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28 June 2015

Arlington Update

Arlington Update: Time Change

All Cadets (all Sqns attending) attending must register for the fly-in at the following link ASAP.  Use your Sqn's number as your RCAC ID.
http://arlingtonflyin.wawg.cap.gov/registration

Arlington Waiver - Waivers must be filled and submitted to Capt Groome by Sunday, 5 Jul.

Payments for Arlington need to be submitted to to Capt Groome on Sunday, 5 Jul

Training Days:

When: Sunday, 5 Jul  - 9am - 4pm
            Monday, 6 Jul - 9am - 4pm

Where: 746 Sqn

Dress: Civilian
  • Lunch will be provided during the training days
  • Uniforms will be issued on Sunday 5 July
  • All waivers must be completed and handed on Sunday, 5 July

Arlington Info:

When: Drop Off - Tuesday, 7 Jul @ 7am
            Pick Up - Sunday, 12 Jul @ 4pm
            Cadets will travel in their uniforms (C1 - Full Dress)

Where: Drop off and Pick up will be at 746Sqn
  • Travel insurance is provided by the DND
  • Cots will be provided for the Cadets.  Cadets are still encouraged to bring an air mattress or foamy. 

18 June 2015

Air Cadet League of Canada 2015 Cadet Leadership Symposium

The Air Cadet League of Canada is celebrating it's 75th Anniversary this year and as part of the events they will be hosting a leadership symposium of selected cadets from each region in Ottawa in Novemeber 2015. During this symposium cadets will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and seminars regarding  leadership and the theme "The next 75 years of Air Cadets", as well as to present their recommendations and thoughts to senior members of the Air Cadet League and DND.

Each Squadron may submit one name for selection, based on the following criteria:
- Senior cadet (level 3 or higher) who has demonstrated good potential for advanced placement,
- At least one year remaining in cadets,
- Have attended at least one senior level summer training course/staff position,
- Currently in grade 11 or equivalent.

Applications must be submitted to the Commanding Officer no later than 15 July 2015 at matt.dykeman@cadets.gc.ca and must include your name, rank, courses attended, training level, and a one page narrative letter written by the Cadet explaining why they are applying and how the symposium would benefit them and the Squadron on return. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of both officers and sponsoring committee members from 746 RCACS.

Canadian Museum of Flight upcoming Tech Talk on the Fleet Finch 27 Jun 2015

Come Join the Canadian Museum of flight for a Tech Talk session on the Fleet Finch aircraft on the 27th of June 2015. This is an opportunity to learn about the history of the aircraft, how it was built and maintained and other interesting aspects.

Information on time and cost is available on the Museum's website at: http://www.canadianflight.org/

14 June 2015

Volunteers for Canada Day Recruiting Booth

Hey, 746 and the Canadian Museum of Flight will be hosting a joint booth for Canada Day at Fort Langley. Any cadets level 2 and up, preferably with camp experience are asked to volunteer a couple of hours manning the booth and answer questions about the cadet program. Anyone interested can email the CO at matt.dykeman@cadets.gc.ca

31 May 2015

Fund Raising Opportunity- Looking for volunteers

For the parents of Cadets at 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron.

As you are aware, the activities that our cadets enjoy through out the training year require a great deal of money. The Federal Government supplies some of the funding but there is always a large need to find additional funding. This falls on the shoulder of the 746 squadron. It is crucial that we earn this funding to ensure the activities our cadets enjoy are not compromised. Please parents, we need you to do your part and volunteer. To help out on all the fund raising ventures put on by our 746 Sponsoring Committee.

We currently have a great opportunity to earn some needed funds over the next three months. This involves helping to direct traffic and help people to park their cars at the Krause Berry Farms in Aldergrove. This is typically a 3 to 4 hour shift, which is not too difficult. We need teams of 4 people for each shift. The shifts are as follows:

Saturday June 6, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday June 7, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Saturday June 13, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday June 14, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday June 21, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Wednesday July 1, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Saturday July 4, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday July 19, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Monday August 3, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday August 16, 2015, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Please check to see which shifts will work for you. Reply to Paul Warman at taz21@shaw.ca or (778) 866-3408.

We desperately need your help. Thank you in advance.

Paul Warman
Director At Large
746 Squadron Sponsoring Committee

06 January 2015

BOTTLE RECYCLING

An easy way to help your squadron with it's fundraising efforts is to return your empty bottles for refund and have the money put towards our squadrons account.  Details are as follows:

Location:
Willowbrook Recycling
19641 - 60th Ave
Langley
Account #: 238

Please take your cans and bottles there as they help out our squadron

28 June 2014

Squadron Photos!

The pictures of this year's Annual Ceremonial Review, in addition to the Mess Dinner and other functions of this year, have officially been posted!

The officers and Sponsoring Committee of 746 would like to thank Rima Dickson for her devotion to our squadron this year and ensuring that we have these wonderful pictures taken!

All cadets and parents are reminded that these photos are for personal consumption only. We hope you enjoy them!

50th Annual Cermonial Review Photos

Mess Dinner Photos

05 June 2014

Museum of Flight Air Cadet Membership Form

IF you would like to sign up for the FREE Air Cadet Membership form for the Museum of Flight at the Langley Airport, you can do so by downloading and filling out the application form and bringing it in into the squadron.

Membership includes:
- FREE Admission (including one guest) to the museum
- FREE admission to Seattle Museum of Flight, Squamish Westcoast Railway Museum, and the Military Museum in Chilliwack
- Subscription to our quarterly Glidepath newletter
- 15% discount on all regular priced gift shop items

Application Form available HERE.

Cadets are encouraged to participate and volunteer as they will be able to win a flight in one of the vintage planes at the museum!!

Questions for the flight museum can be sent to info@canadianflight.com ; website: canadianflight.org

07 February 2013

Parking Lot Safety

Pickup time on Thursday night at cadets has become increasingly congested.  If possible, please try to park near the Museum of Flight or in the parking spots near the entrance to the airport.  Please do not pull into the driveway nearest the Hangar.  It is a very busy area with pedestrians.

Please keep your speed to a minimum.  It is quite dark in the area and there are many people walking to different areas.

Cadets please remember you are wearing dark clothing and are very hard to see on dark rainy nights.  Be aware of the vehicles around you and try to stay in lit areas.

The safety and well being of the Cadets is important.  Thank you for your cooperation.

New: Cadet Reference Manual

It is important for cadets to have access to the essential information that they need to perform the basic duties of a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program; and specifically 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron. As a result, the squadron has published a "Cadet Reference Manual" which contains all of the general knowledge that cadets are expected to know. This manual is an important resource. It's contents should be read and understood by all members of the squadron from the newest recruit to the most senior cadet.

The document is available in .pdf form and can be downloaded directly from the following link (Adobe Reader Required):

The manual is divided into 3 chapters:
  1. Drill
  2. General Cadet Knowledge, and
  3. Cadet Training
While we do not expect cadets to commit this information to memory, we do expect that cadets will reference the manual as often as required and search for answers to any questions first in the manual before using the chain of command. Cadets who would like to test their understanding of the manual's material are encouraged to take the optional "Comprehension Quiz" located at the following link: Comprehension Quiz.

Any questions about the Cadet Reference Manual should be addressed through the chain of command.

26 November 2012

Squadron Standing Orders

The first version of the new and improved 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron Standing Orders has been published and is available here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3fa4EufD061UFZNR2pNdk50Q1k/edit
This is a working document that should be used as a reference for all cadets. Paper copies are posted around the squadron.

05 March 2012

746 Social Media

Connecting with cadets, their parents, and the public has always been a priority for 746 Lightning Hawk. In an effort to improve accessibility of information, 746 is embracing the benefits of social media. Now you can "like" us on Facebook and/or "follow" us on Twitter. Here are the details:
We look forward to interacting with you online. We would like to remind cadets that, even online, they are  responsible for maintaining their professionalism. We also hope that you'll share any photos, stories, or kudos with us and help promote the squadron to the public.

12 February 2011

General Cadet Knowledge Pocket Aide Memoire

The following pocket-sized GCK Aide Memoire can be printed and folded by cadets as a quick reference guide. Remember, this is basic information that all cadets should know.
Click for PDF