Monthly Archives:September 2018

Weekly Update Sep 27 – Oct 3 18

27 Sep 18
Lt Cameron
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Here are the updates for the week:
Friday- Sunday: FTX Weekend! Reminder that drop off is 1800 on Friday and Pickup is 1500 Sunday, please let Lt. Cameron know if you are arriving late or departing early (If you are arriving late, message the squadron on Facebook before 1600 on Friday). Remember to bring warm kit for sleeping, the over night temperatures will be in the low single digits. Cadets requiring medication should advise staff of any special instructions/times. Kit list and directions are attached: FTX Kit list and map.

Sunday: Biathlon team at the Armouries from 1830-230 hrs.

Monday: Ground school at  Simonds High School from 1830-2030 hrs.

Wednesday: Sports night. Wear comfortable sports gear, including shoes that you can run in (sandals/boots/flip flops/crocs don’t work..)
Capt. Meunier is also inviting parents to attend on Wednesday as an open house.

Upcoming events:

– 14 Oct 18 – Gliding (mandatory training for all cadets)
– 26-28 Oct 18 – Gagetown Band Seminar. Anyone interested in attending should signup on the bulletin board.

Don’t forget that your annual validation forms most be returned to Lt. Hutchinson before you can participate in the FTX or Gliding.

We will be starting up the other optional training programs soon. For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

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 Meunier 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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Fall 2018 FTX Kit List and Directions

23 Sep 18
Lt Cameron
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Attachment below if you wish to download to your computer/mobile device

Kit List

Each cadet is required to bring:

  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sweater
  • Toothbrush/ paste
  • 4 – 6 pairs of socks (wool)
  • Warm PJs
  • Mittens/ gloves
  • Warm pants (Three)
  • Undergarments
  • Deodorant
  • Face cloth/Hand towel
  • Soap/hand sanitizer
  • Rain Coat
  • Reusable plastic/metal cup
  • Toque
  • Female personal hygiene items
  • Flashlight
  • Warm Jacket

Cadets are not permitted to bring:

  • Knives
  • Electronics (mp3/cd players, gaming systems, cell phones etc)
  • Weapons
  • Lighters
  • Illegal substances, alcohol, or cigarettes
  • Make-up

 

Directions

(from Barrack Green Armouries):

Turn Right at the 1st cross street onto Broad St
Continue onto Lower Cove Loop
Continue onto Crown St
Merge onto NB-1 E
Take exit 158 for NB-100 toward Hampton
Turn Left on NB-100 W
Turn Right onto NB-121E
Take third Exit on roundabout NB-121E
Continue on NB-121 E. until route 845 just past Kredl’s Corner Store Turn left onto route 845
Continue on Route 845 until Peters Hill Rd
Turn Right on Peters Hill Rd
Continue on Peters Hill Rd until Ganong Rd
Turn Left on to Ganong Rd
Camp will be on the Right hand side of the road.
161 Parent Committee sign will be at end of driveway.
NO VEHICLES are to enter the camp site.
Cadets will hike in from the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(from MacDonald Consolidated School):

Head northeast on NB-845 E toward NB-850 W
Turn left onto Whiting Ln
Turn right onto Ganong Rd
Camp will be on the Left hand side of the road.
161 Parent Committee sign will be at end of driveway.
NO VEHICLES are to enter the camp site.
Cadets will hike in from the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDF Download for computer/mobile: Kit List and Directions

Weekly Update Sept 20-26 18

20 Sep 18
Lt Cameron
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Here are the updates for the week:
Tagging: We are tagging this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at various locations. The most recent schedule will be posted below. Cadets should be in uniform with shirt and tie, those without uniforms should dress appropriately. Note: Changes can still be made to the schedule.

Friday: Drill Team and Band will be meeting for practice and demonstration for new members. If you are interested in finding out what the Drill Team Band does, or might want to join the team, please show up. Location is the Armouries and times are 1800-2130 hrs.

Sunday: Biathlon team will be meeting for returning and new members. If you are interested in finding out what Biathlon is, or might want to join the team, please show up. Location is the Armouries and times are 1800-2100 hrs.

Monday: Ground school for anyone level 3 and above that is interested in aviation courses, or planning to attend the Glider or Power courses in the future are encouraged to attend. Location is Simonds High School and times are 1830-2030 hrs. *Cadets are to enter the school at the door near the pool, closest to the football field. Class takes place in the 527 common room unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday: Regular Training (Dress is uniform with t-shirt, cadets without uniforms yet should wear appropriate civilian clothing)

Upcoming events:

  • – 20-22 Sep 18 – Tagging, Schedule with free spots will be posted online.
  • – 28 Sep 18 – 30 Sep 18  – Field Training Exercise (mandatory training for all cadets)
  • – 14 Oct 18 – Gliding (mandatory training for all cadets)

Don’t forget that your annual validation forms most be returned to Lt. Hutchinson before you can participate in the FTX or Gliding.

Thank you parents for volunteering and helping out with tagging.

We will be starting up the other optional training programs soon. For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

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 Meunier 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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Tagging Fall 2018 Schedule

20 Sep 18
Lt Cameron
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Please see the attached tagging schedule, some changes may be made.

Please monitor Facebook for updates to the schedule

Weekly Update Sept 13-19 18

14 Sep 18
Lt Cameron
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Congratulations on a well executed Change of Command parade. It was great to see so many new and returning cadets.

Here are the updates for the week:
Friday: Band will be meeting for practice and demonstration for new members. If you are interested in finding out what the Band does, or might want to join the team, please show up. Location is the Armouries and times are 1830-2100 hrs.

Sunday: Battle of Britain Parade. Cadets are to meet at 10 am by the Admiral Beatty Building. Parade will start at 11, and there will be refreshments afterwards. Rain location is the Armouries. Dress is Shirt, Tie, Tunic, Ribbons. *If locations change, update will be posted online, on Facebook and Twitter.
Biathlon team will be meeting for returning and new members. If you are interested in finding out what Biathlon is, or might want to join the team, please show up. Location is the Armouries and times are 1800-2100 hrs.

Monday: Ground school for anyone level 3 and above that is interested in aviation courses, or planning to attend the Glider or Power courses in the future are encouraged to attend. Location is Simonds High School and times are 1830-2030 hrs. *Cadets are to enter the school at the door near the pool, closest to the football field. Class takes place in the 527 common room unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday: Regular Training (Dress is uniform with t-shirt, cadets without uniforms yet should wear appropriate civilian clothing)

Upcoming events:

  • – 20-22 Sep 18 – Tagging, Schedule with free spots will be posted online.
  • – 28 Sep 18 – 30 Sep 18  – Field Training Exercise (mandatory training for all cadets)
  • – 14 Oct 18 – Gliding (mandatory training for all cadets)

We will be starting up the other optional training programs soon. For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

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 Meunier 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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Weekly Update 6-12 Sept 18

06 Sep 18
Lt Cameron
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Welcome to our new cadets. We had an excellent first night of training last night.

Here are the updates for the week:
Saturday – Sunday: Senior Cadet Training Weekend for all cadets in levels four and five. Meet at the armoury at 8:00 AM on Saturday. 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. Saturday will be training, and Sunday morning will be more training and then Vegas Family Entertainment Center in the afternoon. Bring a lunch for Saturday, other meals will be provided.

Wednesday: Change of Command Parade (Dress is full uniform, shirt, tie, tunic and medals. New cadets please wear collared shirt/shirt and tie, slacks/dress. No jeans or shorts.)

Upcoming events:

  • – 13 Sep 18 – 6:00-8:30 PM Community Group Registration – Recruiting – Grand Bay-Westfield
  • – 16 Sep 18 – 10:00 AM Battle of Britain Parade (mandatory for all cadets)
  • – 28 Sep 18 – 30 Sep 18  – Field Training Exercise (mandatory training for all cadets)
  • – 14 Oct 18 – Gliding (mandatory training for all cadets)

We will be starting up our optional training programs soon. For more information on events visit our website: https://161aircadets.ca/calendar/

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 https://www.facebook.com/161aircadets/ and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.

Cadets starts up this week – Wednesday 5 Sep 18

02 Sep 18
Capt Phinney, A
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This is just a short note to let you know that cadets will be starting up for the new training year this week.

Wednesday 5 Sep 18Regular training (6:20 PM – 9:10 PM) Dress is civilian clothing. If you need uniform parts exchanged, please bring them.

Saturday 8 Sep 18 – Sunday 9 Sep 18 Senior Cadet Training Weekend (8:00 AM Sat – 4:00 PM Sun). This activity is mandatory for all level cadets in levels four and five. Dress is civilian clothing. Meals will be provided. Bring a sleeping bag.

Wednesday 12 Sep 18Change of Command Parade/Training Night. Dress is full uniform (shirt, tie, and tunic). Guests are invited to watch the parade which will start at 7:00 PM.

This will be my final update as Commanding Officer as Capt Meunier is taking over for this training year. It has been a please being your CO and I look forward to seeing you at the Change of Command Parade.