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Issue # 18
Week of March 8, 2015
Cadets of The Week
151 Squadron’s Annual Mess Dinner
The dinner is one of the highlights of the Squadron’s training year and this year we have not only more cadets but a renowned guest speaker.
The tariff is $20.00 per adult and $18 per cadet/child and tickets are available on Monday at the school.
Last week the squadron promoted the cadets from the first Recruit Course to the rank of Leading Air Cadet. Congratulations!
Weekly Cadet Activities
|9||Mon||Mar||Regular Training||Central Collegiate||1830 – 2200 hrs|
|10||Tues||Mar||Rifle Team Practice||Squadron HQ||1830 – 2130 hrs|
|11||Wed||Mar||Drill Team||Squadron HQ||1900 – 2130 hrs|
|11||Wed||Mar||Boot Shining||Squadron HQ||1900 – 2130 hrs|
|12||Thurs||Mar||Non Comp Band||Squadron HQ||1900 – 2100 hrs|
|12||Thurs||Mar||Competition Band||Lviv Hall||1900 – 2130 hrs|
|13||Fri||Mar||Movie Night “The Great Escape”||Squadron HQ||1830-TBD|
|14||Sat||Mar||No Cadets||No Cadets||No Cadets|
|15||Sun||Mar||No Cadets||No Cadets||No Cadets|
For details of the Squadron’s many activities please review the squadron
calendar by following this link :
Where Are They Now ?
Our squadron has been fortunate to have had an outstanding piper as one of the cadets in our squadron. The piper David Chandler has now graduated from the cadet program but as a member of our band his skill and talent brought a new and emotional sound to our Squadron’s band performances. Presently he is serving with the Prince Of Wales Regiment in Kingston as an Infantry Army Reservist while he completes his studies at Queen’s University in Kingston.
Last summer he played with the band of the Governor General’s Foot Guards on Parliament Hill. In April this year he will again be transferring back to Ottawa to rejoin the Ceremonial Guard. The main tasking’s for the foot guards are the Changing of the Guard on the Hill as well as ceremonies at the War Memorial and Rideau Hall. In the photos you can see him performing with our band as well as how he appeared when parading in Ottawa.
A Surprise Visit
Last Monday two of our recent graduates attended the squadron’s closing parade. The first is 2Lt. Kelly who is currently undergoing flight training with the Air Force. The other is OCdt Singh who is attending Royal Military College Saint-Jean PQ where he is enrolled in the aerospace engineering program. As readers can see their attendance sparked considerable interest with numerous cadets and parents coming over to chat with them about their military careers.
Royal Order of the Glassy Boot
The following cadets have all been accepted as full members in the special and exclusive society
known as the “Royal Order of the Glassy Boot.”
|WO1/WO2||WO1 Bliss||WO2 Boyden||WO2 Hembruff||WO2 Lloyd, D|
|WO2 Shaw||WO2 Sheppard|
|FSGT||FSgt Barton||FSgt Brandow||FSgt Dellipizzi||FSgt Gagnon|
|FSgt Katzer||FSgt Lloyd, A||FSgt O’Brien||FSgt Sam|
|SGT||Sgt Abraham||Sgt Annis||Sgt Carson||Sgt Davies|
|Sgt Hewett||Sgt Kennedy||Sgt Loyst||Sgt Mejia|
|Sgt Milne||Sgt Nemeth||Sgt Singh|
|FCPL||FCpl Alleyne||FCpl Chandler||FCpl Hancock||FCpl Hayes|
|FCpl Katzer||FCpl Sealy||FCpl Talhouk|
|CPL||Cpl Anthony||Cpl Garriock||Cpl Rabjohn|
Cadets wishing to apply for membership must first be approved by the Squadron Warrant Officer,
then we will post their name here in our newsletter.
Our Ski Day Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Up Coming Cadet Activities
|28||Mar||Zone 16 Air Rifle Comp||R.S. McLaughlin Armories|
|29||Mar||Mess Dinner||Lviv Ukrainian Hall|
|5||Apr||Easter Egg Hunt||Oshawa Airport|
|12||Apr||Spring Training||Ganaraska Forest|
|16-19||Apr||Fund Raising (Tagging)||City of Oshawa|
|25||Apr||EOA Band Comp||Kingston|
|30||May||Canadian International Military Tattoo||Hamilton|
“Achievement Points” A Cadet Incentive Program
Not everyone who follows the Dispatch may know what we mean when we mention “Achievements” . Each time a cadet participates in a band practice, a sports parade, air rifle shooting, tagging or other cadet activity he or she is awarded a point providing that the activity does not require a fee. These points are then added up and published for all cadets to see. The objective is to provide a positive incentive for cadets to become involved in all of the many activities that take place at 151.
However there is one way that a cadet can lose points and that occurs when a cadet does not report that they will be absent from a regular Monday evening training parade.
This program is unique in the cadet system and it has been in use at the Squadron for many years. It does have one other important function and that is it gives the staff a positive reference when evaluating cadets for awards or when selecting cadets for participation at a summer camp or a year end trip.
Here is a current list of the points attained by the top 70 cadets
|SGT||Singh, M||Muskaan||99||FCPL||Mbuyi, M||Michelline||57|
|FCPL||Lloyd, Del||Delaney||94||CPL||Mbuyi, O||Onassis||55|
|SGT||Hancock, Jas||Jasmine||92||CPL||Shewchuk, K||Kyle||55|
|FCPL||Fava, J||Jacob||81||FSGT||Barton, R||Roman||52|
|FCPL||Hancock, Jes||Jessica||77||FCPL||Zubiri, P||Peter||48|
Thoughts From the Treadmill
I had the pleasure of sitting on the NCO Course interview boards on Sunday. Although it was an extremely long day for the cadets and staff alike, I for one was very satisfied with the results. These cadets have been participating in the Senior NCO Course for 8 weeks including today and the results are very promising. I truly feel that the future leaders of the Squadron are up to the task of filling whatever gaps appear in the coming years. Congratulations to all cadets who completed the course. I would like to thank all of the staff who came out so often to run the course and to the 26 staff that came out for the testing weekend. The professionalism, esprit de corps and knowledge of the senior NCO Course candidates is due in no small part to your participation.
I would also like to recognize the great work of the Warrant Officers and Flight Sergeants in helping to organize and run the course.
I received an email earlier this week from Mr. Brooks, the Chairman of our Sponsoring Committee from the Rotary Club of Oshawa. For many years the Rotary Club of Oshawa has provided a $1000 Scholarship for post- secondary education. This scholarship will be awarded to the cadet who best demonstrates Rotary’s Four Way Test which is.
· Is it the truth?
· Is it fair to all concerned?
· Will it build goodwill and better friendship?
· Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Any qualified cadet is encouraged to apply. A letter from the applicant (approximately 300 words) is to be submitted summarizing their cadet career as it pertains to the Four Way Test, which post- secondary institutions they have applied to and outlining their career goals. Each applicant will have a brief interview with a panel of Rotarians and a staff member. It is important that cadets compose their letter around the Four Way Test. In previous years some of the applicants have lost points for not staying with this theme. During the interview, cadets will be judged on uniform, deportment, general knowledge and squadron activities.
Award of the Scholarship will not receive final approval until confirmation of registration at a university or college has been received. Such proof is not required upon application.
It is Rotary’s intention to present the award at the Annual Inspection.
The cutoff date for applications will be April 20th 2015. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after that.
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please speak to me personally.
That’s all for now.
Stay Safe and Have a Great Week.
“Rules of the Air”
Some practical thoughts and comments regarding the world of aviation.
“Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the number of take offs you’ve made”
Aviation Photo Of the Week
First Female Pilot to Fly in Military Combat Worldwide, 1915
Marie Marvingt (1875-1963) was the 3rd woman in France and worldwide to obtain a pilot licence and the first, worldwide, to fly an aircraft in military combat. Nicknamed the ‘fiancée of danger’, Marie was already a very experienced pilot when WWI began. Nonetheless, she started to serve her country in the trenches, gun in hands, disguised as a man. However, she was uncovered and sent home. Determined to serve, she became a war nurse before leveraging her relationships to access air combat airplanes. In 1915, she became the first woman worldwide to complete an airborne combat mission when she bombed a German military barrack in Metz, occupied territory. She was recognized for her heroism with a Croix de guerre with palms.
After the war, Marie Marvingt dedicated the rest of her life to the development of medical flight evacuation. She is recognized worldwide as the ‘mother’ of that discipline. The holder of 34 medals, she is the most decorated woman in the world. Upon turning 80, she earned one last pilot licence, a helicopter pilot licence.
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