About Manchester Civil Air Patrol
The Manchester Composite Squadron is one of 9 squadrons in the New Hampshire Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. As a composite squadron, we have both Cadets (ages 12-18) and Senior Members (ages 18 and up). We are an all volunteer, civilian organization and require no previous aviation or military experience (although either is a plus).
The squadron meets every Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the North Elementary School located at 19 Sanborn, Rd Londonderry. We are always looking for new members to join us so feel free to stop by and say hello. We would be happy to show you around and answer any questions.
Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.
As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.
The Manchester Composite Squadron traces it's history to the inception of CAP with a fully staffed squadron at the then Grenier Army Air Field (Now Manchester-Boston Regional Airport).
Today's Manchester squadron keeps this legacy of service alive by performing CAP's missions and serving our community.