About Us

About Us

161 C.K. Beveridge Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron offers youth a variety of exciting and challenging opportunities and has been present in the community for the past 75 years.  The Cadet Program is the largest federally-sponsored youth program in Canada. Cadets are youth aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging, and rewarding activities while learning about air activities of the Canadian Forces. Our cadets develop citizenship and leadership skills. Our training program offers cadets opportunities to learn about the many facets of aviation, participate in sports and fitness activities, develop survival skills through outdoor training, participate in marksmanship and biathlon training, learn to play an instrument as a member of the band, participate in effective speaking competitions, travel thought out Canada and even around the world, build and fly model aircraft, and even obtain a personal pilot’s licence.

161 Squadron trains on Wednesday evenings between September and June at the Barrack Green Armouries, 60 Broadview Avenue in Saint John from 6:20 to 9:00PM.

How to Join

Youth wishing to join the squadron can visit the squadron office at the Barrack Green Armoury on Wednesday evening between 6:30 and 9:00 PM.

You will require:

  • A provincial medicare card
  • Proof of age document (birth certificate, passport, immigration card)
  • The following form filled out and signed by a parent/guardian


How to Volunteer

Our program relies on the help of various volunteers. Whether it’s assisting with supervising our fund raising activities, becoming a member of our sponsoring committee, or assisting with running our various activities, there are many opportunities to volunteer with our squadron. If you are interested, please speak to our Commanding Officer for more information. All volunteers require a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening. Forms are available at the squadron office can be brought to the police station.


Contact Us

Location: 60 Broadview Ave. Saint John, NB E2L 5C5

Telephone: (506) 632-3215

E-mail: 161air@cadets.gc.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/

Twitter: @161aircadets