About 812 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets

812 Squadron is a keen and active squadron, serving the rural town of Hanover in Midwestern Ontario, and the areas of Grey and Bruce Counties. Along with the DND funded activities, we participate in many extra events. For example, each year we have been host to such events as the Billy Bishop Air Wing Sports Competition. We have been able to compete in different Zone and Regional competions such as Marksmenship and Orienteering. We are active in the community, participating in the Remembrance Day parade and holding Vigil for 24 hours.

In the 2012-13 training year, the Squadron participated in an Interprovincial Exchange and was host to an Army Cadet Corps from Quebec. The two cadet groups were able to participate together in many exciting activities such as a trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame, and an Owen Sound Attack game.

In October 2012, the Air Cadet League presented 812 Squadron with the A.R. Cousins Trophy- an award for highest proficiency among the 35 squadrons in the western Ontario area!

The Hanover Air Cadets began as a result of the efforts of Lt Jim Tolton in the fall of 1970. Meetings were held with the Air Cadet League of Canada, the Department of National Defence, and Branch 130 of the Royal Canadian Legion to determine the requirements of forming a local Air Cadet Squadron.

The Legion agreed to act as official Sponsor to the new squadron and 812 "Buck's Crossing" Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron officially came into existence on October 29th, 1971. The Squadron celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2011.

The 812 Squadron Air Cadets boasts many cadets who have gone on to very successful vocations. Captain Adam Runge is now a CF-18 Canadian Fighter Pilot. Sgt Greg Holler has joined the Canadian Forces and has been on tour to Afghanistan. Other cadets have become CIC officers and some have returned to the Squadron as Officers.

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