Maitland Air Cadet Association
Promoting Air Cadets in Huron County

2019 Marks the 41st Anniversary of the Maitland Air Cadet Squadron.




Attention youth ages 12-18!

Join Air Cadets

Wednesdays at 7 PM
GDCI East Gym

Bring your health card, birth certificate and parent to enroll.


Welcome Members and Guests

Welcome to the Maitland Air Cadet Association web site. The Maitland Air Cadet Association supports the activities of our local Air Cadet squadron. Former members and supporters of the Air Cadet squadron can become a member of the Maitland Air Cadet Association. Our goal is to provide enhanced support to the Air Cadet squadron by raising funds and developing an alumni association.

Recruiting Information for 2017-18

Drop In
Call Us

Wednesdays 6:45-9:15 PM
Starting Sept. 4th, 2019

GDCI (Barn) beside Track

(519) 524-1331

- Meet the Staff and Cadets
- Pick up Information and Ask Questions
- Sign Up Forms

** Bring new member's Birth Certificate and Health Card **

Maitland Air Cadet Squadron Information
What is the Air Cadet Program?

Maitland Air Cadet Squadron is a joint effort by the Department of National Defence, the Air Cadet League of Canada, and Royal Canadian Legion branch 109, Goderich, Ontario.
The Aims of the Air Cadet Program are:

  • To develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and
  • To promote physical fitness.
  • To stimulate an interest in the air element of the Canadian Forces.
What age group is the Air Cadet Program for?
  The Air Cadet Program is open for all youth who have turned 12 years old and have not yet turned 19.
What is the cost to be a member of the Air Cadet Program?
  Free. There is no cost to become a member, and virtually everything a cadet needs is provided at no cost. Cadets are provided with a uniform, all required books and learning materials. While on weekend training, all accomodations, food and camping equipment is supplied. During summer camp (ranging from 2 to 7 weeks in duration) cadets attend at no cost, and are paid a training incentive of $60 per week, and up to $70 per day as a staff cadet.
In addition to these free benefits, you also receive invaluable training, meet dozens of people, forge new friendships and develop skills that will benefit you and your career for years to come.
What's the catch - it sounds too good to be true?
  In return for free training, uniforms, meals and accomodations, cadets are expected to make a commitment to the program. The cadet uniforms are to be worn on training nights, and kept in respectable condition. Regular weekly attendance is requested. Exceptions are permitted for medical and academic and family reasons. Cadets who do not participate and follow the program will quickly fall behind and often lose interest.
What kind of time committment is involved?
  The Squadron parades weekly on Wednesday evenings at Goderich District Collegiate Institute (GDCI) in Goderich between September and May, from 6:45 to 9:15 PM.
We attend a minimum of 2 camp weekends through the year, at least one in the fall and one in the spring. These weekend camps start Friday night and end Sunday afternoon. Most cadets get to attend both of these camps.
Optional activities include:

  • competition air rifle target shooting
  • small bore rifle training and target shooting
  • precision drill team
  • glider flights, up to 4 times per year in Huron Park
  • Remembrance Day ceremonies
  • Legion projects
  • Flight training ground school
How do you sign up or learn more?

Every Wednesday night starting September 4th, 2019, visit our office at the GDCI "Barn" on the south side of Bennett St. West beside the track.

We meet from 6:45 to 9:15 PM. Cadets meet in the high school.

For more information, please contact the Squadron Office at 519-524-1331, or e-mail



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