Blackdown Cadet Training Centre

The Blackdown Army Cadet Summer Training Centre is a training centre formerly known as the Army Cadet Summer Training Center Blackdown for Royal Canadian Army Cadets, and, since 2003, included the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, and Royal Canadian Sea Cadets. It is located at CFB Borden, Ontario, and trains approximately 2500 cadets each summer in 2-, 3-, or 6-week courses. Blackdown is the best place to learn more about cadets and how many there are.

As of 2011, the following courses are available:

  • Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (Army Cadets) - Alpha Company; 6 weeks
  • Survival Instructor (Air Cadets)- Bravo Squadron; 6 weeks
  • Expedition Instructor (Army Cadets) - Charlie Company; 6 weeks
  • Basic Leadership - Delta Squadron (Air Cadets), Echo Company (Army Cadets); 3 weeks
  • Basic Fitness and Sports (Tri-Service) - Foxtrot Company; 3 weeks
  • Fitness and Sports Instructor (Tri-Service) - Golf Squadron; 6 weeks
  • General Training (Army Cadets) - Hotel and India Company; 2 weeks
  • Basic Fieldcraft (Army Cadets) Lima and India Company; 1 week
  • The Blackdown Cadet Training Centre School of Military Music (Tri-Service) - Juliet Company; 3 weeks and 6 weeks
  • The Blackdown Cadet Training Centre School of Pipes and Drums (Tri-Service) - Kilo Company; 3 weeks and 6 weeks
  • Basic Survival (Air Cadets) - Lima Squadron; 3 weeks
  • Basic Expedition (Army Cadets) - Mike Company; 3 weeks

Opening date Summer 1994 became the home of the Army Cadet Summer training facility starting out with tents and portable toilets.

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