About Us

856 Squadron is an Air Cadet Squadron located in Pickering, Ontario. With over 150 cadets, our youth organization promotes good citizenship, leadership, physical fitness, and supports the interest of youth in the sea, land, and air activities of the Canadian Forces.

856 Air Cadets parades at the East Shore Community Centre on Wednesday nights between 1830hrs – 2130hrs. Due to COVID-19, all of our activities are currently virtual.

Power and Glider Aircraft

What You Can Learn

Aviation

Sore to great heights by flying a glider or power aircraft. Keep the momentum going by earning a pilot license!

Survival

Build shelters, start fires, eat MREs oh my! Learn survival skills to survive the great outdoors.

Marksmanship

Get right on target, through superior training and participating in Olympic marksmanship style competitions.

Leadership

Get ready to take charge! Learn to become a great leader by developing your skills and having the opportunity to lead cadets.

Music

Hit the high notes with the band. Explore traditions of marching music while enhancing teamwork and leadership skills.

Drill

Learn ATTEN-TION to detail along with discipline, self-awareness and teamwork skills.

Canadian Armed Forces

Learn about the different opportunities available in all elements of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Instructing

Learn the ‘A’lpha, ‘B’ravo, ‘C’harlie’s of instruction inside and outside a typical classroom setting.

Sports

Get active and move! Try out some sports and increase your physical activity.

Our Sponsors

Our Fundraising Partners

Blue Sky Supermarket

Bluesky Supermarket

Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire

Charitable Gaming

Charitable Gaming

Delta Bingo

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Farm Boy

Farm Boy

Food Basics

Food Basics

FreshCo

FreshCo

Royal Canadian Legion

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322

Royal Canadian Legion

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606

Loblaws

Loblaws

Metro

Metro

No Frills

No Frills

Real Canadian Superstore

Real Canadian Superstore

Sobeys

Sobeys

Walmart

Walmart

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