WRO #4 and Activities for the week ending Thurs 03 Oct 2019
1. Friday Parade Night – Level 3 – 5 Tagging – FRIDAY 27 SEPT 2019
This Friday night we continue regular scheduled training for the Level One and Level Two cadets as per the WRO portion of the Message of the week.
All Level 3 and above cadets will be required to complete a “DUTY” tagging session in lieu of training this week. All Level 3 and above cadets are requested to arrive at the MRCC for their duty session as close to 17:45hrs as possible in C-2B dress with their inner parka in the event that it cools down or Mother Nature does not cooperate. The instructors and duty cadets will be exempt from the duty tagging session.
Air Cadet Tagging is one of our major fundraisers and will be taking place Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26, 27, 28, 29. A warning order has been published with this
Sign up lists for the cadets and parent drivers have been out since registration and will be out again Friday night. We do require parent support for drivers for the weekend. Parent drivers will be required to provide their Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and proof of vehicle insurance.
All cadets, regardless of rank, are expected to sign up for two shifts.
Dress for the Evening:
Cadets – C2B Officers – 3B (Wedges + Ribbons) CI/CV – Sqn Civilian Uniform
NOTE: Cadets not able to attend are to call or text the Sqn cell phone 289-440-2641 and leave a message with their name and why they will not be at cadets.
The long-range forecast is showing possible showers for tagging this weekend. Please check the size of your parka and does it fit over your tunic. If cadets need a new parka please contact OCdt Hannus via text at 905-328-8752 to make arrangements for a new one prior to your tagging session.
3. RE-REGISTRATION/ENROLEMENT/TRANSFERING CADETS
We will continue to enroll new cadets and transferring cadets to the squadron over the next month and adding them to our growing recruit flight. Should you know someone interested in Air Cadets who is 12 yrs old or older, consider bringing them out to a parade night.
• Re-Registration/Validation – We will continue to re-register returning cadets this week for those who were unable to do that at the Welcome Back BBQ. Cadets will need to bring in one parent at the beginning of the evening to “RE-REGISTER”. This registration will occur following the CO’s Parade
Cadets that are not re-registered/validated by 30 Sept will not be allowed to parade. This is a military standard placed in effect and is being enforced this year by Central Region Cadets.
4. RANGE RECERTIFICATION
Those that were not able to attend range recertification on Monday 16 Sep, please contact Lt Vaughan or Maj (Ret’d) Diehl to schedule a time on a Thursday night.
NEW RECRUIT MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING
Part 1 – Theory Classes are currently scheduled for Monday 30 Sept from 1830-2100hrs. It is mandatory that all level one cadets receive this training prior to proceeding to Part 2 Live Fire. Part 2 – Live Fire Marksmanship Training will be on Thursday 03 Oct in Hauser Hall (Church
Basement) from 18:30-21:00hrs
No cadet can participate in Marksmanship Nights until they have either re-certified or completed both parts of the above Recruit Marksmanship Training.
OPEN RANGE IS CANCELLED 26 SEP DUE TO TAGGING. THOSE THAT PLANNED ON
COMING ON TO RANGE PLEASE COME OUT TO TAG – DRESS C2B
5. MEDAL’S PARADE – 04 OCTOBER 2019
Next week is a very special night for 62 Squadron with it being our Squadron Medal’s Parade where we appoint our Senior Cadet Command Team (to include WO1 and Squadron Warrant Officer), Training WO, Drum Major, Flight Staff/NCOs, Level WOs, and other unit positions. We will also be handing out Summer Camp Completion Badges and Certificates that we have received to date.
The above activity will occur at the end of the training night with form up at 2045hrs (8:45pm). Attendance being taken at 18:30hrs sharp and fall in no later than 18:40hrs.
The evening will be changed around a bit with Canteen Break occurring earlier in the evening to allow for 3rd period starting at 20:05hrs.
We encourage all parents to come and view this parade. There will be plenty of seating around the cadet hall for those who wish to be present.
The North Gravel Parking Lot will be open for all to use. Announcements will take place at closing parade.
6. DRILL TEAM W/ARMS – TUESDAYS
Are you interested in joining our Drill Team w/Arms? We encourage you to come out on Tuesday from 18:30 – 21:00 for tryouts.
Watch the WRO for upcoming Drill Team Without Arms practices.
Please make sure to come in comfortable clothing and bring your parade boots/wedge.
7. Fall Field Training Exercise Weekend 18-20 October 19 – CHIPPEWA CREEK CONSERVATION AREA
This FTX is a mandatory requirement for all cadets with respect to their level training.
Attached to this WRO is the Warning Order for this event and a detailed kit list. Please keep in mind that when you read the kit list, all items listed must be brought with the cadet.
If you are having troubles with the kit list, email squadron staff to see it there are alternatives. A sign up list for the FTX will be out this Friday so that we can ensure we have enough fresh rations on hand for the exercise.
Questions may be directed to OCdt Fry.
8. MARCH BREAK TRIP 2019
We can confirm at this time that the squadron is making preparations for a submission for a March Break Trip covering Saturday March 14th to Thursday March 19th, 2020. The Squadron is intending to travel to Washington DC area. More information will be provided in the coming weeks with a full parent briefing on the trip at the Squadron SSC AGM on October 11th.
Thurs 03 Oct – WO1 Merit Review Board
Fri 04 Oct – WO1 & Drum Major Announcement
Mon 14 Oct – Thanksgiving – No Cadets
18-20 Oct – Fall Training Exercise – Chippewa Creek
Sat 26 Oct – Level 4 PSRY Training (PM) Marksmanship Coaching – Lake St Armory
Sat 23 Nov – Fundraising Event – $30/ticket
Should you have any questions, please contact us.
Lt. Happy Vaughan
62 Phantom Squadron firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent on behalf of the Commanding Officer