Weekly Announcements

For Monday, October 12, 2015

Stand Down – No parade on Monday, October 12, 2015 as it is Thanksgiving Monday. We will resume regular training on Monday, October 19, 2015.

Tagging – Thank you to all the cadets and parent volunteers who made this past Tagging weekend a great success. We earned just over $14,000!! We lost a couple of really vital locations due to circumstances beyond our control but this figure is very respectable and the hard work of everyone involved is very much appreciated!

Team Practices this week and next as per the Training Calendar under “Resources”.

Field Training Exercise
Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Albion Hills Conservation Area.

Cadets who submitted permission forms will report to Local Headquarters (LHQ), 55 Avondale Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario at 1800 hrs (6:00pm) on Friday 16 October 2015 with Health Card and personal kit per Personal Kit List. Cadets will return and shall be picked up at the LHQ at 1500 hrs (3:00pm) on Sunday 18 October 2015. In case of a family emergency during the activity, the emergency contact number to reach the squadron is 905-793-7992. Alternate is 905-880-4855.

Please ensure you pack according to the personal kit list and that you pack lots of layers and a warm sleeping bag. The best sleeping pad to sleep on is one with foam and not just air as the air underneath you will make you cold. You want something to cut the cold underneath you. It gets very cold at night and we are sleeping outdoors.

Personal Kit List – Fall FTX

Supply appointments for Monday, October 19, 2015 will be posted in next week’s announcements.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, October 5, 2015

DRILL TEAM CANCELLED TONIGHT (29 SEP 15) due to weather!

TAGGING! October 2, 3 and 4, 2015

All cadets, including new recruits, are required to participate in tagging. This is the squadron’s primary fundraiser and as such, all are required to contribute. New recruits are required to complete 2 shifts, while the returning cadets are required to complete 3 shifts. If you cannot complete your shifts, please bring a signed note by your parent/guardian on Monday. Cadets will meet at LHQ (basement of the daycare) for all shifts.

The shifts are as follows:

  • Friday, October 2, 2015: 5 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015: 9 am to 1pm AND 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 4, 2015: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

NOTE: Optional ½ day (1 shift) is in the afternoon 12:30 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 need to arrive 30 minutes before their shift starts (except for Friday – just come as early as possible). 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.

Wear Civvies on Monday, October 5, 2015!

All cadets are invited to donate $2.00 to the squadron and wear civilian attire on Monday! After wearing your uniform all weekend, it’s nice to top up our fundraising goals and wear something a bit more comfortable (casual but tasteful). Should you choose not to participate, that is fine. We request you wear your uniform as per usual.

Supply:

Uniforms for new recruits are in the process of being ordered. Please be patient as all uniforms nationally are ordered form the same place so it may take some time. As soon as they start arriving, we will get you outfitted as quickly as possible.

For returning cadets, please see below appointment list for Monday. If you miss your appointment, you will be moved to the bottom of the priority list so please ensure you make note of it and arrive at the noted time. If you are not on this list and have uniform issues, please make an appointment with supply ASAP as all cadets must be in uniform. We will not exchange a uniform part until the old one is returned (unless it is lost). Cadets are reminded to bring the old parts to exchange to their appointments.

Supply Appointment List – 5 Oct 15

Field Training Exercise – October 16, 17 and 18, 2015

758 Squadron will be conduction an Aircrew Survival Field Training Exercise activity as part of our mandatory training at Albion Hills Conservation Area, 16500 Hwy 50, Palgrave ON, L0N 1P0, Tel 905-880-4855 on the weekend of 16 to 18 October 2015. All cadets are invited and encouraged to participate. Specific details can be found in the permission form below. Permission forms are due on Monday, October 5, 2015.

Permission Form – Fall FTX – 2015

 

Drill Team Cancelled Tonight!

All,

Due to the weather, we will need to cancel drill for this evening. Band will still meet at LHQ.

Announcement for Parents!

Attention Parents of the Cadets of 758 Argus Squadron:

Please read the following letters from our Squadron Sponsoring Committee with a couple of really important messages.

Letter to Parents re Assessment Fee and Lottery Tickets
Letter to Parents re Volunteer Drivers for Tagging

Thank you for your time.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, September 28, 2015

Ground School:

First meeting and entrance exam for ground school will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015: 1830-2000hrs in the main classroom at LHQ (downstairs).

Orienteering:

Try-outs for the orienteering team will take place on Friday, September 25, 2015 at LHQ. Dress is PT gear and dress for the weather. Please also bring a water bottle.

Gliding:

Cadets who submitted permission forms this past Monday are reminded that we have two sessions of gliding on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The list of cadets is posted in the file below. Be sure to pay attention to the timings that were outlined on the permission form as the buses will not wait. All cadets must be in possession of their health cards. Canteen will be available with snacks and drinks for visiting cadets and staff ($0.25 water, $0.50 chips & $1.00 chocolate bars). Availability may be limited, depending on demand, and only cash will be accepted (small bills/change preferred). Cadets can also bring food/snacks of their own. Cadets are encouraged to bring books or sporting equipment (soccer ball, football, frisbees, etc.) to use while waiting to fly. Cadets are to be dressed appropriately for the weather, this includes sunscreen, hat and rain or cold weather gear.

IMPORTANT: We still have 12 spots open in total: 6 spots for morning and 6 for afternoon shift. Lt. Sharma will be at LHQ on Friday between 6 – 8pm if anyone wants to drop off permission forms.

Gliding List – 26 Sep 15

Range Team Try-Outs:

Try-Outs will occur at LHQ on Sunday, September 27, 2015. The times for individuals is in the attachment below. Please come through the back door of the squadron when you arrive. Doors will be locked 5 mins after each scheduled start time. If you miss your time, there will be no accommodations made to reschedule. It is a tight schedule so arrive on time. Comfortable civilian attire is fine.

Range Team Try Out Schedule

Cadet Fitness Testing:

Testing for all cadets in Level two and up will occur on Monday, September 28, 2015 during regular training hours. Dress is PT gear and dress for the weather. Please also bring a water bottle. Level Ones will have regular classes so dress in the usual black and white.

Supply

Uniforms for new recruits are in the process of being ordered. Please be patient as all uniforms nationally are ordered form the same place so it may take some time. As soon as they start arriving, we will get you outfitted as quickly as possible.

For returning cadets, please see below appointment list for Monday. If you miss your appointment, you will be moved to the bottom of the priority list so please ensure you make note of it and arrive at the noted time. If you are not on this list and have uniform issues, please make an appointment with supply ASAP as all cadets must be in uniform.

Supply Appointment List – 28 Sep 15

Tagging:

Spring tagging will occur on October 2, 3 and 4, 2015. Specific timings will be posted closer to that time. All cadets are expected to participate in tagging as it is our primary fundraiser. Cadets will sign up for tagging shifts through their flight sergeants.

PARENTS: We are looking for volunteers to drive the cadets to and from the tagging locations (local businesses). If you are able to assist, please see a member of our sponsoring committee (usually located at the front door of the Lions Hall on Monday evenings) to let them know. Valid driver’s license and insurance is to be presented.

Weekly Announcements

For Monday, September 21, 2015

SENIOR NCO Workshop

This will be taking place this weekend, Fri.Sep 18th – Sun.Sep 20th. See below for breakdown:

  • Friday:
    • Dress: C2 (Full Uniform with ribbons)
    • Time: 1830hrs- 2130hrs (arrive NLT 1820hrs)
    • Bring pen and paper
  • Saturday:
    • Dress: Field Training Uniform (Combats) or PT gear (or civilian equivalent suitable for weather and physical activity – only if NCOs do not have combats)
    • Time: 0815hrs-1600hrs
    • Bring pen and paper
    • Bring water and lunch; going across the street for lunch will not be permitted at all for the duration of this workshop
  •  Sunday:
    • Dress: PT gear
    • Time: 0815hrs-1600hrs
    • Bring water and lunch; going across the street for lunch will not be permitted at all for the duration of this workshop

Ground School

Sign up will continue next Monday for all eligible cadets this Monday.

First meeting for ground school will take place on 24 September 2015: 1830-2000hrs in the main classroom at LHQ (downstairs).

75th Anniversary of Air Cadets Pin

All cadets are instructed to wear the pin provided by the Air Cadet League of Canada from 1 September 2015 to 31 December 2016 in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Air Cadets in Canada. It is only worn on the tunic (not the shirt) on the left pocket flap. Exact positioning is in the below document.

75th Anniversary – Pin Position

Supply

Uniforms for new recruits are in the process of being ordered. Please be patient as all uniforms nationally are ordered form the same place so it may take some time. As soon as they start arriving, we will get you outfitted as quickly as possible.

For returning cadets, please see below appointment list for Monday. If you miss your appointment, you will be moved to the bottom of the priority list so please ensure you make note of it and arrive at the noted time. If you are not on this list and have uniform issues, please make an appointment with supply ASAP as all cadets must be in uniform.

Supply Appointment List – 21 Sep 15

Promotions

Congratulations to all those who received promotions this past Monday! Please remember to swing by supply to exchange your slip ons. For those who were expecting a promotion and did not receive it, it is likely that you are missing a qualification (i.e., valid fitness assessment, time in rank, or something for your level). If you would like to know what that is, please swing by Administration and ask or use the Contact Us page and send us an email and we will let you know.

Welcome!

Website being updated:

Welcome to the new website for 758 Argus Royal Canadian Air Cadets. As we have previously used www.758argus.ca for the old site, please bear with us for a few days as we transition over to this site. There may be broken links and the like as we wanted to ensure that www.758argus.ca was always up and running.

We value your feedback. If there are things that you would like to see or suggestions for the site, please contact the administrator.

We hope you enjoy your experience! Please check back weekly for announcements and updates.

Fall Gliding – 26 Sep 15

Attention all cadets:

We will be conducting two half day gliding sessions on the above date open to ALL cadets. Priority will be given to first year cadets but please submit a form anyways and if there is space, we will back fill with other cadets. Please see the below permission form for details.

Gliding Permission Form – 26 Sep 15