About Us

One of Canada’s original Air Cadet Squadrons

Welland’s Air Cadet Squadron, 87 Eagle, is one of the original squadrons formed in Canada during 1942, and has recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

Uniquely located at the Niagara Central Airport in Welland Ontario, the 87 Eagle squadron has been training in the airports former Fire Company #1 meeting place for over 65 years. Literally thousands of young men and women have reaped the many benefits of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program in the old WWII-era building.

Today the building is maintained by the hard work of the cadets, the generous donations of the community, and the time invested by the Squadron Sponsoring Committee and volunteers.

Current Squadron Staff

Captain Leandro Silva Commanding Officer (87air@cadets.gc.ca)
Captain Chris Bowman Training Assistant
Captain Ann-Marie Norio, CD Administration Officer
Second-Lieutenant Stefane Filion Training Officer
Second-Lieutenant Adam Carter Supply Officer
Major Luigi Norio, CD Standards Officer
Second-Lieutenant Angela Norio Level Officer
Civilian Instructor Brad Vermolen Level Officer
Civilian Instructor Nicholas Norio Level Officer

Squadron Commanders

WOII E. Breitenbach 2022–
WOII E. Foster
WOI N. Norio
WOI K. Kalenuik 2018–2019
WOI A. Norio 2017–2018
WOI B. Vermolen 2017–2017
WOI B. Maurice 2016–2017
WOII J. Miller 2015–2016

Commanding Officers

Capt L. Silva 2023–present
Capt C. Bowman 2017–2023
Capt A.M. Norio 2014–2017
Capt D. Knight 2012-2014
Capt A.M. Norio 1999–2012