The Dispatch, Issue # 31, Week of April 20, 2014

The Dispatch, Issue # 31, Week of April 20, 2014


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Issue # 31

Week of April 20, 2014

No Parade This Monday Due To Easter Holiday

There Will Be No Cadet Activities Other than Tagging This Week. 


Chadburn Alumni Who Have Chosen To Serve

We have mentioned in previous Dispatch issues that we have a display at the Squadron where we post photos of those cadets who have chosen the Military as their career. One of those cadets is WO Scott Baker who is currently serving at Royal Military College in Kingston as their Chief Clerk. This past week he forwarded his photo for our display as well as a  brief letter which follows.



It means a great deal to me personally to know that my photo, along with the photos of the other former members of 151 Chadburn Sqn, who are either currently serving in, or retired from the Canadian Armed Forces, are being displayed with the Squadron.  I hope that through our photos and stories will inspire cadets to pursue their goals and become outstanding leaders and Canadian citizens.

I have always been proud to say that 151 Chadburn Sqn provided me with a firm foundation upon which I built a successful career in the Royal Canadian Air Force.  I am sure that the values, principles, and ethics that were taught to me as a cadet in the Sqn have remained largely unchanged over the past thirty years.  I am confident in my belief that all current and former members of the Sqn regardless of their station in life, should be proud to say that they are (or were) members of what I truly believe to be is one of the best Air Cadet Squadrons in Canada.

Scott Baker

Warrant Officer

Royal Canadian Air Force


Ganaraska Training Weekend

This past weekend it was the Squadron’s annual leadership training weekend for senior cadets in the squadron. As you can see there was a zip line, cross country navigation and of course a couple of the squadron’s logs also appeared just in case cadets were in need of some additional physical training.



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151 Squadron Staff


Very seldom do parents and readers get a chance to meet all the officers and civilian staff who work behind the scenes at 151.  Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to get all of the staff together at one time. Pictured above are most of the staff who were in attendance last Monday night.  It is this group of dedicated individuals who manage and organize  the wide variety of programs and activities that take place at the Squadron. Eight of the staff above are actually former cadets from the Squadron and their experience coupled with the skills and knowledge of the other staff members gives the Squadron the ability to provide our cadets with a dynamic program of activities.

Royal Order of the Glassy Boot

Honourable Members

WO1 B. Jackson, WO2 A.Hembruff, WO2 A.Boyden, WO2 R. Bliss, WO2 C. Tan, F/Sgt D. Lloyd,  F/Sgt C.Travis, F/Sgt J.Shaw, F/Sgt K.Katzer,

F/Sgt S.Sheppard, F/Sgt A.Ford Williams, , F/Sgt V.Singh, F/Sgt. E. Dellipizzi, F/Sgt. B. Medina

Sgt. S. Lysyk, Sgt. N. Nemeth, Sgt. R. DeMille, Sgt. M. Obrien, Sgt. B. McMurtry, Sgt R.Barton, Sgt. J.Ehrt ,Sgt. O.Sam, Sgt C.Brandow, F/Cpl. M. Annis, F/Cpl T. Milne, F/Cpl

J.Hancock,  F/Cpl C.Abraham, F/Cpl B. Hewett , Cpl. R.Sealey, Cpl J.Hancock, Cpl F.Chandler


Thoughts from the Treadmill

I hope this finds everyone healthy and safe after the Easter weekend.  Just a reminder, there will be no cadets on Monday night.

Cadets will be receiving a call later in the week telling them when and where they are tagging next weekend.  Remember that your participation in this activity is mandatory and unless excused by the DCO or myself, you are expected to be at your assigned place of duty.  With recent budget cuts by the military, our local fund-raising is more important than ever.

Just a reminder that every cadet who tags at least 4 shifts and raises a minimum of $200 will have their name placed in a draw for a very nice prize. 

Every cadet who tags will have 5% of the amount they raise taken off the price of their year-end trip, rounded to the nearest $5.00.  This will be in addition to the 5% of the fall tagging proceeds. 

April 28th and May 5th will be the only two sign up days for the year end trip.  Cadets will be parading at the Children`s Park Arena, but parents will be required to attend the cadet hall between 7:30 and 9:30 to sign paperwork and have any necessary documents photocopied.  This can be a long process and I ask for your cooperation as without this work being done, the cadets can`t cross the border.  Please read the letter that was sent home last Monday night as this will let you know what documentation is required.  If you have any specific questions regarding the trip or what is required, please contact

Ms. Di Loreto by email at

We will be accepting new participants into the Squadron`s Duke of Edinburgh`s Award Program.  Cadets must let Ms. Di Loreto know before tag day weekend if they are interested in participating.  You can read more about the programme at  cadets will have to pay their half of the registration fee (cadet is responsible for $15.00 of the $30.00 fee, the Squadron covers the other half)  to Ms. Di Loreto by next Monday to have their tagging shifts count against the community service requirement for the award.  This is an exciting programme that I highly recommend to all cadets who have reached the age of 14.  You can achieve all aspects of the award through your involvement in the cadet programme.    

It was great to get the letter from WO Baker this week, another fine example of the things that are possible in the Military using cadet experiences as a jumping off point.  Thanks Scott.

That`s all for now.

Stay Safe and Have a Great Week.

Major Bliss


Aviation Photo of the Week

A C-5 on its way to Afghanistan


While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual

Information regarding seat belts, emergency exits, etc. Finally, she said, ‘Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith Campbell, and crew

Take you safely to Afghanistan ‘ An old Master Sergeant sitting in the eighth row thought to himself,

‘Did I hear her right? Is the captain a woman? ‘ When the attendant came by he said ‘Did I understand you right? Is the captain a woman?’

‘Yes,’! Said the attendant, ‘In fact, this entire crew is female.


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