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395 Air Cadet Squadron
HMCS NONSUCH
11807 - Kingsway NW
Edmonton, AB  T5G 2W5
Canada
Phone: 780-454-5434
Email:
info@395squadron.ca

 

395 Squadron - Royal Canadian Air Cadets

Last updated: 31 October, 2014

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 395 Squadron Training and Events Calendar

October 28, 2014 – WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Update on Access to HMCS NONSUCH and Uniform Policy

As a result of the events last week in Eastern Canada, there are some additional precautions being undertaken with regards to accessing HMCS NONSUCH and the wearing of uniforms to ensure the continued safety of cadets and their families.  Until notified otherwise, only cadets and appropriately screened adults are allowed access to HMCS NONSUCH as the property is a Department of National Defence establishment.  This is in response to nationwide changes and is not any indication of any specific safety concern with regards to HMCS NONSUCH.  These authorized personnel are to enter only through the southeast entrance and must sign in upon arrival.  At the end of the night, the main parking lot will be open for cadets to be picked up, but parents must wait in their vehicles.

Any families wishing to join cadets are still welcome to come in for information or to register.  When stopped at the gate or door, simply state that you are there to get information about joining cadets and you will be escorted in. 

Cadets can wear their uniforms to and from home to cadet activities and during all supervised events.  To clarify, these are training and events organized by the 395 Squadron staff.  While travelling in uniform, cadets cannot stop to partake in other unrelated activities.  Cadets shall not wear their uniforms for other than officially sanctioned activities. 

No cadet is required to participate in any activity if they or their parents are uncomfortable or feel unsafe.  The squadron staff will continue to provide responsible supervision; the security and safety of cadets remains paramount.   

Upcoming Activities and Events

 

  • Biathlon

Wednesday, Oct. 29 AND Thursday, Oct. 30

1830 – 1930

Meet outside front entrance of Kinsman Sports Centre (9100 Walterdale Hill NW)

Wear appropriate outdoor active wear for the weather and bring a water bottle.

Only for selected biathlon team representing the squadron at the competition in November.

 

  • Poppy Day

November 1, 2014

0900 – 1500 hours

Meet at the Norwood Legion (11150 - 82 St NW).

Cadets will then be driven to various locations throughout the area to assist in the sale of poppies for Remembrance Day.  Cadets will be properly supervised at all times.

Full dress uniform to be worn with winter gear; hat, gloves and parka if you have it.  Otherwise, civilian warm outer layers are acceptable.

This is a mandatory community service activity.  All cadets should attend.

Parent drivers are also needed.  Email info@395squadron.ca to volunteer.

 

  • No Karate, Drill or Sports this Saturday due to Poppy Day

 

  • Ground School - CANCELLED

 

 

  • Band

Monday, November 3, 2014

1830 - 2100

504 Hangar

Civilian attire

New recruits are welcome, no experience necessary!

 

  • RCA Band: A Tribute

Sunday, November 9, 2014 1300 – 1515 hours

Full Dress Uniform

Ushering guests and watching concert at City Hall

Email info@395squadron.ca if interested.

 

  • Power Familiarization Flying

November 16, 2014

Please sign up if you are interested in taking a flight.  See a video of Power Familiarization Flying here.

NOTE: Nov. 2 flying has been cancelled.

 

Other Announcements for Cadets

 

  • Next week, please be sure to be wearing a poppy on your uniform.  All cadets and people in uniform are to wear the poppy beginning on the last Friday of October (Oct. 31) until Remembrance Day (Nov. 11).  For instructions on where to place your poppy on your uniform, please look in the dress instructions found here.  All people in Canada are encouraged to also wear the poppy as a sign of Remembrance.  For more information about the wearing of poppies in Canadian society, please visit the website of the Royal Canadian Legion here.

 

  • New Communication Board - Please take some time to check out the new communication board while on your break. It lists all the upcoming activities and timely information for you

 

PARENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

  • Bingo: We are in need of volunteers for the Saturday, November 22, 2014. Please email Lana at 395squadron@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer for the bingo.  We need 4 cadets (ages 14 years older) to volunteer.  These bingos are important – BINGOS pay for CADET ACTIVITIES.

 

We also need volunteers for the bingo on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

 

·       Sausage Fundraiser orders are due on November 4th, 2014 (NEXT WEEK).  Please help sell this fundraiser as all profit from this goes towards your cadet's activities. The order form can be found here for your convenience.

 

 MAJOR MCLELLAN 'S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

  • Congratulations to WOI Tang who received the inaugural Robert (Bob) Barraclough Air Cadet Leadership Scholarship from the Alberta Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada.  This scholarship is awarded to one cadet in the province of Alberta who demonstrates citizenship, leadership and is a role model in the cadet program and the community.  Congratulations to WOI Tang on this outstanding recognition and dedication to our squadron.  Please take a moment to read about the namesake of the award below.

 

About Bob

Bob joined 24 Red Deer Squadron in 1973. He became WO1 in the squadron and was awarded gliding, power and International Exchange scholarships. After completing his cadet career, Bob joined the Cadet Instructors List (CIL) and was an officer for 24 Red Deer squadron, 524 Sturgeon squadron, Penhold Summer Training Camp, Gimli Summer Training Camp and the Regional Cadet Instructors School (RCIS). Bob worked full time as an instructor at RCIS and in October 1985 was involved in a motor vehicle accident on his way home from work. That left him with a Spinal Cord Injury and ended his career as an officer. At this time, Bob and his wife moved to British Columbia so he could finish his post-secondary education. In 2008, Bob became involved with the Alberta Air Cadet League as a member of the parent sponsoring committee at 810 Grant McConachie Squadron, this quickly lead to his appointment as NE Wing Director and later the Vice Chair of the Provincial Committee. In 2013, Bob was diagnosed with oral cancer and died in December of complication of this disease. Bob was an avid believer in the cadet program and would encourage all cadets to strive to do their best. This scholarship is a dedication to his time in the program, as an officer, and league member and is offered by his family to support a cadet in their post-secondary endeavours.

 

  • Congratulations to FCpl. Labayan who received her Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta 2 weeks ago.  This is a significant accomplishment that highlights her dedication to community service and citizenship.  If anyone is interested in the Duke of Edinburgh Award program, please see the squadron office or email info@395squadron.ca.

 

  • The Survival Training Exercise that was cancelled this past weekend is being rescheduled, hopefully for a date before Christmas.  Please stay tuned.

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  • Next week, Arrow Flight will be disbanded and all cadets will be incorporated into one of the four regular flights.  New recruits, please be on time to ensure that you are present to find out your new home.  Flight staff – be sure to welcome your new cadets and get to know them.

 

  • New recruits – please be sure to try out some of the optional training programs that we offer.  You may find Tuesdays fun, but you are likely to find the activity that you REALLY enjoy in one of these.  Pay attention to announcements regarding Band, Marksmanship, Biathlon, Karate, Drill, Sports, Effective Speaking, etc. and give it a try!

 

  • We have a new staff member who is also a former cadet and will be assisting with volleyball and in supply.  Please help me welcome CI David McEwen back to 395 Squadron.

 

  • Last week, it was mentioned that HMCS NONSUCH will be replacing the heater system in this building. Because of the age of this building, there is asbestos and it will need to be removed.  We may have to cancel some Tuesday training nights while this is taking place.  At this point, regular training should occur next week (Nov. 4) but this may change.  As soon as I know, we will get the information to you through phone call, Facebook, email, website and/or text.  Please stay tuned for more information.

 

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