3 Striker Squadron Sponsoring Committee is the primary financial supporter of this squadron. The Sponsoring Committee manage the funds raised through tagging and other fund raisers, like the OPC Lottery, and those from our Supporters (listed below) and the Canadian Department of National Defence. The Sponsoring Committee is composed of interested members of the community, parents of current cadets and alumni and are screened and registered with the Ontario Provincial Committee.
In no particular order, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude and thanks to the following that have assisted 3 Squadron during the past year:
- Air Cadet League of Canada, Ontario Provincial Committee
- Dept. of National Defence
- Karl Pfister
- London Husky Travel Centre
- Rock Glen Family Resort
- Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Branch 116 (Strathroy)
- Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 251 (Mt Brydges)
- Royal Canadian Air Force Association, 427 Wing (London)
- Strathroy Toastmasters
- Contributors to Tag Days
- Nevada purchasers
- Parents, Sponsoring Committee members, Officers, Instructors and Volunteers
In no particular order, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude and thanks to the following that have assisted 3 Squadron since the beginning:
Platinum Single Donation $1000+
Lions Club (Strathroy)
Lions Club (Poplar Hill)
Royal Canadian Air Force Association, 403 Wing (Sarnia)
Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Branch 116 (Strathroy)
Royal Canadian Legion, Reg Lovell Branch 219 (Glencoe)
The estate of Flt. Lt. (Ret) Stuart May
Walmart Canada, Strathroy
Gold Single Donation $500+
Hot Lead (Stratford) - Miniature Wargame Convention
Royal Canadian Air Force Association, 427 Wing (London)
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 598 (Delaware)
Silver Single Donation $250+
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 510 (Melbourne)
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 422 (Ailsa Craig)
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 251 (Mt Brydges)
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 341 (Parkhill)
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 176 (Forest)
Strathroy Shrine Club
Watford Rotary Club
Bronze Single Donation and Gifts In Kind
Dr. C. Millman, Wellington-Baseline Animal Hospital
Lions and Lioness of Arkona
Lions Club of Parkhill
London Husky Travel Centre
Moores Clothing for Men, London North
onehapptail.com (Doggy Daycare, Ilderton)
Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School
Rock Glen Family Resort
Royal Canadian Legion Br116 Ladies Auxiliary
Royal London Military Institute
Royal Oak Lodge #108 (Forest) of Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Strathroy and Area Seniors' Centre Council
Strathroy Rotary Club
Parents, Sponsoring Committee members, Individuals and Organizations that contributed to fundraising efforts at the Squadron
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Town of Strathroy-Caradoc supports Air Cadets by providing facilities we use as our Local Headquarters, Training rooms and Parade square.
A donation from LIBRO was used to purchase the musical instruments for the 3 Striker Squadron Brass & Woodwind Band.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
Branch 116 (Sir Arthur Currie Branch), Royal Canadian Legion have been active supporters of this squadron since its formation. They have generously allowed the 3 Striker Squadron to use their facilities for training, banquets and BBQs. They provide both monetary and resource support for squadron training and several Squadron awards are funded and presented by Br 116. In turn, cadets participate in Legion community activities, including Remembrance Day parades, war graves maintenance and the sale of poppies.
The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada’s largest veterans’ association. It is comprised of more than 300,000 members in over 1,400 branches across Canada. The Legion has assumed a major responsibility for perpetuating the tradition of Remembrance in Canada and organizes and conducts the annual National Poppy and Remembrance Campaign. From providing advocacy support to affordable housing and outreach programs, the Legion makes a difference in the daily lives of Veterans and their families. Their community support extends to youth through education, sport and leadership training. As part of its Youth Program, the Legion sponsors the “Outstanding Cadet of the Year Award” at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, and is the official sponsor of approximately 120 air cadet squadrons across Canada.
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE ASSOC.
The members of the 427 (London) Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force Association have been ardent supporters of the Air Cadet squadrons in London and surrounding area (including 3 Striker) for many years. Executive members regularly visit squadrons and participate in ceremonial activities, maintaining the tradition of the founding partner, the Royal Canadian Air Force.
The Strathroy Lions Club supports our Air Cadet squadron through a donation that allows our Band and Marksmanship Teams to practice indoors during the training year.
DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
The financial contribution of the Department of National Defence (DND) is to fund the instructional staff (officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) and civilian instructors), the core curriculum, cadet uniforms, summer camps and scholarship courses which include gliding and power pilot licences and foreign exchanges.
Our local Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) annually undertakes to provide: accommodation, a supplementary budget, asset insurance, equipment and funds for optional activities not covered by Department of National Defence. The Air Cadet program would not be available to the community without DND making this substantial investment in our youth. Seven decades of building Canada’s future leaders is but one of the accomplishments made due to the sustained support of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces and for which everyone involved with the program says a sincere “Thank You”.
From Cadets Canada, Renewal
Here are the defining principles which characterize the Cadet program:
- Invite all Canadian Youth. Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger Programs are open to all youth age 12 to 18. There will be no artificial barriers developed which preclude participation based on gender, race, culture, religion, education, socioeconomic status or ability, and all reasonable efforts to accommodate will be made.
- Instill Canadian Military Values. The development of the Cadet and JCR Programs is guided by the best of Canadian military values and ethics which focus on respecting the dignity of all people, serving Canada before self, and obeying and supporting lawful authorities. Additionally, Cadets and JCRs will gain a better appreciation of the specific values of duty, loyalty, integrity, courage, stewardship, and excellence.
- Develop Citizenship, Leadership, and Fitness. The Cadet and JCR Programs help participants progressively develop into adults who contribute positively to Canadian society as leaders, while instilling a lifelong appreciation of health and fitness.
- Balance Safety and Challenge. Youth and their parents will have confidence that the activities and events are challenging, yet safe and that the adults leading the program are of unquestionably high moral character.
- Leave a Positive Lifelong Impact. It is imperative that Cadets and JCRs remember the experience positively to help guide their development as productive Canadians.