Check out the Officer & Cadet Position page for names and hierarchy.
The Command Group represents the most senior cadets of 754 Phoenix who ensures smooth operation of all squadron activities.
The Flag Party is a small squad within the squadron that has the ceremonial task of presenting the flags. Cadets who form the Flag Party are chosen for their competence in drill and discipline along with dress and deportment. They practice advanced marching and stationary drill as well as flag and rifle drill. The Flag Party is a great opportunity for cadets willing to put in the extra effort to be part of this elite squad.
|No. 1 HARVARD FLIGHT
Harvard Squadron is named after the North American Harvard aircraft, which was the RCAF’s most famous advanced trainer for a quarter of a century. Nicknamed the “Yellow Peril”, the Harvard was a common sight in Canada’s skies from 1940 until 1965.
No. 2 HURRICANE FLIGHT
Hurricane Flight is named after the Hawker Hurricane, which was one of the great fighters of the Second World War. The Hurricane played a major role in the Battle of Britain.
No. 3 LANCASTER FLIGHT
Lancaster Flight is named after the Avro Lancaster, a four-engined Second World War heavy bomber. The Lancaster took on many diverse roles such as long range anti-submarine patrol, air-sea rescue, photo-reconnaissance, and even as a flying tanker for aerial refueling.
No. 4 SPITFIRE FLIGHT
Spitfire Flight is named after the Supermarine Spitfire, which was was one of the main fighter aircraft used throughout the Second World War. The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft which flew with many Squadrons, and played a significant role in the Battle of Britain.
No. 5 SABRE FLIGHT (stood down)
Sabre Flight is named after the Canadair F-86 Sabre, which was one of the RCAF’s most famous and well-liked fighters. The Sabre flew from 1950 until 1970 within Canada and Europe
|HAWK FLIGHT (BAND)
Hawk Flight was named after the CT-155 Hawk, a single-engine advanced jet trainer aircraft. The Hawk is currently used by over 15 countries for advanced pilot training, and also sees use in combat missions and aerial display teams.
Hawk Flight is also 754 Phoenix Squadron’s Band Flight.
The Squadron band offers music training to cadets with or without any music background or Experience. Our regular band rehearsals include: music theory, Instrument Instruction, cadet drill, band drill, ensemble, technical training, leadership training, and most importantly… FUN!!!
Band is an exciting thing to do within the cadet movement! You learn something new, and you can even attain credits for high school graduation. Whether you have music experience or not, if you’re interested in joining the 754 Phoenix Squadron Band, or have any questions about band, then please contact the Band Officer, Drum Major or any Band cadet. Just remember, everyone is welcome!
The Canadian Flag:
In early 1964 the government decided to adopt a distinctive national flag for Canada. Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson proposed to the House of Commons that the flag have three red maple leaves between two blue borders. Naturally there was a great deal of debate. A Senate and House of Commons Committee was established to review and classify the hundreds of designs submitted by various experts and the public. The committee narrowed the offerings to three possible choices, the original three maple leaf design, a red ensign with a fleur-de-lis and the Royal Union Jack, and a single maple leaf with white background on a red flag.
The single leaf design was unanimously adopted by the committee on October 29, 1964. It was proclaimed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on January 28, 1965 and was inaugurated on February 15, 1965. On that momentous day the Speaker of the Senate, Honourable Maurice Bourget, added deeper meaning to the occasion by saying “The flag is the symbol of the nation’s unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion.”
For more information on the Canadian Flag and other heritage symbols visit the Heritage Canada website.