Weekly Routine Orders (WROs) 2022/23-19 – Week 19 – 22 January 2023


22 January 2023

RO Number


CO’s Message

Hello 809! This week’s training will once again focus on sports in preparation for the NAG Sports competition next weekend. Also exciting is the posting of summer training opportunities. Read further for more details.

809 Officer and Senior Cadet Staff Positions

Commanding Officer (CO): Lt Couroux
Deputy Commanding Office (DCO): Lt Russell
Training Officer (TrgO): Capt Emptage
Administration Officer (AdminO): Capt Lemoine
Supply Officer (SupO): CI Dau
Assistant Training Officer (ATrgO): OCdt Bell
Squadron Warrant Officer: WO1 Abt
Squadron Deputy Warrant Officer/Admin NCO: WO2 Vidal
Flight Commander/Supply NCO: WO2 Dau


Supply is open for exchanges and new issue on Monday evening only. Make sure you see CI Dau to set up an appointment


Regular Training

Where: Squadron HQ
When: 25 January 2023
Who: All Cadets and Staff
Dress: Sports Attire
Duty Officer: Capt Emptage

Training Night Schedule

Begins Ends Period
1815 1830 Building Open, Parade Square Set-Up
1830 1845 Uniform Inspection / Opening Parade
1845 1920 Period 1
All Levels
WO1 Abt / Capt Emptage
1925 2000 Period 2
All Levels
WO1 Abt / Capt Emptage
2000 2015 Break
2015 2050 Period 3
All Levels
WO1 Abt / Lt Couroux
2050 2100 Clean-Up Training Areas / Parade Square
2100 2115 Closing Parade
2115 2130 Building Closed


1. Monday Evening Optional Training – 23 January – Effective Speaking and Aviation

When: 1830-2115
Where: Squadron HQ
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Duty Officer: CI Dau

Effective Speaking:

We will be learning how to edit your work/ speeches. Second half we will be practicing impromptus. Speeches are to be completed. To be printed double spaced and handed in for Monday.


WO2 Vidal will be running an aviation class. This is a great introduction to anyone considering becoming a pilot later in their cadet career, or if you just have an interest. This week, you’ll be presenting your favourite planes.

2. 126/809 RCACS Mixed Drill Team

Unfortunately, Drill Team has been cancelled this week due to another engagement that the officers are attending.

3. Niagara Air Group Sports Competition – Saturday, January 28

The nine squadrons making up the Niagara Air Group (NAG) will be competing in three different sports on Saturday, January 28.

  • Volleyball
  • European Handball
  • Basketball

When: Saturday, January 28
Departure: Arrive NLT 0715 at 809 Squadron HQ (Bus Departs at 0730)
Arrival: Approximately 1630 at 809 Squadron HQ
Where: Cayuga Secondary School
Dress: Squadron spirit wear (as provided) with appropriate sports pants/shorts and sports shoes

611 Harvard Squadron in Dunnville will be hosting. Transportation and lunch will be provided.


  • HEALTH CARD! (You will be denied boarding of the bus without this)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Something to do on the bus (the bus ride is approximately 1:15h)
  • Any electronics you bring are your own responsibility
  • Snack for trip

More information to follow.

5. Other Upcoming Activities

  • 11 Feb 2023 – Gala at 128 Flying Dragons Squadron, Thorold
  • 04 Mar 2023 – Zone Shooting Competition
  • 25 Mar 2023 – Female Leadership Day at 128 Flying Dragons Squadron, Thorold
  • 25 Mar 2023 – Male Leadership Day, location TBD
  • 25 Mar 2023 – Wing 10 Effective Speaking Regional Competition at 62 Phantom Squadron, Grimsby
  • 01 Apr 2023 – Band and Drill Team Competition at 62 Phantom Squadron, Grimsby
  • 06 May 2023 – Orienteering Day at 611 Harvard Squadron, Dunnville

6. Summer Training

Summer training opportunities have been posted for this year and it looks pretty exciting. Here’s the generality:

Cadet Activity Program (CAP)

These are local, mostly daytime activities geared towards familiarization of the cadet program. These programs will be offered in St Catharines

  • CAP Year 1 = Level 1 Cadets 17AUG2023 – 20AUG2023
  • CAP Year 2 = Level 2 Cadets 23AUG2023 – 29AUG2023

Cadet Training Centre (CTC)

These are a combination of virtual training and in-person training at one of the Cadet Training Centres across Canada. To apply for one of these courses you must be at least level 3 qualified by the start of the course. Courses include:

  • Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor (Level 3’s) Connaught CTC 10JUL2023-28JUL2023
  • Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (Level 3’s) Blackdown CTC 10JUL2023-28JUL2023
  • Fitness and Sports Instructor (Level 3’s) Scattered Starts at various centres
  • Military Band Musician (Level 3’s) 17JUL2023-04AUG2023 at various centres
  • Advanced Aviation (Level 3’s) Trenton CTC 10JUL2023-28JUL2023
  • Survival Instructor (Level 3’s) Blackdown CTC 10JUL2023-28JUL2023

Digital Learning

These are on-line coursed aimed at level 3’s. Courses approx. 3 weeks and are staggered throughout the summer

Courses include:

  • Cadet Administration and Supply Assistant
  • Cadet Correspondent
  • Cyber Security

Staff Cadet

Staff cadet opportunities are available at most CAP and CTC locations. You must be 16 years of age prior to the serial start date and must be at least level 4 qualified.

International Exchange

International exchanges are back. This is an opportunity for Level 4 cadets or higher to participate in an exchange to either the United States or the United Kingdom. There’s also an opportunity to work with the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Officer School in the US.

If you’re interested in applying for one of these exciting opportunities, please see the AdminO about the application process.


All attendees must check-in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form.

In-Person Activity Check-In Form

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
23 January 2023 Monday Optional Training Squadron HQ Suitable Civilian Attire CI Dau
25 January 2023 Wednesday Regular Training (Sports Night) Squadron HQ Sports Attire Capt Emptage
28 January 2023 Saturday NAG Sports Competition Cayuga Secondary School Sports Attire Lt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
30 January 2023 Monday Optional Training Squadron HQ Suitable Civilian Attire TBD
1 February 2023 Wednesday Regular Training Squadron HQ Cadets C1A, CAF 1A, CI/CV Jacket and Tie TBD

D Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS