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161 Weekly Update 7-13 Sep 17

07 Sep 17
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Welcome to our new cadets. We had an excellent first night of training last night.Welcome to our new cadets. We had an excellent first night of training last night.

Here are the updates for the week:
Thursday: Recruiting at the Saint John Expo – if you know anyone interested in joining we will be at the fall activities fair at the Trade and Convention Centre from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Friday – Sunday: Senior Cadet Training Weekend for all cadets in levels four and five. Meet at the armoury at 6:00 PM on Friday evening. We will be staying at the armoury for the weekend so bring a sleeping bag, toiletries, change of clothing, sports gear, and a water bottle. Drill evaluations will be taking place on Friday evening, Saturday will be training, and Sunday morning will be more training and then Breakout and the Board Games Café in the afternoon.

Wednesday: Regular Training (Dress is t-shirt for levels 1-3, dress shirt for levels 4 and above)

Upcoming events:

  • – 16 Sep 17- 1:00 PM Freedom of the City Parade (mandatory for all cadets)
  • – 17 Sep 17 – 10:00 AM Battle of Britain Parade (mandatory for all cadets)- 20 Sep 17
  • – CO’s Parade and 75th Anniversary Cake Cutting
  • – 23 Sep 17 – Gliding (mandatory training for all cadets)
  • – 29 Sep – 1 Oct 17 – Field Training Exercise (mandatory training for all cadets)

We will be starting up our optional training programs next weekend. For more information on events visit our website:

Recruiting – this year we will again be running a “bring a friend” program. All cadets are encouraged to bring a friend who may be interested in joining cadets. If their friend joins and stays over three weeks the cadet who brought the friend will have their name entered into a draw for a prize.

Reminder: If a cadet cannot make it to a Wednesday night/regular event, the cadet should leave a message on the squadron answering machine 632-3215. Please do not e-mail Capt Phinney or post on facebook. This will ensure the admin o gets the message and can mark the cadet as excused.

For more information check out our our facebook page and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.