18 December 2015

***CANCELLED***THERE WILL NOT BE A BIATHLON PRACTICE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED.
Merry Christmas to one and all!


10 December 2015

Long range dates:
9 Jan 16 - Flying Exams for PPS and GPS Candidates
16 Jan 16 - Ski/Snowboarding/Tubing Day at Calabogie Peaks
29-31 Jan 16 - Area Biathlon Competition
30 Jan 16 - Special Drill Team Practice 0900-1600hrs
6 Feb 16 - National Course Interviews
6-7 Feb 16 - Wake-A-Thon
12-14 Feb 16 - Regional Biathlon Competition
19-20 Feb 16 - Zone Marksmanship Competition
20 Feb 16 - Special Drill Team Practice 0900-1600hrs
26-28 Feb 16 - Winter Field Training Exercise (FTX)

Upcoming Activities
10 Dec 15 - Marksmanship Practice 1800-2100hrs
11 Dec 15 - 7th Annual Ottawa Valley Cadet Christmas Formal 1900-2300hrs
13 Dec 14 - Biathlon Practice 1230-1530hrs
14 Dec 15 - Drill Team Practice 1930-2130hrs (last practice of 2015 - we resume on 4 Jan 16)
15 Dec 15 - Ground School 1900-2100hrs
16 Dec 15 - Ground School 1800-1830hrs (last ground school of 2015)
16 Dec 15 - Regular Training Night 1830-2115hrs (last regular training night of 2015 - we resume on 6 Jan 16)
17 Dec 15 - Marksmanship Practice 1800-2100hrs (last practice of 2015 - we resume on 7 Jan 16)
17 Dec 15 - Rocket Club 1900-2100hrs (last meeting of 2015)
20 Dec 15 - Biathlon Practice 1230-1530hrs
25 Dec 15 - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
27 Dec 15 - Biathlon Practice 1230-1530hrs
1 Jan 16 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
4 Jan 16 - Drill Team Practice 1930-2130hrs
6 Jan 16 - Sports Night (Fitness Testing)
Wednesday Dec 9/15
1. Drill Team – Every Monday night from 1930 to 2130hrs unless otherwise announced. Drill Team is open to all members of 638 Squadron. Members must bring parade boots and their wedge to all practices.
2. Rocket Club meets next Thursday.
3. Lottery Tickets are available each week at the squadron. All cadets are required to sell one book of tickets. The cost of each booklet is $50 and is required when you sign out your book of tickets. Please see Mrs. Hodder for yours.
4. Ground School Classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Tuesday evening from 1900-2100hrs at the Armoury. They will also meet on Wednesday evenings from 1800-1830. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
5. Marksmanship Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated. This activity is open to all cadets of the Squadron.
6. Biathlon shooting practice will take place at the Beachburg Range this Saturday, Dec 13th from 1230-1530 hrs.
7. Last years drill team members need to return their drill boots to the squadron please.
8. December 11th is the date of the Christmas formal. Please see the poster on this page for any information you need.
9. Next Wednesday will be a dress-down evening for the Squadron. Dress will be appropriate civilian attire. No uniforms. It will be a regular scheduled training night, just without uniforms.
10. Next Wednesday, December 16, 2015 will be our last regular parade night in 2015. We will resume parade nights on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

03 December 2015

Wednesday Dec 2/15
1. Drill Team – Every Monday night from 1930 to 2130hrs unless otherwise announced. Drill Team is open to all members of 638 Squadron. Members must bring parade boots and their wedge to all practices.
2. Rocket Club meets this Thursday.
3. Lottery Tickets are available each week at the squadron. All cadets are required to sell one book of tickets. The cost of each booklet is $50 and is required when you sign out your book of tickets. Please see Mrs. Hodderfor yours.
4. The Krispy Kreme campaign is still set for delivery on December 9th.
5. Ground School Classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Tuesday evening from 1900-2100hrs at the Armoury. They will also meet on Wednesday evenings from 1800-1830. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
6. Marksmanship Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated. This activity is open to all cadets of the Squadron.
7. Biathlon shooting practice will take place at the Beachburg Range this Saturday, Dec 5th from 1230-1530 hrs.
8. Last years drill team members need to return their drill boots to the squadron please.
9. December 11th is the date of the Christmas formal. Please see the poster on this page for any information you need.

26 November 2015

***There is a chance that someone may be making a Limo available for some cadets for the night of the Christmas Formal Dance on December 11/15. Please be advised that this is by no means sponsored or encouraged by the squadron. Transportation for this event is the responsibility of individuals going and at the discretion and approval of the parents. Also a reminder that the squadron upholds a strict, zero tolerance policy with regards to alcohol and drugs for all squadron events.***

Wednesday Nov 25/15
1. Drill Team – Every Monday night from 1930 to 2130hrs unless otherwise announced. Drill Team is open to all members of 638 Squadron. Members must bring parade boots and their wedge to all practices.
2. Rocket Club does not meet this Thursday but the following one.
3. Lottery Tickets are available each week at the squadron. All cadets are required to sell one book of tickets. The cost of each booklet is $50 and is required when you sign out your book of tickets. Please see Mrs. Hodder for yours.
4. The Krispy Kreme campaign has been extended an extra week. Delivery is still set for December 9th. Please do your best to get as many orders as possible.
5. Ground School Classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Tuesday evening from 1900-2100hrs at the Armoury. They will also meet on Wednesday evenings from 1800-1830. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
6. Marksmanship Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated. This activity is open to all cadets of the Squadron.
7. The level 5 workshop takes place this weekend. All who are attending are to bring their level 5 workbooks,healthcard, permission slip (if not already handed in) and a filled water bottle. Those attending are Julie AntlerErik FleurantTristan FlemingSara HillMorgan Margaret ElizabethAnthony Joseph TarsoVanessa Angus and Reanna Sine.
8. National Summer Camp application packages are due next Wednesday. See 2Lt Snelgrove for help if needed.
9. There was a sign-up sheet last night for this years Biathlon team. Please see Captain Frampton if you didn't sign up yet.
10. Last years drill team members need to return their drill boots to the squadron please.
11. Next week is a Christmas themed sports night. The attire for the evening is civies with a competition for the ugliest Christmas sweater.

24 November 2015

Just a reminder that Krispy Kreme donut orders and money are due tomorrow night.
Although tomorrow night is the last Wednesday of the month it will NOT be a CO's parade. It will be a regular training night in uniform.

19 November 2015



Wednesday November 18th
1. Drill Team – Every Monday night from 1930 to 2130hrs unless otherwise announced. Drill Team is open to all members of 638 Squadron. Members must bring parade boots and their wedge to all practices.
2. Emergency Mock Evacuation & .22 Shoot – 638 will be assisting the Country Haven Retirement Home in Beachburg with an emergency evacuation and then proceeding on to the Beachburg Ottawa River Sportsman’s Club to shoot the .22 rifle. All cadets are encouraged to come out and experience shooting the .22 rifle this coming Saturday November 21. 2015. Lunch will be provided.
Cadets are to be dropped off at the Country Haven Retirement Home located at 1387 Beachburg Rd at 1030hrs (10:30am).
Cadets are to be picked up at the Beachburg and Ottawa River Sportsman’s club located at 770 Beachburg Rd at 1600hrs (4:00pm).
3. Rocket Club Will be meeting this Thursday from 1900 - 2100 hrs at the armoury. The cost is $20. This gets each participant a kit to build their rocket and two engines. Hereafter, the rocket club will meet every second Thursday evening. The club is open to all cadets.
4. Lottery Tickets are available each week at the squadron. All cadets are required to sell one book of tickets. The cost of each booklet is $50 and is required when you sign out your book of tickets. Please see Mrs. Hodder for yours.
5.Krispy Kreme order forms are available tonight from Mrs. Hodder for those people who are unable to print the form off of Facebook. Orders are due back next week.
6. Ground School Classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Tuesday evening from 1900-2100hrs at the Armoury. They will also meet on Wednesday evenings from 1800-1830. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
7. Marksmanship Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated. This activity is open to all cadets of the Squadron
8. The following cadets have been selected to attend the PO513 Level 5 Workshop Weekend on 27-29 Nov 15 :
-WO2 Julie Antler
-FSgt Morgan Cummings
-FSgt Tristan Fleming
-WO2 Erik Fleurant
-FSgt Nathan Frampton
-FSgt Sara Hill
-FSgt Reanna Sine
-FSgt Vanessa Robert
-FSgt Anthony Tarso
Please be advised that due to Canadian Armed Forces Operational Requirements this activity has been moved from 8 Wing Trenton to CFB Borden. Changes to transportation plans are currently being made by our Detachment in North Bay. Details will be shared will all participants once we receive them.
9. National Course Applications for International Air Cadet Exchange, Power Pilot Scholarship, Glider Pilot Scholarship, Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Airport Operations, Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Aircraft Maintenance, and Advanced Aerospace Course are due no later than Wednesday, December 2, 2015. For information please see 2Lt Brian Snelgrove.
10. Congratulations to newly minted Lieutenants Wendy McGinley and Alex McGinley.
11. Thanks to all the cadets who participated in the Remembrance Day Parade in Pembroke last Wednesday. 638 Squadron had an excellent turn-out and looked great on parade. You should all be very proud.

17 November 2015

Beachburg & Ottawa River Sportsman's Club Waiver Form
In order to participate in this Saturday's (Nov 21, 2015). You must have your parents / guardian sign the attached waiver form. The form must be handed in on the 18th of November or accompany you to the range
Come out this Saturday November 21st to experience shooting the .22 rifle!!
All cadets are encourage to come out and participate in the shoot.
See the attached file for more information!!

10 November 2015

The following cadets have not submitted their Annual Validation forms:

LAC Alexandrea Foster
Cpl Cameron Kennedy​
Cpl Maya Lavoie​
LAC Tyr Mackie
Cpl Joshua Rose

Cadets who have not submitted these forms cannot participate in any cadet activity including the Remembrance Day Parade, Merit Review Boards, etc...  If your name is on the list you must arrive with the completed Annual Validation form or bring a parent/guardian along to complete the form.

08 November 2015

For those cadets needing parkas for the Remembrance
Day parade, they can be picked up Tuesday night between 1900 and 1930 hrs. Capt Frampton will be available in supply.

05 November 2015



Poppy sales in support of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 will take place this Saturday November 7 from 1000 to 1800 hrs. Thank you to all the cadets that have volunteered their time for poppy sales. Cadets must wear their full unifiorm. Cadets participating that have not been issued a uniform may wear appropriate civilian clothing.
Poppy Sales Schedule
Please see the attached schedule, if you have any questions or require further information please contact 2Lt Wendy McGinley @ 343-369-5575

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dvrrq3qiqnulbdu/Poppy%20Sales%20V2%20%20%281%29.pdf?dl=0
Congratulations to this weeks White Belt Winners...Fcpl Madi Ann Young​, Fsgt Reanna Sine​ and Fcpl RenĂ©e Fleurant​.  Awesome job!!!
A great big thank you goes out to Mary Carignan for her efforts in selling Lottery Tickets for the Squadron. Mary has sold 3 books so far and is working on books 4 and 5. Way to go!!!
Remembrance Day Parade-638 Squadron will be participating in the November 11th Remembrance Day Parade in Pembroke. Cadets are to arrive at the Armoury at 0930hrs (9:30am) in full uniform (i.e. dress shirt, tie, tunic, parka, black gloves, etc…). All cadets must wear a poppy. New cadets who have not been issued a complete uniform are still encouraged to participate. They are asked to wear appropriate civilian attire and their cadet parka. Please see supply if you are missing any uniform parts.
Following the ceremony at the Pembroke Cenotaph the cadets will parade to Branch 72 of the Royal Canadian Legion at 202 Pembroke St East. Cadets will be invited to enjoy a bowl of chilli at the Legion. Cadets will not be returning to the Armoury and will be dismissed from the Legion by 1300hrs.
Cadets are not permitted to participate in any other Remembrance Day ceremony in uniform. They are welcome to attend their school or local community ceremony, but cannot do so in uniform.
638 squadron recognizes that this parade falls on a school day, however we do encourage all cadets that are able to participate. This is a great opportunity to display our numbers, while providing a significant community service.
Wednesday Nov 4/15

1. Drill Team - Every Monday night from 1830 to 2130hrs unless otherwise announced. Drill Team is open to all members of 638 Squadron. Members must bring parade boots and their wedge to all practices.
2. Ground School - Classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Tuesday evening from 1900-2100hrs at the Armoury. They will also meet on Wednesday evenings from 1800-1830. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
3. Marksmanship -  for the next 2 Thursday's will start at 1900 hrs (7:00 pm) until 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
4. Rocket Club - Will be meeting this Thursday from 1900 - 2100 hrs at the armoury.  The cost is $20.  This gets each participant a kit to build their rocket and two engines.  Hereafter, the rocket club will meet every second Thursday evening.  The club is open to all cadets.
5.Lottery tickets are available each week at the squadron. All cadets are required to sell one book of tickets. The cost of each booklet is $50 and is required when you sign out your book of tickets.  Please see Mrs. Hodder for yours.
6. Poppy sales in support of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 will take place on the 7th of November from 1000 to 1800 hrs. Thank you to all the cadets that have volunteered their time for poppy sales. Cadets must wear their full unifiorm.
7. 638 Algonquin Squadron will be conducting 0.22 shooting in support of the biathlon program on November 21ST  from 1000 to 1400hrs (lunch will be provided).  The cadets will be shooting the Lee Enfield #7 0.22 rifle. The shooting will take place at the Beachburg and Ottawa River Sportsman’s club which is located at 770 Beachburg Rd; cadets are responsible for their own transportation.  Shooting will be taking place outdoors, so cadets should dress appropriately for the weather. The club requires that the parent/guardian of each cadet that will be participating sign a waiver.   The waiver must be submitted on November 18th or accompany the cadet to the range.  See 2Lt Wendy McGinley for the waiver form.
8. Congratulations to:
FSgt Tristan Fleming for bringing home SILVER for his awesome performance at Orienteering Competition and
WO2 Julie Antler for bringing home the GOLD for her stellar performance.
WO1 Shanon Rochat for his 3rd place composite team finish.
Well done to all the cadets who participated; Cpl Victoria White, Cpl Liam Sonoski, Sgt Leslie Wilkinson, and Sgt Johnathan Frampton.
9.Merit Review Boards for promotion from FSgt to WO2 are set for Saturday, 14 Nov 15 at the Pembroke Armoury.  Eligible candiates have been emailed the invitation along with files that need to be reviewed by the candiates.  Replies are expected ASAP.  Contact the Board Chair, 2Lt (Wendy) McGinley, or the Lvl 5 Officer, WO (Paul) Sadler, if eligible candidates have questions or have not received their email and/or attachments.
10.Lvl 5 Workshops (PO513): The following cadets have been accepted to the Lvl 5 Workshops being held at 8 Wing Trenton from Friday, 27 November to Sunday, 29 November 2015:  WO2 Antler; WO2 Fleurant; Fsgt Cummings; FSgt Fleming; FSgt Frampton; and Fsgt Hill.  Travel details will be confirmed and deceminated soon (plan for Friday departure from Irving at 1600hrs).

31 October 2015

If your name was on the list for not bringing in your annual validation form and handbook signature, and you need new forms, your parent MUST come in with you as both of your signatures will be needed at that in order for you to stay for the remainder of the night on Wednesday. Without signed forms, you are unable to stay for the night and will be sent home.


We really need some cadets to come forward and volunteer to help with the Legions Poppy sales next weekend.  There are two different shifts during the day between the hours of 1000 to 1800 hrs. We need a minimum of 16 cadets to participate. Please see 2Lt Wendy McGinley to volunteer. Volunteer hours can be used for your high school requirements.

29 October 2015


Wednesday October 28th, 2015
1. Drill Team - Every Monday night from 1830 to 2130hrs unless otherwise announced. Drill Team is open to all members of 638 Squadron. Members must bring parade boots and their wedge to all practices.
2. Ground School - Classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Tuesday evening from 1900-2100hrs at the Armoury. They will also meet on Wednesday evenings from 1800-1830. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
3. Marksmanship - Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated. This activity is open to all cadets of the Squadron.
4. Rocket Club - 4. Cadets that are interested in the Squadron’s model rocket club are to see Aviator (Avr) Solimine.
5. Duke of Edinburgh - Cadets who have signed up for the Duke of Edinburgh Program are asked to advise Mrs. Rochat. For more information about the program please check out the website (www.dukeofed.org) and speak to Mrs. Rochat.
6. CO's Parade - The Squadron will be hosting its monthly CO's Parade next Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 2030hrs. The Squadron will be hosting Mr. Brady Stewart (President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72) and Mr. Steve Lewsey (RCL Br. 72 Treasurer and Cadet Liaison Officer). Mr. Stewart will be acting as Reviewing Officer for this parade. As usual parent/guardian(s) are more than welcome to attend.
7. Next Wednesday, November 4, 2015 is a regular training night. Cadets are to be in full dress with medals. Our next sports night is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
8. Thank you to WO2 Luloff and all the senior cadets who planned and executed an awesome Halloween Party Wednesday night!
Thank you to Mrs. Hodder for the Halloween themed cupcakes.
9. Next week - the squadron will start it's mandatory sale of lottery tickets. All cadets are required to sell one book of tickets. The cost of each booklet is $50 and is required when you sign out your book of tickets.
10. Orienteering - Teams are off to the provincials this Saturday at 0530 hrs at the Irving Big Stop. You must have your health card, permission forms and a water bottle.
11. Poppy Sales - Poppy sales in support of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 will take place on the 7th of November from 1000 to 1800 hrs. We need a minimum of 16 cadets to participate in poppy sales. Please see 2Lt Wendy McGinley to volunteer. Volunteer hours can be used for your high school requirements.

Remembrance Day Parade-638 Squadron will be participating in the November 11th Remembrance Day Parade in Pembroke. Cadets are to arrive at the Armoury at 0930hrs (9:30am) in full uniform (i.e. dress shirt, tie, tunic, parka, black gloves, etc…). All cadets must wear a poppy. New cadets who have not been issued a complete uniform are still encouraged to participate. They are asked to wear appropriate civilian attire and their cadet parka. Please see supply if you are missing any uniform parts.
Following the ceremony at the Pembroke Cenotaph the cadets will parade to Branch 72 of the Royal Canadian Legion at 202 Pembroke St East. Cadets will be invited to enjoy a bowl of chilli at the Legion. Cadets will not be returning to the Armoury and will be dismissed from the Legion by 1300hrs.
Cadets are not permitted to participate in any other Remembrance Day ceremony in uniform. They are welcome to attend their school or local community ceremony, but cannot do so in uniform.
638 squadron recognises that this parade falls on a school day, however we do encourage all cadets that are able to participate. This is a great opportunity to display our numbers, while providing a significant community service


.https://www.dropbox.com/s/9drgbbtfmk5wpw2/Permission%20Slip-2015%20Remembrance%20Day%20Parade.doc?dl=0
IMPORTANT
**** The following cadets have NOT gotten their annual validation forms in in the time specified. Please be advised that you are not able to participate in ANY squadron activities or training without having the completed forms handed in to the office. When you come in for your next time you must bring the completed forms into the office or give to the Officer in charge of the event (such as marksmanship tonight. You must hand in completed forms before you can participate). If you no longer have the forms you must get them from the office and have yourself and your parent fill them out at that time. Without doing this, you will be sent home***
WO2 Antler, Julie Ilya Julie Antler
FSgt Fleming, Tristan Paul Arthur Tristan Fleming
LAC Foster, Alexandrea Ruby-Ann
FCpl Johnstone, Jade John Edward Jade Johnstone
Cpl Kennedy, Cameron Mitchell Cameron Kennedy
Sgt Kennedy, Kurtis James Kurtis Kennedy
Cpl Lembke, Cade Anthony Cade Anthony L-Harrison
Cpl Lavoie, Maya Ruth Maya Lavoie
LAC Mackie, Tyr Price
Sgt Osmond, Colton Wade Colton Osmond
Sgt Osmond, Liam Errol Liam Osmond
Cpl Patel, Rilak Rilak Patel
FSgt Robert, Vanessa Ivory Vanessa Ivory Angus
Cpl Rose, Joshua William
Sgt Wilkinson, Leslie Ada Leslie Wilkinson
Keep this in mind for those of you wanting to go to Orienteering this weekend.

25 October 2015

15 October 2015



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

1. Ground school classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Tuesday evening from 1900-2100hrs at the Armoury. They will also meet on Wednesday evenings from 1800-1830.  Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.

2. Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated. This activity is open to all cadets of the Squadron.

3.The Squadron’s two drill teams (Drill with Arms and Drill without Arms) will be practicing every Monday at the Armoury from 1930-2130hrs unless otherwise stated. These two teams are open to all cadets.

4. Cadets that are interested in the Squadron’s model rocket club are to see Aviator (Avr) Solimine.

5. The Squadron will be gliding on 16-18 Oct 15 in North Bay. Cadets are to be at the armoury for 1730 hrs on Friday.  Please see the previous posts fro any specifics.

6. Any cadet 14 and older can register for the Duke of Edinburgh program online.

7. We now have the red cadet t-shirts in all sizes. They are $15 each at the office. See Miss Vicki.

8. 75th Anniversary pins are now available to be worn on the cadet uniform. Please get yours and sign for it with Mrs. Hodder.

9. Next week the squadron will start it's mandatory sale of lottery tickets. All cadets are required to sell one book of tickets. The cost of each booklet is $50 and is required when you sign out your book of tickets.

10.  Wednesday October 28th will be the Squadron Halloween Party.  As part of our 100 cadet recruiting challenge, cadets are encouraged to bring a friend for the evening in hopes of enticing some of your friends to join.

11.  Cadets who are attending the 450 Squadron flight day on Sunday are reminded NOT to bring cell phones or cameras.  Capt Dan Duchene is the contact for this event and can be reached at 613-281-6536 for information that you are not able to find within the previous post with regards to this event.

12. Annually we must verify the information we have for your son/daughter/ward. Included in this package is the “Annual Validation Form.” Please read the instructions, make any corrections required, attach copies of any applicable official documents, sign, and then return to the Squadron office. We are also including validation forms for cadets who just joined the Squadron to ensure the accuracy of the information entered into our system. As well, it is very important that we have active email addresses for all parent/guardian(s) and cadets. When we distribute information for summer training (i.e. travel orders, etc…) this information is only distributed via email. Also included in this package is the revised “Squadron Handbook.” This booklet was formerly entitled the “Parents’ Handbook.” The handbook is a reference for parent/guardian(s) and cadets. All information in the handbook is important, but items of specific importance have been labelled with an exclamation mark. We ask that you read over the handbook and then sign and return the acknowledgement form (last page of the handbook) to the Squadron office. The deadline for the return of the annual validation form and squadron handbook acknowledgement form is Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Cadets who have not returned these two forms by the deadline will not be permitted to participate in any cadet training until these forms are received by the squadron office.

08 October 2015


Wednesday, October 7, 2015
1. Ground school classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Wednesday evening from 1800-1830hrs in the Ante Room (Conference Room) at the Armoury. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
2. Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated. This activity is open to all cadets of the Squadron.
3. Drill team is cancelled this Monday due to Thanksgiving.
4. Cadets that are interested in the Squadron’s model rocket club are to see Aviator (Avr) Solimine.
5. The Squadron will be gliding on 16-18 Oct 15 in North Bay. Permission slips were to be in by October 7th, 2015.
6. Any cadet 14 and older can register for the Duke of Edinburgh program through Mrs. Rochat.
7. We now have the red cadet t-shirts in all sizes. They are $15 each at the office. See Miss Vicki.
8. 75th Anniversary pins are now available to be worn on the cadet uniform. Please get yours and sign for it with Mrs. Hodder.
9. Next week cadets will return in uniform...including tunics. Winter dress starts.
10. Next week the squadron will start it's mandatory sale of lottery tickets. All cadets are required to sell one book of tickets. The cost of each booklet is $50 and is required when you sign out your book of tickets.
11. October 15th is the deadline for the 75th Anniversary Poster Contest.
12. Annually we must verify the information we have for your son/daughter/ward. Included in this package is the “Annual Validation Form.” Please read the instructions, make any corrections required, attach copies of any applicable official documents, sign, and then return to the Squadron office. We are also including validation forms for cadets who just joined the Squadron to ensure the accuracy of the information entered into our system. As well, it is very important that we have active email addresses for all parent/guardian(s) and cadets. When we distribute information for summer training (i.e. travel orders, etc…) this information is only distributed via email. Also included in this package is the revised “Squadron Handbook.” This booklet was formerly entitled the “Parents’ Handbook.” The handbook is a reference for parent/guardian(s) and cadets. All information in the handbook is important, but items of specific importance have been labelled with an exclamation mark. We ask that you read over the handbook and then sign and return the acknowledgement form (last page of the handbook) to the Squadron office. The deadline for the return of the annual validation form and squadron handbook acknowledgement form is Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Cadets who have not returned these two forms by the deadline will not be permitted to participate in any cadet training until these forms are received by the squadron office.



02 October 2015

Fall FTX 2-4 Oct 15
-location is 198 Zanders Road (look for "CADET" signs
-FSgts and WO2's may arrive anytime after 1600hrs on Friday, supper will be provided
-remaining cadets are to arrive at 0800hrs on Saturday
-all cadets MUST have their health card, a water bottle, a sleeping bag, warm clothing, and a rain jacket (if you are missing any of these items you will not be able to participate)...
-cadets are to be picked up at 1400hrs on Sunday
-on site contact for the duration of the exercise is Capt Duchene at 613-281-6536 (text or call)

01 October 2015


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  1. Ground school classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Wednesday evening from 1800-1830hrs in the Ante Room (Conference Room) at the Armoury. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
  2. Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated. This activity is open to all cadets of the Squadron.
  3. The Squadron’s two drill teams (Drill with Arms and Drill without Arms) will be practicing every Monday at the Armoury from 1930-2130hrs unless otherwise stated. These two teams are open to all cadets.
  4. Cadets that are interested in the Squadron’s model rocket club are to see Aviator (Avr) Solimine.
  5. The Squadron’s Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX) is taking place on 2-4 Oct 15. The deadline for submission of permission slips was 30 Sep 15. Flight Sergeants and Warrant Officers are invited to come out Friday night. All other cadets are to arrive Saturday morning. Don’t forget your health card, water bottle, sleeping bag, warm clothes, rain jackets, etc…
  6. The Squadron will be gliding on 16-18 Oct 15 in North Bay. Permission slips are due next week (7 Oct 15).
  7. There will be a presentation by the Duke of Edinburgh program next Wednesday night at 1845hrs (6:45pm) for all cadets. Parent/guardian(s) are more than welcome to attend to find out more about the program.
  8. Congratulations to the cadets who competed at the Area Orienteering Competition this past weekend in Sudbury!
  9. Next Wednesday is sports night. No uniforms are to be worn. Dress for the evening is sports gear (i.e. shorts, sweatpants, running shoes, and Squadron t-shirt).
  10. We now have the red cadet t-shirts in all sizes. They are $15 each at the office. See Miss Vicki.
  11. Annually we must verify the information we have for your son/daughter/ward. Included in this package is the “Annual Validation Form.” Please read the instructions, make any corrections required, attach copies of any applicable official documents, sign, and then return to the Squadron office. We are also including validation forms for cadets who just joined the Squadron to ensure the accuracy of the information entered into our system. As well, it is very important that we have active email addresses for all parent/guardian(s) and cadets. When we distribute information for summer training (i.e. travel orders, etc…) this information is only distributed via email. Also included in this package is the revised “Squadron Handbook.” This booklet was formerly entitled the “Parents’ Handbook.” The handbook is a reference for parent/guardian(s) and cadets. All information in the handbook is important, but items of specific importance have been labelled with an exclamation mark. We ask that you read over the handbook and then sign and return the acknowledgement form (last page of the handbook) to the Squadron office. The deadline for the return of the annual validation form and squadron handbook acknowledgement form is Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Cadets who have not returned these two forms by the deadline will not be permitted to participate in any cadet training until these forms are received by the squadron office.

24 September 2015


Wednesday, September 23, 2015
1. Ground school classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Wednesday evening from 1800-1830hrs in the Ante Room (Conference Room) at the Armoury. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
2. Cadets who wish to participate in an air rifle range practice and try out for the Squadron’s Marksmanship Team are encouraged to come out to the Armoury Thursday evenings. Range will be held every Thursday night from 1800hrs to 2100hrs unless otherwise stated.
3. The Squadron’s two drill teams (Drill with Arms and Drill without Arms) will start practicing on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 1930-2130hrs. Practices will be every Monday from 1930-2130hrs unless otherwise stated. These two teams are open to all cadets.
4. Level 5 cadets are to submit their Level 5 Workshop paperwork to their Level Officer (WO Sadler) as soon as possible. The workshop weekend is taking place in Trenton on 27-29 Nov 15.
5. Cadets that are interested in the Squadron’s model rocket club were to see Aviator (Avr) Solimine after dismissal.
6. The Squadron’s Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX) is taking place on 2-4 Oct 15. Deadline for submission of permission slips is 30 Sep 15.
7. The Squadron’s first CO’s Parade of the 2015/2016 training year will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2030hrs. Parent/guardian(s) are more than welcome to attend.
8. Good luck to the Squadron’s orienteering teams who are off to Sudbury this weekend for the area competition. Reminder that cadets are to be at the Irving Big Stop at the time required not the Armoury as stated on the information sheet.
9. We now have the red cadet t-shirts in all sizes. They are $15 each at the office. They can be purchased at the office through Miss Vicki.
10. Birthdays:
-Cpl Fitzsimmons (24 Sep)
-2Lt Brian Snelgrove (29 Sep)

***Important***
Annually we must verify the information we have for your son/daughter/ward. Included in this package is the “Annual Validation Form.” Please read the instructions, make any corrections required, attach copies of any applicable official documents, sign, and then return to the Squadron office. We are also including validation forms for cadets who just joined the Squadron to ensure the accuracy of the information entered into our system. As well, it is very important that we have active email addresses for all parent/guardian(s) and cadets. When we distribute information for summer training (i.e. travel orders, etc…) this information is only distributed via email. Also included in this package is the revised “Squadron Handbook.” This booklet was formerly entitled the “Parents’ Handbook.” The handbook is a reference for parent/guardian(s) and cadets. All information in the handbook is important, but items of specific importance have been labelled with an exclamation mark. We ask that you read over the handbook and then sign and return the acknowledgement form (last page of the handbook) to the Squadron office. The deadline for the return of the annual validation form and squadron handbook acknowledgement form is Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Cadets who have not returned these two forms by the deadline will not be permitted to participate in any cadet training until these forms are received by the squadron office.
Annual validation packages were handed out this past Wednesday. If you did not recieve yours please make sure to pick one up from 2Lt Snelgrove in the office next week.

Congratulations to this weeks white belt winners Victoria White, Shae-Leigh Wagner and Meshwa Patel.
The white belts are given out weekly to one cadet from each flight who has either the best uniform or who has shown improvement in their uniform. The winning cadets receive a complimentary drink from the canteen.
Keep up the good work!!

17 September 2015

Fall FTX - 2-4 Oct 15

Click below for the permission slip:
Fall FTX Permission Slip
75TH BATTLE OF BRITAIN PARADE

The following cadets signed up and have been selected to attend the Battle of Britain Parade this Sunday:

-WO2 Shanon Rochat...
-FSgt Sara Hill
-FSgt Vanessa Robert
-FSgt Anthony Tarso
-Sgt Zack Hodder
-Sgt Georgia Keetch
-Sgt Kurtis Kennedy
-FCpl Oryon Hill
-FCpl Madison Young
-Cpl Joseph Fisher
-LAC Hayden Rochat
-LAC Felix Smith

-FCpl Justin Keeping is currently a backup in case anyone cannot make it

Click on the link below for more information:
Battle of Britain Information

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

1. Thank you to all the cadets, sponsoring committee members, and staff who volunteered to work at the recruiting table at the Garrison Petawawa Fall Family Festival on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Your assistance is very much appreciated.
2. Ground school classes for cadets interested in applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, the Power Pilot Scholarship Course, or who just want to learn about flight will be every Wednesday evening f...rom 1800-1830hrs in the Ante Room (Conference Room) at the Armoury. Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
3. Our last orienteering practice before the competition will take place this Sunday at Jubilee Lodge from 1330-1530hrs. Please make sure to dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. All cadets are welcome.
4. 638 Squadron’s marksmanship program will be starting on Thursday, September 17, 2015. All cadets that are interested in trying out for the marksmanship team or who just wish to learn how to shoot are invited to come out. Timings are 1800-2100hrs.
5. The Squadron’s two drill teams (Drill with Arms and Drill without Arms) will start practicing on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 1930-2130hrs.
6. FCpl Brown-McKie and FSgt James McCafferty will be representing 638 Squadron at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #72 Church Parade at Wesley United on Sunday, September 20, 2015. We appreciate the invitation to assist Branch 72 during this important Legion Week event and for their continued support to 638 Squadron.
7. 638 Squadron has been invited to send a small contingent of cadets to the National 75th Battle of Britain Parade on Sunday, September 20, 2015 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Transportation will be provided. See separate post for more information.
8. Level 5 cadets are to submit their Level 5 Workshop paperwork to their Level Officer (WO Sadler) as soon as possible. The workshop weekend is taking place in Trenton on 27-29 Nov 15.
9. The Squadron’s Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX) is taking place on 2-4 Oct 15. See separate post for more information.
10. The Squadron’s first CO’s Parade of the 2015/2016 training year will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2030hrs. Parent/guardian(s) are more than welcome to attend.

11 September 2015


Did you know that many of the activities that you participate in in cadets can count towards the various levels in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program? If you are 14 years of age or older you will be able to participate in the Squadron's Duke of Ed program this year. An information session will be held in the next few weeks. In the meantime you can read up on the Duke of Ed program at www.dukeofed.org.
Special thanks to 2Lt Brian Snelgrove for helping to raise money for the Squadron by raffling off the rights to shave his summer beard. The lucky winner was Mr. Don Peever and $54.00 was raised for the Squadron.
 





Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  1. The Squadron will be having a recruiting table at the Garrison Petawawa Fall Family Festival on Saturday, September 12, 2015. For more information please see the separate posting on the Blog and Facebook pages.
  2. There will be a meeting for all cadets interested in participating in Ground School this year. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 1800hrs in the Ante Room (AKA conference room). Ground school is open to all cadets of all levels and is the first step in learning to fly. For information please speak to WO2 Rochat.
  3. Orienteering practice will take place this Sunday at Jubilee Lodge starting at 1330hrs. Please make sure to dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. All cadets are welcome.
  4. 638 Squadron’s marksmanship program will be starting on Thursday, September 17, 2015. More information to follow next Wednesday.
  5. There will be a sign up next Wednesday for cadets that are interested in being part of the Squadron’s two drill teams (Drill with Arms and Drill without Arms).
  6. The Squadron has been asked by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #72 to send one senior cadet (FSgt and above) to their Legion Week Church Service at Wesley United on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Senior cadets who are interested in volunteering are asked to contact Capt Duchene.
  7. 638 Squadron has been invited to send a small contingent of cadets to the National 75th Battle of Britain Parade on Sunday, September 20, 2015 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Transportation will be provided. Cadets who are interested and who have a complete uniform are asked to sign up on Wednesday evening at the office. Cadets who have been selected will be advised by the end of Wednesday evening and will be provided with more details.

Garrison Petawawa Fall Family Festival
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Dundonald Hall Field House
(57 Festubert Blvd, Building P-118)

Recruiting Table Schedule:

0900-1100hrs
Mrs. Rochat
WO2 Amber Luloff
Sgt Kurtis Kennedy

1100-1300hrs
Mrs. Hodder
WO2 Amber Luloff
Cpl Maya Lavoie

1300-1530hrs
Capt Gerrard
Mr. Garneau
Sgt Georgia Keetch
Sgt Leslie Wilkinson

Notes:
-please arrive a few minutes prior to your shift
-dress is summer dress (i.e. dress shirt, slip ons, name tag, wedge, etc…)
-bring a water bottle
-please make sure you sign in on the attendance sheet

If other cadets are interested in volunteering please show up in uniform and report to 638 Squadron’s table. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out! It is very much appreciated.

08 September 2015

03 June 2015

For all of those going on the Quebec trip, there is a waiver that needs to be filled out for one of the places we will be going to. It is a facility where the cadets will be able to partake in jumping on trampolines. This waiver MUST be filled out prior to arriving at the armoury on Friday. We will be checking for it along with the health card that is required for participation for the trip.

http://quebec.isaute.ca/en/waiver

29 May 2015

Saturday May 30th is the date for the Annual Ceremonial Review. Cadets are to be at 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron at Garrison Petawawa for 0800 hrs. The Review start at 1300 hrs but we ask that guests be seated by 1230 hrs.
Cadets are to come in civilian clothing but must bring their complete uniform to change into prior to the parade. Lunch will be provided for the cadets.
Please be advised that all people driving onto the Garrison will need to provide ID at the main gate upon entry. A drivers license will suffice.
Although you will be able to use cell phones for that day at the squadron, please be advised that that is only for use as a camera. Your other services will probably not work while in the secured area.
Directions to 450 Squadron are as follows:
Take Petawawa Boulevard to the main entrance to Garrison Petawawa. Once you drive on to the Garrison, Petawawa Boulevard turns into Menin Road. Continue on Menin Road and turn right on Passchendale Road. Continue on Passchendale Road for approximately 3.5 km and turn left on Brindle Road. Take the first right after you have turned on Brindle Road. This will lead you to Building CC-128. The main entrance is on the left side of the building as you arrive. You can't miss the flags. You can park anywhere on the main parking lot.
These directions can also be found at the bottom of the letter that went home with cadets on Wednesday.

Wednesday May 27/15
1. The Annual Ceremonial Review takes place this Saturday May 30th. Info can be found in another post.
2. The money and forms for the Annual Cadet/Parent Dinner that takes place on June 10/15, need to be back to the squadron no later than June 3/15. You may also bring the info on Saturday. There will be no returns or additions past the 3rd of June.
3. Final Challenge permission forms are due by the 3rd of June. |Space is limited at this time. Again, they can be handed in on Saturday.

22 May 2015


Wednesday May 20/15
1. Drill team will meet Monday at the Armoury from 1830 - 2030 hrs.
2. The Annual Cadet/Parent Dinner forms and money for tickets need to be handed in ASAP with June 3/15 being the absolute latest.
3. Next week cadets are in civies so that they may get their uniforms up to snuff complete with promotion badges for Annual.
4. Year end trip forms and money needs to be in to the squadron no later than next Wednesday.

08 May 2015

Wednesday May 6/15

1.Offers of participation for summer training MUST be handed in ASAP.  If they are not handed in you may lose your opportunity to go to summer camp.

2. Krispy Kreme Fundraiser order forms were due this past week however if you forgot, or would like more time please bring orders in next week.  The order form is on the Facebook page.  Orders must be in no later than next week.

3. The year end trip which takes place June 5-7, permission forms and information package went out on Wednesday.

4.  The spring FTX permission forms also went out on Wednesday.  The FTX takes place May 22-24.  Only seniors will be coming out on the Friday night, all others will come out Saturday morning.

5. Good luck to our drill team travelling to North Bay this weekend for the area competition.

6.  Thank you to all who participated in the past weekends tagging days.  An extra big thank you to 2Lt McGinley for organizing the event.

7. Next week is the start of summer dress.