21 January 2020

Snowshoeing at Cypress Mountain, Saturday 8 February 2020

On Saturday 8 February, Cadets of all levels are invited to participate in our annual snowshoe trip. This year we will be going to Cypress Mountain.

Sign up sheet will be available this Thursday. (50 Spots available)


Timings as follows:
Drop off @ the squadron! Hangar 6, Langley BC - 06:45AM
Pick up @ the squadron! Hangar 6, Langley BC - 4:30PM

What to bring?
Cadets will be required to bring a small backpack, lunch, and personal water bottle.
Cadets will be required to dress for the weather, and appropriate footwear. (Boots!)

Snowshoes shall be provided by the Nordic Center & cost of rentals is covered by DND.

Questions to:

OIC - Capt Attwood
Johnathan.attwood@cadets.gc.ca

NCOIC - TBA

20 January 2020

Annual Mess Dinner is approaching!

What: Mess Dinner
Date: Feb 9, 20
Time: arrive at 1600
Location: Cloverdale Legion
Dress: C2 Mess Dress, females may wear an appropriate formal dress

Tickets will be on sale at the end of parade on Thursday Jan 23 & 30th.
Cost of ticket $15

Thursday, 23r Jan

Thursday,  23rd Jan

This Thursday will be a regular training night
When: Thursday, 23rd Jan, 18:30 - 21:15pm
Where: 746 Sqn, 5333 216 St Langley (Hanger 5)

Dress: C3 - Winter Dress, with parka.

Cadets without uniform - white dress shirt, black dress pants and black shoes. Bring weather appropriate coat.  

15 January 2020

Thursday, 16 Jan

All activities for Thursday night are canceled due to weather.

Range

Range:
There will be open range days this weekend. Each day is only open to 20 cadets each.

When: Saturday, 18 Jan - 10-4 (bring a lunch)
Sunday, 19 Jan - 10-4 (bring a lunch)
Where: 746 Sqn
Dress: Civilian

if you are interested please email Capt Groome, Nathan.Groome@cadets.gc.ca, Only those who receive a confirmation reply may attend.

13 January 2020

Supply will be open this Monday, and every Monday this month, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm handing out uniforms.  Uniforms will be issued on a 'first come first serve' basis as there is not enough time to issue every cadet's uniform in one night.

The following cadets have uniforms ready for pickup;

Clements, Kyke
Citun, Sol
Gill, Jayden
Kennedy, Emily
Pirang, Aaron
Suarez, T.
Svendson, Charli
Vizcaino, Damian
Welk, Logan
Youn, Sarah
Youn, Jisu
Yurikov, Max
Zou, Eric(Xingzui)

If you have questions regarding supply please come see supply on Monday/ Thursday or email alexander.hebert@cadets.gc.ca and I will respond as soon as I can.

16th January 2019


Special notice for 16th January
This Thursday January 16th
Levels 1-3 cadets will be going Swimming at  Walnut Grove Pool
Time : Arrive at 18:30pm till approximately 21:00pm dismissal.
Attire: Civilian clothing.
What to bring :  Please bring Swim items including personal hygiene items, as well as $ for the lockers.
Levels 4 and above you will have a guest speaker all night long.
Time: 18:30pm -21:30hrs
Location at Hanger 5
Dress: Winter dress.
Any questions please see your flight commander.
Captain Wong
Training Officer

06 January 2020

WUF FOCUS - HAIR

As we return back from Christmas Break, our WUF focus is on hair. Female standards have been extremely good while male standards have been lacking. According to the dress standards set out in the Cadet and Jr. Ranger Dress Instructions, Section 2, Paragraph 5 Sub-Paragraph a, male standards shall be as follows:

Male Cadets. (see Figure 2-2-A). Hair shall be taper-trimmed at the back, sides, and above the ears to blend with the hair-style; be no more than 15 cm (6 in.) in length and sufficiently short that, when the hair is groomed and headdress 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 standards will be checked this week for our CO's parade and UCAN's (Uniform Corrective Action Notices) will be issued for those cadets found not to be within standards.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Standards Department.

12 December 2019

Water bottles were priced incorrectly on the online site. If you would still like a water bottle the cost is only $9 and we’ve ordered too many! Please see sponsoring committee on Dec 12 or 19 before parade, during break or after fall out to purchase.
There are also extra 3” stickers $1 each
And a few Challenge Coins left for $15

09 December 2019

NCO Training Weekend 14-17 Feb 2020

We have a limited number of Billets available to attend the following NCO Multi Squadron training courses.

These courses have been designed to enhance and develop NCOs within the new Air Cadet Program. 

Senior Course - designed for Level 3 - The theme of the course will be to ensure the cadets leave with a strong ability to run through small leadership tasking’s. The cadets will receive training in drill, dress, GCK, leadership, deportment, and how to evaluate uniforms.  

Instructor Course - designed for Level 4 Cadets - training cadets how to become active instructors.  This course will also be open to current instructors who wish to become more effective instructors. The cadets will receive training and be evaluated on dress, classroom instruction, drill instruction, and how to evaluate instruction. Also cadets will learn how to teach with minimal training support to simulate instruction in the field.

Professional Development Course - Designed for level 4/5 - Cadets who attend this course should already excel in their abilities, have exemplarily drill, dress, and deportment. The cadets that participate in this course can expect to receive and be evaluated on the following training: parade sequences, military writing, organizing training exercises, how to be a mentor, improved drill and deportment and how to conduct a mess dinner.

Staff Cadet - Staff cadets will typically be level five cadets or higher. The NCOs that participate as staff at the NCO Course should have a high level of dress, drill, deportment, and instructional ability. Staff Cadets must attend the Pro-D session in January. Staff cadets can expect to receive an instructional evaluation to further their development as well.

Anyone interested in filling staff cadet positions should come to the training office to discuss and get the application.

Cadets will stay overnight and attend a Mess Dinner durning this course.  It is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

When: 14-17 Feb 2020

Drop Off on 14 Feb: 
Staff Cadets - 1800hrs
Course Cadets - 2000hrs

Pick up on 17 Feb:  1600hrs

Where: North Vancouver - Details to follow.

Sign up THIS THURSDAY.

NOTE: If you sign up, you are committing to go.  Check the dates prior to signing up this Thursday as you will need to be dropped off and picked up in North Vancouver.  This is on Family day weekend.

Signing up this week is a firm commitment.

Questions to rima.dickson@live.com


02 December 2019

746 RCACS Mid-Year Survey

It's time to hear from you, the cadets! 

We value all the feedback we receive and go through each response thoroughly.The survey will take approximately 3 minutes to complete. The last day to submit a response is January 5, 2019. 

Here is the link: MID-YEAR SURVEY

All cadets are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to submit a response. We look forward to reading your responses!

18 November 2019

Band is currently looking for a new member to play the CYMBALS! No prior music skill required, No Level Requirement, anyone welcome. 

If Interested please Email Fsgt Guo at davidguo123456@gmail.com


21 October 2019

Annual Validations & DHQ's Required

Any returning cadet who has not completed their Annual Validation Form must come see Lt(N) Chidlow in the Admin Office ASAP.




If you have been given a Detailed Health Questionnaire to complete but have not yet returned it, please do this as soon as possible. You must return the DHQ ASAP in order to not have your training interrupted.




The following cadets must come see Lt(N) Chidlow in the Admin Office
  • Cdt Welk
  • Cdt Kennedy
  • Cdt Deglau

19 October 2019

Air Cadet National Summer Training Course (ACNSTC) Selection Process - GPS, PPS & IACE

Those that are applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS), Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) and International Exchange (IACE) undergo a National Selection Process.

This process has recently been updated at a National level! This process has been designed to be standardized across the nation and streamlined to reduce workload for squadrons, impartial, and transparent; thereby ensuring the highest merited cadets are selected for each opportunity.

Key dates for 2020 are as follows:
a.              30 Sep – 15 Dec 19 – Application period;
b.             15 Dec 19 – Application end date;
c.              6 – 19 Jan 20 – Conduct period for PPS / GPS exam;
d.             20 Jan – 16 Feb 20 – Conduct period for interviews;
e.             2 Mar 20 – Selections announced; and
f.              23 Mar 20 – Selections confirmed.
- Below you'll find two very important documents that should be read thoroughly for those GPS, PPS, and IACE applicants.

  • This document summarizes the application process in 5 major steps.
  • This is a very detailed instruction on the new ACNSTC process covering info on the selection process, different responsibilities (including the cadet's) and deadlines.
For those applying to a ACNSTC course (GPS, PPS, IACE), a briefing will be held on THURSDAY, NOV 7 during break a questions can be address to Capt Gandouin. 
- For all other summer course inquiries, more details will follow.

12 September 2019

PARKING LOT SAFETY

IMPORTANT NOTICE

With over 150 cadets at our squadron, drop off and pickup time on Thursday night at cadets has become increasingly congested.  Please try to drop off your cadets or 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.

THERE SHOULD BE NO STOPPING ALONG THE ROADWAY!  PLEASE DO NOT STOP OR PARK ALONG THE FENCE.  If you are waiting for your cadet, either use an open parking spot along the sidewalk, or park closer to 216th Ave or down by the Museum of Flight.

Also it is important to keep your speed to a MAXIMUM of 15kph driving in and out of the roadway.  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.


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

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