WRO 31-19

Activities for the week ending Thursday April 18th, 2019

1. FRIDAY 12 APRIL 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 Website: 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 Going Forward and Region Comp
So after the all-day practice on Saturday, it has been decided that both the Drill Team with Arms and the Drill Team without arms will proceed to the Region Band and Drill Competition to be held at Canadian Forces Base Borden on the weekend of 04-05 May 2019. At this time we have no other information related to bussing, meals, accommodations, timings or dates from Region. As soon as that information comes out a Warning Order will be published ASAP. With that in mind there is a lot of work each team needs to accomplish in perfecting their routines. After a discussion with CI Biggs last night the following schedule will be followed with respect to practices leading up to the competition:

  • Monday April 15th – Drill Team without Arms Practice ONLY – 6:30-9pm
  • Tuesday April 16th – Both Teams will practice 6:30-9pm
  • Monday April 22nd (Easter Monday) – Both Teams will practice 1 – 4 pm (discuss with CI Biggs if in conflict)
  • Tuesday April 23rd – Both Teams will practice 6:30-9pm
  • Tuesday April 30th – Both Teams will practice 6:30 – 9 pm
  • Wednesday May 1st – Drill Team with Arms ONLY Practice 6:30-9pm

We cannot impress upon all team members the need to try and be present at each of these practices designated four your teams. Even one person missing throws the practice off.
Questions or concerns, please address with CI Biggs directly.

3. Open Range Nights – Continue on Thursday Nights.
These Nights are open to 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 There will be no range on Thursday 18 April as that is our alternate parade night nor will there be range on
Thursday 25 April due to Air Cadet Tagging.

4. WARNING – MOUNTIAN ROAD CLOSURE – 15 APRIL – 17 MAY 2019
(Starts Monday Next WEEK!!!)
As per last weeks attached Notice to Residents sent by the Niagara Region to those occupying homes and facilities on the top of the escarpment on Mountain Road. Starting on Monday April 15th and lasting until Friday May 17th, Grimsby Mountain Road has restricted access from Main St West to Ridge Road West. With this restricted access, it is suggested that you use one of the following for travel to and from the MRCC: For those coming from Beamsville and live on the East side of Grimsby, it is suggested you take Park Rd. S. to the top of the Mountain to Elm Tree Rd. E. to Mountain Rd. to the MRCC. For those coming from the West Side of Grimsby areas West of Casablanca Rd, it is suggested you take Wolverton Rd up the Mountain to Ridge Rd. W. to the MRCC.

5. AAA Aviation EXPO – Jazz Hangar – Pearson Airport – 14 Apr 19 On Sunday 14 April
The following cadets have been selected to attend the AAA Aviation EXPO at the Jazz Hanger, Pearson Airport, Mississauga:
Abernot; Araiche; Bridger W; Bruns; Campbell H; Campbell E; Campbell-Gerhards; Chorley E; Clitheroe; DeCou; Douglas; Fry; Gokulakrishnan; Gore; Hannus J; Hannus A; Heron; Higham; Holstein; Jankowski Jenn; Jankowski Jess; Jankowski M; Lampman A; Lampman B; Lewis; MacDonnell L; MacKenzie; Marcotte; Marcoux; Middaugh; C O’Donnell; Pomirko; Quirk F; Riemers; Romain; Vanderkolk; Varsalona; Verral J; Webb; Weber
Attached to the cover email is the Warning Order for the event. Cadets are to arrive at the MRCC on Sun AM in C-2 Dress for 10:00hrs. See the Warning Order for other instructions. Cadets no longer able to attend are to notify Major Leonard ASAP. Any additional cadets who would like to go, also let Major Leonard know and your names will be placed on a Standby list for consideration. OIC for this event is Ocdt Hannus.

6. Air Cadet Gliding Session – 13 Apr 19 – CANCELLED
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances with Mother Nature, the St. Catharines Cadet Flight Centre was unable to take delivery of the gliders and tow plane last weekend to do the necessary staff check outs. As a result all gliding this coming weekend has been cancelled in St. Catharines by the Air Ops O from Trenton. It is unknown at this time if we will get these dates rescheduled but we have been placed on a standby list. Our Next scheduled Gliding dates are Sunday 12 May and Saturday 01 Jun. We will start shortly with a sign up list for the May Dates. This is open to all cadets, if you are interested please email Major Leonard ASAP!

7. 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.

8. Air Cadet Tagging Sessions – WARNING NOTIFICATION
The week of April 25, 26, 27, 28, 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 include the Friday Night session for level 3 and above. Sign-up sheets will be out again this Friday night 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. Warning Order to follow next week.

9. Cadet Calendar April – Jun 2019
Once again we have attached the tentative Cadet Calendar to the WRO Cover. Again these items are tentative until they are published in the WRO, however at the request of parents we are once again publishing it so you have an idea of the upcoming events over a three month period.

Up-Coming Events
14 Apr – AAA Aviation EXPO Pearson Airport
18 Apr – Alternate Parade night due to 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
24-26 May – Spring FTX Military Skills Comp
25 May – 50 Point Sail Past
01 June – Gliding St. Catharines – 20 Cadets
08 June – Annual Ceremonial Review – Peach King Centre
16 June – Canada’s Wonderland Trip – Tentative

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