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Nelson Air Cadets begin 71st training year

By Contributor
September 5th, 2023

Nelson’s Air Cadet squadron will start it’s 71st training year on Wednesday, September 6th.

The squadron meets every Wednesday evening in the Nelson Eagles Hall at 641 Baker St from 6:15-9 p.m. There are also activities on select weekends throughout the year.

New cadets can register online at  or come to any training night in person. Cadets are between the ages of 12 and 18.

During year, the squadron will be giving the cadets unique experiences in aviation, leadership, and community service.

Over the past summer, cadets from the squadron attended summer training in Fruitvale, Quadra Island, BC and Greenwood, NS.

Adults who would like to volunteer with the squadron are also welcome.

For more information, you can contact the squadron by emailing

Quick Facts:

  • 561 squadron was formed in 1952.
  • The Cadet Program offers challenging experiences, friendships, and adventure! It’s an opportunity to expand your own horizons, contribute to your community and make friends for life.
  • During the summer the senior cadets can attend summer training at location across the country and locally for junior cadets

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