Interflight Challenge - November 30

Hello everyone!

 

This week's interflight challenge will be on the multi-purpose boots! Please see the dress instructions in the Cadet Resources tab (under Supply/Uniform) for more information on proper wear of the boots. 

Flight Commanders will pick the top two Cadets in their flight based on uniform. These two Cadets will be inspected by the CO himself at the closing parade, and the Cadet with the best overall uniform will be awarded a prize.

The scoring for the challenge are the following:

  • 1 point for wearing the correct boots

  • 1 point for cleaned and blackened boots (NOT shone)

  • 1 point for cross lacing (laces go through the holes from the outside of the boot facing, as per the dress instructions)

CO's Update - November 2022

 

Hello everyone!

 

After a successful FTX at the end of October with 57 cadets attending, we are headed into November with our in-person activities getting really running. This update will largely focus on important upcoming dates and announcements from the departments.

 

As you all know, November 11th is Remembrance Day. 614 will be participating in the downtown London parade. Please see the details in the announcements below.

ANNOUNCEMENTS IN ORDER OF UPCOMING DATES

 

SUPPLY NIGHT

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE

  • 614 will participate in the Remembrance Day Parade on November 11th. Details are as follows:

    • Date: 11 Nov 22

    • Time: 1000hrs – approximately 1130hrs (CADETS MUST ARRIVE ON TIME OR THEY WILL MISS THE PARADE)

    • Location: Meet at Delta Armouries, 325 Dundas St. Parade will march to the cenotaph from that location and dismiss afterwards at the intersection of Dufferin Ave and Waterloo St

    • Dress: C1 with medals (Cadets), 1A (CAF members) ORDERS OF DRESS | 614rcacs (614aircadets.org)

  • *Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and watch the parade

  • **Cadets without their C1 uniform may wear C5 (green uniform). Cadets without any uniform issued yet may wear appropriate black pants/white shirt (same as CO’s parade)

  • ***ENSURE YOU WEAR A POPPY

  • IF PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE PARADE, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE: https://forms.office.com/r/2FzdNVqQNL

  • Questions to Capt Buckle, travis.buckle@cadets.gc.ca

OPTIONAL TRAINING

  • The air cadet program offers optional training opportunities for cadets that includes drill team and band. The drill team practices to perform a specialized drill display at the end of the training year during the Annual Ceremonial Review. There are also zone and provincial competitions where drill teams from across the province come together to compete, represent their squadron, and prove themselves to be the best. Number of members on the drill team is often limited, and as such there may be tryouts for cadets to identify those who have already excelled during their previous drill training on Wednesday nights.

  • Cadets do not need to have a music background to participate in band – we’ll teach you and provide the instruments!

  • We will also be offering a drone familiarization program where cadets will learn about flying RPAS (Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems). Opportunities may include getting their drone pilot certificate (Getting a drone pilot certificate (canada.ca)) and flying the DJI Mini SE drone.

  • 614’s optional training program will take place as follows:

    • Day: Sunday (13 Nov first date)

    • Time: 1030hrs – 1530hrs, break from 1200hrs – 1300hrs for lunch (bring your own)

    • Location: Salvation Army Gym, 1340 Dundas St

    • Dress: Civilian

  • Sunday schedules (tentative):

    • 1030hrs – 1200hrs, Band

    • 1200hrs – 1300hrs, Lunch

    • 1330hrs – 1430hrs, Drill Team

    • 1430hrs – 1530hrs, Drone program

  • Optional training is open to ALL cadets to sign up. Keep in mind that it is OPTIONAL, and as such cadets can choose to participate in as many or as little of the programs as they wish.

  • CADETS MUST SIGN UP FOR OPTIONAL TRAINING BY 9 NOV AT THIS LINK: https://forms.gle/CWJvRj3x5a1svFbk6

  • Questions to CI Cheung, dionhycheung@gmail.com

 

MERIT REVIEW BOARDS

  • Senior cadets eligible for promotion to WO2 or WO1 have received an email from Lt Coulter with details of the MRB. Please review it and sign up if interested.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 7 Nov 2022 – Supply night for cadets levels 3-5

  • 9 Nov 2022 – Signup deadline for optional training

  • 10 Nov 2022 – Remembrance Day Vigil (senior cadets only)

  • 10 Nov 2022 – Merit Review Board Signup Deadline (senior cadets only)

  • 11 Nov 2022 – Downtown London Remembrance Day Parade

  • 13 Nov 2022 – First Optional Training date

  • 23 Nov 2022 – Merit Review Boards (cadets eligible for promotion to Warrant Officer 2nd/1st class only)

 

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 614rcacs@gmail.com to obtain your email address and initial password, which you must change. Then, click the link below to complete the onboarding process:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/cadet-o365/cadet-onboarding.html

Cadet365 Resources Access

 

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.

Fundraising

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!

 

Mess Dinner Signup and Fundraising

 

Everyone,

A reminder that this is the first week to sign up for the mess dinner (open to cadets only) taking place 14 Dec. We will only be taking signups for a couple of weeks, so be sure to get in quickly!

The cost of the meal, per person, is over $50. Our squadron sponsoring committee (SSC) is covering a significant portion of the cost – it will only cost each cadet $10.

To secure your spot, see Mrs. Elgie, our SSC Treasurer, at the canteen tonight and provide her with your $10.

**ALSO – We will be selling Rheo Thompson mint smoothie chocolates as a fundraiser. Please consider purchasing a couple to support the squadron! Funds raised go directly back toward the cadets for events like the mess dinner above or our field training exercise.**

Regards,

Captain Travis Buckle

Commanding Officer, 614 Forest City Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

Canadian Armed Forces

travis.buckle@cadets.gc.ca / Cell: 226-377-3834

Commandant, 614 Forest City Escadron des cadets de l'Air royal du Canada

Forces armées canadiennes

travis.buckle@cadets.gc.ca / Tél Cell: 226-377-3834