199 St Vital

Royal Canadian Air Cadets

CO's Welcome

Good day and welcome to the official website of the 199 St Vital Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

Air Cadets is a program for Canada's youth between 12 and 18 years of age. Through a variety of interactive instruction and events Cadets gain knowledge and skills with the aims to develop attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness and stimulate an interest in the air element of the Canadian Forces.

Our Squadron is one of many Squadrons across Canada to offer this exciting program. We parade out of the Winnipeg South Osborne Legion on Monday nights throughout the school year and have several optional activities throughout the week.

We are currently in our 19th training year. Our Staff have been busy putting together plans and determining the right course for the upcoming year. This year we have been working towards a safe return to in-person training. The safety of our Cadets is always our main priority, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, Cadets can expect to see a hybrid approach to training with a combination of in-person and virtual activities using the new Cadet365 platform.

Prospective Cadets should read the information on the Join Us page for more information on how to join 199 Squadron.

Inside this site you will find information regarding the Air Cadet Program, 199 Squadron itself as well as upcoming and past activities. Should you have any questions please feel free to call us, send us an email or drop in on a Monday night.

Thank you,

A.J. Vautour
Commanding Officer
199 St Vital RCACS

What do Air Cadets Do?

Air Cadets participate in a range of dynamic training over the course of the school year and over the summer at one of our Summer Training Centres.

Subjects include:

  • Citizenship

  • Leadership

  • Aviation

  • Aerospace

  • Navigation

  • Drill

  • Physical Fitness

  • Aircrew Survival

  • Marksmanship

Our Squadron training is delivered on Monday nights in a way to provide Cadets a practical opportunity to use the knowledge they learn. Cadets will further develop a sense of responsibility, teamwork and leadership and many skills they can use throughout their lives.

Cadets are also welcome to participate in optional training throughout the week in marksmanship, biathlon, drill, band and aviation.

Select Cadets have the opportunity to attend Summer Training Centres. First year Cadets may attend a two week General Training Course while Cadets progressing through the program become eligible for three and six week specialist courses to further develop the knowledge learned at the Squadron.

Many of our Cadets have moved on to rewarding careers both within the Canadian Forces and the civilian market. The discipline, leadership and instructional skills that they learn and develop are often transferred into their chosen profession.

How Much Does This Cost?

This is a question we are often asked.

Costs many people might associate with the Cadet Program include:

  • Registration

  • Annual Fees

  • Uniform

  • Training Supplies

  • Summer Camp

  • Transportation

  • Lodging

  • Meals

  • Course Fees

All these items are provided at

- No Cost to the Cadet -

We are able to provide our training due to our partnership between the Canadian Forces and the Air Cadet League. While the program is provided at no cost, Cadets will be expected to assist in fundraising opportunities put forward by our Sponsoring Committee.

The fundraising is put towards our training facilities and costs associated with some optional activities.

Some optional activities may come with a cost to be covered by the Cadet.