Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 10 October 2021

10 October 2021

RO Number

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

Our second week of regular training is here! We had a lot of enthusiasm on Wednesday and are looking to carry that momentum forward. With a bit of work, we can start opening up optional training nights in the near future and get back to normal operations sooner than later.

We have a few items to address and a couple of opportunities worth investigating this week. They’re outlined below.

See you on Wednesday!


As discussed on Wednesday, we’re faced with a need to build if we want the squadron to continue its vital role in supporting the youth of Niagara-on-the-Lake. If cadets or parents/guardians know anyone between the ages of 12-18 who would benefit from what we do here, now is the time to bring them out on a Wednesday night.

Annual Validation Forms and Detailed Health Questionnaires

We are still waiting on updated Annual Validation Forms and, in some cases, health insurance information from a number of cadets. If this has not yet been sent to Lt Russell, this needs to be done as soon as possible. Cadets with invalid information and/or health insurance information can be barred from participation and we want to avoid this if at all possible.

Some cadets are required to fill out a Detailed Health Questionnaire based on their responses to questions in the Annual Validation Forms. If a cadet is required to fill out one of these, it should not be returned to the unit staff. This information is protected beyond the security clearance of unit staff and must be sent directly to the Regional Cadet Medical Liaison Office at the following address:

Attention: Medical Liaison Office
Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central)
Canadian Forces Base Borden
Post Office Box 1000, Station Main
Borden, Ontario
L0M 1C0


All cadets who were in attendance on Wednesday have had the bulk of their field training uniforms issued by CI Dau. If cadets have not yet received their FTUs and have not filled out their sizing forms (see previous Weekly Routine Orders), now is the time to do it. We’re also intending to be wearing 1A/C1A uniform on our 10 November training night and for Remembrance Day activities, so if cadets don’t have correct sizing for these, that needs to be taken care of sooner than later.

Regionally Directed Activities – In-person

Orienteering Training for the NGTA is being held next Saturday at Clareville Conservation Area in Brampton. Cadets who are interested in attending and developing their orienteering skills should definitely consider registering. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, cadets and their parents/guardians need to organize their own transportation to the event.

The Operations Order for the event can be found here: Operations Order – Orienteering Training – Fall 2021

Regionally Directed Activities – Virtual

18 months of building an infrastructure for virtual activities isn’t without its benefits. Even as we return to in-person activities, the virtual medium still gives us some training opportunities that we wouldn’t otherwise have. Amongst these are music workshops. Beginning at the end of October, both Military and Pipe and Drum on-line courses will be run on virtually on weekends for interested cadets. If you’re interested in participating, please let the staff know on Wednesday. Cadets do need to have the instrument they’re interested in learning in order to participate. If there’s a need for loans, this can be investigated, but isn’t guaranteed.

The Warning Order for the Virtual Music Training Program can be found here: Virtual Music Program WO – Fall 2021.

Regular Training Night
13 October 2021


All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to Lt Russell.

CAF Member Dress
5 (Operational [CADPAT/NCD])

Cadet Dress
C5 (Civilian if C5 dress hasn’t been issued.)

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
13 October 2021
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 RCACS HQ 5/C5 Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
20 October 2021
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 RCACS HQ 5/C5 Lt Nicolescu
27 October 2021
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 RCACS HQ 5/C5 Lt Russell
30 and 31 October 2021
Saturday and Sunday Autumn FTX 809 RCACS HQ 5/C5 Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS