574 RCACS is the newest Air Cadet Squadron in Saskatchewan, located in Martensville. Cadets parade every Thursday night between September and June. Cadets are supported by both Officers, civilian instructors and volunteers.
Each Thursday night commences with an Opening parade, followed by 3 periods of classes. Classes cover a variety of topics, ranging from aviation, military and personal development. There are 5 levels of classes a cadet must complete before becoming eligible to be an instructor. There is a brief break between the second and third period in which cadets can purchase a small snack from our canteen. The night is finalized by a closing parade which can include an inspection, and always, tons of announcements for various upcoming activities.
The Air Cadet Program
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is one of the three elements of the Canadian Cadet Movement (CCM), a national youth program for people aged 12-18. The aim of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets:
- To develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership
- Promote physical fitness
- Stimulate an interest in the air activities of the Royal Canadian Air Force
These aims are accomplished through weekly training during the school year, summer training courses and through extracurricular activities.
The Canadian Armed Forces provides funding and training to the CCM with the help of the civilian sponsor, the Air Cadet League of Canada. Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces nor is there any requirement for military service.