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Neither cold nor rain will stop the Autumn FTX

The Autumn 2019 FTX is today! At 1900 (7:00pm) everyone should be in the parking lot of Wetaskiwin Scout Camp on Scout Camp Road in St. Catharines. The kit list is available in the Operations Order here:

Operations Order – Autumn FTX 2019

The Google Map for directions can be found here:

Wetaskiwin Scout Camp

We’re expecting colder weather with a possibility of rain, so ensure that you come dressed appropriately.

This is a mandatory exercise with training that is required to complete your training level. It’s important that everyone comes out, but if you can’t make it, be sure to contact the squadron phone at (905) 468-7584 before training begins at 1900 (7:00pm).

We will be meeting parents in the parking lot during the arrival period. If you must arrive later than this (again call if this will be the case), the campsite can be reached by crossing the bridge at the end of the parking lot, following the road to the second bridge on the right, and walking up to the potlatch building.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Operations Order – Autumn FTX 2019

1085-10 (CO)

15 Sep 2019

Dist List

OPERATIONS ORDER: AUTUMN FTX

  1. Situation:
    1. 809 Squadron requires a Field exercise to be conducted the weekend of 1-3 November 2019.
  2. Mission:
    1. 809 Squadron will conduct a field training exercise to build upon and enhance the level training for survival, leadership and teamwork and mandatory field training.
  3. Execution:
    1. The cadets will commence training on Fri 23 Nov 2018 at 1900 hrs at Wetaskiwin Camp, St Catharines, ON. They will complete training on Sun 25 Nov 2018 at 1400. For a detailed itinerary please see Annex A.
    2. The exercise will be conducted in four phases as follows:
      1. Phase 1 – Planning – Sep 2019
        1. Scheduling and exercise layout
        2. Paperwork submitted to 809 Squadron CO for approval
        3. Paperwork submitted to NGTA Office (NLT 15 Sep 2109)
      2. Phase 2 – Advance Party – 1500 1 Nov 2019
        1. A team is to drive up to Camp Wetaskiwin in advance of the exercise.
        2. The team will set up all supply and accommodation logistics as directed by the weekend OPI
        3. The team will meet Detachment Supply at Wetaskiwin by 1500 to obtain all requested stores and rations
      3. Phase 3 – Training – 19:00 1 Nov 2019
        1. All cadets and staff will execute the exercise as laid out on the schedule in Annex A
      4. Phase 4 – Tear-down and Departure
        1. All training staff will continue to follow Annex A for tear-down
        2. All supplementary orders will come through the OPI or designate
    3. Taskings:
      1. Exercise OIC – Capt J. Lemoine
      2. Exercise TrgO – Lt M. Russell
      3. Exercise LogO – CI S. Carbone
      4. Exercise AdminO – OCdt R. Nicolescu
      5. Training Staff
        1. Remaining 809 squadron staff and senior cadets
      6. Meals
        1. LogO
      7. Advance Party
        1. OIC
        2. (TBD)
  4. Service and Support
    1. Rations
      1. Friday
        1. All cadets are expected to arrive already fed dinner
        2. Squadron Sponsorship Committee will provide fresh rations for the dinner of the advance party members
      2. Saturday
        1. All three (3) meals will be MREs provided by Detachment
      3. Sunday
        1. Both (2) meals will be MREs provided by Detachment
    2. Supply and Logistics
      1. See Annex B – London Warehouse Stores List Request
      2. 809 Squadron Stores will be pulled from the SupplyO the training night prior to the exercise
        1. Supply will be loaded and transported to the exercise by cargo van on Friday 1 Nov 2019
  5. Transportation:
    1. See Annex D – Camp Wetaskiwin Map
      1. See Annex D – Appendix 1 – Directions to Camp Wetaskiwin
    2. All cadets are expected to provide their own transportation to and from Camp Wetaskiwin
      1. Drop off NLT 1900 1 Nov 2019
      2. Pick-up NLT 1400 3 Nov 2019
    3. One Cargo Van will be required to transport Squadron Kit and act as an emergency vehicle
      1. Capt J. Lemoine is in possession of a valid 404 drivers license
  6. Accommodations:
    1. Accommodations will be four (4) occupant cabins
  7. Emergency Action Plan:
    1. In case of an emergency all actions will be directed through the officer staff and OPI
    2. The squadron mobile phone (905-468-7584) will be available for emergency use during the activity
    3. All cadet home phone contact numbers will be kept with the AdminO at all times
    4. The closest hospital is located at:
      1. 1200 Fourth Avenue, St Catharines, ON L2S 0A9 (Phone 929-378-464)
  8. Dress:
    1. Authorized dress for this exercise:
      1. CAF Members – Operational (CADPAT)
      2. Civilain Staff – Civilian Dress
      3. Cadets – Civilian Dress or FTU (see Annex C for cadet kit list)
  9. Safety/First Aid:
    1. For any minor incidents, the First Aid Officer for the exercise is CI Carbone
      1. He will be in possession of a first aid kit
    2. For major incidents the local ambulance/hospital will be notified
    3. Cadets must be in possession of an Ontario Health Benefits card at ALL times, as well as any medical alert information, asthma inhalers, and/or epipen kits
    4. In the event that a cadet or staff member is hospitalized, the parent/guardian/next of kin will be notified immediately via the emergency contact phone numbers
      1. Any further action required will be determined at that point in time
      2. The NGTA Office be contacted at the earliest opportunity
  10. Command and Signals:
    1. Command Structure is as follows:
      1. OPI – Capt J. Lemoine
      2. 2IC – Lt M. Russell
      3. 3IC – OCdt R. Nicolescu
  11. Communications:
    1. The squadron mobile phone (905-468-7584) will be available for emergency use during the activity
  12. All inquiries should be directed to the undersigned

OCdt D. Couroux
TrgO
809 Squadron
Telephone: (905) 468-7584

Annexes

Annex A
Annex B
Annex C
Annex D

Dist List Info

CO
TrgO
NGTA6 ZTrgO – Capt C. Hollands


Annex A – Detailed Schedule

  1. (To be provided)

Annex B – Stores List Request

  1. (Available on request)

Annex C – Kit List

  1. All cadets should be in possession of the following clothing and equipment in order to ensure a safe, productive, and enjoyable training exercise:
    1. Ontario Health Card (This is a MUST!)
    2. T-shirts (6)
    3. Pants, Preferably Quick Dry (No Jeans) (4)
    4. Sweater or Sweatshirt (3)
    5. Underwear (4)
    6. Pairs of Socks (8)
    7. Jacket (Waterproof May be Necessary) (1)
    8. Hat (1)
    9. Boots (No Shoes, Waterproof) (1)
    10. Pillow (1)
    11. Face Towel and Body Towel (1)
    12. Flashlight (1)
    13. Sunglasses (1)
    14. Sunscreen (1)
    15. Chapstick
    16. Large Water Bottle (Filled with WATER, BPA-Free) (1)
    17. Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Items
    18. Appropriate Sleeping Attire
    19. Prescription Medication
      (ONLY ENOUGH FOR THE WEEKEND; Notify officer staff immediately upon arrival at Camp Wetaskiwin)
  2. Please note that due to the nature of the weather this time of year it is difficult to account for all personnel kit items. Please use appropriate discretion with packing and follow the weather reports up until departing for the exercise. We will train rain or shine. Please also take into consideration that we will be sleeping in tents and the amount of personal kit space is very limited.
  3. The following optional equipment may be brought:
    1. Camera
  4. Do NOT bring any of the following:
    1. Expensive jewelry
    2. Money
    3. Knives
    4. Non-prescription medication (Advil, Tylenol)
    5. Mobile phone
  5. We are not responsible for lost or broken items, and have a zero tolerance for theft.

Annex D – Camp Wetaskiwin Map

  1. See below


Annex D – Appendix 1 – Directions to Camp Wetaskiwin

  1. From Niagara-on-the-Lake:
    1. Follow Highway 55 toward St. Catharines
    2. Turn right at Queenston Road
    3. Turn left on Welland Canals Parkway
    4. Turn right on Glendale Avenue
    5. Turn left on Pelham Road
    6. Turn left on Scout Camp Road
    7. Arrive at Camp Wetaskiwin

Aviation Weekend Update

Good afternoon.

We’re already hearing the winds pick up, so we’re leaving early to try and get home before things get too bad. Our bus has an ETA of 1330-1400 (1:30pm to 2:00pm) and so we have an an estimated return of 1545-1645 (3:45pm to 4:45pm). More specific updates will be sent as we have them.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

CYDC Aviation Weekend Details and Kit List

We will be meeting on Friday, 22 Feb in front of 809’s HQ no later than 1815h (6:15pm) for an 1830h (6:30pm) departure. Make sure you have everything in the kit list with you, especially your health card.

We will be returning from the Cadet Youth Development Centre in Waterloo at approximately 1630 (4:30pm) on Sunday, 24 Feb, for an estimated return of 1830h (6:30pm) arrival. If there are unexpected changes to this, notification will given as soon as possible.

We’re gearing up for an amazing weekend with a few additional things that we didn’t experience last time. I hope everyone else is looking forward to it as much as I am!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!


Kit List:

General:

  1. Health Card
  2. Appropriate Outdoor Coat or Cadet Parka
  3. Winter Gloves
  4. Toque
  5. Winter Boots
  6. 809 Shirt and Ball Cap
  7. 809 Hoodie (if available)
  8. Shirts (2 minimum)
  9. Socks (4 pair minimum)
  10. Underwear (2 pair minimum)
  11. Pyjamas
  12. Pants (i.e. khakis, jeans [no rips or holes])
  13. Running shoes (indoor and outdoor)
  14. Personal Hygiene Kit. (tooth brush, tooth paste, &c)
  15. Plastic Bag (for dirty laundry)
  16. Air Mattress
  17. Sleeping Bag and Pillow

Medication:

Medication as required (bring only what is necessary for the weekend)

Optional Items: (Squadron will not be responsible for lost or stolen items)

  1. Camera
  2. Music Player with Headphones (iPod, &c)
  3. Appropriate Reading Material

Prohibited Items:

  1. Any Item Deemed to be a Potential Weapon (i.e. Knives)
  2. Illegal or Controlled Substances (i.e. Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco)
  3. Pornographic material

Autumn FTX 2018

It’s almost upon us… the Autumn 2018 FTX! Tomorrow night at 1900h (7:00pm) everyone should be in the parking lot of Wetaskiwin Scout Camp on Scout Camp Road in St. Catharines. The kit list and the Google Map with directions is available in the calendar entry here: Autumn FTX 2018.

This is a mandatory exercise with training that is required to complete your training level. It’s important that everyone come out, but if you can’t make it, be sure to contact the squadron phone at (905) 468-7584 before training begins at 1900h (7:00pm).

We will be meeting parents in the parking lot during the arrival period. If you must arrive later than this (again call if this will be the case), the campsite can be reached by crossing the bridge at the end of the parking lot, following the road to the second bridge on the right, and walking up to the potlatch building.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 18 Nov 2018

Date
18 Nov 2018

RO Number
18-30

Summary
This week, we’re preparing for next weekend’s Autumn Field Training Exercise, which is always a highlight of the training year. The full operations order will be published tomorrow. We’ll also be discussing summer training options for 2019.

Training Night
21 Nov 2018

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C2: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Training Night Routine

Activity Timings
Building Open, Parade Setup 1815-1830
Fall-in, Inspection, Opening Parade 1830-1845
Period One 1845-1920
Period Two 1925-2000
Break 2000-2015
Period Three 2015-2050
Clean Up Training Areas and Parade Square 2050-2100
Fall-in, Closing 2100-2115
Dismissal 2115

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

Training Night Schedule

Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO M100.03 M100.04a M100.04b
Description Positive Social Relations for Youth Positive Social Relations for Youth Positive Social Relations for Youth
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO M208.02 M240.02a M240.02b
Description Leadership Aerospace Aerospace
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO M309.05a M309.05b M309.06
Description Instructional Techniques Instructional Techniques Instructional Techniques
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO M403.03a M403.03b M440.02
Description Leadership Aerospace Aerospace
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
19 Nov 2018 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Effective Speaking)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
21 Nov 2018 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C3 Capt Lemoine
23-25 Nov 2018 Friday-Sunday Autumn Field Training Exercise (FTX) Wetaskiwin Scout Camp Warm Civilian or FTU CI Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
26 Nov 2018 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night
(Effective Speaking)
809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
28 Nov 2018 1830-2100 Wednesday Mandatory Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) C3 OCdt Nicolescu
31 Nov 2018 1600-2000 Friday Cadet Tag Days Niagara-on-the-Lake C3 CI Couroux
1 Dec 2018 0900-1300 Saturday Cadet Tag Days Niagara-on-the-Lake C3 OCdt Nicolescu
1 Dec 2018 1200-1600 Saturday Cadet Tag Days Niagara-on-the-Lake C3 Lt Russell
2 Dec 2018 1200-1600 Sunday Cadet Tag Days Niagara-on-the-Lake C3 Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Kit List for Fall FTX – Nov 23, 24 & 25

Here’s the kit list for the upcoming FTX.  Keep in mind that this is late November.  There will be chances of snow, rain and even freezing rain, so make sure you have the appropriate items to keep you dry and warm.

Make sure to include the following items, along with the items in the kit list mentioned further below.

  • waterproof – winter weight coat and pants,
  • Waterproof – winter weight boots – Not Shoes!.
  • Several pairs of socks
  • Water resistant gloves
  • Toque.

Note: For cold weather, it’s always better to dress in layers. If you get too warm, you can remove layers to prevent yourself from sweating.  Sweating will cause you to eventually get cold and uncomfortable.  Keeping yourself warm and dry will be essential to a safe and fun experience.

We’ll be sleeping in cabins this time around so it should make things more comfortable.  We’ll also be supplying CAF issued sleeping bags, so there’s no need to take this with you.  Remember! One cadet, one kit.  Make sure you can carry and keep track of your own belongings.

Here’s the kit list:

809 SQN EXERCISE
23-25 Nov 18

PERSONAL CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT LIST

  1. All cadets should be in possession of the following clothing and equipment in order to ensure a safe, productive, and enjoyable training exercise:
    1. Ontario Health Card (This is a MUST!)
    2. T-shirts (6)
    3. Pants, Preferably Quick Dry (No Jeans) (4)
    4. Sweater or Sweatshirt (3)
    5. Underwear (4)
    6. Pairs of Socks (8)
    7. Jacket (Waterproof May be Necessary) (1)
    8. Hat (1)
    9. Boots (No Shoes, Waterproof) (1)
    10. Pillow (1)
    11. Face Towel and Body Towel (1)
    12. Flashlight (1)
    13. Sunglasses (1)
    14. Sunscreen (1)
    15. Chapstick
    16. Large Water Bottle (Filled with WATER, BPA-Free) (1)
    17. Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Items
    18. Appropriate Sleeping Attire
    19. Prescription Medication (ONLY ENOUGH FOR WEEKEND; Notify Officer Staff Immediately Upon Arrival at Camp Wetaskiwin)
  2. Please note that due to the nature of the weather this time of year it is difficult to account for all personnel kit items. Please use appropriate discretion with packing and follow the weather reports up until departing for the exercise. We will train rain or shine. Please also take into consideration that we will be sleeping in tents and the amount of personal kit space is very limited.
  3. The following optional equipment may be brought:
    1. Camera
  4. Do NOT bring any of the following:
    1. Expensive jewelry
    2. Money
    3. Knives
    4. Non-Prescription Medication ( Advil, Tylenol)
    5. Cell Phone

NOTE: We are not responsible for lost or broken items, and have a zero tolerance for theft.

Any questions, please ask any one of the staff members.

CI Couroux

Aviation Training Weekend – The Return

Once again, the cadets of 809 Squadron had a fun, exciting, and educational weekend at the Cadet Youth Development Centre at the Waterloo Airport. We’re on our way home now with a bus load of tired cadets and a renewed enthusiasm for the aviation and aerospace aspects of our program.

Parents, we were a little bit behind schedule leaving the CYDC add expect to arrive at 809 HQ between 1820h (6:20pm) add 1830h (6:30pm) instead of our originally scheduled time.

Aviation Training Exercise

Per the instructions given on Wednesday, we will be meeting in front of 809’s HQ no later than 1815 (6:15pm) for a 1830 (6:30pm) departure. Make sure you have everything in the kit list with you, especially your health card.

We will be returning from the Cadet Youth Development Centre in Waterloo at approximately 1630 (4:30pm) on Sunday for an estimated return of 1800 (6:00pm) arrival. If there are unexpected changes to this, notification will given as soon as possible.

We’re gearing up for an amazing weekend with a few additional things that we didn’t experience last time. I hope everyone else is looking forward to it as much as I am!

Details of the weekend’s exercise can be found here:

CYDC 2018 Exercise – Ops Order
CYDC 2018 Exercise – Annex A – Training Schedule
CYDC 2018 Exercise – Annex B – Kit List