WRO 07-19

MESSAGE OF THE WEEK Ending Thursday 25 October 18

1. Regular Training Night – FRIDAY 19

This evening at closing parade is very special for one of our adult staff. Mrs. Jennifer Gardner had applied over a year ago to become an officer in the Canadian Forces to work with cadets. This evening we will be swearing her in as OCdt Gardner. The Attestation Ceremony will start approximately 21:05 hours with closing parade.

Come out and support/congratulate Ocdt Gardner as she takes her oath to the Queen in Attestation.

We also resume regular training at the start of the evening with the cadets attending 3 classes.

Cadets remember, the SSC will be providing Hot Dogs and drinks at canteen as a thank you for the awesome work you all did during our Tag Days in September.

PARKA VALIDATION – With winter coming upon us and Remembrance Day activities coming up over the coming weeks with outdoor items, we are asking all cadets to bring in their parkas and go to supply so we can validate the parka and make sure that it fits correctly. All cadets are requested to bring in their parkas this week. Upon arrival, you and your parka are to report directly to supply.

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: C-2 Officers – Combats CI/CV – Civilian Clothing

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


Classes continue tomorrow with Navigation. Those that would like to go gliding in the PM are to bring a lunch and you will be dismissed at 11:30 to go gliding with the Sqn.

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

WE still have 8 slots available for the AM Session and 11 Slots available for the PM Session. Those interested in going gliding are to see staff upon arrival at the MRCC.

The Warning Order was sent out yesterday to the whole sqn.

4. March Break Trip Planning

March Break Paperwork will be sent out with WRO #8 this weekend.

5. Drill with Arms Team / Sqn Guard and 24hr Vigil Practice – Each Tues til 06 Nov

We will continue with weekly Drill Team with Arms practices and Vigil practices each Tuesday night until Nov 6trh. It is the Commanding Officer’s intent to stand up the Squadron Guard by Remembrance Day to take part in the National Flag Party.

We encourage any cadet who would like to try out for the Flag Party, Guard or participate in the 24hr Vigil on 10-11 Nov to come on out and see what this is all about. Dress is civilian clothing, cadet will need their wedge and boots.

6. 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 0830-1300hrs to attend PSRY training at the MRCC as detailed by the Level 4 QSP. This is mandatory training for all level 4 cadets.

7. SR Cadet Meeting – Thurs 25 Oct 2018 1830-2100hrs

This is an advisory to all FSgts and Above about a general Sr Cadet meeting scheduled on Thursday 25 Oct at the MRCC. As discussed at the SR NCO Workshop, this is the first of the Bi-monthly meetings we are having with all Sr cadets for you to provide input. Please try your hardest to make this meeting and have your input to this years training.

We will also be discussing the SR only trip to Niagara Falls currently scheduled for Sunday 25 Nov 18.


This is a warning email to all cadets……we are coordinating with the respective legions regarding participation on various events, for Remembrance Day. A special email will come out in the next two weeks regarding these activities which will contain the detailed Warning Order as to maximize cadet participation in regards to the squadron activities in support of Remembrance Day, our Legions and Community veterans.

These activities range from serving meals to the veterans at the Annual Veterans Dinner, Legion Grounds Clean-ups, Poppy Sales, and the 4 parades we support. A verbal briefing will be given to cadets next Friday 20 October regarding the Warning Order which will be published with WRO #8 however Sign up lists will be out this evening.

9. Squadron 5th Annual TASTE N’ BUY EVENT / Silent Auction / Dance – Sat 17 Nov 18

This ADULT ONLY event was announced by the SSC two weeks ago and will be taking place at the MRCC on Sat 17 Nov 2018 from 1830 – 0100hrs. Tickets are $40 in advance and $75 at the door of which a portion is eligible for a Charitable Donation Receipt. This event is not restricted to the Squadron and is open to the public at large.

As in the past, the intention is to have 5 – 7 wineries present for patrons to sample their products to order their Christmas wines. We will also have a few other vendors, a live band and DJ present for the evening.

Details are still being worked on with more info to follow, however ticket sales are now open for the event with just 300 tickets available. Tickets are sold in advance only as Charity Receipts are issued and we need to inform the wineries the number of patrons.

Up-Coming Events

20 Oct – Gliding Famil Flying (2 sessions)
21 Oct – PSRY Training Level 4 cadets
25 Oct – Sr Cadet Meeting
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)
23 Nov – Party Shirt Team Night – Civilian Clothing
24 Nov – Smithville Christmas Parade
25 Nov – Sr Cadet Trip to Niagara Falls
25 Nov – Level one and new recruit PSRY Training
27 Nov – Sqn Trampoline Park Trip

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to me at leondave@sympatico.ca or 905-9452893.

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