30 October 2022
Happy Halloween 809!
Welcome to week 9. Lots of stuff to talk about again this week. No cadets on Monday night. Wednesday will be a standard training night. See schedule below. Thursday drill team practice is on. Poppy campaign continues this Saturday.
809 Officer and Senior Cadet Staff Positions
Commanding Officer (CO): Lt Couroux
Deputy Commanding Office (DCO): Lt Russell
Administration Officer (AdminO): Capt Lemoine
Supply Officer (SupO): CI Dau
Squadron Warrant Officer: WO2 Abt
Squadron Deputy Warrant Officer/Training NCO: FSgt Forsyth
Flight Commander/Admin NCO: FSgt Vidal
Flight Commander/Supply NCO: FSgt Dau
Cadet Correspondent: FSgt Couroux
Masks are no longer mandatory, except under certain circumstances, such as travelling in military transport or when entering an establishment that requires masks to be worn. If you feel comfortable wearing a mask, and would like to continue, you are permitted to do so.
It’s no longer a requirement for you to fill out and post a declaration. The link for this will no longer be provided.
Social distancing will still be practiced as much as possible. Also, it’s encouraged that we do as much training as possible outside.
We’re still committed to making cadets a safe and fun experience. If you have any questions on this, please consult a staff member.
If you feel sick, do the responsible thing, stay home.
Again, not everyone has their Cadet365 account up and running. Those of you who don’t please see Capt Lemoine this Wednesday evening.
Supply is open for exchanges and new issues during the evening. Make sure you see CI Dau to set up an appointment
Where: Squadron HQ
When: 2 November 2022
Who: All Cadets and Staff
Dress: Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine
Duty NCO: TBD
Training Night Schedule
|1815||1830||Building Open, Parade Square Set-Up|
|1830||1845||Uniform Inspection / Opening Parade|
|2050||2100||Clean-Up Training Areas / Parade Square|
|Description||Identify the Parts and Characteristics of the Daisy 853C Air Rifle||Carry out Safety Precautions on the Cadet Air Rifle||Carry out Safety Precautions on the Cadet Air Rifle|
|Description||Watch World’s Biggest Airliner: the Airbus A380 – Coming Together||Watch World’s Biggest Airliner: the Airbus A380 – Coming Together||Identify Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) Interactive Media Learning Tool|
|Description||Describe Properties of the Atmosphere||Explain the Formation of Clouds||Identify Canadian Astronauts|
|Description||Identify Elements of a Positive Learning Environment||Identify Elements of a Positive Learning Environment||Discuss Year Four Cadet Summer Training Centre (CSTC) Training Opportunities|
Note: Off-duty instructors are to report to their secondary duties:
- Training NCO: FSgt Forsyth
- Administration NCO: FSgt Vidal
- Supply NCO: FSgt Dau
1. Monday Evening Optional Training – 31 October – No Training
There will be no training on Monday, October 31.
2. Effective Speaking
There will be no effective speaking on Monday, October 31.
3. 126/809 RCACS Mixed Drill Team
Drill team is a go for this Thursday night. Again, it’s being hosted by 126 Flying Lancers Squadron in Niagara Falls. Anyone wanting to go, please sign up.
Here’s the info for the next practice:
When: Thursday, November 3 1830hrs – 2030hrs
Where: River View Public School, 3300 Cattell Drive, Niagara Falls
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire. Bring boots and wedge.
You will need to make your own way to practice as there is no transportation being provided. Regular attendance rules apply, so f you sign up, you will be expected to participate. Sign in as if you’re attending the squadron, however, instead of the location being 809, you’ll indicate “Drill Team”. If you sign up and cannot attend a practice, we expect you to notify 809 by email.
4. Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign
Again, this weekend we’ll be assisting Branch 124 of the Royal Canadian Legion to distribute poppies around the community. The Legion is our major sponsor and deserves our support. Here’s the info for this upcoming Saturday:
Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124, 410 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
When: Saturday, November 5 (Arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start of your shift.)
Dress of the Day: C3 – Routine Training Dress – See the numbered orders of dress on our web site: Air Cadet Uniform – Numbered Orders of Dress (2019).
Bring with you:
- Bottle of water
Your uniform must be complete when worn. If you are missing parts, or parts don’t fit particularly well, dress in a white collared shirt, black dress pants and bring suitable cold weather gear just in case.
After checking in at the Legion, parents will be asked to drop off their cadets at the assigned locations.
5. Remembrance Day Activities
Branch 124 of the Royal Canadian Legion (our main sponsor) has reached out to us to support them in their Remembrance Day Activities. This usually involves participation in not only the Remembrance Day ceremonies in both Old Town and in Queenston, but also includes a Poppy Drive and an overnight Vigil. The schedule of events is as follows:
Poppy Drive – Saturday, October 29 and Saturday, November 5
- Cadets will be required throughout each day to hand out poppies and take donations for the Legion.
- Parents and SSC members will be requested to assist with the logistics
Overnight Vigil – Thursday, November 10 at RCL Branch 124
- Usually starts at about 1900hrs and runs all night
- Cadets will be marched to the Queen St Cenotaph, in rotating shifts, to stand guard at the cenotaph.
- Parents and SSC members will be requested to provide support for breakfast for the cadets attending the vigil and ceremonies
Remembrance Day Ceremonies – Friday, November 11
The squadron will provide a marching contingent for two ceremonies:
- 1045 at Queen Street Cenotaph in Old Town
- 1245 at Queenston Cenotaph in Queenston
Full participation from the squadron is expected for each of the activities. If you’re in need of a letter explaining your absence from school on Friday, November 11, please let us know.
6. National Online Ground School
The application deadline for the Air Cadet Online Ground School for this summer’s Glider and Power Pilot Training Courses has been extended to 15 November. Please see Capt Lemoine if you’d like to apply.
7. Cadet Co-op (High School Credit Program)
The Training Year Cadet Co-op is starting back up once again in partnership between UCDSB (Upper Canada District School Board) and RCSU Central. To be eligible a cadet must:
- Attend High School in Ontario
- Reside in Ontario
- Be a current cadet
There is a misconception that has come up over the years:
- Cadets must be a student from UCDSB – Incorrect
- The program is a ministry of education program, coordinated on behalf of the ministry through UCDSB. As long as the cadet is a student of any school board in Ontario (French, English, Public, Catholic, or even Private) they are eligible as the credit is linked to their OEN (Ontario Education Number)
Cadets can earn up to four (4) credits through the training year version of cadet co-op. It takes 90 hours of cadet activities (training, team practices, uniform prep, lesson prep, &c) to earn a credit, as well as completion of the pre-placement assignments, tracking their hours on a log sheet, and participating in your ACR. Why not earn some high school credits for what they are already doing?!
If you’re interested, please see Capt Lemoine for more information, including the application and a FAQ sheet.
All attendees must check-in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form.
This Week’s Activities
|31 October 2022||Monday||Halloween (No Training)|
|2 November 2022||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Capt Lemoine|
|3 November 2022||Thursday||Drill Team||River View Public School, Niagara Falls||Suitable Civilian Attire||Lt Couroux|
|5 November 2022||Saturday||Poppy Drive||TBD||Cadets C3, CAF 3, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis||Lt Russell|
|7 November 2022||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||CI Dau|
|9 November 2022||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||CI Dau|
|10 November 2022||Thursday||Remembrance Day Eve Vigil and Parade Preparation||Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124||Suitable Civilian Attire (Bring C1A for Remembrance Day)||Lt Couroux|
|11 November 2022||Friday||Remembrance Day||Queen Street Cenotaph and Queenston Cenotaph||Cadets C1A, CAF 1A, CI/CV Business Attire||Lt Couroux|
|14 November 2022||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||Lt Couroux|
|16 November 2022||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Lt Couroux|
|17 November 2022||Thursday||Drill Team||River View Public School, Niagara Falls||Suitable Civilian Attire||Lt Couroux|
|21 November 2022||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||Lt Russell|
|23 November 2022||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Lt Russell|
|24 November 2022||Thursday||Drill Team||River View Public School, Niagara Falls||Suitable Civilian Attire||Lt Couroux|
|26 November 2022||Saturday||WO1 and WO2 Merit Review Boards||TBD||Cadets C3, CAF 3, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis||TBD|
|28 November 2022||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||Capt Lemoine|
|30 November 2022||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5, CAF 5, CI/CV Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Capt Lemoine|
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