Cadet Awards & Recognitions
Squadron Awards are presented at our Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) and at our Annual Awards Dinner held in June of each training year.
Awards recipients are selected based on the recommendations of Level 5 Cadets and Squadron Officers, Instructors and Volunteers. A committee of Level 5 Cadets meets in May of each training year to make recommendations for award recipients.
The Air Cadet League of Canada has created an award to recognize continuous meritorious cadet service of at least four years by deserving air cadets. To qualify for this award, a serving cadet must have successfully completed four years of honourable service with no serious infractions, and be recommended by the Squadron Commanding Officer. Furthermore, eligible service is portable between air cadet squadrons. Air Cadets are also eligible to receive a Bar for the Air Cadet Service Medal for each year of training completed beyond the four year qualifying period. A rosette is provided for the undress ribbon.
The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal, is the highest award which can be bestowed upon a cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training. The medal, Certificate of Merit, and the lapel pin are awarded by the Lord Strathcona Trust. Read More…
- Encourage the improvement of the physical and intellectual capabilities of cadets
- foster patriotism in cadets through the acquisition of a good knowledge of military matters.
- Have a high level of physical fitness
- Have attended at least one summer training course of three weeks in duration.
- Have qualified to training level not below level 3.
- Have met all the requirements of their squadron’s mandatory training program and attended at least 75% of the scheduled training parades in the year of nomination.
- Have met all requirements of their squadrons optional/support training program and participated inn at least 50% of scheduled activities in the year of nomination.
- Have completed three years as a cadet.
- Be regarded by peers and supervisors as exemplifying the model cadet.
Summary Selection Criteria:
- Met all the requirements of the squadrons mandatory training programs.
- Be highly active in community service activities.
Regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet. Enhanced the cadet squadron through:
- Cooperation with peers and subordinates
- Promoting goodwill and morale within the squadron
FSgt R. Tirone
WO2 R. Goodall
FSgt M. Unsworth
WO2 S. Zwicker
WO2 A. Lauzon
WO2 J. Dubeau
Is presented to the band member who performs above average in an effort to not only improve their own playing abilities, but the abilities of the entire band.
This award was recreated this year to honour a World War II Veteran from the Newmarket Legion, how passed away in March 2018. It is presented to a Senior NCO that demonstrates outstanding leadership & enthusiasm.
Is presented to a cadet, of any level or rank, who has improved the most during the training year in terms of performance through the training program with participation, and demonstrating leadership & communication skills.
Presented to the Top Cadet and the Most Improved Cadet on the Squadron Drill Team.
Cpl L. Javier - 2019
Most Improved Cadet:
LAC. D. Pereira - 2019
Presented to a Cadet who has been sucessfuly selected for the National Glider Pilot Scholarship. Cadets also receive scholarship fund to go towards their expenses while onthe course.
Presented to the cadet (of any level or rank) who has the best parade boots on parade consistently throughout the training year.
A cadet (of any level or rank) that assists in the running the marksmanship program and has a good marksmanship skills.
This award is presented to a cadet for excellence in Leadership and the Air Cadet Aviation Program.
The Newmarket Veterans Courtesy Award is presented to the cadet who has been observed to be consistently courteous to members of the squadron and others.
Is presented to the Junior NCM (Cpl, FCpl or Sgt) that demonstrates enthusiasm, teamwork and leadership, stands out amongst their peers.
The Perfect Attendance Award is awarded annually at the Cadet Awards Dinner in June. The Award recognizes every cadet who has maintained a high attendance percentage in mandatory training throughout the current training year. In order to qualify for the award, a cadet must have no more than three excused absences in the current training year.
Is presented to a first-year cadet who has best adapted to the Air Cadet Program and has performed through attendance, commitment, and effort to stand well above the norm.
Is presented to a cadet (of any level or rank) who has consistently kept their uniform up to the highest standard.
is Presented to the Warrant Officer who serves in the position of Squadron Parade Commander on parade at our Annual Ceremonial Review.
Presented to a Level Four cadet, who has best shown their ability and eagerness in instructional technique through hard work and perseverance.
The recipient is selected based on scores from the Level 4 Instructional Technique evaluations.
Is presented to the cadet who has best demonstrated teamwork, willingness to help others and general goodwill towards all squadron members.
This award is presented to the top level five instructor, as chosen by the level one-four cadets by popular vote.
WO2 R. Goodall - 2016
WO1 M. Pinto - 2017
WO2 D. Hui - 2018
WO2 J. Dubeau – 2019
WO2 P. Palacios – 2020
WO2 T. Luong – 2021
FSgt T. Luong - 2022
2019 Female Cadets:
- Cpl M. Kamath
- Cpl J. Zhou
- FCpl V. Dutta
FCpl S. Yelisyeyev
FCpl A. McKinley
WOII J. Mintz