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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)

35th Annual Ceremonial Review – Response Required

2020-01-29T21:28:03-05:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It is once again that time of year when we will be hosting our 35th Annual Ceremonial Review.

It will be on Sunday June 9th 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion. Seating at 1:30pm and the ceremony will start at 2:00pm.

If you could please contact Carol Bee, Chair of the Squadron Sponsoring Committee by replying to the email she sent to all cadets/parents of cadets, or come and see Mrs Bee at Cadets on a Tuesday evening with how many people will be attending, and whether or not you are able to bring a dessert it would be appreciated. Please include your cadet’s name in your reply. Please reply no later than May 30 2019.

Thank You. Carol Bee. SSC.

Important Notice: All Level 3 and Level 4 Cadets – April 2019

2020-01-29T21:28:57-05:00April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

April is a busy month especially for our level 3s and 4s, both levels have Performance Checks (PC) coming up and remember in order to pass your level and in some cases be promoted you must pass these tests:

Level 3

  • PC303 – All level 3’s
    Leadership (assignments) – You will have meetings with your assessors over the month to complete this process, remember to do your self-assessments. If you have questions speak to me Tuesday night. These must be completed and back to me NLT April 30th.
  • PC308 – All level 3’s
    Drill – You will be working with WO2 Pumphrey and FSgt Kulenthiran over the next couple of weeks to prepare for your PC on April 30th.
  • PC309 – Those Cadets that have not done it yet
    Instructional Techniques (Teaching) – Blackbird/Blackwood/Toth/Weil please be prepared to teach on April 16th.
  • PC 390 – All Level 3’s
    Air Crew Survival – We will do this one on the FTX May 25-26th

Level 4

  • PC403 – All Level 4’s
    Leadership (Appointments and Assignments) – You will meet with your assessors over the month to go over your 403 assessments and these will be handed in to me NLT May 7th.
  • PC408 – All Level 4’s
    Drill – I will be scheduling in time over the next few weeks to go over this Performance Check it seems that some parts were missed, I will advise all of you.
  • PC409 – Individual Cadets
    Instructional Techniques (Teaching) – Kolozsvari and Labonte you will have an opportunity to do your classes again on: April 16th.
  • PC 431/432/436/437 – All level 4’s
    Principles of Flight/Aero Engine Systems/Meteorology/Air Navigation – There will be a review night on April 16th and the PC will be written on April 30th.
  • PC 490 – All Level 4’s
    Air Crew Survival – We will do this one on our FTX May 25/26th.

Please mark these dates, prepare for the test and you must be at Cadets on these nights!

Good Luck to all our Cadets writing PC’s this month!!

Capt B Dobbs
Training Officer
197 Typhoon Squadron