2019 Spring FTX (Field Training Exercises)
Each year our cadets take part in at least one FTX (Field Training eXercises) the 2019 Spring FTX was held on the weekend of May 25th at the Rockwood Conservation Area. Our FTX got off to a bit of a soggy start with some heavy rain at times, but a good time was had by all.
Highlights of the FTX were setting up a camp and tents following military standards, learning about and creating snares, orienteering (using map and compass to find specific places), learning survival techniques and how to build fires even without matches, and much more, along with spending time with friends and camping outdoors.
197 Cadets go Rock Climbing – 2019
197 Squadron went to the Guelph Grotto for some indoor rock climbing.
In photos we have the squadron CO: Capt. Richard Dobbs climbing versus cadet McLelland, and in another WO1 Matthew Davey has been challenged to climb blind-folded, he made it up fast and easy.
Rock Climbing at Guelph Grotto – Day/Time changed
All, please note; the Date and Time for Rock Climbing at Guelph Grotto has been changed to Sunday April 28th, 2019 at 09:00.
Operation Lincoln was a Success!
ACTON, Ont. -Some people might think that Cadets is strict and all about marching, but to the Cadets of 197 Typhoon Squadron, many experiences have occurred that the Cadets will remember for the rest of their lives. One of these being Operation Lincoln, a once in a lifetime trip to Washington D.C during March Break of 2019.
On March 10th, the Cadets arrived in Washington after a long, but rewarding bus ride. They got settled in and ate dinner at the Falls Church Clarion Inn, which would be their home for the next five days. After, they went to their rooms and fell asleep. Sleep would be essential to enjoy the amazing activities that were planned over the next week.
Some highlights of the trip were visiting the Washington Monuments, War Memorials, Arlington Cemetery, Goddard Space Center, and the Smithsonian Center. The Cadets were able to pay their respects at the War Memorials and Arlington Cemetery by attending a ceremony for the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier. Also, while visiting the Smithsonian Center, they were able to take photos and bond together, […]
F/Cpl Vallance at Wing 6 Regional Effective Speaking
Congratulations to F/Cpl Vallance who represented 197 Squadron well at the Wing 6 Regional Effective Speaking Competition in Barrie.
Regional winner was Sgt Lu from 253 Sqn, runner up F/Sgt Crook from 242 Sqn.
Operation Lincoln – Trip to Washington DC
Our 197 Air Cadets took a 5 Day trip during March Break to Washington DC USA and will be visiting many interesting places including: National Monument, Arlington Cemetery, Capital Building, National Museums, Basketball Game (Wizards vs Magic), a behind the scenes tour of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and much more.
A Special Thank You, to Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 197!
Today, the 197 Acton Air Cadet Squadron sends out a BIG Thank You, to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 197 for their generous donation to our squadron!
2019 Bottle Drive
The 197 Annual Bottle Drive was a great success!
Thank you so much to the people of the town of Acton for donating your empty bottles and cans again this year. The proceeds of our Bottle Drive go directly to supporting your local Air Cadet squadron and are used to help pay for items, such as cadet fees, bus fees to our events (such as gliding), class materials and so forth. It is through your generosity that we can continue to bring the Air Cadet program to the youth of Acton and Rockwood.
Our sincere “Thank You” and our gratitude to all the residents who donated! A big Thank You to the cadets and their parents for all their help, you make this event!
!! Once again we managed to fill the Beer Store to the rafters with empties !!
Lt. B Dobbs promoted to Captain.
Lieutenant B. Dobbs has just been promoted to the rank of Captain. Congratulations and BZ from the whole squadron!
2018 – Bells of Peace
On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells.
The bells rang at Parliament Hill, city halls, places of worship, military bases, Naval vessels and at ceremonies across the country to honour Canada’s Veterans and commemorate the end of the First World War.
Your 197 Air Cadets were hounored to participate and to be a part of the candle light ceremony which followed the bells.
2018 Remembrance Day
November 11th 2018 at the 11th hour and the 11th minute, we Honour and Remember the lives and sacrifices of our Veterans and Fallen this year, which marks 100 years since the signing of the armistice.
“Lest We Forget”
Our CO gets Promoted
Our Commanding Officer Lieutenant Richard Dobbs receives his promotion to Captain. Congratulations Cpt. Dobbs and a big BZ (Bravo Zulu) from the whole squadron!