812 Buck's Crossing Royal Canadian Air Cadets
812 Buck's Crossing Royal Canadian Air Cadets (812) is an active squadron, located in the Town of Hanover, with cadet members from the Grey and Bruce counties in Mid-Western Ontario.
812 began as a result of the efforts of Lt Jim Tolton in the fall of 1970. Meetings were held with the Air Cadet League of Canada, the Department of National Defence (DND), and Branch 130 of the Royal Canadian Legion to determine the requirements of forming a local Air Cadet squadron.
The Legion agreed to act as Official Sponsor to the new squadron and 812 Buck's Crossings Royal Canadian Air Cadets officially came into existence on October 29th, 1971. 812 celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2011.
Throughout the years, 812 has served as host to events as the Billy Bishop Air Wing Sports Competition. Squadron members have been able to compete in different Zone and Regional competitions such as Marksmanship and Orienteering. 812 cadets are active members of our community and participate in local Remembrance Day parades as well as holding vigil at the Cenotaph in Hanover.
Cadets that have graduated from 812 Buck's Crossing Royal Canadian Air Cadets include some who have gone on to enjoy successful careers. Captain Adam Runge is now a CF-18 Canadian Fighter Pilot and Sgt Greg Holler has joined the Canadian Forces and has been on tour to Afghanistan. Other cadets have become CIC officers and some have returned to the Squadron as Officers.