Our Squadron History
Show Low Squadron 210, Civil Air Patrol
Show Low Squadron has been active in the Show Low area for many years with the last charter period 2004 to 2014. In 2017 Falcon Composite Squadron in Mesa, Arizona, under the leadership of Lt. Col Bob Ditch, realized the need to bring back the chartered unit for the members that were still trying to support the 3 main missions...Aerospace Education, Emergency Services and Cadet Programs.
2017 found three adult members and one new cadet active in the Flight assigned to Falcon Composite Squadron and the need for continuous recruiting and retention was submitted to Lt. Col Schaubschlager, who at the time, volunteered to drive up and support the Flight. In 2019, with the addition of six new cadets and other adults joining the unit, the squadron was once again chartered from a Flight to a Squadron status in February of 2020.
History of the Squadron:
2014 Show Low Composite Squadron was deactivated.
2017, Show Low Flight was restarted assigned to Falcon Composite Squadron 305 in Mesa AZ
For one year the Flight had one cadet and four Senior members. After that period, several new cadets joined the unit. In 2019, the seven cadets designed a patch to represent Show Low Flight.
The Show Low Squadron was again chartered in Feb of 2020 after gaining eleven more members.
History of the Patch:
The City of Show Low was founded on a card game, hence it has the Deuce of Clubs in their logo as the town land was won on that card.
Show Low Squadron picked the Ace of Diamonds to represent it’s patch. The Ace for the one cadet and the diamonds because in CAP the highest attribute in the Cadet Program is the Spaatz Award and is represented by three Diamonds on the Rank insignia.
The Peregrine Falcon is represented on the patch, to note our history with the Falcon Squadron who was our oversight for three years and the Peregrine specifically because it is a mountain bird of prey.
The notation “Ace in the Hole” relates specifically to our association with the Falcon Squadron in Mesa, the Flight being the “ready reserve”.
Notice to Founding, Alumni Members:
The Squadron would certainly welcome contact with all past members, we are now at 12 cadets and 12 adult members strong. It would be wonderful to talk with you and learn about your service to the Show Low Squadron 210 and it's history.