This past summer one of the Oakville Army Cadets had the privilege of completing the Canadian Forces Basic Parachute Course.
Each summer a select group of Army Cadets from across Canada are chosen to attend the Canadian Forces Basic Parachute course at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, specifically at the Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre. The “Para” course is offered to Army Cadets only once a year.
The Parachute Course is one of the most sought-after summer courses offered by the Royal Canadian Army Cadet program. The training and standard met by all cadet participants, is that of the Canadian Forces Basic Parachute Course. This activity, as are all offered by the Army Cadet program, is at no cost to the participant.
The Canadian Forces Parachute “Jump Wings” earned by successful candidates are not only worn on the Army Cadet uniform, but can also be worn on a Canadian Forces uniform, should the cadet join the Canadian Forces after departing cadets. The Army Cadet Para course attracts candidates from across the country, representing the most-accomplished and fittest cadets from across Canada.