Squadron News


2018 Air Cadets – Annual Ceremonial Review

June 3rd, 2018|

ACTON – 197 Air Cadets Typhoon Squadron puts on a show for their Annual Ceremonial Review.

The 197 Typhoon Squadron showcased their talents again this year, WO1 Alessio Luna the “Chief” of the cadets gave a moving speech to all of his cadets as he prepares to move on from Air Cadets to the Royal Military College for the start of his University courses and the next chapter of his life. Honoured guests, Parents and Family along with the 197 Staff were treated to some precision Drill as part of the pomp and ceremony. Five air cadets retired from the squadron at the end of the review.

Many well deserved awards were handed out:

Best 1st Year Cadet Award: sponsored by Acton Home Hardware – LAC Ashley Kolozsvari

Best Dressed Cadet: sponsored by Legion Branch 197 Ladies Auxiliary – Cpl Jackson Vallance

Top Lottery Ticket Sales: sponsored by the Squadron Sponsoring Committee – WO2 James Cargill

Initiative: sponsored by The Township of Guelph-Eramosa – WO2 Alex Pumphrey

Enthusiasm: sponsored by the Town of Halton Hills – Cpl Cameron Toth

Top Instructor: sponsored by the Optimist Club of Halton […]

Remembering them

November 17th, 2017|

Rockwood – Cadets from the 1882 Wellington Rifles stood guard, top, and cadets from the RCAC 197 Typhooon Squadron from Acton lowered and raised the flags, above, at the cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Rockwood last Saturday.

Photos by Chris Daponte – The Wellington Advertiser

Cadets shine at 197 Typhoon Squadron’s review

July 22nd, 2016|

Top cadet – Sgt. Harley Christie, left, was awarded the Air Cadet of the Year award from Captain Scott Legge at the June 12 Annual Cadet Review of 197 Typhoon Squadron.

ACTON – June 12 was an exciting day for the cadets and staff at 197 Typhoon Squadron.

All 40 cadets were on parade demonstrating spectacular drill, impeccable dress, and outstanding deportment, as part of their Annual Cadet Review at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 197.

This event signifies the end of another successful training year, and what a better way to celebrate that than to pass out individual awards, team awards, and unit recognition to those cadets who demonstrated the highest calibre skills, dedication, leadership, commitment and citizenship.

Lieutenant Commander Derek McNally was the reviewing officer for this year’s parade, a very important role in the overall ceremony.

The reviewing officer is the guest of honour, who inspects the cadets’ standard of uniformed-dress, drill demonstration and overall deportment.

After completing a challenging year of cadet training, it is a privilege to have someone with 20 years of experience in the cadet program as a guest, officials […]

C. Legge Promoted to Captain.

December 2nd, 2014|

It is a distinct honour as a Commanding Officer to be able to promote a fellow officer.  It was an especially great honour for Capt. Scott Legge to be able to promote his son, Chris Legge to the rank of Captain.  Capt. Chris Legge started with 197 Squadron at age 12 and spent 7 years with the squadron, completing his final two years as WO1, the highest ranked cadet in the squadron.  He joined the CIC while attending university and by the time of this promotion had risen to the same rank as his father.

Acton Air Cadets fly high this summer

August 19th, 2014|

WO2 Ellen Dobbs of the Acton Air Cadets receives her First Solo Certificate from her Instructor.

For the past seven weeks, 14 cadets from 197 Typhoon squadron in Acton have been away at three different Cadet Summer Training Centers (CSTC). There they joined cadets from all over Ontario on various courses designed to complement and enhance their local headquarters training, as well as providing the opportunity to meet new friends and of course have fun!

197 Squadron Commanding Officer, Captain Scott Legge said, “Summer courses are a great opportunity for cadets to grow personally, learn new skills, expand their knowledge base and gain confidence and independence. Air cadet summer courses really give teens the opportunity to spread their wings and push the limits of their comfort zone in a positive, supportive and enabling environment that will benefit each of them in their future cadet, academic, social and employment endeavors.”

The eight youngest cadets attended Trenton CSTC for General Training, a two-week course designed to give them an introduction to the summer training center and the various specialized courses they can apply for in […]