220 Red River Air Cadets Celebrate 70th Anniversary
November 28, 2012
Congratulations to 220 Red River Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron on their 70th Anniversary! In celebration of seven decades in Winnipeg, they held a ceremonial parade on Monday, November 26th.
The parade took place at the Minto Armories, and was attended by 220 Red River Squadron Cadets, members of military, distinguished guests, and proud parents.
Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a Canadian national youth program for girls and boys aged 12 to 18. Each squadron trains one night per week. The four-year program provides cadets instruction in citizenship, leadership, survival training, instructional techniques, drill and ceremonial and the basics of aviation and aeronautics.
The Cadets have been involved in many airport events and initiatives, and are a wonderful group of young people. The program promotes positive qualities in its members, like self-esteem, strong communications skills, and long lasting friendships.
Earlier in November, WAA partnered with 220 Red River Squadron for the 2012 Santa Claus Parade. Several Cadets joined us as we glided down Portage Avenue on our runway float with the WAA Blue Bombers plane. Here's a link to the post about the 2012 Santa Claus Parade.
220 Red River Squadron was formed in Winnipeg on October 13, 1942, by a group of officers from 6 Jim Whitecross Air Cadet Squadron Winnipeg.
WAA has been a proud sponsor of 220 Red River Squadron since 2006. At Monday’s ceremony we were presented with a congratulatory certificate for our sponsorship (See below image).
Congratulations again to our friends at 220 Red River Squadron on their 70th anniversary, we look forward to continuing our partnership.