CORNWALL, Ontario – The 325 Cornwall Kiwanis Royal Canadian Air Cadets have a new Commanding Officer at the head of the squadron. A Change of Command ceremony was held on Wednesday 28 September 2016 at the Cornwall Armoury and included the cadets of the squadron. The presiding officer was Major Doug Irish. Capt Sandy McDonald transferred the command of the squadron to Capt Dominique Henning.
The position of the Commanding officer is a 3 year term, in which a member of the Canadian Armed Forces becomes the senior ranking officer, representing the unit in all aspects. At the end of the term, the CO passes the responsibility of the unit to the incoming CO. This is traditionally completed through a formal parade, and a hand over of the unit banner.
Capt Sandy McDonald was a cadet with the air cadets, starting at the age of 12. He took over the position of Commanding Officer in June of 2013. Capt Dominique Henning has been a staff member with the squadron for 10 years, in positions such as the supply officer, training officer and Deputy Commanding Officer.
Capt McDonald will remain on staff as the squadron’s training officer.
Capt Henning is looking forward to the new position and responsibility, challenging the senior cadets to help her make the cadet experience the best they have yet to see at 325.
The squadron is currently in its 74th training year and is looking forward to an important anniversary next year. Capt Henning will be the 28th Commanding Officer for the unit.
The squadron is proudly sponsored by the Cornwall Kiwanis Club of Cornwall and Royal Canadian Air Forces Association Wing 424.