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The Cadet program encourages youth to develop an understanding of civic responsibility and the role they can play in supporting and strengthening their communities. To this end, our Squadron endeavours to provide opportunities to Cadets to help out local charities in our community. Being a part of these events is a way for cadets to give back to the community and pay tribute to the men and women in the armed forces, our veterans, and those who have made the cadet movement what is today.
For students who must complete a hours of community involvement activities prior to graduation, Cadets provides an opportunity to fulfill these requirements.Since September 2004 3 Squadron has given back to the community in the following ways:

  • Salvation Army food collection
  • Food Bank
  • Remembrance Parade - Strathroy
  • Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Sales
  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies and Vigils - Strathroy, Delaware, Glencoe, Melbourne, various area schools
  • Park Cleanups
  • West Middlesex Memorial Centre landscaping and gardening

The Air Cadet League of Canada envisions the Royal Canadian Air Cadets as Canada’s premier and a world class youth development movement. Being attuned to societal changes, it strives diligently to be a totally dedicated, proactive and innovative partner to encourage and enhance the development of well adjusted, civic minded youth to undertake leadership roles in a great Canada and a better World.

Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Sales

posted Nov 27, 2014, 5:34 PM by Eric Clinton   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 4:44 PM ]

Every year, in early November, cadets from 3 Squadron Air and 11 Corps Army sell Poppies for the Strathroy Legion.

International Emergency Response Day (IERD)

posted Feb 14, 2013, 4:14 PM by Eric Clinton   [ updated Aug 30, 2014, 1:55 PM ]

IERD was started in the early 90’s and is held annually in early May bringing together vintage police car enthusiasts, emergency services, and school children, with over 70 delegates from Emergency Response agencies on both sides of the border.
International Emergency Response Day is made possible by volunteers from the Strathroy-Caradoc Fire Department, Thames Valley EMS, Strathroy-Caradoc Police Services, Victim Services of Middlesex County and others.
The day begins with emergency vehicles, lights and sirens activated, parading through Strathroy driving past schools. Exhibitors set up inside a the West Middlesex or Gemini Arena and outdoors on the parking lot. Children arrived in buses, are assigned a tour guide, and then taken through the displays, where learning points reinforce the positive interaction between the kids and the emergency services workers.
#3 Striker Air Cadet Squadron has a booth at IERD with our flight simulator and other displays. Primarily we are set up for recruitment but we also provide information about the Cadet movement. Staff and senior cadets volunteer at the booth.

General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project

posted Apr 23, 2012, 12:47 PM by Eric Clinton   [ updated Aug 30, 2014, 1:56 PM ]


Cadets and Officers from #3 RC(Air)CS and #11 RC(Army)CC volunteered at the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project fund raiser held at the Caradoc Community Center in Mt Brydges April 15th 2012.

"... I have to say how much we appreciated their presence and the work they did. They are an impressive group."
John P Sargeant
General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project

The Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project’s goal was to raise a statue of Strathroy's native son, Arthur Currie. It will form a focus for the public meeting areas of Strathroy, be a reminder of how a simple farm lad rose to become the commander of Canada's WW1 forces and a leading educator, and be an inspiration to Canadians.
The life-sized bronze statue cost in excess of $100,000. The Town of Strathroy Caradoc approved the project and the statue will remain the property of the town.
The Committee selected Adrienne Alison to sculpt the likeness of Sir Arthur. Unveiling was the 4th of August 2014 which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War. 


Remembrance Day - Strathroy 2011Nov6

posted Nov 8, 2011, 7:16 PM by Eric Clinton   [ updated Nov 29, 2011, 3:17 PM ]

#3 Striker Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets marching to the Strathroy Cenotaph.

Strathroy Cenotaph after the laying of wreaths. Sunday Nov 6th 2011.

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