The Dispatch, Issue # 20, Week of Feb 2, 2014.

The Dispatch, Issue # 20, Week of Feb 2, 2014.


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The Rotary Club of Oshawa

Issue # 20

Week of Feb 2, 2014

Cadet of the Week


Model Airplane Contest!!

All those cadets who signed up for the model contest are reminded to bring their $5.00 entrance fee

as we will be handing out the models this evening.


Summer Camp First Aid Graduates

It has been a while coming but this week the Squadron presented the following cadets with their diploma and first aid badge for successfully completing

the first aid course at summer camp.



Staff Mess Dinner

The Officers’ Mess “The Ontario Regiment”

It has been a Squadron Tradition for over 40 years to hold a special dinner for all of the squadron’s many staff members in the historic military mess of the Ontario Regiment. Members of the Rotary Club sponsoring committee and former officers  also attend. While it is described as a mess dinner there are no uniforms or medals and other than introductions there are only two speeches. It is truly an evening for members to dine, socialize and enjoy the many deep friendships that arise from being part of 151 Squadron. The evening concludes with a Karaoke session where staff members get a chance to exhibit their “hidden” singing talents.



Royal Order of the Glassy Boot

Honourable Members


Well, is your name on the following list, if it’s not remember there are boot shining classes on Wednesday evenings. The Glassy Boot Award is an exclusive club and only those who meet the standard have their names posted below.

WO1 B. Jackson, WO2 A.Hembruff, WO2 A.Boyden, WO2 R. Bliss, WO2 C. Tan, F/Sgt D. Lloyd,  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. E. Dellipizzi, Sgt. R. DeMille, Sgt. M. Obrien, Sgt. B. Medina, Sgt. B. McMurtry, Sgt R.Barton, Sgt. J.Ehrt ,Sgt. O.Sam, Sgt C.Brandow, F/Cpl. M. Annis, F/Cpl J.Hancock,  F/Cpl C.Abraham, F/Cpl B. Hewett , Cpl J.Hancock, Cpl F.Chandler


The Tartan Air Rifle Shoot – Moss Park Armouries Toronto

This past weekend our shooting team of 11 cadets had a chance to compete against 20 different cadet teams from the Toronto area. Our team #1 came in with a 3rd place win while team #2 came in with a 5th place win. One of our junior cadets also  picked up an award for a second place finish in the competition for the top junior cadet. As it turned out to be a very successful day for the Squadron’s shooting team.





Air Cadet League Interviews

4900 Young Street Toronto

The following group of cadets were all interviewed by members of the air cadet league this past weekend at the League Headquarters in Toronto. The cadets are all competing for major air cadet league awards such as flying scholarships and special courses offered by the League and the Canadian Forces. Few realize the tremendous effort that goes into this process and special recognition is due to Don Biffin who put in many hours of effort to make sure that our cadets were well prepared and ready for their interview. 



Thoughts from the Treadmill

It has been an interesting week, and another very busy one.  The cadets who wrote their flying scholarship exams at the beginning of January finally received their marks, I am pleased to announce that everyone passed the exam and they are all eligible for the next steps of the application process. All candidates have now sat before an interview board and their applications have been submitted to the Air Cadet League of Canada for consideration.  We all wish them luck in the selection process.  It will be April before we get any results. 

On Saturday night I was thrilled to see so many current staff and some former officers of the Squadron as well as members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the 420 Wing brave the weather and come together at the Officer’s Mess of the Ontario Regiment for our annual staff dinner.  Looking around the room I got to thinking about how much cadet experience was in the room.  There were three former Commanding Officers in attendance and past officers who still have a home at Chadburn Squadron. Without getting into too much scientific figuring, I went through the seating list and roughly added up the time that the people in attendance have devoted to this great Squadron.  Without adding up the hours from the Rotary Club members (which deserves its own write-up) the 37 staff members and alumni have over 350 years of combined experience. This ranges from over 55 years to just a few months.  I am extremely proud to be able to command such a dedicated group of people.  It is great to see so many friends share a common goal and passion for excellence and service to the youth of Durham Region.  Thank you all. 

I was able to spend a portion of today with the Duke of Edinburgh program cadets. I find it hard to get excited about hiking expeditions in the spring and summer when the snow outside is up to my knees, but seeing the interest and excitement in these cadet’s eyes reminds me that we are soon going to be getting another group of cadets qualified for these very special awards.  To those involved, please remember to keep your books up to date and get those signatures.  Although we are not accepting any new participants until September, if you are interested in getting more information, please see Mrs. Di Loreto or myself. 

That’s all for now.

Stay Safe and Have a Great Week.

Major Bliss


Aviation Photo Of the Week

An Archaeopteryx Glider Takes To The Air


For a great flying experience check out the following video.

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