Some History of the Civil Air Patrol
I recently obtained some old CAP publications at yard sales held in Louisville. They were in really good shape (considering their age) and very pertinent even today. Civil Air Patrol has always used forms, publications, regulations and pamphlets. It is amazingly how little this has changed over the years.
The Cadet Log Book
In this first installment, I will show you a Cadet Log Book that was used to monitor the progress of CAP cadets in their training endeavors. This manual, CAP 50-2 was published in 1959. This is a very organized little booklet and does away with a bunch of forms and really shows how much training CAP cadets used to get.
Here is a great link to additional CAP history located on the National CAP Website. Just click on the icon below to go there and read more about this historic organization. Any idea what the insignia is? It was used during World War 2 on select Civil Air Patrol aircraft. If you really want to find out click on the link.
(Page revised on 03-Apr-04)