Squadron Staff

Captain Roger Miller

Commanding Officer

Captain Erika Fitzgerald

Deputy Commanding Officer

Captain Adam Chubbs

Adminstration Officer

Captain Ken Holden

Supply Officer

Captain Justin Fitzgerald

Chief Training Officer

Second Lieutenant Lauren Squires

Assistant Training Officer

Warrant Officer (1) Kassidy Hammond

Squadron Commander

Warrant Officer (2) Ashtyn Wells

Deputy Squadron Commander

Warrant Officer (2) William Browne

Squadron Warrant Officer

Mackenzie Luff

Civilian Volunteer

Willow Squires

Civilian Volunteer

Nicholas Wells

Civilian Volunteer

Zach Norris

Civilian Volunteer

Squadron history

514 Squadron was formed in September 1949 and was originally known as the Feildian Squadron affiliated with Bishop Field College. The original sponsors, the Feildian Association, were a committee of former ‘Feild’ students and the officers were selected from ex Feildians who had served with the Royal Air Force, namely F/Lt Gerry Bastow, D.F.C.

Flying Officer Doug Hunt and Pilot Officer Jim Harvey. Many Feildian graduates were instrumental in the formation of the St. John’s Kinsmen Club. 514 Squadron soon became one of its major projects. In September 1951 the Squadron became 514 Kinsmen Squadron and has been sponsored by the St. John’s Kinsmen Club continuously since that time.

To date 514 Squadron has had a total of 16 Commanding Officers with an estimated 4,600 cadets passing through the ranks over our sixty year history. Over one hundred have received flying scholarships. Over one thousand cadets have attended summer camps throughout the country, many receiving advanced courses such as Senior Leaders, Athletic Instructor, Technical Training, Rifle Coach, Air Crew Survival and National Senior Band Camps. Some of our top cadets have been chosen as Ambassadors of Canada as Air Cadet International Exchange Visit award winners.

The Squadron is the seven-time winner of the Darroch MacGillivray Shield for the Most Proficient Squadron in Newfoundland and Labrador. Twice winners of the Cross Trophy for the Best Drill Team in Newfoundland. Winners also of the Daily News Trophy, the Inter-squadron Soccer Trophy, the Gordon Morris Shield and the Most Improved Shield.

As we celebrate our 71st anniversary we are proud of our prestigious heritage, and will continue with our commitment to encourage our youth to strive to achieve their full potential as leaders and citizens of tomorrow.

Former Commanding Officers

1949 – 1954 Gerry Bastow

– Squadron Leader

– Distinguished Flying Cross

– Canadian Decoration

 

1954 – 1956 Jim Harvey

– Flight Lieutenant

 

1956 – 1957 Dave Bastow

– Flight Lieutenant

 

1957 – 1967 Harvey Bishop

– Squadron Leader

– Canadian Decoration

 

1967 – 1972 Donald Gladney

– Major

– Canadian Decoration

 

1972 – 1974 Chesley Tuck

– Captain

– WOAG (Air Gunner)

– Canadian Decoration

 

1974 – 1977 Wayne Yetman

– Captain

 

1977 – 1980 David Kennedy

– Captain

 

1980 – 1986 Brian Earle

– Lieutenant

– Canadian Decoration

 

1986 – 1990 Larry Butler

– Captain

– Canadian Decoration

 

1990 – 2001 Brian Earle

– Captain

– Canadian Decoration

 

2001 – 2006 Roger Miller

– Captain

– Canadian Decoration

 

2006 – 2008 Cynthia Tobin-Piercey

– Captain

– Canadian Decoration

 

2008 – 2012 Ken Holden

– Captain

– Canadian Decoration

 

2012 –  2015 Danielle Legge

– Captain

 

2015-Present Roger Miller

– Captain

– Canadian Decoration

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Sunday : 1000-1400 Hrs (varies)

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CO: (709) 733-3685 / (709) 368-0846
Admin: (709) 733 - 3690

Training: (709) 733-3672 / (709) 769-1039
Email: 514.aircadets@gmail.com