WRO 09-19

WRO #9 and Associated MESSAGE OF THE WEEK Ending Thursday 08 November 2018

1. FRIDAY NIGHT PARADE NIGHT – Friday 02 Nov 18

Commanding Officers Parade and Recruit Swear In and Flight assignments.

WE WILL BE CONDUCTING THE FIRST OF TWO RECRUIT SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AND CADET FLIGHT ASSIGNMENTS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT.

PARENTS OF NEW RECRUITS, THE PARENTS OF THOSE CADETS WHO ARE BEING SWORN IN RECEIVED A SPECIAL EMAIL INVITATION EARLIER THIS WEEK REGARDING THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY AND THEIR PARTICULAR CADET. PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING AS WHEN YOUR CADET IS SWORN IN TO THE AIR CADET PROGRAM. WE ARE GOING TO INVITE YOU TO STAND BEHIND YOUR CADET IN SUPPORT.

CADET PARENTS WHO DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL, YOUR SON/DAUGHTER WILL BE CAPTURED DURING THE SQN DINING IN/MESS DINNER IN DECEMBER. .

To accommodate the Commanding Officer’s Parade and Swearing in of the cadets and to maximize the amount of parents present; the Parade night will be as published below with the CO’s Closing Parade beginning at 2045hrs. Cadets will still arrive to cadets for 1815-1830hrs where the following schedule will be followed:

1750hrs – Officers to arrive at unit 1805hrs – Senior Cadet to be at the unit 1815rs – all other cadets to be at the unit 1830hrs – Form up and attendance 1840hrs – Commanding Officer’s Inspection 1905hrs – Start of 2nd Period Classes for Cadets 1940hrs – Start of 3rd Period Classes for Cadets 2015hrs – Canteen Break 2040hrs – Squadron Form up 2045hrs – Commanding Officer’s Parade Con’t / Swearing in of Cadets / Recruit Cadet Flight Assignments /Summer Training Certificates (Trenton) / Closing Parade & Announcements 2130hrs – Dismissal

There will be plenty of seating around the cadet hall for those who wish to be present for the Parade. The North Gravel Parking Lot will be open for all to use.

Dress of the Day – Cadets – C-1 (medals) Officers – 1A (Wedges + medals) CI/CV – Civilian Sqn Uniform

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

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

2. NO BAND TRAINING TONIGHT AS CANCELLED BY CAPT ROBINSON ON THE BAND FACEBOOK PAGE

3. SQUADRON SUPPLY NOTES:

PARKA VALIDATION – We started this validation 2 WEEKS AGO with just over half the squadron bringing in their parkas. 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. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO ENSURE YOU ORDER A NAME TAG IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE.

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.

4. FLYING SCHOLARSHIP CLASSES SAT and MON

Attention all Scholarship Cadets, as a reminder, we will be having Ground School as normally scheduled this coming Saturday as we finish off Air Law and take up Test 3.

On Monday 05 Nov, you will have Test Number 4 which will include all material up to and including Navigation. There will be no Air Law on the test. This test is worth 30% of your overall Scholarship Ground School Mark.

5. March Break Trip Planning

Due to an Editorial Change which is needed, this paperwork has been delayed. It will be out very shortly….hopefully tomorrow 01 Nov 18.

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

Next week is the last evening where we will by having Practice for the 24hr Vigil. During the practice, a detailed briefing will be provided regarding the Vigil to all cadets present. A subsequent Warning Order for the Vigil will be produced for distribution shortly thereafter.

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.

NEW RECRUITS ARE ALSO WELCOME.

7. Warrant Officer 2nd Class Merit Review Boards – Tentative Date Sat 08 Dec

A detailed email was sent out to all FSgts this past week regarding the WO2 Merit Review Board and requirements. If any FSgt did not receive and email, please advise the Board Assistant – OCdt Vickers ASAP.

8. REMEMBRANCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS – 27 Oct – 17 Nov 2018

With the first weekend of Operation Lest We Forget behind us, we are moving forward to this coming weekend with the Legion Poppy Campaign both Saturday and Sunday as well as the 3 Legion Clean Up on Sunday.

I would like to thank all those cadets and parents who helped out last weekend with the Poppy Campaign last minute. Due to the number of conflicting activities numbers were really low in supporting our Legions and Veterans.

Staff hope that this coming weekend will see more cadets assist in the Poppy Campaign and sign up on Friday Night. Remember Cadets, we are asking that over the 10 session scheduled, each cadet perform a minimum of 4 Poppy sessions (We are now down to 6 sessions left). Sign Up lists are at the back of the Parade Square.

Parents, we also need your help in keeping our cadets safe and volunteer as a driver/observer for a couple sessions if you have the time. Thank you in advance.

The full warning order is once again attached to this WRO.

9. Summer Training/Camp Selections for July/August 2019

A special email was sent out earlier this week outlining fully the summer training options for the coming year. In the email, Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructors Course was missed for the Level 3’s and above.

Attached to the WRO is the Summer Training email once again for those who may have missed it.

Starting this Friday Night we will be asking the cadets for their choices for Summer Training.

10. Open Try Out for Marksmanship Competition Team

This coming Thursday Night will be le last Open Range night for 2018. Commencing on Thursday 08 November the squadron will start with their open Try Outs for the 2019 Marksmanship Competition to be held in St. Catharines in March 2019. Tryouts are open to all cadets who have completed the range validation or the Range Safety Course.

Those who need to complete their range validation and or a Range Safety Course. We will complete another course in the next 10 days. More to follow.

11. 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.

Up-Coming Events

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 905-9452893.

Major 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