WRO 08-19

WRO #8 and Associated MESSAGE OF THE WEEK Ending Thursday 01 November 2018

1. Regular Training Night – FRIDAY 26 October 2018
This Friday Night we will be visited by the Area Zone Training Officer representing the Commanding Officer Central Region Cadets. It is requested that all cadets make an effort to be present at the squadron this Friday. Captain Stacey will be visiting the various classrooms, and talking with cadets throughout the night. Please make him feel welcome to the Squadron.
LOST AND FOUND FTX – at the back of the parade square this Friday we will have all the items which were left behind from the FTX. If you are missing something it may be neatly folded at the back. Please try and pick up your belongings this Friday. Any remaining 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.
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 – 3A/3C 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

Attention all Scholarship Cadets, due to the need for the Band to practice in advance of their performance in front of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario both Friday and Saturday and the amount of band members in Ground School; Class scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled.
While we have busy weekend ahead of us, we will still have Ground School as scheduled this coming Saturday, however we will move the scheduled test to a later date so that we can cover the material missed on Wednesday.
Please keep in mind that we have the Poppy Campaign this Weekend so your assistance in the Afternoon if available is appreciated.

PARKA VALIDATION – We started this validation last Friday with only half the squadron bringing in their parkas due in part to late notification. We will continue with our Parka Validation this Friday. Those that did not validate their parka last week, it is imperative that you do so this Friday. With winter coming upon us and Remembrance Day activities coming up over the coming weeks with outdoor items, we need to make sure that it fits correctly and in Good Order. Upon arrival, you and your parka are to report directly to supply.
NAME TAGS – While Supply was compiling a list to order name tags for the end of this week so we had them for Remembrance Day; the list somehow has disappeared from supply. We are asking that all cadets who are without a Name Tag or an incorrectly spelled name tag to see supply this Friday Night
Uniform Exchanges – you will be in the public eye in the coming weeks, if something does not fit just right, is too small, or stained and cannot be cleaned, please see supply to get the matter
taken care of. It was noticed last week at a glance, there are several cadets with pants that are too short.

I think that we can all say that we are so very proud of our squadron band being selected to perform and play at the Ontario Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada’s Annual General Meeting this Friday and Saturday Night. Please refer to the Warning Order issued by Capt Robinson for details. Questions regarding this event should be directed to Capt Robinson.
Those Requested to be Parent Drivers: The Squadron has decided to rent a bus on both days for the 2 trips to the conference on Fri and Sat. Thank you so much to those drivers for your willingness to help out.

5. March Break Trip Planning
Due to an Editorial Change which is needed, this paperwork has been delayed. It will be out very shortly.

6. 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.

7. Warrant Officer 2nd Class Merit Review Boards – Tentative Date Sat 08 Dec
There has been some questions from the FSgts as to when the WO2 Boards will be held this fall. The Tentative Date is set for Saturday 08 Dec. More information will be provided via email and at the SR Cadet Meeting on Thursday.

8. 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 year’s 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 48hrs with the Warning Order as there were some last minute changes which occurred this weekend which need to be added.
This coming weekend is the start of the Legion Poppy Campaign, it is requested that like tag days, cadets make every effort to assist our veterans/legions with this campaign. Sign up lists will be out at the hall starting Wednesday AM on tables at the back of the parade square. If you are at the hall through the week, please feel free to made use of the time to sign up.
Parents, like the squadron Tag Days your assistance is appreciated in supervising our cadets. Sign Up lists for parents are also on the tables.

10. 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. Poster has been attached.

11. Commanding Officer’s Parade 02 Nov 18 – Cadet Swearing In Ceremony
This is an advisory to all new cadet parents that on Friday 02 Nov we will be Swearing In all our new recruits to 62 Sqn and they will also be “sorted” in to their respective flights. We also ask if parents would like to stand behind their son or daughter during the ceremony as they take the Squadron Oath. Parents, Grandparents, brothers, sisters and any other friends or family are invited to attend.
While based on the date you joined only those cadets who have join as of 15 Oct will be sworn in at this time. The remaining will be sworn in at the Christmas Mess Dinner/ Dining IN. The Swearing In Ceremony will start at approximately 2045hrs.

Up-Coming Events
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
24 Nov – Taste N Buy Wine Pick Up Date
25 Nov – Sr Cadet Trip to Niagara Falls
25 Nov – Level one and new recruit PSRY Training
27 Nov – Sqn Trampoline Park Trip
29 Nov – Range Comp Open Try Outs First Cut
01-02 Dec – Level 5 Cadets PO 513 Workshops Burlington
01 Dec – Grimsby Christmas Parade
08 Dec – WO2 Merit Review Board
14 Dec – Sqn Christmas Mess Dinner/Dining IN
15 Dec – Band Christmas Concert
18 Dec – GBF Food Move
21 Dec – 03 Jan – Christmas Standdown

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