To train and guide 585 Rideau Squadron cadets, the Squadron has uniformed adult leaders, non-uniformed adult leaders, and cadet leaders. The current slate of major Squadron appointments is listed below by Squadron staff and Cadet parade positions.

The Squadron is assisted by several other support organizations at the national, provincial, and local levels.


Current Major Appointments

Squadron Staff

Squadron Commanding Officer (CO)

Capt P.L. Irish, OSJ, CD

Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO)

Capt R. Buckley, CD

Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor (UCCMA)

Maj D. Irish, CD (Ret’d)

Training Officer (Trg O)

Capt A. Cordy

Administration Officer (Adm O)


Supply Officer (Sup O)

CO’s Volunteer J. Salisbury

Squadron Officers

  • Capt D. Moffitt, CD
  • OCdt B. Torrens

Civilian Volunteers (CVs) 

  • Maj D. Irish, CD (Ret’d)
  • Sgt C. Yuschyshyn, CD (Ret’d)
  • Mr. A. Blake

Military Volunteer (MV)

Maj P. Legere, CD

Level Instructors

  • Level 1: CV – Maj D. Irish, CD (Ret’d)
  • Level 2: OCdt B. Torrens
  • Level 3: Maj P. Legere, CD
  • Level 4: Capt A. Cordy
  • Level 5: Capt D. Moffitt, CD

Air Studies Instructors

  • Mr. A. Blake
  • Capt R. Buckley, CD

Band Director

CV – Sgt C. Yuschyshyn, CD (Ret’d)

Cadet Parade Positions

Cadet parade positions are selected in November. The senior cadets undergo training and compete for parade positions.

Squadron Cadet Commander

WO1 N. Bright

Squadron Deputy Cadet Commander

WO2 M. Legere

Squadron Warrant Officer (SWO)

WO2 K. Hartung

Alpha Flight Sergeant (A Flt Sgt)

FSgt C. Marsh

Bravo Flight Sergeant (B Flt Sgt)

FSgt C. Gibson

Drum Major

WO2 D. Weatherall

Flag Party Commander

Sgt B. Cates

Junior Flag Bearer

Sgt R. Frank

Junior Flag Party Escorts

Sgt C. Bernique, Sgt A. MacLennan, and Sgt J. McClelland