Band Practice Cancelled

Band Team will be cancelled this evening (Tuesday, October 9, 2018). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Spring Tagging & Gliding Oct 12-14

TAGGING: OCT 12, 13, AND 14, 2018

We are looking for lots of parents to drive our cadets to locations! If you can volunteer to drive, please speak to a member of the sponsoring committee when you drop your cadet off and ensure you have a valid driver’s license and insurance. If you have questions, please email 758argusnewsletter@gmail.com for more information.

Parents, please take care when dropping off your cadet. On Friday evening, there may be some overlap with the daycare and the parking lot will be busy. Please drive with care.

All cadets are required to participate in 3 shifts of tagging. This is the squadron’s primary fundraiser and as such, all are required to contribute. Cadets will meet at LHQ (basement of the daycare) for all shifts. Cadets enter through the back door, while parents volunteering to drive enter through the front.

The shifts are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct 12, 2018: 5 pm to 9:00 pm (arrive as early as you can – we know many cannot arrive that early)
  • Saturday, Oct 13, 2018: 9 am to 1 pm AND 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, Oct 14, 2018: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

NOTE: Optional ½ day (1 shift) is in the afternoon on Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. If you arrive at 10:30 am, you are required to complete a full day (2 shifts). No exceptions will be made.

Cadets who are staying all day on Saturday and Sunday will receive lunch money and will stay at the locations they are tagging at for their lunch. Cadets are reminded that they have 30 minutes for their lunch.

Uniforms must be pressed, boots polished, hair groomed, etc. Cadets who do not yet have a uniform are required to meet the same standard in what they wear. We are in the public eye and as such, are representatives of the cadet program as a whole. Cadets who are fooling around, slouching, chewing gum, etc. are not a positive reflection of the squadron and the program and will be cautioned accordingly.

FALL GLIDING: OCT 13 AND 14, 2018

Gliding Permission Forms are live and can be found here. Forms are to be signed and brought with you the day of the activity, along with your Health Cards. Cadets/ Parents must review which day they signed up for below gliding shifts and ensure they attend during that time. If cadet is unable to attend or would like to attend a shift, you must contact webmaster@758argus.ca to notify the Squadron ASAP.

GLIDING – Oct 13 (Morning) – Sign up Sheet

GLIDING – Oct 13 (Afternoon) – Sign up Sheet

GLIDING – Oct 14 (Morning) – Sign up Sheet

 

Weekly Announcement

 

For September 27, 2018 – Ground School: There will be ground school beginning September 27th from 1830hrs – 2130hrs at LHQ.

For September 28, 2018 – Range Team: There will be range team practice for all returning range team members from 1830hrs – 2130hrs at LHQ on Friday, September 28th.

For September 29, 2018 – Sports Day: All level 5 cadets are expected to arrive at LHQ no later than 0815hrs to complete their fitness testing. Levels 1 through 4 are to arrive at LHQ no later than 0930hrs.

Cadets are to dress in suitable PT gear, including proper running shoes, suitable for the weather. Sunscreen and reusable water bottle are also required. Cadets are to bring their own lunch – food will NOT be provided, nor will cadets be permitted to go off-site to purchase food.

Weekly Announcement

17 – 23 Sep 2018

Range Team: There will be range team practice for last year’s range team members from 1830hrs – 2130hrs at LHQ on Wednesday, September 19th.

Fall FTX: Cadets that submitted a Permission Form on Monday will report to Local Headquarters (LHQ), 55 Avondale Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario at 1800 hrs (6:00pm) on Friday 21 September 2018 with Health Card and personal kit per Personal Kit List (attached to the Permission Form). There will be a personal kit inspection prior to boarding the bus. Please ensure all cadets are following the Kit List when packing. Cadets are required to eat prior to being dropped off on Friday, as food/ rations will not be provided on 21 September 2018. Cadets will return and shall be picked up at the LHQ at 1500 hrs (3:00pm) on Sunday 23 September 2018.

Weekly Announcement

For 10-17 Sep 2018

Annual Validation Forms: All return cadets must complete the Annual Validation Forms and submit to the AdminO by and no later than 17 September 2018. This form requires parent’s signature.
IMPORTANT: you must completed this form in order to participate in the Squadron Cadets Activities.

Detailed Health Questionnaire: For those cadets that required to complete this form, ensure to submit the completed form with your Annual Validation form and submit to the AdminO by and no later than 17 September 2018.
IMPORTANT: you must complete this form with the Annual Validation Form in order to participate in any cadets’ activities and training, whether local and/or regional; this including teams’ competitions.

Summer Training: For Cadets interested in participating in summer training, we’ve updated the Summer Training page with some important information and deadlines regarding the application process. Be sure to review the information so you don’t miss your opportunity to apply.

New cadet registration / returning cadet info

New Cadets:

Registration for the 2018-2019 training year is now CLOSED (unless prior arrangements were made to register at a later date). Unfortunately, due to space constraints in our training facilities, registration for this training year is now closed. We apologize for any disappointment caused and encourage you to contact one of the other air cadet squadrons in Brampton (listed below). If you are currently a cadet at another unit and would like to transfer in to 758, we will accept transfers at any point in the training year. Just contact us to advise.

Drop off is at 1830 hrs (6:30pm) at Lions Hall and pick up is at 2130hrs (9:30pm). Dress will be civilian clothing, Black pants and shoes, White collared top. Bring a pen, small note book, no backpacks. Refreshments can be purchased at the Canteen (if desired).

Existing cadets are automatically registered for the next training year but should review the Fees page on this website as there are annual fees to be paid on the first night back and the fees have changed!

Returning Cadets:

It’s almost that time of year again! Time to dust of those parade boots and return to another fun-filled training year. We hope everyone had a great summer and those who attended summer training are ready to return to share the information they learned.

Important notes:

First Night Back – Monday, September 10. CO’s parade and admin night. If you weren’t able to swing by during the new cadet registration nights to pay your Annual Assessment Fee and Lottery Tickets, they are due on September 18th. More info on fees here.

Training – The Training Calendar for the year has been updated online, the calendar is always a work in progress. Please check back regularly for updates and listen to announcements on the parade square. Start thinking about what teams or clubs you want to be a part of! Permission form for the Fall FTX – Sep 21-23 is also live and can be found here. They are due on September 17th, however space is limited so the earlier they are submitted, the better.

Uniform Issues – if you need any uniform parts exchanged, be sure to have it with you ready to exchange. No appointment necessary. If you have an issue, just come on by on Monday nights from 1830-2115 and we’ll help you out. Bring back the part you want to exchange (cleaned please!) and we’ll either exchange on the spot if we have what you need or order you a new one.

Registration for the 2018-2019 Training Year

All details regarding joining 758 Argus Squadron are posted under Join Us. You do not need to call ahead or email ahead to confirm your attendance at one of our registration sessions.

Please note: our squadron serves the East end of Brampton (East of Highway 410 – Bramalea). Should you live outside of this geographic area, there is likely a squadron located closer to you that delivers the same curriculum.

132 Spitfire Squadron serves the West end of the city (West of Highway 410).

892 Snowy Owl Squadron serves the area to the North.

If you are interested in Army Cadets, you may want to check with 557 Lorne Scots.

Or you may also be interested in the Sea Cadets.

All elements run common training components such as drill, physical fitness, teamwork, and leadership with a strong focus on the air, army, or sea subjects respectively. Air cadets is highly academic. If there are any barriers to learning or if there is an IEP at school, it is helpful for us to be aware of those things so that we can make the appropriate accommodations or modifications, if at all possible.

Travel itineraries for cadets

Updated August 13, 2018

The below itineraries are for cadets returning on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Cadets returning from Connaught CTC: Connaught-Exhaust

Cadets returning from Blackdown CTC: Blackdown-Exhaust

Cadets returning from Trenton – HUB: Trenton-HUB-Exhaust

Cadets returning from Trenton CTC: Trenton-CTC-Exhaust

Cadets returning from Canadore College: Canadore-Exhaust

Exhaust Itinerary for cadets returning from Summer Camp

Trenton-Exhaust – July 20, 2018

Blackdown-Exhaust – July 27, 2018

Trenton B Intake – July 29, 2018

Travel Itineraries for Summer Training

Important information for all cadets attending summer training:

  • Cadets must be at the pick-up zone at least 30 minutes prior to bus departure time. Pick-up zone is at Milton Memorial Arena (77 Thompson Rd S, Milton, ON L9T 6H).
  • All Cadets must travel in uniform (summer dress) and pack your tunic in your suitcase.
  • In order to be permitted on the bus, cadets must present the following to the bus escort officer:
    • Health Card
    • Completed and signed “Offer of Participation” – page 4
    • Completed “Cadet transportation” form
    • Travel itinerary (found below) – which shows that your is on the list
  • You are required to bring all of the above to camp for the “INTAKE” process

Travel Itineraries: