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This week, on May 31st, 2023, 614 Squadron will hold Wednesday night training at Catholic Central High School, 450 Dundas Street, from 1815hrs-2100hrs.
The dress code for this week will be:
Cadets – C3 (blue uniform with ribbons, not medals)
CAF Members – CADPAT
Civilians – Business
This week, make sure to put extra effort into your tunic, the inspected uniform part of the week. Please make sure:
Sleeves shall be roll-pressed with no creases,
Jackets shall be worn fully buttoned-up except for the top button.
(This uniform item is informally referred to as a tunic)
Worn so that the excess of the belt, once attached, is on the left side of the buckle,
The buckle shall be adjusted so that it is centred on the buttons of the jacket,
Belts shall not exceed more than 5 cm past the first permanent loop of the jacket,
Exceedingly long belts shall not be tucked in but shall be exchanged for a size that fits.
As always, two cadets with the best deportment will be selected to be inspected at the closing parade, with one winner being selected.
Note that ALL cadets are to wear their tunics
*BAND CADETS MUST BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACR PRACTICE*
This Sunday, May 28th, 2023, there will be optional training at the Royal School Building inside Wolseley Barracks, located at 701 Oxford Street East, London ON. Please enter the base from the Elizabeth St. entrance, where you will pull into the gate and make your way to the Royal School Building. Directions can be found on the website.
In the event that our location at Wolseley Barracks is moved from the Royal School Building to someplace else on base, such as Beaver Hall, we will send out an update email as soon as we are made aware of the change. Sudden location changes like those last week are beyond our control entirely but we will continue to provide updates via email as soon as we are aware.
The schedule for Sunday's training is :
Band – 1000-1130 hrs
Break – 1130-1200 hrs
*SILENT DRILL TEAM WILL BE PRACTICING @ 1130 hrs
Drill Team – 1200-1330 hrs
Drone Flying – 1330-1430 hrs
The dress code for cadets and staff: Civilian attire
*DRILL CADETS MUST BRING THEIR WEDGE AND PARADE BOOTS TO SUNDAY PRACTICE*
Due to the changes in timing and location cadets are strongly advised to pack lunches instead of buying them, as both the time and location are less conducive to going out to eat.
We encourage all the cadets from band and drill to attend these practices. If by chance you are unable to attend Sunday training please contact CI Cheung (drill) and CV Alvarado (band).
Please contact CV Alvarado at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We have started receiving offers of participation for cadets who applied for summer training. Lt Golshan is forwarding them to selected cadets as soon as they are received on our end. You must confirm that you will be available for the training and plan to attend when you receive the offer of participation!
Supply: Any new cadets who have not yet received their uniform are reminded to ensure they have submitted their measurements and request for new uniform through the squadron’s online portal located on the squadron website; SUPPLY/UNIFORM | 614rcacs (614aircadets.org)
Squadron Sponsoring Committee: In its continuous efforts to support the squadron, the SSC is selling 614 T-shirts and hats at $10 each. If you are interested in giving back to 614 and owning a piece of lovely merchandise, please consider making a purchase!
Weekly Announcements - May 28 - June 3
Cadet365 Resources Access
All Cadets will have access to their own cadet email address ending in "cdt.cadets.gc.ca", which will allow them to access Cadet resources. This will be beneficial and be used for Summer training and other purposes.
What is Cadet365?
Cadet365 is a collaborative platform for Cadets and Adult Staff across Canada. The suite provides access to familiar products like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Planner, OneNote and OneDrive. The aim of the suite is to promote collaboration and facilitate remote work.
The innovative cloud-based platform enables the team to work on both personal and work devices. This is a proven solution that balances the need to innovate and continue working with the need to maintain security and accountability.
How does Cadet365 work?
After you have completed your onboarding process, you will always have access to the Microsoft365 suite on your personal or work device. You will be able to use the different apps to collaborate with your colleagues. To complete the onboarding process, you will need to contact the administration officer, Lieutenant Golshan at email@example.com to obtain your email address and initial password, which you must change. Then, click the link below to complete the onboarding process:
What is the Air Cadet Program?
The Cadet Program is one of the largest federally sponsored youth programs in Canada.
It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces. Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities. Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.
Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces, nor are they expected to join the military. While they are introduced to Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces and certain traditions, they are also introduced to many other respectable career choices that are available to them.
Through the Cadet Program, the Government of Canada is investing in today’s youth and Canada’s future.
The Cadet Program is community-based. The program succeeds through strong community support and involvement. Cadets in turn make valuable contributions to their communities.
What do we do?
Air Cadets learn the principles of aviation, while some learn to become glider pilots, pilots of engine-propelled aircraft or both.
Why do youth aged 12 to 18 years old join cadets?
To have fun;
To be with their friends or to make new ones;
To partake in interesting and unique challenges;
To participate in diverse training at no cost;
To learn valuable life skills (work and personal);
To improve their self-confidence and sense of responsibility;
To pursue an interest in the Canadian Armed Forces; and To be part of a program that is both welcoming and nurturing, where they feel included and have a sense of belonging.
Five things to remember about the Cadet Program
Invites all Canadian youth aged 12 to 18;
Instills Canadian military values;
Develops in youth attributes of citizenship, leadership and fitness;
Balances safety and challenge; and
Leaves a positive life-long impact through a set of positive youth outcomes.
Five things to remember about Cadets
Cadets are proud Canadians and proud citizens;
Cadets are healthy in mind and body;
Cadets contribute to Canada’s future;
Cadets seek and appreciate healthy discipline; and
Cadets represent Canada in a positive light.
There are no fees associated with participating in the Air Cadet program. To run 614 Forest City Squadron, the expenses are roughly $55,000 per year, before any trips or extra activities for the Cadets! Since the Department of National Defense (DND), only covers a portion of the training that the cadets receive, the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) must raise funds to meet the annual squadron training budget. This is why our fundraising efforts are so important!,
Annually the squadron is assessed and is required to pay a fee to the Air Cadet League of Canada - Ontario Provincial Committee of $54 per cadet. The assessment is paid by every squadron in the province to support effective speaking competitions, volunteer screening, the selection process for advanced cadet training courses and international exchanges, regional gliding centres, insurance for all cadets while at cadet functions, public relations, and other activities of the Air Cadet League.
The SSC holds various fundraising activities during the year. However, without the generous support of the community, the squadron budget cannot be met and the cadets risk losing out on many activities.
Financial donations are gladly accepted and extremely welcome, of course, and we will issue tax receipts for the current tax year.
THE 614 SQUADRON SPONSORING COMMITTEE WARMLY THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!