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Awards and Recognitions

Medals 

Lord Strathcona Medal

One of the highest awards that can be bestowed on a cadet, the Lord Strathcona is highly coveted by model cadets.

​To be eligible for consideration, air cadets must meet all of the following requirements:

i)  have a high level of physical fitness;

ii) have attended at least one summer training course of at least three weeks;

iii) have qualified and completed level 3 of the Air Cadet Training Program;

iv) have met all requirements of their sqn’s mandatory training program and attended at least 75% of the scheduled training parade nights in the year of nomination;

v) have met all requirements of their sqn’s optional training program and attended at least 50% of the
the scheduled activities in the year of nomination;

vi) have completed three years as a cadet; and

vii) be regarded by peers and supervisors as exemplifying the model cadet.

Air Cadet Long Service Medal

Long Service Medals are awarded to cadets who have served continuously as an Air Cadet for 4 years. Eligible cadets may apply for this medal by filling out and submitting the Air Cadet Long Service Medal Application Form.

Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence

The main objective in awarding the RCL Cadet Medal of Excellence is to emphasize the citizenship aspects of the cadet program. 

To be eligible for consideration, air cadets must meet the following requirements: 

a) met all requirements of the corps annual mandatory and optional training programs;

b) participated in a minimum of three community service events, (outside cadets) in addition to those supported by the    cadet unity through is LHQ program;

c) regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet;

d) Enhance the cadet corps through:

i) co-operation with peers and subordinates;

ii) comradeship;

iii) promoting goodwill and morale within the corps;

iv) aiding in the development of group identity and cohesiveness;

v) supporting and assisting fellow unit members; and

vi) his/her involvement in the local community

Squadron Awards

Awards Parade Night

The following are awards that are presented at the Annual Ceremonial Review, normally occurring in late-May or early-June.

Top Level 1 Award - Awarded to the Cadet who is top overall in the level 1 proficiency level.

Top Level 5 Award - Awarded to the cadet who is top overall in the level 5 proficiency level
 
Military Institute of Saskatoon Presentation - The Military Institute of Saskatoon presents this award to the Cadet who demonstrates a keen interest in the Canadian Forces and its history and shares that interest with other cadets.

Esprit de Corps Award - This award is given to the cadet who best demonstrates the qualities of a team player, a motivator, and in general a cadet who shows the best attempt at making cadets as fun as possible.  Attendance, dress and deportment, and an overall good attitude in class are also part of the selection for this award.  This award is open to all cadets.

Most Improved Cadet Award - This award is to honour the cadet who has demonstrated the most improvement in all aspects of cadet training including drill, dress, deportment, leadership, attitude, and attendance. 

Air Cadet of the Year Award - This award is given to the cadet who demonstrates the best overall qualities of a cadet, attendance, dress, and deportment, leader, follower, attitude, and involvement with the squadron.  This award is open to all Cadets.

Ambassador of the Cadet Program Award -  This award is in recognition to an individual or group who acts as the best ambassador in support of the cadet program.  To recognize the “above and beyond” efforts carried out in a positive, friendly, energetic and most honest deportment.  This award is open to all officers, volunteers, parents and community or business supporters.

Annual Ceremonial Review Awards

The following are awards that are presented at the Annual Ceremonial Review, normally occurring in late-May or early-June.

Top Level 1 Award - Awarded to the Cadet who is top overall in the level 1 proficiency level.

Top Level 5 Award - Awarded to the cadet who is top overall in the level 5 proficiency level
 
Military Institute of Saskatoon Presentation - The Military Institute of Saskatoon presents this award to the Cadet who demonstrates a keen interest in the Canadian Forces and its history and shares that interest with other cadets.

Esprit de Corps Award - This award is given to the cadet who best demonstrates the qualities of a team player, a motivator, and in general a cadet who shows the best attempt at making cadets as fun as possible.  Attendance, dress and deportment, and an overall good attitude in class are also part of the selection for this award.  This award is open to all cadets.

Most Improved Cadet Award - This award is to honour the cadet who has demonstrated the most improvement in all aspects of cadet training including drill, dress, deportment, leadership, attitude, and attendance. 

Air Cadet of the Year Award - This award is given to the cadet who demonstrates the best overall qualities of a cadet, attendance, dress, and deportment, leader, follower, attitude, and involvement with the squadron.  This award is open to all Cadets.

Ambassador of the Cadet Program Award -  This award is in recognition to an individual or group who acts as the best ambassador in support of the cadet program.  To recognize the “above and beyond” efforts carried out in a positive, friendly, energetic and most honest deportment.  This award is open to all officers, volunteers, parents and community or business supporters.

Commanding Officer's Awards and Recognition

There are many people who are critical in the success of a cadet squadron. We are proud of the accomplishments of all of our cadets! The Commanding Officer's Squadron Awards & Recognition program has been developed to acknowledge those people who go above & beyond the expectations which have been placed on the individuals. If a cadet, officer, parent, volunteer or supporter of the squadron goes above & beyond expectations, they can be nominated for these awards. All awards will be presented in Commanding Officer's Parades, Annual Awards night and Annual Ceremonial Review. There are three tiers of awards:

Certificate of Commanding Officer's Commendation

Criteria:


-Must be a cadet, officer, civilian instructor, parent, volunteer or supporter of 702 Lynx Squadron.

-Must have gone above & beyond expectation in the cadet squadron, cadet greater community (zone, region, national, international, or community.

-This is the second level of recognition within the squadron and will be reserved for examples of long-term contributions beyond the expectations of the squadron.



Commanding Officer's Commendation Award

Criteria:


-Must be a cadet, officer, civilian instructor, parent, volunteer or supporter of 702 Lynx Squadron.

-Must have gone above & beyond expectation in the cadet squadron, cadet greater community (zone, region, national, international, or community.

-This is the highest level of recognition within 702 Lynx Squadron and will be reserved for exceptional examples of going above & beyond the expectations of the squadron which may include exceptional long-term service, or an exceptional individual event.




Nominations 

If you think a cadet, officer, civilian instructor, parent volunteer or supporter has gone above and beyond expectations and has met these criteria, submit a nomination form. The nomination form is to be completed, and sealed in an envelope, with the outside labelled with "Award Nomination." It should be sent up the chain of command to the Commanding Officer.

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