How to Join

713 Thunderbolt Squadron accepts applications for new cadets from September until late May of each year. Since our program runs very similarly to a regular school year, we recommend that all new recruits join in September to get the most possible out of our program.


To join our squadron, please visit us at 605 Highway 8, Stoney Creek on any Tuesday night during the school year between 19:00 and 21:00. When you arrive, please ask to see our Deputy Commanding Officer, Captain Pengelly. While you wait, our available staff can answer any questions you may have regarding the program. Upon completion of a short tour of the squadron building and your paperwork, you will have officially joined 713 Thunderbolt Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron! Under the heading "Forms", we have all of the paperwork available in electronically for download. Feel free to fill in these forms, print them and bring to the squadron when you come for your visit. If you would like help filling out the forms in person, we would be happy to provide you all the necessary paperwork at the squadron.


The following is a list of requirements you must meet to be eligible to join air cadets;

  • Must be between 12 and 19 years of age at the time of enrollment
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant of Canada


Please keep in mind that the Membership Application Form must be printed on Legal Paper (8.5" x 14"). In addition to these forms, please also bring an original of your child's health care card and a copy of their birth certificate, passport, or immigration card.


Please see heading "Forms" for electronic paperwork and Joining Package.

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