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New Year’s Day Levees

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to an exciting New Year’s Eve.

For those cadets who will be attending the various New Year’s Day Levees (including those being held a little later on the 4th), you have not only permission, but encouragement to wear your uniforms to these events.

The first of 2020’s Weekly Routine Orders will be published before the weekend.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

NAG FTX 2018

It’s finally here! The NAG FTX will be this weekend. Over 300 cadets are expected to attend. Activities include canoeing, archery, hiking, orienteering, &c.

We will be departing from 809 HQ at 1700h (5:00pm) on Friday, May 4th and will be returning to the same spot at 1630h (4:30pm) on Sunday, May 6th.

Dress: Civilian or Field Training Uniform (Must have all of the pieces: Boots, Pants, Shirt, Jacket, Beret, Rank Slip-ons.) Dress for the weather.

Kit List:

  1. ONTARIO HEALTH CARD (you will not be allowed to remain at the trg site without it)
  2. Optional: FTU – olive drab decommissioned CF combats with blue air cadet rank, blue beret, black combat boots. (only complete kit to be worn)
  3. T-shirts and or long-sleeve shirts dependent on weather
  4. Pants, preferably quick dry (no jeans)
  5. Sweater or sweatshirt
  6. Underwear
  7. Socks – at least 2 pairs wool
  8. Warm Spring Coat – RAIN COAT
  9. Hat
  10. Shoes 2 pairs – one for canoeing
  11. Gloves
  12. Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Air Mattress (single)
  13. Face Towel and body towel
  14. Flashlight
  15. Sunglasses
  16. Large Water Bottle (filled w/ WATER)
  17. Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Items
  18. Chapstick
  19. Appropriate Sleeping Attire
  20. Bug spray
  21. Sunscreen
  22. HOT LIQUID MUG (for hot chocolate on Sat night – must be separate from water bottle)
  23. Prescription Medication & Non-prescription medication ( Advil, Tylenol) – bring ONLY
    ENOUGH FOR WEEKEND; notify CO immediately upon arrival at Valens Conservation Area.

The official title of the event according to the Operations Order is “May Mayhem” and Maj Palumbo is in charge of the whole thing. With that combination, there’s no way this can be anything but fun. See you there!

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS

Famil Flying Tonight – NEW START TIME

WE ARE A GO! Approval has been given for our Famil Flying. Capt Mario Palumbo, CD of the St. Catharines Cadet Flying Training Site will be the Pilot for our outings.  The Sqn is paying for the flying – no cost to our cadets! Meet in the terminal building, wear comfortable clothing (no uniforms).

We have had more cadets sign-up – CHECK YOUR GROUP# below. We are starting an hour earlier to accommodate all our cadets. 

For Wed (TONIGHT!) – Group #1 meet at the NOTL Airport at 450pm. Group #2 meet at the NOTL Airport at 550pm. Group #3 meet at the NOTL Airport at 650pm. You must be LOGGED IN to view the names.

Capt Tammy Palumbo Cell: 289-783-1942

Group #1 Cadets: 

Group #2 Cadets:

Group # 3 Cadets:

Parents: we need some treats!

Parents: if you are willing/able to bring baked goods to our Annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday to be used as dessert for the BBQ, please send a marked tupperware container to the parade with your cadet.

We need everything to be NUT free.

If you would like to contribute, but have no time to bake, consider purchasing something from your local grocer.

If you have questions, please talk with either Capt Palumbo or Mrs Mehrotra. Thanks in advance!

Wed Night Training

DRESS REHEARSAL for our Annual Ceremonial Review this Sat. Oh, and it’s cupcake birthday night. 🙂

Duty O 
Capt Palumbo

Duty NCO

FCpl Nicolescu

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

UNIFORMS! All you need to know is printed in CATO 55-04: (available to all cadets on the website) Air Cadet Dress Instructions. Check your pants for “railroad tracks”, your boots for dull spots, your dress shirt for proper crease position. Now is the time to be picky about how you look! Senior Cadets (Sgt & up) we will repeat the uniform inspection from last week. You know what needs to be fixed.

Mandatory Attendance May 24, 27 & 31. We have 2 Wed nights total remaining. Tonight we will be having our final Annual Parade Practice – it is a COMPLETE DRESS REHEARSAL run through of the parade (unfortunately, the Snowbirds Air show was cancelled for this week). We need everyone out so we are ready for our Annual Ceremonial Review Parade on Sat 27 May 2017 at 3pm. All cadets are required to attend in order to complete their level.

PARENT SUMMER TRAINING BRIEFING – NEXT WED 31 MAY 2017. 645pm in Classroom #1. All cadets that are attending summer training, must have a parent attend. The Cadet Squadron Commander Change of Command Parade will follow at 815pm.

Bottle Drive THIS Saturday 9am-4pm

Don’t forget: mandatory fundraising day THIS Sat, Jan 7th at VanNoort Greenhouses (corner of Hunter and Creek roads in NOTL). Don’t be late – we start promptly at 9am. All cadets are required to attend – attendance cheques will be cashed for those cadets not present.

We NEED: DRIVERS (parents please bring in your valid driver’s license and car insurance to be checked by Capt Palumbo), pick up your car magnets, driving route & cadets inside; SORTERS all day long at the greenhouse – it’s an endless mess but worth every penny – see “subject matter experts” to make sure you are sorting the way the Beer Store wants it done; END OF DAY unloading at the Beer Store in St. Catharines – can’t help by sorting or driving? Meet us at 4pm at the Beer Store to help with the last unload of the day – it usually takes us until 6pm to be completely finished and on our way home.

CADETS: wear your sqn hoodies/ball caps, and any other 809 branded items. WEAR YOUR WINTER COAT AND GLOVES – it’s supposed to be -5C (feels like -12C) on Sat. So dress appropriately. You’ll be outside for the majority of the time.

We will be providing lunch for everyone helping out – there will be coffee/tea on-site as well for our adult volunteers. Please make sure we take your attendance so we know who to thank!

Bring your enthusiasm! We are looking forward to a great haul.