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Squadron Open House & CO’s Parade

809 Squadron is having an open house where cadet aged youth of Niagara On The Lake, along with their parents/grandparents/guardians are being invited to take attend in our parade night. You’re encouraged to bring your friends and their parents if you think that they would enjoy the adventure that being an Air Cadet brings.

We’re also asking your parents to join us for the evening.   We’re going to have a BBQ, followed by and information session to go over the details for the upcoming training year.

The evening will be topped off by our 1st Commanding Officer Parade of the year, so make sure your Blue’s are ready to go.

Lt Couroux, D.
Commanding Officer
“Immortal”

Updated Cadet Kit List – Garrison FTX – Friday, Sept 16 – Sunday, Sept 18

Good Evening 809,
Just a couple of notes regarding the Garrison FTX this weekend:

1. Friday Sept 16

Departure – The bus departure time is at 1730hrs (5:30pm) on Friday evening at the squadron headquarters. Be there no later than 1715hrs (5:15pm)

There will be no meals served on Friday evening, so EAT BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE BUS!

Bring your health card. If you don’t have this, you won’t be permitted to board the bus. The bus leaves at 1730hrs sharp and won’t wait for someone that’s forgotten their card.

2. Sunday Sept 18

Arrival back at squadron headquarters is expected around 1700hrs (5:00pm).

3. Updated Cadet Kit List:

Your are required to bring the following items:

  • Coat/parka
  • FTU Uniform, including
    • Pants
    • Tunic
    • Elemental T-Shirt
    • Headdress
    • Boots
    • Wool Socks
      • If you don’t have a uniform, then substitute camping/hiking clothing
  • 1-2 Warm sweaters
  • 4 Pairs of warm socks
  • Sleeping attire
  • 4 pair Undergarments
  • Toiletries
  • Towel/ hand towel
  • Raingear
  • Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Hot Drink Mug
  • Sleeping Bag
  • For Canoeing
    • Items that may get wet
      • Civilian Pants
      • Civilian Shirt
      • Running Shoes/Water Shoes

Optional Items:

  • Wristwatch
  • Chapstick
  • Whistle
  • Pencil and Notebook

All kit must be packed into a single duffle bag or large backpack that the cadet can carry on their own.  All cadets are required to carry their own kit.   No rolling luggage is authorized.

At NO time the following will be brought on any exercise:

  • Electronic devices
  • No-prescription drugs
  • Cigarettes, cigars, vape or other similar item
  • Knives or other cutting utensils
  • Alcohol or mood-altering substances
  • This is not an exhaustive list.  Cadets will be held to their personal conduct as per their signed Code of Conduct
  • Any cadet caught in possession of any of the above items will be returned home immediately at the expense of the parents.

Cadets who are deemed not to have suitable, or enough, equipment will not be permitted to participate in the exercise.

All prescription medication and over the counter medication will be handed over to the Cadet Corps/Squadron upon arrival.   It must be in the original container or prepared blister pack with the cadet’s name and dosage clearly marked.   It is the responsibility of the cadet to know when and in what dosage they need to take it.

The Niagara Garrison is not responsible for any items lost during the trip, but will make every effort in search of lost items.

For Emergency Contact:

In case of an emergency, the staff and cadets of 809 Squadron will be available by the squadron phone.   That number is 905-468-7584

 

That’s it for now.    See you all Friday evening.

Lt Couroux,
Commanding Officer,
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”

 

Cadet Kit List – Garrison FTX – Friday, Sept 16 – Sunday, Sept 18

Good evening 809,

You are required to bring the following items with you to the FTX:

 

  • Coat / parka
  • Flashlight
  • FTU uniform including:
  • Backpack
  • Pants, tunic, elemental t-shirt, headdress, boots, wool socks
  • Water Bottle
  • 1-2 Warm Sweaters
  • Hot drink mug
  • 4 Pairs warm socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Attire
  • Air mattress
  • 4 pair Undergarments
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS
  • Toiletries
  • Wristwatch
  • Towel/ hand towel
  • Chapstick
  • Raingear
  • Whistle
  • Gloves
  • Pencil and Notebook
  • All kit must be packed into a single duffle bag or large backpack that the cadet can carry on their own. All cadets are required to carry their own kit. No rolling luggage is authorized.

Your Provincial Health Card is required to be in your possession to participate in the exercise.

At NO time the following will be brought on any exercises:

  • Electronic devices
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Cigarettes, cigars, vape for other similar items
  • Knives or other cutting utensils
  • Alcohol or mood-altering substances
  • This is not an exhaustive list. Cadets will be held to their personal conduct as per their signed Code of Conduct.
  • Any cadet caught in possession of any of the above items will be returned home immediately at the expense of the Parents.

Cadets who are deemed not to have suitable, or enough, equipment will not be permitted to participate in the exercise.

All prescription medication will be handed over to the Cadet Corps / Squadron upon arrival.

It must be in the original container or prepared blister pack with the cadet’s name and dosage clearly marked. It is the responsibility of the cadet to know when and in what dosage they need to take it.

The Niagara Garrison is not responsible for any items lost during the trip but will make every effort in search of lost items.

If you have any questions, please reach out.

Lt Couroux,
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”

809 Squadron – 2022-23 Training Year Starts 07SEP2022

Good evening 809,

It’s that time again.    809 resumes in-person training for the 2022-23 training year on Wednesday, September 7.    Make sure you have your uniforms ready to go, proper hair cut, all appropriate badges and so on.    Dress for that night will be 5’s.   Bring in any uniform parts that need to be exchanged (blues or green).    Remember, if you don’t have all the proper parts, your uniform can’t be worn.   You’ll need to wear suitable black pants and a white collared shirt.  More details about our start up and the activities planned for September will follow in the WRO’s when they’re published next weekend.

We can’t wait to see everyone.

Lt Couroux
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
“Immortal”

Canada Summer Games – Medal Ceremonies

Good evening,

The summer games are upon us and there are several opportunities for cadets throughout the region to take part as flag bearers in the medal ceremonies.    Air, Sea and Army cadets are all taking part.   If you’re interested in participating, please fire me off an email to let me know.    I’ll then send you a list of available times and locations that you can pick from.  Send an email to me at daniel.couroux2@cadets.gc.ca

 

Garrison Training Weekend – Sept 16-18 2022

Hello 809.   I hope you’re all having a great summer.

I’ve got some early, but exciting, news about training!

The 2022/23 training year will be starting off with a bang.   There will be a Niagara wide FTX training weekend during the weekend of September 16-18.     This FTX will include all cadet units in the Niagara area, not only Air, but also Army and Sea as well.    This will amount to about 400 cadets taking part.   There will be some cross training, so you’ll have an opportunity to participate in some activities only offered to the other services.    Transportation, food and training will be provided.    There is a limited number of sleeping bags and tents available, so we’re being asked to provide our own where we can.

This will be a mandatory training event.  All cadets and staff are being asked to attend.   Transportation, food and training will be provided.   Please make yourselves available and reply to me with your acknowledgement.

In closing, please respond to me by email indicating whether you have a sleeping bag or if you’ll be needing one.  CI Dau, can you verify the number of serviceable tents we have available?   I’d like to have your replies by 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday, August 10).    Send those emails to daniel.couroux2@cadets.gc.ca.

I’m looking forward to hearing from each of you.