The Dispatch, Issue # 18, Week of Jan 19, 2014

The Dispatch, Issue # 18, Week of Jan 19, 2014


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Issue # 18

Week of Jan 19, 2014


Cadets of the Week



The Squadron Band

This past week the Squadron band held its weekly practice at the Village Union Public School. It was an important evening for band members as the Squadron held tryouts to see who would be selected to be part of the Squadron’s competition band. This year the first band competition will be held about one month earlier than in previous years. Apparently the drill routine as well as some of the drum major’s commands have also been changed so not only has the competition date been changed but the routine as well.  This week we have included photographs of the entire band something that few get to see until the annual inspection. There are currently approximately 70  cadets who come out each Thursday evening for band practice.





Royal Order of the Glassy Boot

Honourable Members

WO1 B. Jackson, WO2 A.Hembruff, WO2 A.Boyden, WO2 R. Bliss, F/Sgt C.Travis, F/Sgt J.Shaw, F/Sgt K.Katzer, F/Sgt S.Sheppard, F/Sgt A.Ford Williams,

Sgt V.Singh, Sgt R.Barton, Sgt. J.Ehrt ,Sgt. O.Sam, Sgt C.Brandow, F/Cpl J.Hancock,  F/Cpl C.Abraham, F/Cpl B. Hewett , Cpl J.Hancock, Cpl F.Chandler


Thoughts from the Treadmill

A few thoughts for the upcoming week.  I would like to wish both the shooting and soccer teams good luck in their competitions on Saturday.  We will have 11 cadets participating in a competition in Toronto and the soccer team in Pickering.  I would like to thank the coaches of both teams for all of their hard work and dedication.  For those who will be having their interviews in two weeks, I would like to remind you to get up to date on the key appointments in the government (all three levels) and the military.  You should also be reading the news and getting caught up to date with what is happening in the world.  We will be looking at some dates for skiing this week and will let you all know the decision next week.

I have been getting some emails from our friends over in England and lately these have included the journey of one of the Canadian hats we left behind.  Stay tuned in future weeks for some of the adventures of the hat. 


Squadron Leader John Heath with his Canadian Moose Hat.

The ship is HMS Victory in Portsmouth England. It is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765.

She is most famous as Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

That’s all for now.

Stay Safe and Have a Great Week

Maj. Bliss


Aviation Photo Of the Week

This is the new Airbus A350 undergoing its ultimate wing bend test. So, for those who look out of the windows on a flight and worry about the wing flexing or moving take a look at the bend in the wings. In this case the loading is at 1.5 times the ultimate wing loading and the wingtips are over 5 metres from their normal position.




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Royal Canadian Air Cadets

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