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Accepting New Recruits!

2023-12-17T15:45:43-05:00December 17th, 2023|News|

Join Us! 197 Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Acton, Ontario welcomes new recruits aged 12 to 18. Visit us any Tuesday night between 7 and 9 pm at the Acton Legion main hall to learn more.

For additional details, reach out via email at 197air@cadets.gc.ca or call (365) 355-7961.

Air Cadet – Spring and Summer 2020 Activities Cancellation

2023-12-20T12:20:27-05:00April 15th, 2020|Important, News, Notice|

TO: All 197 Squadron Cadets, Parents, Staff and SSC,

SPRING AND SUMMER 2020 ACTIVITIES CANCELLATION. Our CO has an update on the Air Cadet 2019-2020 season along with information on the 2020 Summer Training in regards to COVID-19. Unfortuently all cadet activities have been cancelled. Please read the official notice from our CO, by clicking on the following link which will bring up a PDF: 197-2020 Cancellation.pdf.

197 Typhoon Squadron COVID-19

197 Squadron COVID-19 Update

2023-12-20T12:14:24-05:00March 29th, 2020|Important, News, Notice|

29 March 2020

TO: All 197 Squadron Cadets, Parents, Staff and SSC

Refs:
A. COVID-19 13 March – 197 Squadron COVID-19
B. CANCDTGEN 014/20 – UPDATE CCO RELATED – CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS FOR 2020

1. Taking into account the current situation, all cadet activities that require in-person contact have been suspended until at least April 30 2020,
2. The situation will be reassessed before April 30 2020, and further direction will be issued at that time,
3. This decision has been taken as the safety and welfare of all who participate in our program is always our top priority,
4. Our Senior Cadet team has been reaching out to all squadron members on a regular basis, and this will be expanded in the upcoming weeks,
5. As we are now in an extended period of restrictions, the training department will be rolling out a series of web-based training exercises. Expect to hear from them very soon,
6. No decision has been taken at this point regarding summer training courses,
7. I thank Cadets, Parents, Staff and the SSC of 197 squadron for your understanding and support during this uncertain time, and will keep you updated of developments and resumption of the program as soon as this has been finalized,
8. Updates will also be posted to the 197 squadron website and Facebook page as they become available,
9. Keep safe!
10. Any questions can be forwarded to me at CO@197aircadets.ca.

Richard Dobbs
Commanding Officer
197 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets

COVID-19 : All Cadet Activities Cancelled for 3 Weeks

2023-12-20T12:11:35-05:00March 14th, 2020|Important, News, Notice|

TO: All 197 Squadron Cadets, Parents, Staff and SSC,

1. In response to developments in the outbreak of a novel corona-virus (COVID-19), effective immediately, all cadet activities have been cancelled for the next 3 weeks.

2. The situation will be reassessed before April 3 2020, and further direction will be issues at that time.

3. This decision has been taken as the safety and welfare of all who participate in our program is always our top priority.

4. I thank Cadets, Parents, Staff and the SSC of 197 squadron for your understanding and support during this uncertain time, and will keep you updated of developments and resumption of the program as soon as this has been finalized.

5. Updates will also be posted to the 197 squadron website and Facebook page as they become available.

6. Any questions can be forwarded to me at Richard.dobbs@197aircadets.ca.

Refs:
A. CATO 14-06 Training or Recreational Trips.
B. CDS TASKING ORDER FOR OPERATION LASER 20-01, 2 March 2020
C. 3000-1 (J3) NATIONAL CADET AND JUNIOR CANADIAN RANGERS SUPPORT GROUP COVID-19 DIRECTIVE – VERSION 002, 12 March 2020.
D. CANFORGEN 039/20 – NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE.
E. CANCDTGEN 010/20 – CANADIAN CADET ORGANIZATIONS-COVID-19.
F. CANCDTGEN 012/20 – CADET PROGRAM CANCELLATION (3 WEEKS).

Subscribe to the 197 Air Cadet Calendar

2023-12-20T12:09:19-05:00January 21st, 2020|Annual, Important, News, Notice|

To all Parents and Cadets. The 197 Air Cadet calendar is now available via subscription. The calendar contains events for the entire cadet year (Aug/Sep thru June) and will let you know what is happening and when.

Go the our site: https://197AirCadets.ca and select Calendar from the menu. You will find a new button at the top right of the page that will lead you to instructions on subscribing or downloading the 197 Air Cadet calendar, which you can use to add our calendar into your favourite calendaring app (Outlook/Google Calendar etc). Get our calendar on your phone, tablet and other devices. By subscribing to our calendar you will also receive changes to the calendar as they occur.

If you wish to subscribe to a calendar but are unsure how to go about it, please visit C.V. Davey on a Tuesday cadet meeting night and he will gladly help you.

2019-2020 Air Cadet Training Year – Initial Schedule

2020-01-29T21:26:41-05:00August 26th, 2019|News|

Welcome Cadets to our 2019-2020 Training year. Here is a initial calendar which provides detail from the end of August to early October. Please review it. You will find some more detail on each event in the calendar on the 197 Air Cadet website.

Aug 27 – Staff Meeting

Sept 3 – First Training Night / Returning Cadet Night
The first training night of the 2019-2020 Air Cadet training schedule. This will include the “Returning Cadet Night” for reviewing and filling in the cadet paperwork for the new training year.

Sept 5 – Flight Scholarship Starts

Sept 7/8 – Senior Development Weekend – Level 4 and Level 5’s. – Georgetown Armouries
Joint squadron development weekend with 242 and 756 Squadrons.

Sept 8 – Sunnybrook Hospital Visit with the Veterans

Sept 10 – Recruiting Night – Open House

Sept 21 – Orienteering Day – Mandatory

Sep 29 – Orienteering Competition – Albion Hills

Sep 29 – Gliding Mandatory

Oct 4 – Fall FTX – Advance Party
Oct 5/6 – Fall FTX – Mandatory

Acton Cadet Flies Solo

2019-07-20T00:25:51-04:00July 20th, 2019|News|

ACTON, ON. Acton resident WO2 Krishni Kulenthiran achieved a milestone in her Pilot career on July 9th by completing her first solo at Harv’s Air in Manitoba.

WO2 Kulenthiran is a member of 197 Typhoon Air Cadet squadron in Acton, and won a Power Pilot Scholarship this year to spend 7 weeks earning her pilot’s license. These scholarships are awarded through a competitive process and only awarded to the top cadets in the country.

“Your first solo is something you remember for the rest of your life. Congratulations to WO2 Kulenthiran, and best of luck in the rest of your training” said Captain Richard Dobbs, Commanding Officer of 197 Squadron.

WO2 Kulenthiran will continue training for the rest of the summer in order to earn her Private Pilot license, including passing a theory exam and a Transport Canada flight test.

“WO2 Kulenthiran is the latest of a long line of Flight Scholarship candidates from 197 Squadron, many of whom have moved on to work in the aviation industry” added Capt Dobbs

2019 Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR)

2019-07-14T18:26:48-04:00June 9th, 2019|Annual, News, Uncategorized|

2019 Annual Air Cadet Ceremony – 197 Air Cadets – Typhoon Squadron – Acton Ontario.

Our Annual Air Cadet Ceremony was a great day for our cadets and their parents.

CO Cpt Richard Dobbs had his cadets out for his first ACR as the squadrob CO and his cadets made him product.

The Mayor for Guelph/Eramosa the Honorable Chris White stepped up to the task of Reviewing Officer, visiting dignitaries included Wellington County’s MP Michael Chong, and the original CO and creator of 197 squadron and Air Cadet League Representative Cpt Kevin Smith (Ret’d). Former squadron warrant officer WO2 Madison Blackwood (Ret’d) was our Master of Ceremonies this year.

Presentations from the cadets included: Effective Speaking Demonstrations from FCpl Jackson Vallance and from WO1 Matthew Davey. A demonstration on precision drill was given by the drill team instructor FSgt Krishni Kulenthiran and our excellent drill team: WO1 Matthew Davey, Cpl Nathaniel Dayman, Cpl Ashley Kolosvari, Sgt Kyle Kulenthiran, Sqt Erika Labonte, Cpl James Murray, WO2 Alexander Pumphrey, FCpl Cameron Toth, FCpl Jackson Vallance & LAC William Wood.

The cadets created some displays for everyone to view, so that they can better understand many of the concepts that the cadets work on during the year. Displays of: Orienteering, Aerodrome, Marksmanship, Flight Scholarship and the new Social Media presence for 197.

The awards this year were:

Best First Year Cadet Award: LAC William Wood

Best Dressed Cadet Award: WO2 Alexander Pumphrey

Top Lottery Sales: Cadet Zachary Bennett

Initiative Award: FCpl Colin Hunter

Top Instructor Award: (Tied) WO1 Matthew Davey & WO2 Alexander Pumphrey

Enthusiasm Award: FCpl Jackson Vallance

Best Junior NCO award: Sqt Erika Labonte

Leadership Award: WO1 Matthew Davey

Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence: WO1 Matthew Davey

Lord Strathcona Medal awarded to: FSgt Krishni Kulenthiran

Air Cadet of the Year Award: FSgt Krishni Kulenthiran

197 Cadets retiring this year:

WO1 Matthew Davey, Sgt Jamie Barton, FCpl Austin Daleman and FSgt Cameron Maclean

As special thank you to our cadets who worked very hard to make this a terrific ACR and our Squadron Staff and Squadron Sponsoring Committee for all of their hard work to put this ACR together, the visiting Dignitaries  and parents and family for your support to both the cadets and the squadron. Cadets, enjoy your summer off or your summer training camp if you obtained a placement and we’ll see you all back at HQ in September.

A few videos (Courtesy Mr. LaBonte)

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