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posted May 15, 2013, 4:05 PM by 700Squadron Web   [ updated May 20, 2013, 11:43 AM ]


We need to talk. The Regional Cadet Support Unit contacted me today, in order to express their concern with 700 Squadron and find out ‘what was wrong’ in obtaining acceptances of CSTC offers from our Cadets. 

Only 40% of the Canadian Cadet population can attend summer training. In many Sea, Army and Air Cadet Units there is a great competition to attend ‘summer camp’; whether the motivation is to advance one’s Cadet career, earn points for future National Courses (such as pilot training), earn the Training Bonus, or get away to a Cadet-only environment for 2-6 weeks in the summer. 

Not everyone is offered the opportunity to attend CSTC, and there are many Air Cadets waiting on June 1 to be offered billets that other Cadets have turned-down.

Despite repeated requests from Capt Fox, there have been few acceptances from 700 Squadron. If we do not submit these acceptances within the next two weeks, they will go to other Squadrons. If you have been offered summer training, you are lucky: it is a privilege and not a ‘right’ within the Air Cadet Program. 

Accept your offers now; your offer will expire soon and irrevocably, if you don’t act on it.

Bring your parents next week if you have misplaced your form. Our Squadron will suffer without the knowledge and experiences Cadets bring back from CSTC’s. Summer training is not mandatory; but for those of you who aspire to be pilots and / or hold senior positions within the Squadron, they are an absolute pre-requisite. 

D.S. Brown
700 RCAirCS