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12 August 2015

Calling all Senior Cadets and Volunteer Parents....Squadron Clean-up Day!



The Squadron will be hosting a Clean-up Day on Sat the 29th and Sun the 30th of August 2015 from 10:00 am until 5:00 PM. Over the summer the Commanding Officer, Deputy Commanding Officer and Squadron Executive have been busy refinishing the floors, updating and re-organizing the office furniture and doing minor renovations. Also the squadron will be adding much needed space in our building by incorporating office and classroom space on the main floor of the hangar, which will include moving the supply office from it's current location in the Canadian Musuem of Flight to the main building. Because of the changes and the increase in space we are in desparate need of senior cadets and volunteers parents to help with several jobs around the squadron leading up to the begining of the training year including:

- General Clean-up of the office and classroom spaces,
- Moving shelves and equipment for supply,
- Clean-up of litter around the squadron office and on the airport grounds,
- and many more fun and exciting things....

Parents who would like to volunteer some time please contact Bruce Foster the Vice Chair at bruce746ssc@gmail.com , senior cadets will be called through the Chain of Command.

23 July 2015

Come Join us! Open House and New Cadet Registration 12 Sept 2015

Thinking of Joining Air Cadets?

Come to our Open House on Sept 12th 2015 starting at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. You will be able to get information on joining the cadet program and talk to cadets about their experiences. This will be the first day that registrations will be accepted for new cadets. We are located at the Langley Airport
Hangar 5 (Upstairs), 5301 216 St, Langley, BC

To be eligible for membership in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, a candidate must:

a) Have reached his/her 12th, but not 19th birthday
b) Not belong to another Cadet unit
c) Be either a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant
d) Be able to attend weekly training (746 Squadron parades Thursday evenings from 6:15pm to 9:15pm between September and end of school term in June)

Space is limited! Due to building code requirements the number of new applicants is limited and a Wait List will be established. New Cadets will be contacted off of the wait list in the order that they applied.

Please bring the following documents with you to sign up:

1) Care Card,
2) Birth Certificate,
3) Proof of Citizenship or landed immigrant or other legal entry status.

09 July 2015

BC Lions Flag Party

Hey everyone, want to go to a BC Lions game? The Cadet program provides a flag party at each of the BC Lions home games and they are looking for volunteers. Cadets who participate are then given free entry for them and their parent/chaperone to the game. First home game is July 10th. To volunteer and get information please 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.
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