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About the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program

The Air Cadet Program is open to the youth of Canada who are between the ages of 12 and 18. Administered jointly by the Department of National Defence and the Air Cadet League of Canada, the program offers a wide variety of training and exciting challenges and rewards to those young people who have chosen to take part in this program. There are no fees or costs to join Air Cadets and uniforms are supplied free of charge. While the program is military based, there is no obligation for a cadet to join the Canadian Armed Forces when he or she finishes their cadet career.

Cadets is a federally-sponsored program for young Canadians ages 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of challenging and rewarding activities, and learning more about the Canadian Forces. Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They learn valuable life and work skills like teamwork, leadership, and citizenship. Cadets also reap the personal benefits of increased self-confidence and physical fitness, learning how to take initiative, and how to make decisions. Cadets make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.

What does it cost to join? There are no registration fees, dues or cost for the uniforms or for the basic Cadet Program. Cadets and parents are encouraged to participate in fundraising.

Cadets are not part of the Canadian Forces, nor is there any expectation for them to join the military. Cadets choose to belong to one of the three elemental programs:

The program is also divided according to its training period:

About #34 Roland J. Groome RCACS

#34 Squadron was formed on October 29, 1941. From the formation of the squadron until the end of World War 2 #34 Squadron paraded from Scott Collegiate High School here in Regina. After the end of the war, the squadron moved to the Regina Armoury, where it remains today.

Shortly after moving to the Armoury, the squadron took on the name #34 Sabre Squadron in honour of the RCAF’s F86 “Sabre” jet fighter. In 2008, the Regina Airport Authority came on as a corporate sponsor to the squadron and the squadron changed it’s name to #34 Roland J. Groome Squadron, in honour of local pilot Roland John Groome who held several firsts in the field of aviation and brought Regina to national attention with his aeronautical achievements.

Currently the squadron is ~150 cadets strong, and in the past numbers have fluctuated between 40 cadets and 150 cadets.

Meet our staff members!

Read more about the history of the squadron!