A Change of Command for the 746 Lightning Hawk Cadets Squadron

Geoffrey Dickson promoted to 1st Class Squadron Commander as Dylan Foster ages out

The 746 Lightning Hawk Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron held a Change of Command on Thursday, October 10, during their monthly Commanding Officer’s Parade.

Warrant Officer 1st Class Dylan Foster, the Squadron Commander, aged out of the cadet program after years of service.

Cadets are allowed to join from 12 to 18 years of age. WO1 Foster joined at the age of 12 and from that point has participated in every team the squadron had to offer, with the exception of band.

Foster has earned both his glider and power pilots wings through the National Flying Scholarship programs – two of the highest achievements available in the Air Cadet Program.

“Try everything more than once just because you don’t like something the first time doesn’t mean you won’t the next,” Foster advised new cadets.

Warrant Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Dickson, 18 years old, was promoted to Warrant Officer 1st Class to become the new Squadron Commander.

Read More: Aldergrove cadets awarded high honours at training camp

WO1 Dickson was one of six cadets from across Canada chosen to attend the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Officers School in Alabama.

He recently received the Top All Around Cadet in the Squadron as well as the Lord Strathcona Medal at the Annual Ceremonial Review this past spring.

The award is the highest award that can be bestowed upon a Canadian cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training.

“Develop our incoming seniors to make our squadron a place people not only enjoy, but anticipate, attending on a weekly basis for both mandatory parade and extracurricular activities,” Dickson said when asked of his leadership plans.

The Air Cadet Program aims to develop in youth aged 12-18 the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness and to stimulate the interest of youth in sea, land and air activities of the Canadian Forces.

For more information, people can visit www.746lightninghawk.com.


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