Welcome back!

For all cadets, our first official night back is Monday, September 12, 2016 from 1830 hrs to 2130 hrs! We hope everyone had a great summer and recharged and energized for the new training year.

Please note, registration for new cadets is now closed for the 2016-2017 training year (see previous post from Sep 2 below for more details).

Dress for the evening is C2 (full dress with ribbons) for returning cadets. Black pants, white collared shirt, black tie, black shoes (or as close to that as possible) for all new recruits or returning cadets whose uniform no longer fits.

Supply will be open for all returning cadets to make exchanges for the entire month of September!!! Exchanges will not be made without return of the old uniform part. That uniform part should be washed prior to return as well. We do not have a great deal of stock in supply right now so you may have to wait a little while we order the part for you.

Returning cadets, please see the note under the Fees page on this website. The cadet assessment fee and fee for lottery tickets has gone up. The total amount for this year is $120.00. Should you have difficulty paying this fee for any reason, please feel free to speak with one of our sponsoring committee members to make arrangements and these arrangements will kept in confidence.

Fall Gliding

10 Sept 2016 (level two and up) and 17 Sep 2016 (new recruits)

There are 2 shifts of gliding happening on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 and one shift on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at the gliding centre at Canadian Forces Base Borden.

Level two and higher are invited to attend the sessions on the 10th, while our new recruits are invited to attend on the 17th (more information will be distributed on our first night back – Sept. 12 for new recruits).

Please see below for the permission form which provides a bit more detail. Form and health card must be in hand when you meet the buses.

FORM – Gliding – SEPT 16

Registration for new cadets now CLOSED for the 2016-2017 training year

Registration and information sessions were conducted August 22 and 29 for all new cadets interested in joining for the 2016-2017 training year. If you were unable to attend and did not make prior arrangements with us, we are unable to accommodate you for this training year.

Unfortunately, we have significant space constraints this year due to the fire this past spring at Victoria Park Arena. We will have to make do with the space we have at Lions Hall, outside, and our local headquarters building, which does not allow us to take any more cadets at this time to remain within fire code.

If you are still really keen on joining the program, we highly recommend one of the other two air cadet squadrons in Brampton, or the army or sea cadet corps (listed below):

132 Spitfire Squadron serves the West end of the city (West of Highway 410).
892 Snowy Owl Squadron serves the area to the North.
Army Cadets: 557 Lorne Scots.
Sea cadets: Illustrious Sea Cadets.

We sincerely apologize if we have disappointed anyone who could not make it to our registration sessions.

Registration for the 2016-2017 Training Year

All details regarding joining 758 Argus Squadron are posted under Join Us. Please note, 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.

Have a great summer!

Thank you, thank you, thank you…

I cannot express enough gratitude for the hard work and dedication shown by our cadets throughout this past training year. Through everything, you have shown significant growth and put to use many of the great things you have learned throughout. Our annual ceremonial review this past Saturday was outstanding! Even with the heat, the cadets stood strong and proud and put on an excellent performance. I could not be any prouder.

To the parents that drive your cadets sometimes multiple times per week and help your cadet to manage their time effectively, you have my sincere thanks. We know that we ask a lot sometimes and we truly appreciate the support.

To those attending summer training, go into the experience with an open mind and open heart. You will make some wonderful friendships and learn a great deal. Take what you learn and bring that back to the squadron.

To those moving on to the next phase of life, we wish you all the best in years to come. Remember what you have learned in cadets and put it to good use. Those time management and leadership skills will forever serve you well if you employ them. Don’t be strangers and check in with us from time to time to let us know how things are going.

I hope everyone has an amazing summer! Take a well-deserved break and do something fun. We will see you again in the fall!

Major C. Clark
Commanding Officer
758 Argus RC(Air)CS

Summer Training Briefing

Monday, June 20, 2016

There will be a briefing for all cadets who have been selected for summer training at Lion’s Hall from 1900-2030hrs on Monday, June 20. Dress is casual.

All travel orders, kit lists and joining instructions will be posted shortly under Resources, Summer Training.

51st Annual Ceremonial Review

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The squadron staff, squadron sponsoring committee, and cadets invite all parents, friends, and family to attend our 51st Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR). The ACR is where our cadets demonstrate some of the learning and accomplishments they have achieved and celebrate the end of another successful training year. Various awards and presentations will be made and it is sure to be a great parade.

There will be a parade practice for all cadets, in civilian attire, on Friday, June 17 at regular Monday night parade times. Practice will be held at Century Gardens Recreation Centre as mentioned in the previous post. Cadets are to bring their flight static displays at this time to set up as well.

Cadets are asked to be at Century Gardens on Saturday morning, in civilian attire, by 0830 hrs. They are to bring ALL uniform parts, nicely hung on hangers. We recommend hanging everything and placing in a suit bag (or garbage bag if a suit bag is not available) labelled with the cadet’s full name. All pieces of uniform should be brought (wedge, tie, belt, boots, socks, laces for boots, etc.). Males should be cleanly shaven and females should already have their hair done. Uniforms are to be neatly pressed, badges sewn on CORRECTLY, and boots shone to high gloss. Please review the dress regulations under Resources for more information or speak to your section commander.

Lunch will be provided for the cadets on Saturday prior to the parade. We ask that all cadets eat a healthy and well-balanced breakfast prior to arrival as we will be running through parade practice and they will require sufficient energy for that. Cadets should also bring with them a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.

We ask that all guests be seated by 1245hrs at the latest as cadets will begin preparing for the arrival of our Reviewing Officer at that time. Military members or dignitaries are asked to RSVP to the CO at cclark@758argus.ca to ensure appropriate seating is available.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

Parade locations for remainder of training year

Note: please ensure to scroll down for information on the Pearson airport tour and Decoration Day parade information as they are contained in separate announcements posted earlier.

As you all know, the fire that occurred last weekend at Victoria Park Arena has left us without a proper arena to parade in for the remainder of the training year. Please mark these dates and locations down and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. We will not be parading at LHQ for the remainder of the year, except for team practices. All dates and times are mandatory for all cadets.

Monday, June 6, 2016Brampton Memorial Arena
-regular parade timings

Monday, June 13, 2016Brampton Memorial Arena
-regular parade timings

Friday, June 17, 2016Century Gardens Recreation Centre
-regular parade timings
-practice for annual in civilian clothing

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – Century Gardens Recreation Centre
-cadets to arrive at 0800 hrs in civilian clothing with uniform on a hanger for morning practice
-lunch is provided
-More details regarding annual is forthcoming in a separate post

Pearson Airport Tour

Saturday, June 4, 2016 (UPDATED June 2)

Cadets who are attending the Pearson Airport tour have already been informed by CV Nijhawan and names are listed below. If you were selected but did not hand in the permission form, please ensure you have it with you on Saturday.

There is very strict security at the airport, and as such, cadets are required to bring with them one of the following forms of identification:

A passport, Driver’s Licence, Nexus Card, Permanent Resident Card, or Ontario Photo Health Card are the only pieces of identification that will be accepted. If cadets do not have proper photo identification as listed above, unfortunately, they will not be permitted to attend.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Unfortunately, at this time due to the strict security requirements, we are unable to accommodate any changes to the attendee list.

Attendees:

Capt. Post
CV Nijhawan
CV Nagi

Annakah Roache
Steven Oliveira
Brittney D’Aoust
Jessica Colaco
Kartikey Sachdeva
Silvran Correia
Jeffrey Ampong
Olivia Vandervelde
Anish Sahny
Om Gandhi
Arjan Thandi
Nihal Thandi
Edwin Amoah
Cody Power
Yzabelle Bisa
Satveer Bath
Giselle Saldanha
Charles Amoah
Aldwin Umali
Shivam Patel
Preet Patel

Decoration Day Parade – June 5, 2016

Cadets will be participating in the Decoration Day Parade, hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Similarly to Remembrance Day, we ask that all cadets attend this event.

For a brief history of what Decoration Day is in Canada, please click here.

Where: Meadowvale Cemetery, 7732 Mavis Rd, Brampton, ON – cadets will meet at the chapel (when you enter at the main gate, follow the road left until you get to the parking lot).

Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Dress: C1 for cadets, 1A for officers

Parents are welcome to stay for the parade and watch from the side.