WRO 29-19

Activities for the week ending Thursday April 11th, 2019

1. FRIDAY 29 Mar 19 – Regular Parade Night
We continue with regular scheduled training as per the WRO portion of the Message of the week.

  • Dress of the Day – Cadets – C-2
  • Officers – 3A/3C
  • CI/CV – Sqn Civilian Uniform

A copy of the squadron dress regulations can be found under the cadets Tab of the squadron Web site: www.62phantomaircadets.ca Cadets are reminded that if they can make the parade night they are requested to call or text the squadron cell phone of their absence with who they are, date of absence and reason why.
Phone number 289-440-2641

2. Drill Team with Arms and With-out Arms Practices
We will be continuing with both teams practicing on Tuesday Nights until the NAG Drill Competition to be held at the MRCC on 06 April 19. There is a need to round out the Drill Team w/o arms team with a few more cadets. If interested please come out to the practice this week.

3. Open Range Nights – Continue on Thursday Nights.
These Nights are open to all all squadron cadets that have completed their Range Safety Course or Re-certified on the range. Marksmanship training starts at 1830 and ends at 2100hrs
NOTE: 62 TEAM A: (Baigent, Clouser, Lawson J, Jankowski X 2) you are all on standby for the Provincial comp. You are required at the next two Thursday Night Training Sessions.

4. New Recruit Marksmanship Training –
Tonight, Monday 25th March we will be holding an Initial Cadet Marksmanship Course. All new cadets who have not completed this course are requested to attend from 6:30-9pm Dress is Civilian clothing.

5. Squadron Easter Food Drive – ENDS THIS FRIDAY 29 MAR.
This is the last week for the Squadron Food Drive in support of the three local Food Banks located in Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln. We are asking that cadets each Friday Night bring in one Non-Perishable food item as a “TARRIF” for attending cadets. The “FOOD TARRIF” IS NOT MANDATORY BUT ONLY SUGGESTED!! Early Next week all food donated will be sent to local Food Banks. Thank you to the cadets who participated in the Food Drive.

6. AAA Aviation EXPO – Jazz Hangar – Pearson Airport – 14 Apr 19
On Saturday 14 April, 62 Sqn will be attending an aviation Expo being held at the Jazz Hanger at Pearson Airport. On hand will be companies from all aspects of aviation so that the cadets can
mingle with the vendors on hand to find out more information on what is available in the aviation market in the way of employment, education institutions, etc. While we do not have specific timings as of yet, 62 Sqn will be attending with a bus of cadets to a maximum of 40. WE are now opening this trip to cadets Level 2 and above. Ocdt Hannus is the OIC. A sign-up sheet will be out again this Friday Night for those interested. This is a FREE activity for all cadets’ level 2 and above. More info in the coming weeks.

7. Air Cadet Gliding Session – 40 Cadets – 13 Apr 19
The first of three Gliding Sessions will occur on Saturday 13 Apr 19. There are 20 slots available in the AM and 20 slots available in the PM. Sign-up sheet for both sessions will be available this Friday for those interested with selected cadet’s announcements on 05 Apr. OIC TBA

8. Alternate Parade Night WARNING
Due to the upcoming Easter holiday (Good Friday), we will be parading on Thursday 18 Apr in lieu of the Friday Night.

9. Air Cadet Tagging Sessions – WARNING NOTIFICATION
The week of April 25, 26, 27, 28 April, the squadron will be doing their Spring Tagging Session to raise funds for Squadron Operations. Each cadet is reminded that they are required to do 2 sessions over the course of the weekend which does not included the Friday Night session for level 3 and above. Sign-up sheets will be out shortly for both cadet sign up and parent drivers. Mom’s and Dad’s, we really need your assistance with this event in the way of drivers.

Up-Coming Events
25 Mar – New Cadet Marksmanship Training – MRCC
30 Mar – Wing 10 ES Comp – Lakeview School Grimsby
05 Apr – CO’s Parade – Extended Canteen
06 Apr – NAG Band and Drill Comp MRCC
13 Apr – Gliding St. Catharines 40 cadets
14 Apr – AAA Aviation EXPO Pearson Airport
18 Apr – Alternate Parade night Due Good Friday
25-28 Apr – Air Cadet Tagging
03 May – CO’s Parade – Extended Canteen
04-05 May – NGTA Band and Drill Comp
05 May – Battle of the Atlantic Parade
11 May – Sqn Turkey Shoot
11 May – WO2/WO1 Board
12 May – Gliding St. Catharines – 20 Cadets
25 May – 50 Point Sail Past

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