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Weekly Update Oct 31-Nov 6 19

31 Oct 19
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Here is the weekly update, and happy Halloween.

Friday: No Band or Drill team. Band see below info regarding travel and kit.
Cadets may travel in civilian clothing if they wish, but encouraged to travel in uniform so that you can make sure all uniform parts are present, and limit what needs to be packed.

Friday 1 Nov 19
1800 hrs – Pick-up cadets (527 & 161 RCACS) at Barrack Green Armoury 60 Broadview Ave Saint John, NB
2100 hrs – Drop off cadets at George Street Armoury George Street Miramichi, NB
BUS ESCORT: Capt Kerry Costain

Sunday 3 Nov 19
1500 hrs – Pick-up cadets at George Street Armoury George Street Miramichi, NB
1800 hrs – Drop off cadets (161 & 527) at Barrack Green Armoury 60 Broadview Ave Saint John, NB

Important Information:

Training will take place at the George Street Armoury in Miramichi. Timings will be 0845 – 1600 hrs on Saturday, 2 Nov 19 and 0830 -1500 hrs on Sunday, 3 Nov 19. Dress will be C3E (t-shirt and tunic) for cadets (staff cadets may wear shirt/tie or gun shirt in place of the t-shirt) and 3C for military members on Saturday and civilian clothing on Sunday.

Escorts will be responsible for supervising the cadets on Saturday evening and ensuring activities are available. There will be staff cadets onsite to assist. You could suggest your cadets bring movies or board games. Sports can also be an option.

Kit List:

  • Uniform with cadet parka (civilian jacket if cadet has no parka)
  • Appropriate civilian clothing and footwear
  • Toiletries
  • Towel/facecloth
  • Shower sandals
  • Sleeping bag (cadets will be sleeping on the armoury floor)
  • Pillow
  • Musical instrument
  • Music folder/pencil
  • Required medications

Saturday: PO513 Workshops for level 5 cadets. You should arrive at HMCS Brunswicker for 0745 and plan to be there until 1600. Dress is Shirt, Tie and Tunic. Lunch will be provided.

Sunday: Biathlon, Marksmanship and Flight Sim from 1800-2100.
Ground Search and Rescue info below, cadets are expected to arrive between 0830 and 0900. The event should end around 1300, and lunch will be provided. The event is taking place at the Wells Recreation Park, 75 French Village Rd. See Google maps.

The following items are required for the cadets and staff that will be part of the Field Teams: Personal clothing / items:
– Waterproof boots or hiking boots with ankle support (NO running shoes or rubber boots)
– Pants that cover all of the leg (NO shorts).
– Long sleeved shirt  Waterproof jacket
– A pair of gloves
– Hat or baseball cap
– Small back pack
– Water Bottle

Notes:
1. If possible, cadets are asked to wear bright colour clothing.
2. If possible, clothing items should be light and tear resistant.
3. For SAFETY reasons, members or cadets will not be allowed to be field deployed if their clothing is not adequate. Some positions are not field deployable.

Monday: Flying Scholarship from 1830-2030 at Simonds High School.

Wednesday: Regular Training. Dress is t-shirt. We are now in winter dress, which means all cadets should have a coat, regardless of the temperature outside.

Poppy campaign: Thank you to everyone who signed up, remember to show up for your shift.

Annual validation forms went home recently, be sure to have them updated and returned as soon as possible. Any new cadets should try to have their paperwork, including birth certificate, provincial health card, or other required ID brought in as soon as possible to avoid missing any training or trips.

Upcoming Events:
– 11 Nov 19: Remembrance Day @ River Valley Middle School
– 16 Nov 19: Zone biathlon @ Elmhurst Outdoors.
– 16 Nov 19: Saint John Santa Clause Parade. More details will be posted shortly
– 17 Nov 19: 403 Squadron tour, all cadets are welcome to attend.
– 18 Dec 19: Squadron Holiday Mess Dinner. This will take place at the Legion on the west side. Dress for cadets is uniform, with a white shirt and black bow tie. We have black bow ties available in supply for $10.

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 Oct 24-30 19

24 Oct 19
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: Drill Team from 1830-2100. Any new members interested in joining the drill team are welcome to attend.

Sunday: Biathlon, Marksmanship and Flight Sim from 1800-2100.

Monday: Flying Scholarship from 1830-2030 at Simonds High School.

Wednesday: Halloween Party. Cadets are encouraged to wear a costume, and there are prizes for the best ones. No masks that conceal your face. Parents, a letter went home requesting snacks for the evening be brought in, if you have any questions about what to bring, please message us on Facebook.

Poppy campaign will be starting next week, a list of available times and locations is posted on our Facebook page, pleases sign up if you haven’t already.

Annual validation forms went home recently, be sure to have them updated and returned as soon as possible. Any new cadets should try to have their paperwork, including birth certificate, provincial health card, or other required ID brought in as soon as possible to avoid missing any training or trips.

Upcoming Events:
– 01-03 Nov 19: Music Seminar in Miramichi for Band Members
– 02 Nov 19: Level 5 PO513 Workshops, Sign up to attend.
– 03 Nov 19: SAR training with 3034 RCACC/River Valley Ground SAR* Location is off the Dolan Rd in Saint John. (SAR = Search and Rescue)
– 11 Nov 19: Remembrance Day @ River Valley Middle School
– 16 Nov 19: Saint John Santa Clause Parade. More details will be posted shortly
– 17 Nov 19: 403 Squadron tour, all cadets are welcome to attend.
– 18 Dec 19: Squadron Holiday Mess Dinner. This will take place at the Legion on the west side. Dress for cadets is uniform, with a white shirt and black bow tie.

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 Oct 17-23 19 (FTX Info)

17 Oct 19
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: FTX: Drop off at 1800 at Elmhurst Outdoors. Kit list and directions are posted at the bottom of this post. Cadets are encouraged to bring reusable cups/water bottles to help us cut down on waste, and remember, bring warm clothing and footwear!

Sunday: FTX pickup is at 1530.

Monday: Flying Scholarship at Simonds High School 1830 to 2030.

Wednesday: Regular training, dress is t-shirt.

Annual validation forms went home recently, be sure to have them updated and returned as soon as possible. Any new cadets should try to have their paperwork, including birth certificate, provincial health card, or other required ID brought in as soon as possible to avoid missing any training or trips.

Upcoming Events:
– 01-03 Nov 19: Music Seminar in Miramichi for Band Members
– 02 Nov 19: Level 5 PO513 Workshops, Sign up to attend.
– 03 Nov 19: SAR training with 3034 RCACC/River Valley Ground SAR* Location TBD (SAR = Search and Rescue)
– 11 Nov 19: Remembrance Day @ River Valley Middle School
– 16 Nov 19: Saint John Santa Clause Parade. More details will be posted shortly
– 17 Nov 19: 403 Squadron tour, all cadets are welcome to attend.

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

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 Oct 10-16 19

10 Oct 19
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: Band from 1830-2100. Any new members interested in joining the drill team are welcome to attend.

Sunday: No training.

Monday: No Flying Scholarship

Wednesday: Regular training, dress is t-shirt.

Annual validation forms went home recently, be sure to have them updated and returned as soon as possible. Any new cadets should try to have their paperwork, including birth certificate, provincial health card, or other required ID brought in as soon as possible to avoid missing any training or trips.

Upcoming Events:
– 18-20 Oct 19: Fall FTX, Will be at Elmhurst Outdoors, map will go home on Wednesday.
– 01-03 Nov 19: Music Seminar in Miramichi for Band Members
– 02 Nov 19: Level 5 PO513 Workshops, Sign up to attend.
– 03 Nov 19: SAR training with 3034 RCACC/River Valley Ground SAR* Location TBD (SAR = Search and Rescue)
– 11 Nov 19: Remembrance Day @ River Valley Middle School
– 16 Nov 19: Saint John Santa Clause Parade. More details will be posted shortly
– 17 Nov 19: 403 Squadron tour, all cadets are welcome to attend.

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 Oct 3 – 9 19

03 Oct 19
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Here is the weekly update

Friday: Drill Team from 1830-2100. Any new members interested in joining the drill team are welcome to attend.

Sunday: Biathlon and Marksmanship. Still looking for new members. Anyone doing biathlon should remember to bring a water bottle and wear running shoes.

Monday: Flying Scholarship 1830-2030 @ Simonds High School

Wednesday: Regular training, dress is t-shirt.

Annual validation forms went home recently, be sure to have them updated and returned as soon as possible. Any new cadets should try to have their paperwork, including birth certificate, provincial health card, or other required ID brought in as soon as possible to avoid missing any training or trips.

Upcoming Events:
– 18-20 Oct 19: Fall FTX, location TBD
– 01-03 Nov 19: Music Seminar, you need to sign up to attend. Due by end of training on Oct 9th.
– 02 Nov 19: Level 5 PO513 Workshops, Sign up to attend.
– 02 Nov 19: SAR training with 3034 RCACC/River Valley Ground SAR* TBD
– 11 Nov 19: Remembrance Day @ River Valley Middle School
– 16 Nov 19: Saint John Santa Clause Parade. More details will be posted shortly
– 17 Nov 19: 403 Squadron, all cadets are welcome to attend.

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.