FTX – FRIDAY TIMINGS

Cadets and staff participating in the weekend’s FTX – Be at the Guelph Armoury for 1800 for our 1900 departure.

Be sure to have your health card, reusable water bottle and the kit outlined in the kit list. If you have not yet handed in your permission slip, you can do so when you arrive.

Cadets taking medication – Please know that Capt C Higgins will be holding your medication for the weekend. Be sure that you provide clear written instruction when you hand in your medication.

Cadet who will be leaving the FTX for the C-17 Globemaster flight, be sure to being your uniform.

The order of dress described below:  

                a.            Cadets C-4: pants, t-shirts, tunic, boots, head dress (no medals, names tags or pins

b.            Officers: CADPAT

At this point, our estimated return time to the Guelph Armoury on Sunday is about 1500hrs.

Please email Captain Miller (captain.craig.miller@live.com) if you have any questions/concerns.

DRILL TEAM & PIPES AND DRUMS PRACTICES

As both the squadron Drill Team and Pipes and Drums Band will be competing at the Provincial Band and Drill Competition at CFB Borden on Sat 25 May, we will be holding extra practices starting Wed 15 May.

The following is the additional practice schedule:

Wed 15 May from 1830-2130 at the Guelph Armoury – DRILL TEAM & BAND

Thu 16 May from 1830-2100 at William Winegard PS – BAND ONLY

Mon 20 May from 1830-2130 at the Guelph Armoury – DRILL TEAM & BAND

Wed 22 May from 1830-2130 at the Guelph Armoury – DRILL TEAM & BAND

Thu 23 May from 1830-2100 at William Winegard PS – BAND ONLY

121 Air Guelph will depart the Guelph Armoury at 6:00 PM
(arrive by 5:30 PM) Friday 24 May and return Saturday 25 May after the awards ceremony.

Please direct your comments, questions and concerns to either Capt Miller (Pipes and Drums) or Capt Higgins (Drill Team)

11 MAY BAND AND DRILL COMPETITION

On Saturday 11 May, 2019 121 Red Arrows RCACS Drill Team and Pipes and Drums Band competed in the South-Western Ontario Region Cadet Competition.

Both team finished in the top 3 in their respective categories and did their squadron proud The Drill Team finished 3rd overall while the Pipes and Drums Band finished a close 2nd.

Your squadron, staff, instructors and families are very proud of your excellent results.

Posted here are the recordings of their competition performances.

Spring FTX 17-19 May 2019

Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX) – 17-19 May 2019 

** This is a Mandatory Training Activity.  Cadets Levels 1-2 must have either attended either this, or the Fall FTX.  Cadets Levels 3-5 must attend both. **

Dates:  Friday May 17 – Sunday May 19

Location: Blue Springs Scout Camp near Acton, ON

Coordinating Details:
 
Meet at the Armoury at 5:30pm.  Ensure you pack your full kit and health card, staff will be checking for your health card and your kit for sufficient warm attire.
Transportation is by school bus to Blue Springs and return.
 
All meals will be provided.  Please note any dietary restrictions on your permission form.
 
Departure from Blue Springs will be at 15:00hrs, with arrival back at the Armoury for 15:30hrs.
 
This activity is non-weather dependent and short of major storm activity, will take place rain or shine, hot or cold… please ensure you pack appropriately, as we will be spending the majority of time outdoors.
 
A full kit list is provided with the activity information sheet and permission form.
 
As this is an overnight activity, permission forms are required for each cadet participating.  
 
Permission forms are due back Tues May 14, 2019.

Permission Form and Kit List

Click Here to Register for this Activity

Spring Gliding

Saturday 25 May 2019

This opportunity is open for all cadets to attend, to a maximum of 40 cadets. Priority will be given to new recruits and to those who have never gone gliding before. Sign up here for Gliding. Sign Up is now full!

Event Poster 25 May Gliding(Click this link to download the event poster)

Be at the Armoury for 0720 hours, do not plan to drop off your cadet earlier as staff will not be present. Do NOT drop off your cadet without staff present, the bus driver is also not a supervisor. Departure from the Guelph Armoury will be for 0730hours, arriving at Wingham William Le Van airport at approximately 0900hrs. Parents, once the bus has departed, ensure you remain local as weather can change throughout the day and cancel gliding. We will always cancel if safety is in question.

Watch the Facebook page on the morning of the 25th for weather information. If we have inclement weather predicted, cancellation will be posted at the earliest opportunity.

Cadets are required to have their physical health card in order to board the bus, and must keep it with them at all times. Health Card photocopies will not be acceptable.

Dress appropriately in layers for the weather – this is a civilian dress event. Airports are normally located in windy areas, and even in summer weather there will be a wind chill on the airfield.

On arrival at Wingham, cadets will be weighed in order to establish the accurate weight/balance with the aircraft, passenger and pilot aboard.

Pizza Lunch will be provided (we can accommodate vegetarian pizza, and gluten free) – if you have other dietary restrictions, or your cadet doesn’t like Pizza you are required to bring lunch you can eat.

Cadets will be required to act as ground crew under the direction of staff cadets at the airfield – they will learn and practice ground handling of glider aircraft. Wear comfortable footwear, you will be on your feet while at the airfield.

DRESS STANDARDS & INSPECTION

Parents and cadets please visit: https://121redarrows.ca/cadet/resources/dress-standards/ for a comprehensive list of the requirements for an outstanding uniform.

The squadron Standards Officer is seeking continual improvement in the dress standard, and a new tracking system has been implemented to monitor individual cadets.  This next week the inspection will again rate boots on a scale of 1 to 5, as well as hair and appearance.  To score a 3 on boots, a minimum of a high shine on the toe is required.  To attain such a shine, an experienced cadet requires about an hour each boot, or two hours.  A good movie can result in a good shine.  “Kiwi” polish with clean warm water and a soft rag is recommended.  See YouTube for numerous videos on how Air Cadets polish boots.

For hair, parents please ensure the following standards are maintained:

Hair Male Cadets.

The following additional details apply to male cadets:

Hair must be taper trimmed at the back, sides, and above the ears to blend with the hairstyle; be no more than 15 cm (6 in.) in length and sufficiently short that, when the hair is groomed and wedge is removed, no hair shall touch the ears or fall below the top of the eyebrows; be no more than 4 cm (1-1/2 in.) in bulk at the top of the head, gradually decreasing to blend with the taper trimmed sides and back; and be kept free from the neck to a distance of 2.5 cm (1 in.) above the shirt collar. Taper trimmed square back styles and shaving of all the hair on the head are permitted;

Hair – Female Cadets.

The following additional details apply to female cadets:

Hair shall not extend below the lower edge of the shirt collar (see exception below). Exaggerated styles, including those with excessive fullness or extreme height, are not authorized. Braids, if worn, shall be styled conservatively and tied tightly; secured at the end by a knot or a small-unadorned fastener. A single braid shall be worn in the centre of the back. Double braids shall be worn behind the shoulders. Hair shall be a maximum length when gathered behind the head and braided which does not extend below the top of the armpit. Multiple braids and/or cornrows shall be directed toward the back of the head, pulled tight to the head and secured at the end by a knot or a small-unadorned fastener. Multiple braids extending below the lower edge of the collar are to be gathered in a bun. With the permission of the sqn CO, a reasonable period may be authorized in order to transition from short to long hairstyles during which time hair may extend below the lower edge of the shirt collar.

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