Why Support the 242 Ross Ferguson Squadron

All Air Cadet Squadrons are funded by DND (Department of National Defense), however, these funds do not cover the full breadth of programming offered. We deliver a safe environment for youth to gather and learn valuable life skills, along with opportunities to make lifelong friends and memories. 

For the first time, our squadron is committed to delivering a free program for 2021-22.  

To support this objective, we need community input, both in volunteers and funding. We are planning some great fundraising opportunities this year, which you can find outlined below.

Tagging - Due to Covid, not in 2021

Held twice each year, tagging is a major source of funding for the squadron.


We do tagging in Erin, Hillsburgh, and Caledon. 


Thank you to our community location for their continued support:


Hillsburgh: Foodland

Erin: Marc's Valu-mart; Tim Hortons; Subway, Tin Roof Cafe, Country Crops

Brisbane: Judy's Restaurant

Caledon: Petro Canada / McDonalds

If you are interested in becoming a tagging partner please contact


Tel:  519-833-2422

P.O. Box 42 

Erin, ON 

N0B 1T0 

This is the official web site of the civilian Squadron Sponsoring Committee for 242 Ross Ferguson Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets.


It is maintained to provide information for serving and prospective Cadet Members of 242 Squadron and their families.


It is not a web site of the Department of National Defence

Legion Poppy Campaign

442 Royal Canadian Legion is the official squadron sponsor for 242 Ross Ferguson RCACS. RCL Branch 442 donates a portion of their Poppy Campaign to the 242 Ross Ferguson Air Cadets.


On Tuesday March 11, 2020, Poppy Fund Coordinator, Verna Bludd of the Erin Legion 442 presented the Erin Air Cadets with a cheque from last year’s Poppy Campaign. This annual donation helps offset Cadet Program expenses. The cadets will benefit from this generous donation as it will help fund field trips, multi-unit sports competition weekends, shooting and biathlon teams, and their Annual Review in June. in 2020, the unit received $3,871.42 through the Legion's 2019 Poppy Fund. 


242 Ross Ferguson Squadron has several fundraisers lined up for the 2021-22 year.

First Annual March-a-Thon: Oct 19th, 7 pm

Please join us by downloading your pledge form today.

Purdy's Chocolates coming in October

Orders will be delivered in time for Christmas and gift wrap options are available. 

Check back often for details and order forms 

15th Annual Lasagna Dinner: Feb 26, 2021

This fun, community-based activity brings people together to enjoy great food, entertainment, friendly competition with our silent auction, and chances to win great prizes from our raffle table.  

JD Foods (Elmira) Chicken coming in March

A great way to restock your freezers for spring/summer with easy-to-make snack and dinner options. Pickup will be at the Erin Legion in April. 

Check back often for details and order forms 

Ontario Provincial Committee - Annual Lottery

In support of the Gliding Program for all Air Cadets in Ontario - there are great prizes including various Jeeps and various cash prizes.  Tickets are available from our cadets.  Send us an email if you are interested and we'll make arrangements to sell you a ticket! 

Cadets have resumed regular training on Tuesday evenings. 

Watch Google Classroom and email for updates regarding in-person or virtual meetings. 



Register at any time throughout the year, on the first Tuesday immediately following your 12th birthday!