ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADET SQUADRON
THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS
The Royal Canadian Air Cadet program is one of the largest national youth programs in Canada, where youth can learn valuable life and work skills such as leadership, citizenship, and teamwork by actively participating in and contributing to their communities
The program is supported by the Air Cadet League of Canada in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and other community partners, who are dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program.
About nine years ago, 778 Banshee Squadron was the only Air Cadet squadron in Richmond Hill; as number of their cadets increased over 200, Major Michael Stacey, the Commanding Officer (CO) of 778 Banshee Sqn saw the need of another air cadet squadron in Richmond Hill, and formed 8 Globemaster Air Cadet Squadron.
On November 1, 2012, 8 Globemaster Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) was born. Our first CO was Major Wayne Westernacher-Scheider with about 70 cadets; the second CO was Major Ryan Schwartz. Our present CO is Major Paul Yu. Our squadron has close to 150 cadets now!
Under the leadership of the COs, the supportive staffs and the assistance from Squadron Sponsor Committee (SSC), 8 Globemaster Squadron continues to provide high quality training programs and activities to our cadets. Some of our goals are helping cadets to achieve personal growth, become a good citizen as well as a great leader.