When a youth attends the Squadron and joins Padstow Squadron, he does so as

  • an Australian Air League Junior Cadet, if he is from 8 years of age to under 12 years;
  • an Australian Air League Cadet, if he is from 12 years of age to under 17 years;
  • an Australian Air League Senior Cadet, if he is from 17 years of age to under 18 years.

To become a member his Parent / Guardian completes an application for membership, which is forwarded to the Group together with the membership fee. In due course the member is issued with their membership certificate.

Costs of uniforms are available from the Squadron Adjutant. Uniforms can be purchased from the NSW Group Headquarters, cnr Loader Avenue and Penshurst Street, Beverly Hills: 95705691

Thursday evening:  7.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday AM:  9.30am – 12.00 midday.

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Padstow Squadrons final Parade night for the year is held in December. Our Squadron Presentation Night recognizes the efforts by all members during the year, with Cadets receiving awards and presentations in all aspects of the Squadron program including Best Attendance, Education, Drill / Band, Physical Activities, Aeromodelling, Fund Raising, Publicity. The highest achievement is recognized in the Padstow Squadron Most Outstanding Cadet trophy.

A Squadron tradition on this evening is to recognize the membership of all members that have joined Padstow Squadron during the year. A presentation ceremony is conducted before the assembled Members, Parents, Families and invited guests. During the ceremony the members recite the Australian Air League Promise of membership over the Squadron Flag, then receive their certificates in recognition of their oath of membership.

The Air League Promise

I promise to be loyal to the
Australian Air League
at all times;
To be tolerant and helpful;
To be trustworthy and friendly,
and to be cheerful and considerate to others;
To use my time wisely and to have respect for myself,
and my instructors.
I further promise that I will never say or do anything which would lower the standards,
or disgrace the name of the Australian Air League
whether in uniform or not.