The Dispatch, issue #21, Week of Feb. 9,2014

The Dispatch, issue #21, Week of Feb. 9,2014

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Issue # 21

Week of Feb. 9, 2014


Do Not Forget!!

The Squadron’s Annual Valentine Dance

The Date: Friday February 14, 2014

Location: 420 Wing, South side of the Oshawa airport

Timings: 7pm – 11:59 pm

Cost: 2$ per cadet, 3$ per guest. (Limit one guest per cadet).

Pizza and regular canteen items will be sold throughout the night.

Do not forget, It is a fun evening.

Maybe you could become this year’s King or Queen


Ski Day Mount St Louis Moonstone!!

Saturday March 1

This past week we sent out a special notice of the Dispatch to announce the details of our annual trip to the ski hills near Barrie.

As you saw in the notice we have tried something entirely new and that is an electronic sign up form.

This has always been a great day to ski and snowboard at one of the provinces top resorts and if it is something you would like to do make sure you register at the following website.


Mount St. Louis




Royal Order of the Glassy Boot

Honourable Members

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


Thoughts from the Treadmill

I know many of you start wondering what is wrong with our system when you don’t receive the Dispatch on Sunday night, sometimes it is as simple as the CO being out of town with work and unable to proof read and OK the email.  That is what happened this week.  In a perfect world I’d have everything all done well before Sunday, but where would the fun be then?

Hopefully you all received the special announcement regarding the ski trip last week.  I hope the online registration that we are trying out is not too confusing and that you all find it simple enough to use.   If we have success with this attempt, we will potentially use it for many other activities that require a sign up.

I have been in contact with both the camp where we will be staying for our year- end trip as well as the military people that authorize our trips.  I am glad to announce that we have been approved and will be going to Washington DC for our trip in May.  There will be more information in the very near future.

Here is some advance notice for two very important activities that will require a bit of planning.  On March 23rd we will have our annual cadet mess dinner.  This will be held once again at the Lviv Hall in Oshawa.   The price has not been set yet, but will be very close to what we have charged in previous years.

Our Spring Tag Days will be held on 24, 25, 26 and 27 of April.  Once again, at least two shifts are mandatory for each cadet, and every cadet will have the opportunity to lower the price of their own year- end trip by 5% percent of what they bring in (remember, this is in addition to the percentage they will receive from their fall tagging efforts). 

Please keep these dates in mind when planning any activities.

Congratulations to newly promoted Corporal Kate Hurly who is a member of the primary reserve in Waterloo.  Kate is a former member of 151 Squadron.

That is all for now.

Stay Safe and Have a Great Week.

Major Bliss


Aviation Photos Of the Week

One of the Historic Moments in Military Aviation

The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo

Japan, April 1942


They once were among the most universally admired and revered men
           In the United States. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942,
           and they carried out one of the most courageous and
           Heart-stirring military operations in the nation’s history.

After Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbour, with the United
           States reeling and wounded, something dramatic was needed to turn
           The war effort around.

Even though there were no friendly airfields close enough to
           Japan for the United States to launch a retaliation, a daring
           Plan was devised. Sixteen B-25s were modified so that they could
           Take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. This had never
           Before been tried — sending such big, heavy bombers from a

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The 16 five-man crews, under the command of Lt. Col. James
           Doolittle, who himself flew the lead plane off the USS Hornet,
           Knew that they would not be able to return to the carrier. They
           Would have to hit Japan and then hope to make it to China for a
           Safe landing.


But on the day of the raid, the Japanese military caught wind of
           The plan. The Raiders were told that they would have to take off
           From much farther out in the Pacific Ocean than they had counted
           on. They were told that because of this they would not have
           Enough fuel to make it to safety.


They bombed Tokyo, and then flew as far as they could. Four
           Planes crash-landed; 11 more crews bailed out, and three of the
           Raiders died. Eight more were captured; three were executed.
           Another died of starvation in a Japanese prison camp and one crew
          member made it to Russia.

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Of the 80 Raiders, 62 survived the war. They were celebrated as
           National heroes, models of bravery. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced
           a motion picture based on the raid; “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo,”
           Starring Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson, was a patriotic and
           Emotional box-office hit, and the phrase became part of the
           National lexicon. In the movie-theater previews for the film, MGM
           Proclaimed that it was presenting the story “with supreme pride.”

They are remembered today with a wooden display case containing a silver goblet for each member of the crews who went on the raid. There is also in the case a bottle of

1896 Hennessy very special cognac. 1896 was the year when Jimmy Doolittle was born.

            There has always been a plan: That when there are only two surviving

            Raiders, they would open the bottle, at last drink from it, and

            toast their comrades who preceded them.

            As 2013 began, there were four living  raiders.


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