Announcements – Week of 25FEB2024

Hello 809!

As mentioned last week, summer training and staff cadet applications are now being taken!  These opportunities are amongst the most exciting aspects of the cadet program.   Don’t miss this opportunity to spend your summer at a Cadet Summer Training Centre.  More information and links are below.

  • Optional Training – Monday, 26 FEB 24:

Regular Monday Optional training this week @ the Squadron LHQ.    The flight simulator will be open and other activities will take place.   Come on out and be social.

Time: 1900-2100hrs
Where: Squadron LHQ
Dress: Appropriate Civilian Attire
Duty Officer: CI Dau

  • Senior NCO Development Day – RE-Scheduled for Saturday, 06 April 2024:

For the 5 Cadets that signed up for the Senior NCO Development day that was to have taken place on Saturday, January 20, it has been re-scheduled for Saturday, 06APR2024.   Some changes are being made to the format.   More information to follow.

  • Summer Staffing and Training Opportunities are Now Available:

If you’ve been paying attention to the Facebook and Squadron Website Posts, both Staff Cadet and summer course opportunities have opened up.

Staff Cadet  opportunities are available to cadets who have completed Level 3 or higher.   Here’s a link to the webiste post

Attention 809 Senior NCO’s – Summer Applications Now Being Accepted for Staff Cadet Positions. | 809 Newark (

Summer training opportunities are available to cadets who are Level 2 or higher.  Courses include:

          • Air Rifle Marksmanship (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor)
          • Drill and Ceremonial (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor)
          • Sports and Fitness (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor)
          • Military Band (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor)
          • Pipe Band (2 wk introduction or 4 wk instructor
          • Aviation Technology and Aerospace (2 wk)
          • Advanced Aviation (4 week)
          • Survival (2 wk Introduction or 4 wk Instructor)

2-week courses are for levels 2+, 4-week courses are for levels 3+.  Here’s the link for the website post, which contains links to the course descriptions and locations:

Great news on Summer Training | 809 Newark (

If you’re interested in either opportunity, please see squadron staff for more information.  Hurry, though.   Applications are only being taken for another week for staff, and until the end of March for courses.

  • 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 Kathleen 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

That’s all for this week.   Stay tuned for information on more exciting activities coming up.  More information has been posted on the WROs.   Cadets can view these on Teams under the General Tab.    These are published weekly (usually Sunday evening) and include dress instructions, class details and other important information.

If you have any questions about the upcoming activities, feel free to reach out to me at


Capt Dan Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS