30 April 2023
Hello 809. I was glad to see so many cadets attend the fun day last Saturday. I hope you all had a great time. I know the staff did.
We are now coming up on the last full month of training for the year. Most of the classroom instruction is complete and we’ll be concentrating on practical displays and drill to get ready for the Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) on Saturday, June 3.
This Wednesday marks the 1st training day of the month, which is a CO’s parade and inspection. So, prep your blues and shine your boots.
Capt Emptage will not be around for the next couple of weeks. She’s busy working on her tan down in the Caribbean. OCdt Bell will be running the training section while she’s away.
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.
Where: Squadron HQ
When: 3 May 2023
Who: All Cadets and Staff
Dress: Cadets C1A; CAF 1A; CIs/CVs Collared Shirt, Tie, and Dress Pants
Duty Officer: Lt Couroux
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|
|Level One and Two||PO/EO|
|Level Three and Four||PO/EO||M303.07|
|Description||Lead Cadets Through a Leadership Assignment||Drill||CO’s Parade|
1. Monday Evening Optional Training
When: Monday, 1 May 2023 1830-2115
Where: Squadron HQ
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Clothing
Duty Officer: CI Dau
Aviation: Exploring the series “Dogfights” and military aviation history.
Sports: Open to everyone. Come out and have fun.
2. Canteen Cards
Canteen cards will be up for sale this week if needed. $20 per card. Please see Mr Abt or Mrs Lett upon arrival to the squadron to purchase prior to joining opening parade.
3. All Female Cadet Conference/Workshop – Saturday, May 6
Where: 128 Squadron HQ – Trinity United Church, 15 Pine Street South, Thorold, L3V 3L1
When: 0915 Arrival – 1600 Departure
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Lunch will be provided at no cost. Canteen will be available during breaks if you wish to purchase snacks or drinks
Good luck and have fun.
4. Other Upcoming Activities
- 10 May 2023 – Training at CASARA – Niagara District Airport – Details to follow
- 27 May 2023 – Cadet Day – Canada’s Wonderland
- 2 Jun 2023 – Awards Banquet
- 3 Jun 2023 – Annual Ceremonial Review
- 7 Jun 2023 – Cadet Change of Command – Last parade night of the training year
- 10 Jun 2023 – Bottle Drive – Last cadet activity of the training year – All cadets, staff, SSC and parents to participate
All attendees must check-in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form.
This Week’s Activities
|1 May 2023||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||CI Dau|
|3 May 2023||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C1A; CAF 1A; CIs/CVs Collared Shirt, Tie, and Dress Pants||Lt Couroux||6 May 2023||Saturday||Female Leadership Day||128 Squadron HQ, Thorold||Suitable Civilian Attire|
Upcoming Activities – For the Remainder of the Training Year
|8 May 2023||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||Capt Lemoine|
|10 May 2023||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5; CAF 5; CIs/CVs Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Lt Russell|
|15 May 2023||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||Capt Lemoine|
|17 May 2023||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5; CAF 5; CIs/CVs Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Capt Emptage|
|22 May 2023||Monday||Victoria Day
|24 May 2023||Wednesday||Parade Night||Squadron HQ||Cadets C5; CAF 5; CIs/CVs Golf Shirt and Kakhis or FTU||Capt Lemoine|
|27 May 2023||Saturday||Field Trip||Canada’s Wonderland||Suitable Civilian Attire||Lt Couroux|
|29 May 2023||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||Capt Emptage|
|31 May 2023||Wednesday||Parade Night and ACR Practice||Squadron HQ||Cadets C1A; CAF 1A; CIs/CVs Collared Shirt, Tie, and Dress Pants||CI Dau|
|2 June 2023||Friday||Awards Banquet||Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124, 410 King St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0||Suitable Civilian Attire||Lt Couroux|
|3 June 2023||Saturday||ACR||Squadron HQ||Cadets C1A; CAF 1A; CIs/CVs Collared Shirt, Tie, and Dress Pants||Lt Couroux|
|5 June 2023||Monday||Optional Training||Squadron HQ||Suitable Civilian Attire||CI Dau|
|7 June 2023||Wednesday||Cadet Change of Command||Squadron HQ||Cadets C1A; CAF 1A; CIs/CVs Collared Shirt, Tie, and Dress Pants||Lt Russell|
|10 June 2023||Saturday||Bottle Drive||Van Noort Greenhouses||Suitable Civilian Attire||Mr. Abt|
809 Newark RCACS