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So You Want to Join Cadets!

For those 12 to 18 years of age who are ready to join Air Cadets please register using the National Online Registration Tool here. One of our Staff will then be in contact to discuss your next steps.

Contact Us

Tel. 204-981-1315

Visit Us

Mondays - 18:30 - 21:00hrs

Winnipeg South Osborne Legion
426 Osborne St
Winnipeg, MB. R3L 2A3

*** At this time, visitors are restricted and appointments must be made for any administrative matters ***

Join Us

Information on eligibility and how to join our Squadron is available below.


If you have now decided that the 199 Squadron is for you then Congratulations, you have taken the first step in your Cadet career.

First, complete the National Online Registration Tool in order to let us know of your interest. One of our Staff will then contact you with details on the next steps.

When you come you will need to bring a few things with you which include:

  • A copy of the application submitted through the National Online Registration Tool

  • Proof of Canadian residency (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident card, etc); and

  • a photocopy of the health insurance card (where available).

These completed forms, along with the photocopies of your health insurance card and birth certificate start your Cadet Personnel Record. Your Cadet Personnel Record is stored securely at the Squadron and we are bound by Treasury Board guidelines regarding the storage and transmission of personal information. There is no need to send forms or documentation anywhere!

Access to Cadet Personnel Records are restricted to those individuals authorized by the Canadian Forces pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act.

Cadets and their parents or legal guardians may have access to the cadet’s file by way of a request the Commanding Officer or the Administration Officer of the Cadet Corps or Squadron.

When you leave Cadets, you may ask for a copy of your Cadet Personnel Record should you require it.


To be eligible for membership as a Cadet one must:

  • Be a legal resident of Canada;

  • (A legal resident of Canada is a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or, the dependant of a person who is lawfully resident in Canada on a temporary basis for the purpose of education or employment).

  • Provide proof of provincial health insurance coverage or equivalent;

  • Be at least 12 years of age

  • Not have attained 19 years of age;

  • Normally be in good physical condition;

  • Not belong to another corps or squadron; and

  • Be acceptable to the Commanding Officer (CO) of the cadet corps or squadron.

199 Just Doesn't Work For Us

Perhaps it's the location, the night, or the aviation aspect of the program, what if our Squadron just doesn't work for you.

There are over twenty different Cadet Units in and around the City of Winnipeg including nine Air Cadet Units. While each unit has their own unique dynamics they follow the same national framework to provide dynamic programming to their Cadets.

Should you find that 199 Squadron just doesn't work for you, a full list of Winnipeg Area Cadet Units can be using the National Cadet Corps and Squadron Directory.