Air Cadets Squadron 340 for youth continues to grow

Air Cadet Griffin Squadron 340 in Saugeen Shores continues to grow thanks to community support.

On Tuesday, May 14th, the Squadron leader, Cpt. Bruce Schoettler, was still accepting donations and, at the end of the day, the community’s Royal Canadian Legion branches also brought some good news to the Squadron:

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  • Southampton Legion Branch 155 $3,000
  • Paisley Legion Branch                 $1,000
  • Port Elgin Legion branch 340       $4,500 (absent for photo)

“We very much appreciate the community support the Squadron receives,” says Commander Bruce Schoettler. “Because we have expenses that the Department of National Defence (DND) doesn’t cover, the funds are greatly appreciated and will go toward the lease for the property that we have the Griffin Trailer on, the end of year BBQ and other exercises  that DND doesn’t cover.”

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a national organization for Canadian youth between the ages of 12 and 19 and is a result of a partnership between the Department of National Defence (DND), the Canadian Forces and the Air Cadet League of Canada.

The local Squadron meets for regular training weekly from 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening at “The Griffin” at 348 Carlisle St. (Airport) in Southampton, or virtually, throughout the school year with optional training, including sports, marksmanship and other activities. They are often also seen helping out in the community whether for a Spring clean-up or during the Poppy campaign.  In addition, in July and August, many summer training activities are available to cadets at no cost.