Optional Training occurs throughout the training year. This is where cadets learn their required and optional training.Cadets are expected to be at the unit 15 min prior to scheduled time prepared in required uniform. If a cadet cannot attend or will be late please call the office at (780) 405-6585
One of the aims of the cadet movement is to promote physical fitness. Our squadron participates in various activities such as volleyball, basketball and biathlon. If a cadet has a serious physical limitation, they should present a doctor's note to admin, otherwise all cadets are expected to participate.
Good marksmenship and knowledge of safety on the range is crucial in cadets. Cadets learn about the safety and maintenance of the air rifle and develop physical and mental skills necessary to compete in zone, provincial and national competitions. 755 Squadron is very proud of its history of achievements in this field.
The survival program boasts on its excellent teaching staff. Cadets are trained in survival psychology, outdoor skills and navigation. The cadets are required to attend the survival exercises where they are instructed, then put to the test in mock-survival situations. Rain or 13 feet of snow, the survival program is always on, so dress for the weather!
This program offers instruction in the military-style marching band and pipe band. Cadets undergo musicianship training, rehearsals and drill practice. Cadets are not required to have any experience on an instrument before they are accepted in the band. The bands practice on Wednesday evenings and on occasional Saturdays.
The Drill program allows cadets to develop confidence and respect as they must work as a team to perfect complex drill movements. The compulsory and precision drill team competes yearly in the zone competition. Teams are judged on uniforms and movements. The 'best' of the 'best' are the Flag Party members. These few cadets display the best drill and receive the honor of carrying our unit's and nation's flags. Rifle drill is also practiced.
Drill is an important part of cadet training. Drill promotes discipline, alertness, precision, pride, steadiness, and the cohesion necessary for success within a group. From a leadership perspective, drill is an excellent vehicle to help enhance some personal attributes. A senior cadet’s assertiveness, confidence in his/her abilities while speaking in front of a group, and supervisory skills while correcting personnel on their dress and personal drill all benefit from drill instruction. Drill team will also compete in a drill competition yearly. Drill Team
The Ground School program is provided to offer academic training to interested Air Cadets who wish to compete for selection the Air Cadet Air Traffic Control Course, the Glider Scholarship Program or the Power Scholarship Program.
Open to all cadets, ground school is offered from 1830 to 2030hrs on Monday evenings. Cadets who wish to learn more about good airmanship, the science of flight and technology should attend. Only cadets of a certain age may write the entrance exams for the gliding scholarship or the flying scholarship.
To be able to communicate well is an essential skill in today’s world. We are all called upon to speak to groups, be it in our social, professional or personal life. The Effective Speaking Competition of the Air Cadet League is a contest, which is held at the local, regional, provincial, and national levels. These competitions enable our cadets to improve both their public presentations and to deliver their message more effectively.