What an AMAZING weekend we had at CFB Trenton for the Leadership Weekend!!!
Our DUKES thoroughly enjoyed the Control Tower, the Gymnasium, the pool and especially THE FLIGHT SIM, plus the other activities we did!!!
Thank You to Lt Heath for arranging the Leadership Weekend and Lt[N] Miller, A/SLt Leadbeater and MCpl Brace for all your support!
Our next training night will consist of regular classes. IT IS NOT A SPORTS NIGHT!!!
We will also have two sign-up sheets on Wednesday;
> Gliding day Sign-Up
> Poppy Day Sign-Up
GLIDING DAY - SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2011
This year, our squadron is very lucky that we have received two Autumn Gliding Days (for a total of three Gliding Days this year), rather than the usual single Gliding Day.
This Gliding Day will run the same way as our previous Gliding Day in October;> Parents must transport their cadets TO and FROM CFD Mountainview.
> Please Sign-Up Wednesday night for the time you prefer (0900 hrs - 1230 hrs OR 1230 hrs - 1600 hrs).
> The Sign-Up sheet will be posted on the rolling white board at the entrance.
> Temperatures on the Airfield are often quite cool and windy and Temperatures in the glider are much colder. Please Dress Appropriately!!
> Washrooms are available.> It may be a good idea to eat breakfast/lunch before arriving.
> Bring your own water to drink.
POPPY DAY - FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2011
Poppy Day is similar to Tag Day where Cadets will go to a store and hand out poppies to those in need (preferably for a donation). We are 'selling' poppies for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 99 Belleville.
"All poppy money collected by a Legion branch stays within that local community and pays for medical equipment, home services and long-term care facilities for ex-service people in need of financial assistance."
This Wednesday (26 October) is our Halloween Night. Cadets can either come dressed up in their costumes or their C-2 Dress uniform.
*If cadets are coming in costumes they are not allowed to be dressed as a civilian, ware-wolf in the day, etc. Cadets must be dressed in a costume, no civvies*
This weekend (SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER - SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER) is our leadership weekend, code-named "OPERATION: SOARING HAWK"
Cadets are to;
> be dropped off at TACSTC - 8 Wing CFB Trenton at 0900hrs (09:00 AM),
> arrive in C-2 Dress (Winter Uniform),
> bring everything on the Kit List, and
> be picked up at the RecPlex - 8 Wing CFB Trenton at 1600hrs (04:00 PM).
Directions to TACSTC and RecPlex, Kit List, and Training Schedule can be found HERE.
CADETS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR HEALTH CARD ON THEM AT ALL TIMES DURING THE WEEKEND
**CADETS WHO DO NOT HAVE THEIR HEALTH CARD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND**
UPON ARRIVAL ALL CADETS WILL UNDERGO A "KIT CHECK" WHERE THEIR GEAR WILL BE SEARCHED.
THIS SEARCH ENSURES THE CADET HAS ALL ITEMS ON THE KIT LIST AND NO PROHIBITED ITEMS WERE BROUGHT.
Cadets will be eating at the Yukon Galley and will be provided Four (4) meals during the weekend:
> Saturday Lunch
> Saturday Supper
> Sunday Breakfast
> Sunday Lunch
CADETS ARE TO EAT BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AS IT WILL NOT BE PROVIDED
SEE YOU THERE!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 608 ORIENTEERING TEAM!!!
Under the supervision of A/SLt Leadbeater; Sgt Fraser, Cpl Livingston, and LAC Gray attended their first Orienteering Competition in Long Sault.
Boarding the bus very early Saturday morning our Dukes continued on to the Comp Base Camp. The competition was EXTREMELY strenuous but a Fantastic Adventure!! WAY TO GO DUKES!!!
THANK YOU TO ALL DUKES THAT TOOK PART IN OUR TAG DAYS!!!
Under gray skies, cold and rainy conditions our Dukes managed to raise close to $3000.00!!!
This is a tremendous help to your Squadron!!! THANK YOU DUKES!!!
LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - OPERATION: "SOARING HAWK" IS ON!!!
**Stayed tuned for a kit list and timings for this coming weekend.**