jan 17-23 19

Here are the updates for the week:Friday: Drill Team 18

17 Jan 19 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Jan 10-16 19

Here are the updates for the week:Friday: Drill Team 18

10 Jan 19 Lt Cameron

Holiday Update Dec 20 2018-Jan 9th 2-19

Here are the updates for the weeks:No planned training

20 Dec 18 Lt Cameron

Mess Dinner Cancelled for Monday Dec 17th

Due to the current and forecast weather, the Mess Dinne

17 Dec 18 Lt Cameron

Training Cancelled for Sunday Dec 16th.

There will be no Marksmanship, Flight Sim or Model buil

16 Dec 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly update Dec 13-19 18

Here are the updates for the week:Friday: Drill Team 18

13 Dec 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Dec 6-12 18

Here are the updates for the week:Friday: Drill Team 18

06 Dec 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Nov 29-Dec 5 18

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

30 Nov 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Nov 22-28 18

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

22 Nov 18 Lt Cameron

More information for Nov 17th-18th 2018

Saturday: Band practice 1200 – 1500 at the Armour

16 Nov 18 Lt Cameron

Biathlon Competition postponed until Saturday Nov 24th

Due to the weather, the Biathlon Zone Competition has b

16 Nov 18 Lt Cameron

Training Cancelled for Friday November 16th 2018

Due to the snow, rain, and freezing rain and potential

16 Nov 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Nov 15-21 18

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

15 Nov 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Nov 8-14 18 – Level and Remembrance Day

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

08 Nov 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Nov 1-7 18

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

01 Nov 18 Lt Cameron

Band Music Seminar

If You are going to the band seminar this Friday there

25 Oct 18 Capt Phinney, D

Weekly Update Oct 25 – 31 18 – No Cadets on Oct 31st

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

25 Oct 18 Lt Cameron

Poppy Schedule

Here is the most up to date schedule let us know if you

19 Oct 18 Capt Phinney, D

Weekly Update 18-24 Oct 18 – Halloween Party

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

18 Oct 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update Oct 11 – 17 18 – Gliding

Here are the updates for the week: Friday: Drill Team 1

11 Oct 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Oct 4 – 10 18

Here are the updates for the week: Friday- No Band or D

05 Oct 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Sep 27 – Oct 3 18

Here are the updates for the week: Friday- Sunday: FTX

27 Sep 18 Lt Cameron

Fall 2018 FTX Kit List and Directions

Attachment below if you wish to download to your comput

23 Sep 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Sept 20-26 18

Here are the updates for the week: Tagging: We are tagg

20 Sep 18 Lt Cameron

Tagging Fall 2018 Schedule

Please see the attached tagging schedule, some changes

20 Sep 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update Sept 13-19 18

Congratulations on a well executed Change of Command pa

14 Sep 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update 6-12 Sept 18

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

06 Sep 18 Lt Cameron

Cadets starts up this week – Wednesday 5 Sep 18

This is just a short note to let you know that cadets w

02 Sep 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 31 May – 6 Jun 18 (Field Training Exercise)

Congratulations to all of the cadets on their outstandi

30 May 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 24-30 May 18 (Annual Ceremonial Review)

This is our Annual Ceremonial Review weekend so here ar

23 May 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update (17-23 May 18)

Here is this week’s update: Friday 18 May 18 No drill

17 May 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update (10-16 May 18)

Here is this week’s update: Friday 11 May 18 Drill Te

10 May 18 Capt Phinney, A

Sand Bagging in Grand Bay-Westfield

The town of Grand Bay-Westfield is looking for voluntee

04 May 18 Capt Phinney, D

Drill Team and Band Canceled – Check back for Updates on Sand Bagging at 6:00 PM

We are canceling drill team and band for this evening.

04 May 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 3-9 May 18 (Update Tagging Schedule)

Here is this week’s update: Thu 3 – Sat 5 May 1

03 May 18 Lt Cameron

Weekly Update 26 Apr – 2 May 18 (Cadet Tagging Schedule)

Here is this week’s update: Friday 27 Apr 18 There wi

26 Apr 18 Capt Phinney, D

Cadet Tagging Schedule

We are still looking for parents to volunteer to superv

26 Apr 18 Capt Phinney, D

Weekly Update (19-25 Apr 18) Band and Drill Competition

Here is this week’s update: Friday 20 Apr 18 Drill Te

19 Apr 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 12-18 Apr 18

Here is this week’s update: Friday 13 Apr 18 Drill Te

12 Apr 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update (5-11 Apr 18)

All AIR CADET LEAGUE TICKETS MUST be returned this week

05 Apr 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 29 Mar – 4 Apr 18

All AIR CADET LEAGUE TICKETS MUST be returned this week

29 Mar 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update 22-28 Mar 18 (League Ticket Return)

All AIR CADET LEAGUE TICKETS MUST be returned this week

22 Mar 18 Capt Phinney, A

Training Canceled Tonight & Weekly Update (15-21 Mar 18)

Training will be canceled for this evening due to the c

14 Mar 18 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update (8-14 Mar 18)

Here is this week’s update: Friday 9 Mar 18: No Band

08 Mar 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update (1-7 Mar 18) March Break

Here is this week’s update: Friday 2 Mar 18: Band: 6:

01 Mar 18 Capt Phinney, A

Weekly Update (22-28 Feb 18) Power Flying Take Two

Here is this week’s update: Friday 23 Feb 18: Drill T

21 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

Power Flying Moved to Sunday (25 Feb 18)

It’s looking like Saturday’s weather will not be fa

21 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

Summer Training Sign-up Deadline & Power Flying Rescheduled

Below is some important information about Summer Traini

19 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

Flying Postponed for this weekend

Unfortunately we have to postpone the flying for this w

16 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update (15-21 Feb 18) Power Flying

This weekend is power flying! See schedule below for mo

15 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

Level 4s – Important Info and Updated Flying Schedule

Level 4 cadets must bring a change of clothing on Wedne

12 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

161 Sunday Training Cancelled (11 Feb 18) and Power Flying Update

The weather is not on our side again. We are going to c

11 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 8-14 Feb 18

We seem to be having bad luck with Wednesday evening sn

07 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

Power Famil Flight (Sun 18 Feb 18) Sign Up

We have the opportunity to provide some power familiari

06 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

Training cancelled for Friday February 2nd 2018.

Due to the snow and potential for bad road conditions b

02 Feb 18 Lt Cameron

161 Weekly Update 1-7 Feb 18

It appears I have forgotten the 50/50 draw again… nex

01 Feb 18 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 25-31 Jan 18

Congratulations to this week’s 50/50 winner – Susan

25 Jan 18 Capt Phinney, A

Training Canceled for Wed 17 Jan 18 and Weekly Update (18-24 Jan 18)

Due to the snow and potential for bad road conditions b

17 Jan 18 Capt Phinney, A

Band Training Day Time Change 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

The band training day scheduled for Saturday, 13 Jan 18

12 Jan 18 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 11-18 Jan 18

Congratulations to Wendy Eldridge, the third winner of

11 Jan 18 Capt Phinney, A

Flying Scholarship Update

Good Evening All, We will not be doing a review and pra

04 Jan 18 Lt Cameron

161 Weekly Update 4-10 Jan 18 (Happy New Year!)

Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone is well rested and r

04 Jan 18 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 21-31 Dec 17 (Happy Holidays!)

Thank you to the senior cadets who organized and ran th

21 Dec 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update (14-20 Dec 17 – Christmas Party)

Congratulations to David Field who was the winner of ou

14 Dec 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 7-13 Dec 17 (Level 3 & 4 Training Day and Level 5 Workshop)

Congratulations to Madelaine Bedard who was the winner

07 Dec 17 Capt Phinney, A

161 Weekly Update 30 Nov – 6 Dec 17 (50/50 Tickets Due)

Here is the information for this week: Friday 1 Dec 17

30 Nov 17 Capt Phinney, A

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 &#8

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