WRO 05-19

WRO #5 Ending Thursday 18 October 2018

Good Day to you all,

I want to thank you all for the understanding during the past couple of weeks regarding information flow from the squadron as both Ocdt Leonard and I were away on holiday. Now that we are back, information in the form of WROs, Warning Orders etc will flow through on a regular basis.

One major development which occurred while I was away and was announced last week during closing parade is that effective immediately I have been appointed the Squadron Commanding Officer going forward for the foreseeable future.

As such, I will be the main point of contact should you have any questions or concerns. Should any of you have any questions that were unanswered from Major Palumbo, please resend them to me for immediate action.

I would like to restate to all parents and cadets that as Commanding Officer, my door is always open to address any question or concern. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Captain D.T. Leonard, CD
Commanding Officer

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK Ending Thursday 18 October 18



Parent AGM – This is a reminder that this Friday the Squadron Support Committee will be having their Annual General Meeting in the Church commencing at 2000hrs. We are asking that one parent from each cadet family please be present for this meeting. We are hoping that it will only take approximately 1.0hrs to complete.

During the meeting Capt Leonard will also introduce this year’s March Break trip.

AIR CADET FITNESS TRAINING AND BASE LINE TEST – the cadets will be doing the first of four assessments as required by the Air Cadet Training Program. This will include the running BEEP Test along with 5 other stations. Cadets should bring a water bottle with them and ensure that they are in fitness clothing. Form up at normal time in flights.

A copy of the squadron dress regulations can be found under the cadets Tab of the squadron Web site: www.62phantomaircadets.ca

Dress of the Day – Cadets SPORTS/GYM CLOTHING
Officers – Civilian Sqn Uniform
CI/CV – Civilian Sqn Uniform

NOTE: Cadets, not able to attend are to call the Sqn cell phone 289-440-2641 and leave a message as to why they will not be at cadets


We will continue to enrol 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.


This Evening as detailed last Friday will be test #1 for all Flying Scholarship Candidates. We will continue with normal training following the test.

Saturday’s classes are tentative pending an instructor. More to follow in a Scholarship specific email.

3. Gliding Famil Flying – St Catharines Airport – Sat 20 Oct 18

This Friday Night we will have out a sign up sheet for Gliding on Saturday 20 Oct 18. WE have 40 slots total (20 in the AM and 20 in the PM sessions) Cadets may sign up for the AM session only, PM Session only or Both sessions. Warning Orders will be sent out to those cadets selected for gliding by 15 October. More to follow.

4. Range Recertification Follow up Testing – Cadets who missed the Range Recertification will be doing their evaluation and testing on the Friday Night of the FTX on Friday Oct 12th. New recruits who missed their live fire testing will also do this training on the Friday Night of the FTX.

5. Tagging – A great big thank you to all the Parents Driver’s. SSC Members and cadets who helped out this past weekend.

With your efforts and strategic planning, this past weekend has been the best tagging session ever for 62 sqn; grossing almost 15 Thousand Dollars. Job very well done!!!!!

The SSC has decided to provide an expanded Canteen on Friday 19 October in the form of a BBQ for the cadets in recognition for your efforts.

BRAVO ZULU to all!!

7. March Break Trip Planning – We can confirm at this time that the squadron is making preparations for a submission for a March Break Trip covering Sunday March 10th to Friday March 15th 2018. Area and details will be announced at the Squadron Parent AGM on Friday 05 October. The trip being planned is a favourite of past cadets and it truly is a recreational/educational trip involving aviation / aerospace / confidence building and all along fun.

8. 1st Drill with Arms Team / Sqn Guard and 24hr Vigil Practice – Tues 02 Oct 18:30-21:00

Senior cadets have been asking for it, we have listened, we are moving up the start of the Drill Team with Arms Practices and Team building by over 5 months at the recommendation of past cadets. On Tuesday 02 October any cadet Cpl and above interested in either trying for a position on the drill team and Squadron Guard as well as practicing and learning rifle drill in prep for the 24 hr Vigil at the Grimsby Cenotaph are encouraged to come out on this evening. More information will be published with the next WRO on 30 Sep.

9. Fall Field Training Exercise Weekend 12-14 October 18 – This FTX is a mandatory requirement for all cadets with respect to their level training.

Attached to this WRO is the Warning Order for the 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 Capt Leonard, NCO IC – WO2 Shuert or Cadet Sqn Commander WO1 MacKenzie.

10. Positive Social Relations For Youth Training – All Level 4 cadets – Sunday 21 Oct 18 – Level 4 cadets please mark your calendar for Sunday 21 Oct from 0830-1330hrs to attend PSRY training at the MRCC as detailed by the Level 4 QSP. This is mandatory training for all level 4 cadets.

Up-Coming Events

05 Oct – Annual 62 Sqn Sponsoring Committee Parent AGM
12-14 Oct – Fall Field Training Exercise @ MRCC
20 Oct – Gliding Famil Flying (2 sessions)
21 Oct – PSRY Training Level 4 cadets
27-28 Oct – Legion Poppy Campaign
02 Nov – Co’s Parade and Swearing In Ceremony
10-11 Nov – 24 hr Vigil – Grimsby Cenotaph
17 Nov – Taste N Buy Fundraiser
18 Nov – CWH Tour Level 1 and 2 (Tentative)
24 Nov – Smithville Christmas Parade
27 Nov – Sqn Trampoline Park Trip
25 Nov – Level one and new recruit PSRY Training

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to me at leondave@sympatico.ca or 905-945-2893.

Captain/Capitaine David Thomas Leonard, CD

Commanding Officer, 62 Grimsby Phantom Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Canadian Armed Forces
David.Leonard@cadets.gc.ca/ Tel: (H) 905-945-2893 (C) 416-521-5999 (Sqn) 289-440-2641

Commandant, Escadron 62 “Grimsby Phantom”, Des Cadets de l’Aviation Royale du Canada (ECARC)
Forces Armées Canadiennes
David.Leonard@cadets.gc.ca/ Tel: (H) 905-945-2893 (C) 416-521-5999 (Sqn) 289-440-2641

62 Phantom Sqn
Weekly Routine Orders

Weekly Activities
Day Date Start Finish Activity Location OPI
Mon 01 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Band Practice
Church Band O
18:30 21:00 Scholarship
Tue 02 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Drill With Arms / 24 Hrs Vigil / Sqn Guard Tryouts / Practice MRCC CI Biggs
Wed 03 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Band Training Night Church Band O
Thu 04 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Open Range CHURCH RSO

WRO # 5

Weekly Activities

Day Date Start Finish Activity Location OPI
Sat 06 Oct 18 8:30 12:30 Scholarship Church Basement FlyO
Sun 07 Oct 18
Mon 08 Oct 18 Thanksgiving Holiday

Tue 09 Oct 18
Wed 10 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Band Training Night Church Band O
Thu 11 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Open Range for all cadets Qualified Hauser Hall RSO

WRO #6

Weekly Activities

Day Date Start Finish Activity Location OPI
Sat 13 Oct 18 Fall FTX MRCC CO
Sun 14 Oct 18 1730 Fall FTX MRCC CO
Mon 15 Oct 18 1830 21:00 Flying Scholarship
Tue 16 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Rifle Drill and Vigil Practice MRCC CI Biggs
Wed 17 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Band Training Night Church Band O
Thu 18 Oct 18 18:30 21:00 Open Range for all cadets Qualified Hauser Hall RSO