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70th Annual Ceremonial Review for Nelson Air Cadets

By Contributor
May 30th, 2023

On Saturday, the cadets from 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets will be having their 70th Annual Ceremonial Review.

The review will be held at the Nelson Airport on June 3rd 2023 starting at 10:30 a.m. 

This marks the end of the formal training year for 561.

The cadets will be inspected by Major Marc Macauley from 15 Wing Moose Jaw. During review, the cadets will be presenting several display and presentations. There will also be awards presented to deserving cadets. 

Following the review there will be aircraft available to view. Aircraft will include an RCAF CT-156 Harvard II as well as several light aircraft that the cadets have flown in this year. 

The CT-156 Harvard II is the aircraft of choice to help new pilots move seamlessly from basic flight training to high-performance jet training. 

The Harvard’s performance, advanced cockpit layout and agile handling make it an ideal stepping stone toward advanced training phases. Its fully pressurized cockpit features an electronic flight instrument system and a global positioning system (GPS). 

As part of the 70th anniversary, the squadron is hoping to get in contact with former members of the squadron.

If you were a member of 561 as either a cadet, adult staff, or a member of the Sponsoring Committee, please contact us at Let us know what you have done since you were in 561 and send us any pictures that you have in your time with 561. 

The squadron always welcome new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18. You can start your application at 

The squadron meets every Wednesday evening at the Nelson Eagles Hall, 641 Baker St, from 6:15-9 p.m. and does activities on selected weekends throughout the year. 

See story about 70th 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron from The Nelson Daily Daily Dose.




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