For the week ending Thursday December 13th, 2018
1. FRIDAY NIGHT PARADE NIGHT – Friday 30 Nov – Regular Training Night
Dress of the Day – Cadets – C-3 – Blue Turtle Neck Sweaters (Wear Blue
Tshirt Underneath) (ribbons)
Officers – 3A/C (wedges
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 Drill Team with Arms Practice This Tuesday Night – Continues Next Tuesday Night
With the Trampoline Park trip set to go tonight, there is no Drill Team with Arms Practice this evening.
Training will resume on Tuesday 04 December at the MRCC.
Drill Team without Arms First Practice will begin the following week on Tuesday 11 Dec for any
cadet interested in joining this team.
3. Range Competition Tryouts – Thursday 29 Nov and 06 Dec
The next two Thursday nights are the last opportunities for Open tryouts prior to the first cut for the
2019 Squadron Range Team. In order to be looked at, you must have been at least to one open
tryout in the past 4 weeks and scored a minimum consistent grouping of 2.5mm. A list of cadets
moving on to the second stage will be posted on Friday 07 December.
Thank you to all the cadets who have tried out so far to date.
NEW RECRUIT RANGE CERTIFICATION – We will not be holding any further Range Certification or
training until after the Zone Competition in March for the new recruits. This is so that staff can
concentrate their efforts in preparing and selecting the team for the Competition the beginning of
4. FLYING SCHOLARSHIP Cancelled Saturday 01 Dec – Resuming Mon 03 Dec
This is a reminder to all PPS and GPS Candidates that Flying Scholarship is cancelled this
coming Saturday 01 Dec due to the Level 5 PO513 Master Cadet Workshop in Burlington this
weekend. Scholarship will resume on Monday 03 Dec.
5. PO 513 MASTER CADET WORKSHOPS – BURLINGTON Sat 01 Dec & Sun 02 Dec
The 11 senior cadets selected to attend PO513 Workshops are reminded to look at their emails for
specific instructions regarding PO 513 Workshops and the associated Joining Instructions. There will
be a briefing on Friday Night with Ocdt Vickers and Major Leonard regarding these workshops.
Carpooling will also be discussed.
6. March Break Trip Planning
This coming Friday Night is the last opportunity for cadets to
hand in March Break Deposits and Waiver forms to attend this year’s March Break Trip in Quebec.
Pease bring payments and forms directly to Major Leonard. If you are in need of the Parent Letter
and Waiver information, please email Major Leonard
7. Summer Training/Camp Selections for July/August 2019
Staff have almost completed the first step in working with the cadets for the upcoming 2019 Summer
Training Season. After careful review, selected cadets will be having a follow up interview to discuss
their selections and provide those who have currently decided not to select a camp and opportunity to
change their minds to attend.
The next step, staff will be going through the cadet selections and start to prioritize the requests going
NATIONAL CAMP SELECTIONS – an email will be sent out in the next couple of days to those cadets
selected for the Various National camp. Additionally, you also receive direction on a Narrative which
is DUE ASAP as your camp process must be completed by DEC 7th. More to follow directly to those
8. Operation Jumpin Jesters – Trampoline Park Trip – Tues 27 Nov 18
This activitiy is a go for this evening. Please ensure that you all arrive at the MRCC for 6pm. Ocdt
Leonard and 2Lt Vaughan are the officers assigned to this task. Bus Departs at 1815hrs sharply.
9. Grimsby Christmas Parades – 01 Dec
A detailed Warning Order was sent out on Sunday Night regarding this parade. There have been
several changes this year from previous years. The Warning Order is once again attached to the
cover email regarding the parade. A Sign up list is at the back of the Parade Square. We are
hoping for all cadets to participate in this activity on Saturday.
10. Squadron Christmas Dining In – Friday 14 Dec 2018
Last Friday Night personal invitations to the Squadron Annual Christmas Dining In were sent home to
all parents of cadets who were present at the Parade Night. It is our hope that some of you come and
join in fellowship with the squadron meet, SSC members, mingle with other parents and have a great
Following the Dining In portion of the dinner, cadets will be having their Annual Christmas Dance
which will end at Midnight. Dress is Formal/Semi Formal Attire. Cadets will be in uniform for the
duration of the evening.
While this is still a mandatory Parade night for the cadets, we will be canvassing the cadets on Friday
07 Dec to verify who is attending the Dinner. While the cadet meals are free, last year due in part to
weather, 30 + meals were paid for cadets that did not show. We would like to make sure we do not
waste those funds once again this year. CADETS YOU MUST KNOW IF YOU WILL BE AT THE
DINNER ON THE 14TH. YOU WILL BE ASKED AT THE CO’s PARADE BRIEFING 07 DEC.
Cadets will be expected to sit with their parents. Tickets for parents and non-cadet are $25, 62 Sqn
Cadets – FREE. Please see the SSC at the end of the parade night for tickets.
11. Sports Team Tryouts
Over the coming weeks, we will start our workup for the NAG Sports Competition at the end of
January. While the training plan has us starting this coming Monday Night. We are still in search of a
facility. More to follow this coming Friday Night.
12. Community Service Hours Reporting and Processing
A few weeks ago a special email was sent out regarding Community Service Hours. From the emails I
have been receiving, it is clear that some are not taking the time to read the direction. As a result
almost all hours requested have been denied due to errors in processing. I have attached it once
again for your information.
Starting this coming Monday (after the Grimsby Parade), I will start accepting cadet requests for
Community Service Hours. Some points to Clarify:
1. Community Service Hours requests will only be entertained for those activities where cadets
do not gain a “CADET ADVANTAGE” or it is for the program. AS such, 62 Phantom Squadron will
never be the volunteer organization.
2. For those cadets intending on using Hour Republic – send me a general email requesting your
hours for the activities you think you have attended. I will send you back a spread sheet with what
activities I am going to approve, the contact names, hours dates etc for you to enter in Hour Republic.
That information will come to me and I will validate against the speadsheet I have emailed back to
3. For those cadets using paper forms, I have almost all the school paper forms on file, if you
send me an email, tell me what school you attend and the requested activities, I will verify your
request, complete the forms and provide you with the copy as soon as completed. If for some reason
I do not have a copy, I may request you scan a copy and email to me.
I can assure you that the process is very quick if you follow the direct in the email and instructions
13. Squadron Bowl-a-thon in Support of March Break
ON Saturday Jan 19th, the squadron will be holding a Squadron Bowl-a-thon in support of the March
Break Trip. This activity is for the whole squadron and not just the cadet going on the March Break
Trip, however it provides those going with an opportunity to raise money for their trip.
100% of the funds raised by the individual cadets will be deposited in the cadets virtual account for
use on the trip should they choose. Those not attending the trip may also raise money for deposit to
their virtual account for later use.
Pledge sheets for the Bowl-a-thon will be available this coming Friday Night so that you have them to
canvass relatives over the holidays. As the sheets represent real money, they must be signed for and
returned to the squadron; with or without pledges.
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
06 Dec – Range Comp Open Try Outs
08 Dec – WO2 Merit Review Board
14 Dec – Sqn Christmas Mess Dinner/Dining IN
18 Dec – GBF Food Move
21 Dec – 03 Jan – Christmas Standdown
03 Jan – Range Comp Tryout Stand up
04 Jan – Squadron Stand up – Fitness Tryouts #2
10 Jan – Effective Speaking Comp – First Meeting
12 Jan – Flying Scholarship Exam
19 Jan – Squadron Bowl a thon
26 Jan – NAG Sports Comp
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-945-
Major/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