Weekly Routine Order (WRO) 2023/24-04 – Week 4 24SEP2022

24 September 2023

RO Number
2023/24 – 04

CO’s Message

Welcome to week 4 809!


We’re continuing with regular training.  If you haven’t done so, we need your completed Annual Validation Forms and Cadet Codes of Conducts returned this week.


On to this week



809 Officer and Senior Cadet Staff positions


Commanding Officer (CO):

Deputy Commanding Office (DCO):

Training Officer (TrgO):

Assistant Training Officer (ATrgO):

Administration Officer (AdminO):

Supply Officer (SupO):

Squadron Warrant Officer:

Squadron Deputy Warrant Officer:




Where: Squadron HQ

When: 27SEP2023

Who: All Cadets and Staff

Dress: C5 (cadets), CADPAT (officers), Golf Shirt & Khaki’s (CI’s/CV’s)

Duty Officer:

Duty NCO:


Training Night Schedule (From SRO’s)


Parade Night Timetable
Begins Ends Period
18:15 18:30 Building Open, Parade Set-Up
18:30 18:45 Uniform Inspection/Opening Parade
18:45 19:20 Period 1
19:25 20:00 Period 2
20:00 20:15 Break
20:15 20:50 Period 3
20:50 21:00 Clean-Up Trg Areas/Parade
21:00 21:15 Closing Parade
21:15 21:30 Building Closed



Levels 1& 2 PO/EO M107.02 M130.02 M108.02
Description Identify Air Cadet and RCAF Officer Ranks Describe the Main Components of an Airplane Execute Salute at the Halt Without Arms
Levels 3 & 4 PO/EO M303.04 M303.04 M436.01
Description Communicate as a Team Leader Communicate as a Team Leader Explain Winds


Note: If you cannot make it to a mandatory cadet activity, or one that you’ve signed up to attend, you need to call the squadron @ 905-468 7584 and leave a message, or send an email to 809air@cadets.gc.ca,  indicating your reason for not attending.    Failure to do so will result in being marked as absent without excuse and will affect your standings towards training. 


September Events


  1. Monday Night NCO Training:


All Monday night activities for the month of September will be geared towards senior NCO development.    As a complement to the Level 4 training being offered this Saturday by the NGTA, we will be going over classroom instruction, drill instruction and leadership skills.    All level 4’s and 5’s are to attend.    All other levels are not required for this training and have Monday nights off until October.


  1. Fish Fry


The legion is looking for volunteers to take part in service duties for Fish Fry on Thursday nights.    This is not a cadet activity, but you can earn time towards your community service hours for high school decoration.   All interested parties are to reach out to Ms Katleen Kells by email.   Include your phone number, cell phone number she can text to, and any dates that you cannot help out.   Ms Kell’s email is ktkells@gmail.com


  1. Glider Sign Up


Gliding is due to take part this upcoming Sunday.  The location has been changed to the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport, located at 435 River Rd, Fenwick, ON.      Be at 87 Squadron’s headquarters no later that 0845.   Pick up afterwards will be approximately 1215hrs.   Wear appropriate civilian attire based on the weather conditions.   Bring a water bottle with you.    Note, there are no washroom facilities once you get out on the airfield.  Also keep in mind that you’ll be exposed to wind/weather when out at the location as well, so please dress appropriately. We need a head count, so please let us know on Wednesday at the squadron and/or email with your intention to attend.   Once you give us your commitment, we do expect you to attend the activity.


  1. Online Ground School (OGS) – Glider and Power


Cadets wishing to apply for either Glider or Power Pilot Training this summer must complete OGS.   This consists of 45 hrs of class work, with the qualifying exam to be completed by the deadline date (15JAN2024).    Deadline for applications is 15OCT2023.    Let squadron staff know if you’re interested, or if you need more information.


  1. Exercise Niagara Challenger Field Training Exercise (FTX)


We are having a Niagara Region wide FTX on the weekend of Oct 13-15.   This is large activity with cadets participating from Air, Army and Sea units throughout Niagara.    We’ll be sleeping in tents and taking part in survival activities.  We’ll need a head count for this, so please let squadron staff know this Wednesday if you plan to attend.    It’s a fantastic exercise and lots of fun.   Don’t pass this one up.



This Week’s Activities:

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
25 SEP 2023 Monday Level 4 and Level 5 Training Squadron HQ Appropriate Civilian Attire
27 Sep 2023 Wednesday Mandatory Training Squadron HQ Cadets: C5

Officers: CADPAT

Upcoming October Activities:

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
01 Oct 2023


Sunday Gliding Welland Airport Appropriate Civilian Attire
02 Oct 2023 Monday Optional Training Squadron HQ Appropriate Civilian Attire
04 Oct 2023 Wednesday Mandatory Training & CO’s Parade Squadron HQ Cadets: C1

Officers: 1A

09 Oct 2023 Monday Thanksgiving

No Training

11 OCT 2023 Wednesday Mandatory Training Squadron HQ Cadets: C5

Officers: CADPAT

13 Oct 2023 – 15 Oct 2023 Weekend Exercise Niagara Challenger Chippewa Creek CA Cadets: C5

Officers: CADPAT

16 OCT 2023 Monday Optional Training Squadron HQ Appropriate Civilian Attire
17 OCT 2023 Tuesday Community Coordinating Committee Lake St Armoury – CO/SSC Chair and SWO Cadets: C5

Officers: CADPAT

18 OCT 2023 Wednesday Mandatory Training Squadron HQ Cadets: C5

Officers: CADPAT

23 OCT 2023 Monday Optional Training Squadron HQ Appropriate Civilian Attire
25 OCT 2023 Wednesday Mandatory Training Squadron HQ Cadets: C5

Officers: CADPAT

30 OCT 2023 Monday Optional Training Squadron HQ Appropriate Civilian Attire

See each of you on Wednesday evening.

D Couroux

Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS