Winter 2022 recruit intake: Our next recruit intake will potentially be held in January 2022. We will contact prospective new recruits that have signed up on our waiting list.

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2 days ago

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70 never looked better 😏 #HappyBirthday540
4 days ago

🤔 Don't know what to get your loved ones for the holidays? No need to worry anymore, we've got your back!

🏷 Take advantage of the 10% discount being offered for Black Friday from our official #540Swag provider — Entripy. All sales benefit the squadron and our #540Cadets directly

🎁 Shop now to get your #540HolidayGifts in time.

540goldenhawks.entripyshops.com/
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🤔 Dont know what to get your loved ones for the holidays? No need to worry anymore, weve got your back!

🏷 Take advantage of the 10% discount being offered for Black Friday from our official #540Swag provider — Entripy. All sales benefit the squadron and our #540Cadets directly

🎁 Shop now to get your #540HolidayGifts in time.

https://540goldenhawks.entripyshops.com/
1 week ago

🔨 This past Tuesday, our recruits turned into architects while competing in groups to create impressive structures using just marshmallows and toothpicks!

⏰ Some groups raced against the clock by competing with their peers to create their structures in the quickest time possible, while others took their time to develop their strategies before beginning construction.

👏🏼 This activity promoted important skills for our cadets, including critical thinking, teamwork, time management, collaboration and much more!
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3 weeks ago

📜 Congratulations to Lt Helen Chen and Lt Anthony Vukojevic on their receipt of the Commission Script!

✍️ The Commission Script is a formal and unique document that provides all commissioned officers with tangible evidence of a commission in the Canadian Armed Forces. Signed by the Governor General and the Minister of National Defence, the issuing of the Commission Script is part of the history and traditions of the CAF and forms an important thread within the military fabric.
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📜 Congratulations to Lt Helen Chen and Lt Anthony Vukojevic on their receipt of the Commission Script!

✍️ The Commission Script is a formal and unique document that provides all commissioned officers with tangible evidence of a commission in the Canadian Armed Forces. Signed by the Governor General and the Minister of National Defence, the issuing of the Commission Script is part of the history and traditions of the CAF and forms an important thread within the military fabric.Image attachment
3 weeks ago

Today was a special day for our #540Cadets — meeting the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Anita Anand, who was attending the Bronte Remembrance Day parade.

Minister Anand thanked the cadets for their service and for attending today’s ceremony -- also highlighting the importance of showing a deep level of respect and appreciation for the sacrifices of our Candian veterans. The minister also expressed how important the #CadetProgram is to her and that she looks forward to attending many more cadet events in the future.

Remember — wearing a poppy during Veterans’ Week, whether you're in uniform or civilian clothes, is a way to help honour our veterans and the sacrifices they've made for Canada.
#CanadaRemembers #WearAPoppy

📸: Lt Anthony Vukojevic

Department of National Defence // Canadian Armed Forces
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3 weeks ago

🤩 In addition to inspecting each cadet, a CO’s Parade is also a time to share in celebrations of promotions, awards and honours our #540Family receives.

😇 Congratulations to all our cadets who were promoted to their new ranks — well deserved. Wear your new rank with pride and continue to make us #540Proud
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3 weeks ago

🥳 Our first Commanding Officer’s (CO’s) Parade of the training year — the first one since the start of the pandemic — was an absolute success!

🧑‍✈️ A CO’s Parade is a monthly inspection of our #540Cadets in their full uniform, preparing them for their Annual Review Ceremony that happens at the end of the training year. Cadets stand proudly at attention while the CO, Maj Neil DePass, completes an inspection of each flight.

🌊 Normally in dress uniform, this month’s CO’s Parade was a bit unique. To ensure that all our cadets could be in the same, full uniform, the team decided to have this event in their FTUs. Next CO's Parade, you can expect to see a sea of blue!
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4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

🎃 October is done and what a jam-packed month it was for our #540Cadets!

👻 It started off with an exciting return to in-person training and naturally ended with some spooky activities.

🍬 Costume training night, pumpkin carving contest, halloween-themed amazing race and of course, pounds of candy, were the highlights of this past week.

💈As we now enter November, our cadets are doing their uniforms and cutting their hair — anticipating our first round of COs parades where many will hope to get a promotion.
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4 weeks ago

Did you get your Poppy?

Today, we start wearing our Poppies ahead of Remembrance Day, marking the 100th anniversary of this enduring symbol of remembrance in Canada.

#Poppy100  #CanadaRemembers
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Did you get your Poppy? 

Today, we start wearing our Poppies ahead of Remembrance Day, marking the 100th anniversary of this enduring symbol of remembrance in Canada. 

#Poppy100  #CanadaRemembers
1 month ago

🥳 CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Anita Anand on her appointment as the Minister of 🥳 CONGRATULAT and our new Canadian Armed Forces leader.

🤩 We are looking forward to hosting you at one of our #540GoldenHawks events sometime soon so we can show you why the #CadetProgram is the best youth development program in the country! #RoleModelForAllIt is my sincere honour to be sworn in today as Minister of National Defence. Thank you Justin Trudeau] for entrusting me with this portfolio. The members of the Canadian Armed Forces dedicate their lives to safeguarding our country and we owe it to them to make sure that they operate in a safe and healthy environment. I look forward to this work! // J'ai l'honneur sincère d'être assermenté aujourd'hui en tant que ministre de la Défense nationale. Merci Justin Trudeau] de me confier ce portefeuille. Les membres des Forces armées canadiennes consacrent leur vie à la sauvegarde de notre pays et nous leur devons de veiller à ce qu'ils opèrent dans un environnement sûr et sain. Je me réjouis de ce travail !
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🥳 CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Anita Anand on her appointment as the Minister of National Defence and our new Canadian Armed Forces leader. 

🤩 We are looking forward to hosting you at one of our #540GoldenHawks events sometime soon so we can show you why the #CadetProgram is the best youth development program in the country! #RoleModelForAll
2 months ago

🤩 Whether it was their first time, or their first time in a long time, excitement filled the air as #540Cadets returned to in-person training — a sight that hasn’t been seen since March 2020.

⏱ With our COVID screening tent outside and our amazing #540IDCards, cadets were quickly welcomed to their first night of the training year.

📋 Our Staff Cadets went through the basics such as: introductions; how to wear their new FTUs; the COVID-19 safety procedures for our training location; and what to expect this upcoming Training Year.

🥳 One very exciting night down, many more to go!
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2 days ago

70 never looked better 😏 #HappyBirthday540 ... See MoreSee Less

70 never looked better 😏 #HappyBirthday540
4 days ago

🤔 Don't know what to get your loved ones for the holidays? No need to worry anymore, we've got your back!

🏷 Take advantage of the 10% discount being offered for Black Friday from our official #540Swag provider — Entripy. All sales benefit the squadron and our #540Cadets directly

🎁 Shop now to get your #540HolidayGifts in time.

540goldenhawks.entripyshops.com/
... See MoreSee Less

🤔 Dont know what to get your loved ones for the holidays? No need to worry anymore, weve got your back!

🏷 Take advantage of the 10% discount being offered for Black Friday from our official #540Swag provider — Entripy. All sales benefit the squadron and our #540Cadets directly

🎁 Shop now to get your #540HolidayGifts in time.

https://540goldenhawks.entripyshops.com/
1 week ago

🔨 This past Tuesday, our recruits turned into architects while competing in groups to create impressive structures using just marshmallows and toothpicks!

⏰ Some groups raced against the clock by competing with their peers to create their structures in the quickest time possible, while others took their time to develop their strategies before beginning construction.

👏🏼 This activity promoted important skills for our cadets, including critical thinking, teamwork, time management, collaboration and much more!
... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

📜 Congratulations to Lt Helen Chen and Lt Anthony Vukojevic on their receipt of the Commission Script!

✍️ The Commission Script is a formal and unique document that provides all commissioned officers with tangible evidence of a commission in the Canadian Armed Forces. Signed by the Governor General and the Minister of National Defence, the issuing of the Commission Script is part of the history and traditions of the CAF and forms an important thread within the military fabric.
... See MoreSee Less

📜 Congratulations to Lt Helen Chen and Lt Anthony Vukojevic on their receipt of the Commission Script!

✍️ The Commission Script is a formal and unique document that provides all commissioned officers with tangible evidence of a commission in the Canadian Armed Forces. Signed by the Governor General and the Minister of National Defence, the issuing of the Commission Script is part of the history and traditions of the CAF and forms an important thread within the military fabric.Image attachment
3 weeks ago

Today was a special day for our #540Cadets — meeting the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Anita Anand, who was attending the Bronte Remembrance Day parade.

Minister Anand thanked the cadets for their service and for attending today’s ceremony -- also highlighting the importance of showing a deep level of respect and appreciation for the sacrifices of our Candian veterans. The minister also expressed how important the #CadetProgram is to her and that she looks forward to attending many more cadet events in the future.

Remember — wearing a poppy during Veterans’ Week, whether you're in uniform or civilian clothes, is a way to help honour our veterans and the sacrifices they've made for Canada.
#CanadaRemembers #WearAPoppy

📸: Lt Anthony Vukojevic

Department of National Defence // Canadian Armed Forces
... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

🤩 In addition to inspecting each cadet, a CO’s Parade is also a time to share in celebrations of promotions, awards and honours our #540Family receives.

😇 Congratulations to all our cadets who were promoted to their new ranks — well deserved. Wear your new rank with pride and continue to make us #540Proud
... See MoreSee Less