top of page



With strong support of the Air Cadet League of Alberta and a dedicated staff, 88 'City of Airdrie' got off to a fine start, drawing Cadets From Calgary to Carstairs and Cochrane to Beiseker.


2003 marked the first change of command with Capt. Carol Hartwick taking over For Capt. Leung. That year, our affiliation with 401 Tactical Fighting Squadron was also finalized and the move made to change our official name From 'City of Airdrie' to 'Airdrie Lynx' to mark the new link.


In June 2006, Capt. Carol Hartwick turned over command of the Squadron to Capt. Marc Halas. 2006 also marked the disbanding of 401 Tactical Fighting Squadron and the presentation of one of our most cherished possessions, a Lynx, to be held in trust until such a time that 401 is reactivated.


September 2012 marked the next milestone for the Airdrie Lynx when Capt. Marc Halas turned over command of the Squadron to Captain P. Curtis.


In April, 2013 Captain Tracey Cormier, a 20 year veteran of the Air Cadet program, assumed command of the Airdrie Lynx Squadron.


June, 2018, Captain Darlene Williams took over command of 88, continuing on with the many years of dedicated service with the Squadron.


In September 2023, Captain Taylor Pike took over command of 88 and is the current Commanding Officer.


88 RCACS was formed in September 2000 under the direction of its first Commanding Officer, Capt. Jim Leung, to satisfy the need for an Air Cadet Squadron in the Airdrie area.
bottom of page