United We Stand, Together We’re Strong

We’re a proud not-for-profit whose aim is to instill leadership and honourable values in our Canadian youth to inspire them to be the changemakers of tomorrow.

United We Stand, Together We’re Strong

We’re a proud not-for-profit whose aim is to instill leadership and honourable values in our Canadian youth to inspire them to be the changemakers of tomorrow.

About Us

The 856 Air Cadets began its journey at CFB Baden-Söllingen on the Rhine River in Germany in 1970s. The Squadron was stood down in 1993 when the Canadian Forces Wings were decommissioned in Germany. In 1998, 856 Air Cadets was reborn in Pickering where we continue to operate today. With over 150 cadets, our youth organization promotes good citizenship, leadership, physical fitness, and supports the interest of youth in the sea, land, and air activities of the Canadian Forces.

856 Air Cadets parades at the East Shore Community Centre on Wednesday nights between 1830hrs – 2130hrs. Due to COVID-19, all of our activities are currently virtual.

About Us

The 856 Air Cadets began its journey at CFB Baden-Söllingen on the Rhine River in Germany in 1970s. The Squadron was stood down in 1993 when the Canadian Forces Wings were decommissioned in Germany. In 1998, 856 Air Cadets was reborn in Pickering where we continue to operate today. With over 150 cadets, our youth organization promotes good citizenship, leadership, physical fitness, and supports the interest of youth in the sea, land, and air activities of the Canadian Forces.

What You Can Learn

Aviation

Sore to great heights by having the opportunity to fly in an airplane or glider. Keep the momentum going by learning to fly an airplane or glider!

Survival

Build shelters, start fires, eat MREs oh my! Learn survival skills to survive the great outdoors.

Marksmanship

Get right on target, by developing skills through superior training and participating in Olympic style competitions.

Leadership

Get ready to take charge! Learn how to become a great leader by developing your skills and having the opportunity to lead cadets.

Music

Hit the high notes with the band. Explore historical traditions of marching music while enhancing teamwork and leadership skills.

Drill

Learn ATTEN-TION to detail along with discipline, self-awareness and teamwork skills.

Canadian Armed Forces

Learn about the different opportunities and possibilities available in all elements of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Instructing

Learn the ‘A’lpha, ‘B’ravo, ‘C’harlie’s of instruction inside and outside a typical classroom setting.

Sports

Get active and move! Try out some sports and increase your physical activity.

Our Sponsors

Kinsmen & Kinette Club Logo

Kinsmen and Kinette Club of Pickering

Our Fundraising Partners

Delta Bingo

Delta Bingo Pickering

Ready to Join?