29 March 2020

Stand Down Update (27 Mar)

Stand Down Update (27 Mar)

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Canada the Canadian Cadet Organization has decided to continue the cease training order until 30 April.
During this time, we will continue to update the squadron’s website and Facebook page as we receive updates, please check for updates.

With this news I ask everyone to stay positive and do their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. During your time off, I do stress that all cadets practice good personal hygiene by washing their hands regularly, sanitizing when possible, practice social distancing and stay at home if not feeling well. If you have travelled outside of the region, displayed COVID-19 symptoms, been or feel sick during the last two weeks of March, I ask that you let us know so we can determine the best timeline for your return to cadets.

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me, Nathan.Groome@cadets.gc.ca

Regards,

Capt Groome
CO
746 Lightning Hawk Sqn

14 March 2020

Zone Marksmanship Results

On 23 Feb, the Sqn's range teams participated in the Fraser Valley Zone mail in shot and all our teams did very well! There were 23 teams and 120 shooters competed in our zone. Our A Team won the zone which allows them to progress to the Provincial shoot and our B Team earned 1 of 3 wild card invitation to the Provincials.  Congratulations to all our Teams!

Fraser Valley Zone Results:
Team A scored 1494, placed 1st  overall.
Team B scored 1478, placed 2nd  overall.
Team C scored 1357, placed 8th overall.

Zone Individuals, Overall
1st place, Song – 382

Zone Individual juniors, Overall
1st place, Song – 382
2nd place, Youn, Sarah – 373
3rd place, Shao – 368

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Team B
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13 March 2020

Sqn Stand Down Update


During the next several weeks the Canadian Cadet Origination (CCO) and squadron staff will be keeping a close eye on the developing COVID-19 situation, both locally and within Canada.  At this time the CCO has directed Corps and Squadrons to cease ALL training; this includes competitions, workshops, trips, music training and all weekly training activities.  During this time, the CCO and squadron staff will be in regular communication to determine our next steps during this continually evolving situation.  During this time, we will continue to update the squadron’s website and Facebook page, please check for updates weekly. 

During your time off, I do stress that all cadets practice good personal hygiene by washing their hands regularly, sanitizing when possible, practice social distancing and stay at home if not feeling well.  If you have travelled outside of the region, displayed COVID-19 symptoms, been or feel sick during the last two weeks of March, I ask that you let us know so we can determine the best timeline for your return to cadets.
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me, Nathan.Groome@cadets.gc.ca


Regards,

Capt Groome
CO
746 Lightning Hawk Sqn

FTX EARLY BIRD CANCELED

Due to restrictions put in place by the DND, our upcoming FTX Early Bird scheduled for 03 - 05 April is now CANCELED.

Questions can be directed to 2Lt Foster

12 March 2020

SWIM NIGHT IS CANCELED.

SWIM NIGHT IS CANCELED.
We will be cancelling swim night and starting stand down, we wi start back up after spring break. 

Please watch the Facebook page and website for information on Summer camp offers, the FTX and more.


Capt Groome

10 March 2020

Thursday, 12 Mar - Canceled

This Thursday will be our Swim Night.
When: Thursday, 12 Mar, 18:30 - 21:00pm
Where: Walnut Grove Community Center.
Dress: Civilian attire with, swimsuit in bag , with towel, flip flops and hygiene supplies, $.50 for a locker, highly recommended.
This event is paid for by the Squadron.

07 March 2020

Summer Training Offers are in!

We have Offers of Participation in now for some of the Summer training Courses.

If you were offered a course, it is imperative that you complete the paperwork immediately to ensure your spot.

The following cadets need to see email Lt Dickson for your Offer and further instructions.  Bring your parent with you to complete the paperwork while there.

Boyle, AM
Chen, H
Khetoo, T
Kim, M
Lopez, S

Please note:  
1) Not all BAND courses have not been announced yet.
2) If you applied for Summer training and are not listed above, you are currently on the spare list and if spots become available, you will be contacted directly.  See Lt Dickson if you have any questions regarding this.

Please email Lt Dickson asap at rima.dickson@live.com

06 March 2020

As a gentle but important reminder, we are still in cold and flu season, also there is growing concern with the Covid-19 virus.

At this time there is NO EVIDENCE of the Covid-19 virus at our squadron but we have recently has a number absent with cold and flu.

The most important thing is to wash your hands, frequently and effectively. Sing “Happy Birthday” while your wash your hands, this will guarantee you have washed your hands long enough and prevent the spread of germs. Review this practice with your children. And please if your children are feeling ill, keep them home.

Lastly if you or any member of your family has recently traveled (or been in contact with someone who has traveled) please consider if there is a need for quarantine before continuing with your day to day activities including cadets.

02 March 2020

Senior NCO Promotions

We're accepting memos for Sgt, FSgt and WO2 promotions.

Below are the squadron's promotion policies.
Deadline for promotion memos are Thursday, Mar 26 @ 2359hrs. 

Memos are to be signed and sent, as a PDF, to Capt Gandouin's email: gandouinchristopher@hotmail.com

Any questions can be directed to Capt Gandouin

27 February 2020

Congratulations to FCpl Lee!

Today FCpl Lee & Cpl Koga competed in the Regional Effective Speaking Competition against nine other cadets at 861 Silverfox Squadron.

Congratulations FCpl Lee for placing 3rd at the Regional Competition, and well done to all the cadets.


Emergency First Aid 9 & 10 of May

Emergency First Aid Qualification

Who: Any Cadet currently not First Aid Certified

When: Either 9 May from 0800 to 1700hrs
***Note this is BAND COMPETITION DAY

Or 10 May from 0800 to 1700hrs
***Note this is MOTHER'S DAY

Dress: Civies
Bring water.

Lunch will be provided.

Sign up TONIGHT to secure your spot.

Questions to Lt Dickson or FSgt Simon

Level 5 Workshop 8-10 May

If you are in level 5 or above, and you have not attended a level 5 workshop, Please sign up tonight for the next workshop.

What: Year 5 Workshop
When: 1800hrs on 8 May – 1700 hrs on 10 May (pick and drop off times to be confirmed.
Where: Bus to and from 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron
What to Bring: Joining Instructions will detail. 

NOTE: if you are in band, you will not be able to attend this time as it falls on the same weekend as your competition.

Please see Lt (N) Chidlow tonight to sign up.


25 February 2020

Thursday 20 Feb 2020

This Thursday will be CO's parade and promotions to Cpl.

When: Thursday, 5 Mar, 18:30 - 21:15pm
Where: 746 Sqn
Dress: C1- Full Dress, with parka.
Cadets without uniform - white dress shirt, black dress pants and black shoes. Bring weather appropriate coat.

22 February 2020

Phone Lines Down

Our phone lines for 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron are currently down. We are not able to take phone calls to the squadron. Please message us on Facebook or send an email to our squadron inbox. An update will be provided when the phone lines are back up & running.

21 February 2020

GCK Feedback

The following is a list of questions that were commonly answered incorrect on the General Cadet Knowledge Test.
Please make sure you understand the questions and why they were incorrect

746 RCACS Motto and Core Values
Motto:
Superbium in Progressum (Pride in Progress)

          Core Values (PITCH)
Pride
Integrity
Trust
Courage
Honesty

Officer Ranks

General Knowledge
  •          The space between fights on parade is 7 paces.
  •          When marching, you do not maintain an audible cadence by digging in the left heel OR swing the arms forward successively in a straight line from the shoulder, front to rear, with hands closed as in the position of attention. You only swing your arm breast pocket high.
  •          If you will be missing Parade, inform your superior through the chain of command.
  •          746 RCACS was founded on 9 Jan, 1964.
  •          Your uniform must be ironed weekly.



If you still have any questions, please ask a Senior Cadet the first chance you get.

07 February 2020

Medal Applications

The Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence

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 1.         The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Cadet Medal of Excellence is awarded in recognition of an individual’s endeavor in citizenship that meets or enhances the aims and objectives of the cadet movement. Only one such medal may be issued per year per squadron.

2.         To be eligible for the Legion Medal of Excellence a cadet must:
i.          Be regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet,
ii.         Be an enrolled cadet with 746, who may be in any level,
iii.       Participate in a minimum of three community service events in addition to those supported by the squadron.

3.         To apply for Legion Medal of Excellence, you must:
i.          Write and submit a One (1) page narrative essay describing your involvement with air cadets, the community, why you should be the recipient of this award, and include three (3) references.

4.         Applications must be submitted to Lt(N) Chidlow, JG NLT 27 February 2020. 

The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal

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1.         The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord
Strathcona Medal, is the highest award that can be bestowed upon a cadet for recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training. Only one such medal may be issued per year per squadron.

2.         To be eligible for the Lord Strathcona Medal, a cadet must:
i.          Be a cadet in level three or higher,
ii.         Attend a minimum of 75 percent of squadron scheduled training,
iii.       Meet all requirements of their training level,
iv.        Be regarded by peers and superiors as an exemplary model cadet.

3.         To apply for the Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, a cadet must write and submit a One (1) page narrative essay describing their involvement with Air Cadets, their physical fitness routine, academic successes, and why they should be the recipient of this award.

4.         Applications must be submitted Lt(N) Chidlow, JG NLT 27 February 2020

    27 January 2020

    Summer Training Applications 2020 - Updated

    Summer courses have been announced, please carefully read the Summer course flyer below and fill out the application afterwards.

    Summer Course Info 
    Application Form

    Applicants are not guaranteed a Summer Course.
    Below are our the potential dates for our summer courses.
    Name
    Serial No
    Location
    Dates

    General Training - Air (GTC3)
    459001c
    ALBERT HEAD CTC
    19-25 Jul 20

    Basic Aviation (BAC2)
    438502b
    COLD LAKE CTC
    26 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace (BATAC2)
    458602b
    ALBERT HEAD CTC
    26 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Basic Drill and Ceremonial - Air (BDCC2)
    368402b
    VERNON CTC
    26 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Basic Fitness and Sports (BFSC2)
    369202b
    VERNON CTC
    26 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Basic Survival (BSC2)
    458702b
    ALBERT HEAD CTC
    26 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Military Band - Basic Musician (MB-BMC2-Q)
    259102b
    HMCS QUADRA CTC
    26 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Military Band - Intermediate Musician (MB-IMC-Q)
    259103
    HMCS QUADRA CTC
    05 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Advanced Aviation (AAC2)
    548503b
    COMOX CFTC
    26 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor (ARMIC)
    369303
    VERNON CTC
    05 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Drill and Ceremonial Instructor - Air (DCIC)
    368403
    VERNON CTC
    05 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Fitness and Sports Instructor (FSIC)
    459203
    ALBERT HEAD CTC
    05 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Survival Instructor (SIC)
    438703
    COLD LAKE CTC
    05 Jul-15 Aug 20

    Staff Cadet Applications

    Are you interested in expanding on your leadership and instructional abilities? Do you want to work in a team environment and gain supervisory experience? Apply for a Staff Cadet position at a CTC! Please view the attached flyer (below) for directions on how to apply, what positions are available, and if Staff Cadets is right for you.

    Interested? Please fill out the Application Form and submit to Capt J. Attwood at Johnathan.Attwood@cadets.gc.ca

    DEADLINE FOR STAFF CADET APPLICATIONS - THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2020

    Staff Cadet Flyer 2020
    Staff Cadet Application Form

    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

    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.
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