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Monday Night Training

Remember that tonight is modified due to the Change of Command parade on Wed.


Parade Practice: 8-9pm – for all FSgts & WOII ONLY.

There is NO range tonight- it will resume shortly.

Gliding – TODAY!

Join us for Gliding! 10 spots – list below:


Meet at the Niagara District Airport (on Hwy 55 in NOTL) at 1300hrs (1pm). Dress is civilian, for the weather. Bring a backpack with something to read, a snack etc. Bring a lawn chair. Parents welcome to stay with cadets. Pick up is at 1600hrs.

WAIT at the Terminal Bldg at the airport until we are escorted over to the airfield by the Flying Centre Staff.

Capt Palumbo will be on-site as the 809 Sqn Escort officer.

CANCELLATION: if there is a cancellation of gliding due to weather – check HERE the website, before you leave for updated info. Or text Capt Palumbo 289-783-1942.


Vimy Cadets!

  1. Tonight: Presuming that you’ll have your uniform already packed, dress for cadets on the Vimy Trip will be black pants, white shirt, and black tie. Remember those first few weeks when you joined and you’ll do just fine.
  2. Passports: Just to make sure that I have the final list for check-in, bring your passports with you either on Monday or Wednesday so that I can verify them against the information I have.

Capt Lemoine

DCO 809 Newark Squadron

Ground School for Summer Pilot Training Courses

FLYING SCHOLARSHIP 2018 APPLICANTS: 809 Cadets who are eligible to participate (age 15 for Glider, age 16 for Power), and have transportation to Fort Erie (beginning tomorrow), are to contact Capt Palumbo TONIGHT.

337 and 79 are joining forces to provide their gliding and flying scholarship candidates with a ground school program and we would like to extend an invitation to all NAG Squadrons.  I am aware that some squadrons may already have other arrangements, but if you don’t please fell free to join us.

We are asking that cadets who attend be eligible to apply for a gliding or flying scholarship this training year, and come prepared with sufficient note taking materials (paper, pens, etc.) and a package of cue/index/recipe cards.

  • Date: Thursdays (beginning this week)
  • Time: 1900-2100
  • Location: 337 LHQ – Fort Erie Leisureplex Lions Banquet Hall, 3 Municipal Centre Drive, Fort Erie

I am asking that you respond only if you have cadets who would be attending and let us know numbers so that we can ensure we have the proper meeting space available.

I also would like to take this opportunity to thank those cadet flying site and squadron staff who were carrying the torch of the NAG ground school for the past years.  Your hard work and dedication to our cadets is appreciated.



Captain / Capitaine Nicholas Chevalier, CD

Commanding Officer 337 ‘Allan Troup’ Squadron – Fort Erie

Canadian Armed Forces

PO Box 459 Fort Erie, ON L2A 5N2

Tel: 905-871-2775 / Cel: 905-650-3278

Commandant Escadron 337 ‘Allan Troup’ Squadron – Fort Erie

Forces Armées Canadiennes

PO Box 459 Fort Erie, ON L2A 5N2

Tél: 905-871-2775 /  Tél Cell: 905-650-3278

Training Night Tonight

Duty Officer
OCdt Couroux

C2B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C4A: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Year 2 Level 5 Cadets: File Review for the Merit Review Board process this evening. You will need to ask for your file from CI Nicolescu during a period of the evening that you are not instructing. Anticipate that this should take approx 15 mins. Any/all errors are to be reported to CI Nicolescu with post-it notes (provided) attached to document in question with note for change required. Merit Review Board (MRB) for WOII and WOI promotions is scheduled for Wed 18 Oct 17 jointly with 87 Sqn from Welland at our LHQ.

VIMY TRIP departs tomorrow! Best wishes and safe travels to all our Cadets, Staff and Sponsoring Committee members who are travelling to honour the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge.

Monday Night Training is CANCELLED due to Thanksgiving Holiday – have fun and try not to eat too much turkey. We’ll see you back next Wed.

A reminder to cadets and parents: please ensure there is an Officer on-site before leaving your cadet at the Squadron. Our cadets need to be supervised while at cadet trg and inside the school. The Duty Officer is at the squadron by 615pm – but must open all rooms/lights etc and cadets should not arrive prior to 620pm.

Registration Paperwork

For those cadets that have not returned their registration paperwork, please bring it in tonight and meet with Mrs Lett (Sqn Treasurer) for:

  • attendance cheques and
  • CO’s Policies.

Annual Validation can be given directly to CI Nicolescu.

Either at drop-off (630pm) or pick up (9pm). Thanks!

Training This Week: Mon 25 & Wed 27 Sep


Flight Club will commence next Mon 2 Oct 17.

NOTE: please be aware that 2 independent inspections and a staff mtg will be taking place this evening. Capt Lemoine and Capt Palumbo will not be available to meet with parents. Please email/txt and they will make themselves available on Wednesday night if you need them.


PARENT BRIEFING: This is for all parents – especially new cadets – and will take approx. 45 mins. It is a good intro to all things that are happening this year at the sqn as well as an intro to our incoming Commanding Officer with timings etc.

Where: Gymnasium

Time: 645-730pm

VIMY MEETING: This meeting is MANDATORY for all VIMY participants & their parents/guardians.

WHERE: Gymnasium

TIME: 730pm-2015pm (immediately following the parent briefing)

Cadets and Parents/Guardians are requested to bring a pen/notebook.

MERIT REVIEW BOARD FILE REVIEW: All second year level 5 cadets (FSgt) and WOII Cadets will be required to do a file review in preparation for their interview on Wed 18 Oct 2017. Please meet with Capt Palumbo & Capt Lemoine at break to discuss the requirements.

Duty Officer
CI Thiffault

Duty NCM

FCpl Mannella

C2B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C4A: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE WEDNESDAY! Happy Birthday to all Cadets with a July, August & September Birthday. Thank you to CI Thiffault for baking the cupcakes!


Wed Training Night & Snowbirds

Duty Officer
Capt Lemoine

Dress – FOR AIRPORT CADETS: C2B: for everyone. Bring civilian clothes to change into for parade night

DRESS – for TRAINING NIGHT: Appropriate civilian attire – 809 Sqn tshirt (if you have one), jeans/shorts, running shoes, 809 ball cap


Tomorrow, cadets in the list above, need to be at the NOTL airport no later than 1300. Dismissal time of 1830, staff will bring you over to the sqn for our regular training night. Dinner is provided.

CALL/TEXT Capt Palumbo before 1230pm if you do not have transportation to get from school to the NOTL Airport. 289-783-1942

To be clear: the 1pm arrival time on 20 Sep is only for those cadets listed above. REMAINING CADETS are encouraged to attend the event at 4pm (uniform not required), gates open at 2pm, then head over to the squadron afterwards for our regular training night.