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The Dispatch, Issue #15, Week of Feb. 12, 2017

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Proudly Sponsored for over 74 years by:

The Rotary Club of Oshawa

Issue # 15

Week of Feb 12, 2017

This is our 75 Anniversary

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SKI TRIP PAYMENT DUE!!

If you have signed up for the ski trip, payment is due tomorrow night Monday February 13th.  Please make your cheque payable to 151 Chadburn Squadron.  The amount on the Sign up genius page is the amount due.  Failure to pay will result in your name being taken off the sign up list.  Lt. Stacey and FSgt Chandler will be collecting the money 

New Recruit Course

Although we don’t normally run a third recruit course, we have decided that due to demand, we will run one more course this year.  On Monday February 27th we will have our final parent information night of the year.  If you have friends or family that are interested, have them come out to the hall on this night and we will get them signed up.  7:30 pm and please remind them to park at Village Union School and not in our driveway. 

Recruit Graduation

This past week the Squadron held its graduation parade and swearing in ceremony for the cadets on our second recruit course.

In the photos readers can see the new cadets  being sworn in and the presentation to the top cadet on the course.  

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The Royal Order of the Glassy Boot

WO 1 C.Abraham

CPL

C.Ye

WO2

M.Singh

WO2 A.Carson

F/Sgt. F.Chandler

F/Sgt T.Talhouk

F/Sgt

D.Lloyd

F/Cpl

C.Lloyd

Cpl

K.Espe

Sgt

S.Scalia

Sgt.

D. Buller

F/Sgt

B.Wardell

F/Cpl

E. Boyden

F/Sgt

S.Alleyne

AC

A.Lang

Cpl

S. Mahadeo

AC

L.Eaton

F/Cpl.

A.Bone

F/Cpl

D.McLeod

F/Cpl

S.Baldasaro

Sgt N.Rabjohn

Sgt.

M.Garriock

F/Sgt S.Mastroianni

 

Valentine Dance 420 Wing RCAFA

Air cadets is fortunately not all drill, classes and book work but it is also has special activities where cadets can get out and have fun with their friends.

One of these special activities happened on Friday evening at the Squadron’s annual Valentine Dance. As one can see the cadets selected a King and Queen

and of course there was lots of pizza for all in attendance.

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Cadet Achievement Points

The achievement program, which may be new to some of our new cadets, was first used to make sure that selection processes for certain things in the Squadron were done fairly and transparently.  It has grown from there and now allows cadets to gauge their level of participation against that of their peers.

Cadets need to remember that their participation in the  cadet program is being tracked and when the staff is selecting cadets for special activities

such as year-end trips, trophies, summer camps, awards and promotions one of the first things that is reviewed is a cadets achievement record, although there are many other things taken into account and other prerequisites need to be met for many awards and promotions. 

So  that we make sure that all cadets are aware of the program and their personal standing we have included a list of the top 25 cadets.

Cadets and their leaders should be reviewing this list on a regular basis to ensure that they have been credited with all of the earned points.  Check out www.Chadburn.org and looking under the heading of Resources.

Remember that one of the keys to a successful and fun time in the cadet program is to get out and participate.

Standing

Rank

Last Name

First Name

Gender

Total Points

1

FCPL

Lloyd, C

Caitlin

F

110

2

FCPL

Paterson, E

Emma

F

106

3

FCPL

Bone

Andrea

f

101

4

WO2

Carson

Alexandra

f

97

5

SGT

Rabjohn, N

Nicole

f

87

6

FSGT

Chandler

Fiona

f

82

7

FCPL

Lang, E

Ethan

M

81

8

FSGT

McDougall

Robert

m

81

9

FCPL

Dawson

Simon

M

80

10

CPL

Robertson, M

Megan

F

80

11

FSGT

Lloyd, D

Delaney

f

76

12

FSGT

Talhouk

Tarik Tom

m

76

13

FCPL

Fava, S

Saccara

F

75

14

WO2

Singh

Muskaan

f

74

15

CPL

Espe

Kirsten

f

73

16

CPL

Ye

Catherine

f

67

17

FSGT

Alleyne

Shaun

m

66

18

SGT

Goss

Samantha

F

66

19

WO1

Abraham

Christopher

m

65

20

SGT

Mahadeo, R

Ravi

m

63

21

CPL

Mahadeo, S

Shivani

f

62

22

FCPL

Maharaj

Amit

m

62

23

SGT

Zubiri, P

Peter

m

62

24

FCPL

Boyden

Emily

F

61

25

SGT

Zubiri, J

John

m

61

Thoughts from the Elliptical

Snow, snow and more snow.  Although we have been extremely lucky so far this winter with the weather and the fact that we haven’t had to cancel any cadet activities due to snow, I should remind everyone that in case of inclement weather and a potential cancellation, we will do our absolute best to get the word out as early as possible that we are cancelling.  We hopefully will have time to get phone calling done, but at the very least we will update the Squadron’s answering machine and the Web page.  We will also try to get it put up on our FaceBook page.

I had the opportunity to go to the Marksmanship Club of Oshawa earlier today.  I haven’t been up there since we stopped having the parent and cadet shoot there about a dozen or so years ago.  Driving in through the snow covered road brought back many memories of the times that I was there as a cadet with my father and also the many years spent out there as an officer helping to run the competition.  Nothing has really changed that much out at the club, they have stopped using the fireplace (which was always a nice part of the day) and a fresh coat of paint has been put on everything, but anybody that spent a day out there with the Squadron would certainly recognize it.  Chatting with the president of the club, I brought up the fact that the Squadron used to use their facility regularly and he mentioned that he remembered those days and that they always knew when we had been in because the club was always nice and clean when we finished.  Unfortunately with changing regulations regarding cadets shooting firearms indoors, those days at the MCO are behind us.  More great memories from the 75 years of the Squadron’s history.

I want to remind everyone that the money for the ski trip is due this week.  We have a full bus for the ski trip and will not be accepting any more names.  I hope everyone has a great day skiing, Remember that although we are out there to have fun, this is still a cadet activity and you are still representing the Squadron. 

Just a reminder that next week is Family Day and we won’t be using the school.  We will however be going roller skating at Coach Lite Roller Gardens in downtown Oshawa.  Details will come out at closing parade on Monday. 

Speaking of closing parade, I’d just like to remind people that when we play the Royal Anthem (God Save the Queen) at our closing parade, as a sign of respect to the Queen we ask that everyone in the gym stand and remove their headdress if they aren’t in uniform. 

I hope you all get to spend a special day with your Valentine this week (That is for the parents and alumni, you cadets don’t get to do that).

That’s all for now.

Stay Safe and Have a Great Week

Major Bliss

Our 75th Anniversary Photo

CAP Drill Competition – Youngstown Ohio

1960’s

The following photo has been on display in our cadet hall for many years and few squadron members if any have any understanding

of the photos significance in our squadron’s history. The photo was taken at a Civil Air Patrol Drill competition at

Youngstown Ohio in the early 1960’s. The squadron was invited to put on a drill demonstration but the big question was how do we get there.

To solve this problem we asked the RCAF at Trenton if they might wish to fly our cadets to Ohio to participate in the competition.

To our complete surprize they agreed and the rest is history. The picture that follows was taken in Youngstown and shows the cadets

who participated in the demonstration and the DC – 3 that flew us to the competition.

 

There are some emotional and special moments in our squadron’s history that stand out in one’s memory.

One of those moments occurred on a tour to the United States Military Academy at West Point when

the organist at the West Point Chapple took the opportunity to play a short concert  for us.

Readers should know that this Chapple hosts the largest chapel pipe organ in the world

and it consists of some 23,511 individual pipes. The sound of this magnificent organ

became one of those emotional experiences one could never forget.

 

The second emotional moment occurred on our departure from Youngstown Ohio. As our aircraft taxied behind a long row of USAF

Flying Boxcar cargo aircraft we spotted a flight of CAP cadets all standing at attention behind their aircraft and saluting our aircraft

as we passed by. Another emotional moment one cannot forget.  LCOL(Retired) R.E. Gilbank, CD

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