Category Archives: Routine Orders

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 17 Nov 19

Date
17 Nov 19

RO Number
19-33

CO’s Message

We’re back to regular training this week with Drill Team and Sports for the remainder of the month.

Any Level 1 cadets who have not yet received their lottery tickets should bring their $60 and see Mrs. Lett at the beginning of the night on Wednesday.

Remember that we have a new winter footwear policy in order to keep our training area clean and tidy. Cadets (and staff) will come to training wearing outdoor/civilian footwear and uniform footwear in hand. Outdoor footwear will be left in the building entrance and uniform footwear will be worn inside.

For Level 3 cadets and above, 358 RCSCC is offering full-day workshops in Leadership and Instructional Techniques respectively over the next two Saturdays. These are optional, but highly encouraged for cadets who want the opportunity to hone these skills. Sign-up sheets have been posted so that we can give 358 RCSCC an idea of how many 809 cadets are interested in attending. Remember that you need to be logged in to see the sign-up sheets.

Event Sign-ups

See you on Wednesday!

Training Night
20 Nov 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3D: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
18 Nov 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
20 Nov 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Capt Lemoine
23 Nov 19 0830-1630 Monday 358 RCSCC Leadership Workshop Niagara College, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON C3 TBD

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
25 Nov 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
27 Nov 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Lt Russell
30 Nov 19 0830-1630 Monday 358 RCSCC Intructional Techniques Workshop Niagara College, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON C3 TBD

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 10 Nov 19

Date
10 Nov 19

RO Number
19-32

CO’s Message

Remembrance Day has come and gone for another year. Some of our cadets had already gone home by the time I made the announcement at the Legion, so I’ll reiterate it here. In all of the activities over the Remembrance season, 809 once again took up its traditional place in our community’s observations with respect, dignity, and commitment. The squadron demonstrated what it means to give of themselves for their community, slogging through the snow and the cold to remember those who gave so much more. Personally, and on behalf of everyone who has the privilege of working with you, thank you for your dedication. We’re proud of each and every one of you.

Lessening this month’s pace, we have only two scheduled activities this week, Mandatory Training on the 13th and Autumn Gliding on the afternoon of the 16th. That latter one may be a bit optimistic, but we can hope that this snow is an early blip and that we’ll have clear weather for Saturday. Sign-up sheets are below (remember that you need to be logged into the site) and we’re encouraging everyone to get on board. Hopefully, the weather won’t shut us out.

Event Sign-ups

For those cadets attending Ground School studies on Thursdays in St. Catharines, there has been a temporary change of location for the next two weeks (14 and 21 Nov). Instead of meeting at Pine Grove School, classes will be at Burleigh Hill School, 15 Burleigh Hill Dr, St. Catharines, ON L2T 2V6. Classes will return to Pine Grove School on 28 Nov 19.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Training Night
13 Nov 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3D: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
13 Nov 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Lt Russell
16 Nov 19 1300-1600 Saturday Autumn Gliding Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport Civilian OCdt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
18 Nov 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
20 Nov 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D OCdt Nicolescu

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 3 Nov 19

Date
3 Nov 19

RO Number
19-31

CO’s Message

November has a busy schedule, but we already have the biggest event behind us. This last weekend’s Autumn FTX was a success! Specific thanks go out to our senior cadets for their leadership and instruction, and to OCdt Nicolescu, who capably and enthusiastically coordinated the weekend’s training program.

This week, we have a CO’s Parade on Wednesday night. This means that ceremonial dress (C1A) is in order. We will be conducting Remembrance Day activities next week in ceremonial dress and this is a good opportunity to ensure that your uniform is up to par. Remember that if the poppy is not present and properly positioned, you are out of uniform. (See Dress Instructions at Chapter 4, Annex A for details.) For those cadets who still don’t have a complete uniform, orders have been placed and we’re hopeful that everything will arrive on time.

We’re still looking for cadet volunteers for the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign this weekend. We have two signups thus far and are looking for six more. We’re also looking for one more member of the flag party for Grace United Church’s Remembrance Day Service on Sunday morning. Sign-up sheets for these events can be found here:

Event Sign-ups

Further details on the Remembrance Day Sleepover, Vigil, and Parades will be posted immediately following the WROs for this week.

Training Night
6 Nov 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1A: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C1A: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Couroux

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 Nov 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
6 Nov 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C1A OCdt Couroux
10-11 Nov 19 Sunday-Monday Remembrance Day Sleepover and Vigil Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 C1A Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
13 Nov 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Lt Russell
16 Nov 19 1300-1600 Saturday Autumn Gliding Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport Civilian OCdt Couroux

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 27 Oct 19

Date
27 Oct 19

RO Number
19-30

CO’s Message

We’re now well into Remembrance season and so the poppy is a mandatory part of the cadet uniform until the end of Remembrance Day ceremonies on 11 Nov. Details on positioning can be found in the Dress Instructions at Chapter 4, Annex A.

On Friday, we have our Autumn FTX at Camp Wetaskiwin. The full operations order and annexes (kit lists, maps, &c) for this event will be provided this morning. It’s a fun and educational weekend and I’m really excited to see that every one of our cadets is going to be able to make it out.

In two weeks, we have our annual Remembrance Day Sleepover, Vigil, and Parades. Further details for these activities will be forthcoming this week.

Training Night
29 Oct 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3D: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Nicolescu

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
28 Oct 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
30 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D OCdt Nicolescu
1-3 Nov 19 Friday-Sunday Autumn Field Training Exercise Wetaskiwin Scout Camp Civilian or FTU Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
3 Nov 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
5 Nov 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night and CO’s Parade 809 HQ C1A Lt Russell
10-11 Nov 19 Sunday-Monday Remembrance Day Sleepover and Vigil Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 C1A Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 20 Oct 19

Date
20 Oct 19

RO Number
19-29

CO’s Message

Hopefully, everyone is sufficiently recovered from Thanksgiving. We’re back to our regular schedule this week with optional training on Monday and mandatory training on Wednesday.

If you’re a new cadet and you haven’t been sized for your uniform yet, come out on Monday night to make sure that gets done. If you really can’t make it out on Monday for this, let us know and we’ll make time on Wednesday. We want to make sure that all cadets are in full uniform before Remembrance Day.

On the topic of Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign begins this coming weekend. Further details on volunteering to support this activity and gain some volunteer hours at the same time will be available this Wednesday. Remember, once the Poppy Campaign begins on 25 Oct, the poppy is a mandatory part of the cadet uniform until the end of Remembrance Day Ceremonies on the 11 Nov. Details on positioning can be found in the Dress Instructions at Chapter 4, Annex A.

We’re only two weeks out from out Autumn FTX at Camp Wetaskiwin and three weeks from our Remembrance Day Sleepover, Vigil, and Parades. We’ll have further details on both of these activities published over the next few days.

Training Night
23 Oct 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3C

Cadet Dress
C3: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3D: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
21 Oct 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
23 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
28 Oct 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian OCdt Couroux
30 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D OCdt Nicolescu
1-3 Nov 19 Friday-Sunday Autumn Field Training Exercise Wetaskiwin Scout Camp Civilian or FTU Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 13 Oct 19

Date
13 Oct 19

RO Number
19-28

CO’s Message

Greetings from Kilkenny, Ireland! I won’t be around this week at our regular training night, but Lt Russell and the rest of the staff have things well in hand.

As you’re already aware, there won’t be any Monday night training this week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Stay home and enjoy time with your family.

Wednesday night is our first fitness testing night of the training year. There will be no uniforms worn on Wednesday. Come out in sports attire and be prepared to do your best.

Once again, remember that Wednesday evening’s Regular Training Night is mandatory for cadets to attend. If a cadet cannot attend, it is essential that they report their absence before training begins for the evening. Call or text the squadron phone at (905) 468-7584 or email 809air@cadets.gc.ca to report.

I will be returning to Canada on the 20th and will be back to cadets next Monday night. Until then, please escalate any concerns to Lt Russell either personally or via email to matthew.russell@cadets.gc.ca as necessary.

Training Night
16 Oct 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
Operational (CADPAT) or Sports Attire

Cadet Dress
Sports Attire: All Cadets

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night (Fitness Testing) 809 HQ Sports Attire Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
21 Oct 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
23 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 6 Oct 19

Date
6 Oct 19

RO Number
19-27

CO’s Message

We’re coming off of a busy weekend. We’ve had success with our Cadet Tag Days event, both in raising needed funds for our activities and in increasing awareness of our program in the community. Unfortunately, our Gliding Familiarization Day wasn’t as successful due to two factors. One of these was the weather, which we have no real control over. The other was a communications breakdown, which should not have occurred. Once again, I apologize for inconveniencing everyone. I’ve already had some helpful correspondence with the Gliding Centre commander and am confident that we can avoid this happening again. I’m also looking into options for our newer cadets to get in on a different gliding session with another squadron so that they don’t miss out on the experience. More information will be posted as soon as I have it.

As discussed last week, we’re doing Drill Team practice from 1900-2000 (7:00pm-8:00pm) and sports from 2000-2100 (8:00pm-9:00pm) for our Optional Training Night on Monday.

Remember that Wednesday evening’s Regular Training Night is mandatory for cadets to attend. If a cadet cannot attend, it is essential that they report their absence before training begins for the evening. Call or text the squadron phone at (905) 468-7584 or email 809air@cadets.gc.ca to report.

From 10-20 Oct 19, I will be out of the country. During my absence, please escalate any concerns to Lt Russell either personally or via email to matthew.russell@cadets.gc.ca as necessary.

Lastly, there will be no Optional Training Night on 14 Oct 19. Stay home and enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend. We’ll be back on the Wednesday following.

Training Night
9 Oct 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3F: Cdt, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: CV Dau

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
7 Oct 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
9 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3B/C3F CV Dau

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3B/C3F Lt Russell

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 29 Sep 2019

Date
29 Sep 19

RO Number
19-26

CO’s Message

This week, we’re repeating our optional training night schedule of Drill Team practice from 1900-2000 and sports from 2000-2100.

Wednesday is our first CO’s Parade of the year. For those who are unfamiliar with this, it is an opportunity for cadets to practice a full ceremonial parade and march-past. These are usually done monthly and sometimes involve a significant member of the community to serve as the Reviewing Officer (RO) of the parade. This month, being our first of the training year, we’ll keep a bit lower key and forego the community Reviewing Officer.

We also have our Cadet Tag Days fundraiser. Every cadet needs to sign up for two shifts for the weekend. Those who sign up for both shifts on Saturday will have lunch provided. Sign-up sheets can be found here: https://809cadets.ca/events/event-sign-ups/.

Lastly, we may have an opportunity to have another gliding familiarization day this weekend. If all goes well, we’ll have 20 spots and can take most of our cadets up. Preference goes to newer cadets and those who haven’t had a familiarization flight before, in that order. That said, we’ll likely have enough spots for almost everyone, so sign up! I’ll confirm 100% by Wednesday evening at the latest.

Remember that you need to be logged into the web site to see the sign-up sheets.

Training Night
2 Oct 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1A: All Cadets

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: CI Carbone

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
30 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
2 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night and CO’s Parade 809 HQ C1A CI Carbone
4-6 Oct 19 Friday-Sunday Cadet Tag Days Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 C1 Various
6 Oct 19 0900-1200 Sunday Gliding Familiarization (Tentative) Niagara Central Airport Civilian Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
7 Oct 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
9 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3B/C3F CV Dau

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 22 Sep 2019

Date
22 Sep 19

RO Number
19-25

CO’s Message

This past week represented good growth for 809. We had six new cadets sign up for our program and we’re really excited to see their contributions over the upcoming years. Welcome to the squadron!

That said, we can always make room for more! If you have friends who you think would enjoy what we do, invite them out while we’re still early in our training year.

Sunday’s Decoration Day ceremony was well-represented by 809’s cadets. We had eight cadets sign up for the event but had 11 on parade! To all of the cadets who participated, whether you signed up or made the last-minute decision to come, thank you.

This week, we have our first Drill Team practice on Monday from 1900-2000, followed by squadron sports from 2000-2100. Wednesday, for our regular training night, we’ll be conducting our first Effective Speaking class with Mrs. Gowans for our level two cadets. We’ll also have Capt Hollands, our Zone Training Officer visiting us from Toronto to see how we’re doing.

Next week, beyond our mandatory and optional training nights, we have our Cadet Tag Days fundraiser. This serves two purposes. There’s the obvious fundraising component that helps pay for many of our training activities, but it also gets us out in our community and reminds everyone of who we are. More than one cadet has joined us after seeing cadets participating in Cadet Tag Day activities. Every cadet needs to sign up for two shifts for the weekend. Those who sign up for both shifts on Saturday will have lunch provided. Sign-up sheets can be found here: https://809cadets.ca/events/event-sign-ups/.

Remember that you need to be logged into the web site to see the sign-up sheets.

One last thing. We’re no longer posting the Wednesday night training schedule in the Weekly Routine Orders. In order to see what’s being taught to whom, refer to the Events Calendar for full details. It can be found here: Events Calendar.

Training Night
25 Sep 19

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3F: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3F: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Nicolescu

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
23 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian OCdt Couroux
25 Sep 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C2B/C4A OCdt Nicolescu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
30 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
1 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C2B/C4A CI Carbone
3-5 Oct 19 Friday-Sunday Cadet Tag Days Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 C1 Various

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Reminder: Dress for Tonight

Per this week’s WRO and the Calendar Entry for tonight’s event, dress is C2A for Sgts an above, and C4A for FCpls and below. CAF members should be in 3B. We’re greeting our community tonight and should look our best.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!