75th Anniversary

161 C.K. Beveridge Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Our Community


2017 marks the 75th anniversary of 161 C.K. Beveridge Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. Our cadets and alumni have been celebrating with various events. We hosted an Alumni Reunion on Saturday, June 3, 2017 and our Annual Ceremonial Review on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

This coming fall we will be continuing to celebrate our 75th Anniversary as the squadron takes part in a Freedom on the City Parade for all cadet units in Saint John on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:45 PM at City Hall in Saint John.

We will also be celebrating the official 75th Anniversary date (September 18th, 1942) at our September CO’s parade on September 20, 2017.

75th Anniversary Memorabilia

Challenge Coins

As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations the squadron is providing a special 75th anniversary edition of their challenge coins. These coins feature the Air Cadet crest on one side and the squadron crest on the other. These coins also include the squadron’s 75th anniversary logo. Coins can be purchased through the website using the button below or at the squadron office. Limited quantities are available.


75th Anniversary Video

This video is a commemoration of historical photographs, video interviews with former commanding officer and cadets, and will include photos and video from the 75th anniversary celebrations in June 2017. Pre-order online or at the 75th anniversary celebrations.


Were you a former 161 Cadet, staff, or other alumnus?

We are working on creating a list of all past cadets and staff. If you were a cadet please fill out the following form to help us complete our records.