Learn to fly! Even get your Pilot’s Licence!
Join us Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
(at the Wing, 164 Argyle Street S)
Open to all youth ages 12-18.
Thank you for your interest in Canada’s most popular and successful youth organization! Youth ages 12 to 18 are encouraged to come out on a Tuesday evening and join us for an introduction and tour.
653 Champlain Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) is located in Renfrew Ontario.
The cadet training year (normally) runs coincidental with the school year. Between the months of September and June, 653 Champlain Squadron conducts training on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Air Force Association Wing at 164 Argyle Street South, Renfrew, ON K7V 1T5.
Download our Recruit Handbook for prospective and new cadets:
Due to the COVID-19 Health Emergency, this year all new registrations will be done virtually. Simply download and complete the required forms below. Return scanned copies of the signed documents, along with copies of the applicant’s Birth Certificate and Health Card, to 653Air@Cadets.gc.ca .
If you prefer, you may mail the application package to us at:
653 Champlain Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
PO Box 653
Application Forms to be completed:
CF1158 Registration Form (all applicants)
653 Champlain Code of Conduct (all applicants)
Uniform Measurement Form (all applicants)
Detailed Health Questionnaire (if you answered yes to any questions in Section 7 of CF1158)
Detailed Health Questionnaire – Mailing Instructions
Food Allergies / Sensitivity Waiver (if you answered yes to Section 7 question 1 on CF1158)
Anaphylaxis Consent Form (if you answered yes to Section 7 question 4 on CF1158)
Non-Food Anaphylaxis Consent Form (if you answered yes to Section 7 question 4 on CF1158)
Please ensure all documents have been signed by cadet/parent where designated.
For further assistance, please contact our Administration Officer, 2Lt Rachel Ginn at 819-635-5400, or our Commanding Officer, Capt Brian Graham at 613-371-0285.
While the 2020-2021 will be like no other due to COVID-19, we look forward to bringing our cadets a safe and exciting program this year, and for years to come!
* Please note that 653 Champlain Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will be strictly adhering to all Public Health Measures – Masks will be required indoors at all times! Note that this year, while in-person activities will not start before October 1, 2020, virtual training is expected to begin in September.