The Bradford Air Cadets Have Arrived! 

The Bradford Air Cadets are a part of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.  Members will take part in all of the training and activities that the program offers.  During it’s initial training, the program is operating as a satellite of 94 Newmarket Optimist Squadron and will be working closely with them.  Our goal is to receive our charter in the Spring of 2019 and stand up as a separate squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

The Unit is sponsored by Branch 521 Royal Canadian Legion in Bradford and is forming due to the work and perseverance of several of the members of the Legion.  The Sponsoring Committee will be comprised of Legion members and local volunteers who will be working with the Ontario Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada.

The Cadets will be supervised and trained by members of the Canadian Forces and local Civilian Volunteers who are committed to providing the best possible program for the youth of Bradford West Guillimbury and the surrounding area.  The Commanding Officer and his officer team have decades of experience at several of the top units in Ontario and are excited to bring their experience to the province’s newest cadet program!



Royal Canadian Air Cadets participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities. There is something for everyone – no matter what their personal interests may be. The outdoor enthusiast will appreciate learning survival skills for flight crew. The athlete will appreciate physical education and recreation, including a variety of sporting activities like biathlon and Olympic-style marksmanship. The artists will find their niche in the music program.

The curious will appreciate the hands-on activities such as building model aircraft. The scholarly will appreciate an introduction to the various tools and technologies linked to aviation. The dreamers will appreciate the evolution of technology and the advancements of the aerospace era, including the importance of Canadian participation.

Select top senior cadets may even earn the chance to represent Canada on the world stage by participating in an international exchange.

Most importantly, Air Cadets aids in developing knowledge of Canadian history and democracy. The cadet program focuses on social development, decision-making and leadership. As cadets acquire skills and knowledge, they pass it along to younger cadets.

Every cadet will have the chance to participate in flight activities, and some top senior cadets may even earn a scholarship to obtain their private pilot’s licence. Whether earning a glider pilot licence or private pilot licence, these cadets wear their wings with a pride rarely found in today’s youth.

Contact Us

CO of 37 Orville Hand Squadron
C/O Royal Canadian Legion Branch 521

115 Back Street
Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON
L3Z 1W8

This is an unofficial cadet website that is not intended to represent in any way the policies or procedures of either the Department of National Defense, the Canadian Armed Forces or the Cadet Leagues of Canada. This is not a Canadian Armed Forces website. The website is maintained on behalf 37 Orville Hand Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. This website is intended for use by the cadets and parents of the 37 Orville Hand Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, and prospective cadets and their parents, staff and Local Committee. The objective is to provide basic information about the function of the squadron and to inform cadets, parents and the local community about the Cadet Program and various events that will be taking place.