Langley’s 746 Lightning Hawk Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron finally has a place to call their own. The squadron has partnered with Valley Aero Engines at Langley Airport, which has agreed to provide office, classroom, and storage space in its hangar for the 80 cadets and their Cadet Instructor Cadre staff.
The announcement comes after an three-year search which began in 2010, when the squadron was uprooted from the Canadian Forces Detachment in Aldergrove because of the Olympic Security operation being run from there.
The squadron outgrew temporary facilities at the Canadian Museum of Flight, and was accommodated by Envision Financial at its administration facility.
“We couldn’t be happier with the end result,” stated Captain Sean Kelly, the squadron’s commanding officer.
The announcement was made to the cadets at their 48th annual ceremonial review on Saturday.
on June 2nd; the final parade of the training year.
The new facility will be equipped with classrooms, offices, and meeting space. The cadets will parade on an outdoor parade square right on the flight line and within view of the main runway. Renovations will be completed just in time for the 2012-2013 training year beginning in September. Membership in the program is open to all boys and girls between 12 and 18. An Open House will be held in September to meet with interested youth. More info will be posted to the squadron’s website at www.746lightninghawk.com when it is available.