Anniversary Pin Competition

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of 809 Newark Squadron and the 80th anniversary of the Air Cadet program in Canada. There will be a number of observations throughout the year, culminating with the mass Annual Ceremonial Review ceremony for all nine Niagara squadrons on 5 Jun 2021.

One of the first things we’ll be doing is submitting a design for an anniversary pin to be worn on cadet uniforms, the guidelines for which can be found below:

Commemorative Pins

Per the “Commemorative Pins” section on page 3-4-1 of the CJCR Dress Instructions of 2019.

  1. Submissions and recommendations on commemorative pins including the wear of pins shall be formally presented to the Clothing and Dress Committee by the Regional CWOs through the chain of command. They are to be produced at no cost to the public to commemorate special occasions such as the anniversary of a corps, squadron, CTC or particular activities.
  2. Commemorative pins can only be worn on the left pocket of the shirt or jacket, as illustrated at Annex I.
  3. Corps or squadron anniversary. The corps or squadron anniversary pins are worn for a one (1) year period in which the anniversary is celebrated. They are not worn at the CTC and are to be worn on the jacket only.


Cadets who are interested in submitting a pin design for the squadron’s 50th anniversary should do so no later than the 15 April 2020 training night. This will give us approximately one month to choose a design, submit it to Comd Natl CJCR Sp Gp for approval and receive a response.

The final design will be unveiled at the Annual Ceremonial Review on 30 May 2020. An order will then be placed for 2.5cm x 2.5cm metal pins to be distributed in September for wear during the 2020-2021 training year.

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS