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Parade Information

When and Where:

We meet at the Strathroy Community Christian School located at 7880 Walkers Dr., Caradoc, Ontario on Tuesday evenings. Cadets are requested to arrive at the school for 1830 hrs (6:30 pm).

1830 hours  Front door opens, Attendance begins (Do not drop off your cadet before this timing)
1845 hours  Opening parade, uniform inspection. 
1900 hours  Dismissed to first instructional period
1910 hours  First instructional period
1940 hours  Canteen Break (Snacks available for purchase)
1945 - 2015 hours Second instructional period
2025 - 2045 Third instructional period
2045 hours  Closing Parade, Announcements, Duties
2100 hours  Dismissal


Commanding Officer Parades

On the first Tuesday of every month, the cadets will participate in a Commanding Officer’s Parade (or CO’s Parade, for short). The purpose of these parades are to showcase the hard work that cadets have put into learning and practice of drill. Speical presentations, award, and promotions will take place on CO’s Parades. We encourage parents to attend to support the cadets and celebrate their accomplishments. CO’s Parades begin at 1845 hours (6:30pm) and we ask that parents be in the schools gym prior to that time.


MANDATORY TRAINING

Each training level is composed of 90 periods of instruction on various military, leadership, fitness and citizenship related topics. These periods are scheduled to be covered on Monday parade nights.

There are also seven (7) weekend activities throughout the training year that are mandatory in order to pass a star level and/or qualify for the year end trip.

  • 19 - 21 Oct, 2018        Fall Field Training Exercise 
  • TBA                              Poppy Campaign
  • 8 - 10 Feb, 2019           Winter Field Training Exercise
  • 14 - 16 Sept, 2018       Senior Leadership Training Exercise
  • 26 - 28 April 2019       Spring Field Training Exercise           
  • 28 May 2019                Annual Ceremonial Review

Cadets must make an effort to attend all Tuesday evenings and other mandatory training. Training that is missed must be made up on an alternate date/time in order to allow a cadet to pass their star level or be eligible for promotion. Star level Officers will track the cadets progress and make necessary accommodations with the cadet to meet the star level requirement. The unit holds three FTXs throughout the training year, and cadets must attend a minimum of 2/3 to pass their star level.

Year-End Trip

To reward cadets at the end of the year, the unit hosts an end of the year trip. This trip consists of a 4 day expedition in one of Ontario's Provincial Parks, location is yet to be announced. There is little to no cost for cadets to attend the year-end trip, thanks to the hard fundraising work of cadets, staff, and parents. To qualify for the year-end trip, each cadet must:

  • Participate in all mandatory star level training (minimum of 70%);
  • Participate in corps fundraising activities;
  • Participate in the extra-curricular activities; and
  • Attend the Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) in May.

Note: some year end trips (like expeditions) may only include specific star levels due to the physical demands of the activity and for personal leadership and skill development. This years trip will include cadets of all star levels for the qualifying cadets.

Star Level Training Program

The Army Cadet training program in your community is structured into five different levels. Green Stars being the new recruits and the Master Cadets are the most senior cadets in the corps. If an individual attends the necessary training, and meets the standard to qualify for their star level, they will move on to the next level the following training year.

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Cadet Ranks

Canadian Armed Forces Officer Ranks