The Dispatch, Issue # 27, 7 April 2013

The Dispatch, Issue # 27, 7 April 2013


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Issue 27

Week of April 7, 2013

Squadron Photos

Just a reminder that the Squadron Photos will be taken tomorrow night at the gym. 


Next week, Monday April 15th, CI Di Loretto will be accepting new registrations for the Duke of Edinburgh program.  A cadet must be at least 14 years old to register.  This is for participation in the next training year.  If you are already registered for the program, you do not have to register again for the next level.  This is only for new registrations for the Bronze level.  The numbers will be limited to the first 12 who have their $15.00 handed in to CI Di Loretto. 

The Easter Bunny Arrives By Air at the Oshawa Airport

Last Sunday 18 of the Squadron’s cadets spent Sunday morning and afternoon assisting the Airport Lions Club with their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Oshawa Airport.

The cadets put out over 5000 eggs on the airfield next to runway 23 and then helped to supervise the crowd prior to the start of the hunt.

The event is becoming a major civic event and it is a rewarding and fun experience to see the excited looks of the little ones

as they charge out on the field in pursuit of their Easter eggs.

The families and the little ones lined up and waiting for The Easter Bunny to come by and meet them,



A note from Chris Pearce Operations Mgr. Oshawa Municipal Airport

“On behalf of the Oshawa Municipal Airport, I would like to express our greatest thanks to the cadets who volunteered their time for the Lion’s Club Easter Egg Event this year. The event was a success and a great deal of this success is due to the time an effort of the 151 Chadburn Sqn cadets. The cadets also did a fantastic job of removing leftover F.O.D. as I believe there was more than a normal amount of candy dispersed in the event area this year. Please pass on these words to the individual cadets, the Squadron as a whole and the Commanding Officer.”

Glassy Boot Award

Honourable Members

F/Cpl Barton, F/Sgt. Hembruff, Cpl Milne, WO2 Bauer, F/Sgt. Boyden, F/Sgt. Katzer, Cpl. Hancock, F/Sgt. Chandler WO2  Smith

F/Sgt Bliss, Sgt Mogosh, Cpl Hewett, F/Cpl Shaw, Sgt. Keller, Cpl Zdebiak, F/Cpl J. Ehrt, WO2 Neill, F/Sgt Sheppard, Sgt Sam, F/Cpl Abraham, Cpl C. Swatridge, AC J. Hancock, F/Cpl D. Lloyd, F/Cpl C.Brandow, Cpl M.Achan, F/Cpl V. Singh, Sgt Nemeth, AC F. Chandler

Slide Presentation at 420 Wing

To The Canadian Owners and Pilot Association – Flight 70 Oshawa

One of the Squadron’s objectives is to ensure that all our cadets get to fly in a glider as well as a powered aircraft. We also strive to involve the unit and its cadets in the local aviation community and in particular the aviation activities at the Oshawa Airport. To us “Air” cadets means that we work to keep aviation and flying as one of the basic themes in our cadet program. For example each year our cadets assist the Recreational Aircraft Association at their annual fly in and this week members of the Squadron made a special presentation about the air cadet program and our Squadron to the local members of Canadian Owners and Pilot Association. The Squadron is also actively involved in both power and glider flying.


What follows are comments from Gord Mahaffy, Chairman and Captain of Oshawa’s COPA Flight-70

“I would like to sincerely thank our guests for the excellent slide presentation to our COPA Flight-70 members and guests on Thursday evening.  The power point presentation was compelling and covered all aspects of cadet life. Special mention should be made of Warrant Officer Jessica Bauer, who presented a first hand report of what it is like to be an air cadet. Being a licensed power pilot and glider pilot allowed her to answer technical questions from other pilots in the room, a task that she handled in an unhesitating and straight forward way. The feedback I have been getting from our members assures me this was a highly appreciated presentation.”

The Squadron would like to thank Flight 70 for their donation to our squadron. Their support of our Squadron’s activities is certainly appreciated.

Glider Flying Canadian Forces Base Mountainview

On Saturday 30 cadets and staff went glider flying at Mountainview. Here are a few photos of the cadets and some of their activities.


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Thoughts From The Treadmill

As you can see from the newsletter this week, it has been another busy one.  The movie night last Monday seemed to be well received, the only issue was the length of the film.  I forgot that the movie was over four hours long.  The marksmanship team practiced twice, drill and band each had a day, we had sports, and the Duke of Edinburgh cadets got some cleaning done at the hall.  Then the weekend started.  17 cadets braved the cold to complete the Bronze level Expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh awards program; this was only accomplished due to the hard work and organizing of CI Di Loretto and Captain Chandler.  Thank you both for giving up your weekend for this cause.  We also had around 30 cadets head up to Mountainview to go gliding on Saturday, thanks to Captain Donahue and Mr. Lloyd for braving the chilly temperatures to get this one done. 

We have a little over a month left in the cadet training year.  It is hard to believe that spring is actually here, I know that quite often by this time of year we are in summer dress uniforms, until you hear from your Team Leader, please continue to wear your full uniform and bring the parka as well. 

There will be pictures taken at the school tomorrow night.  This has become an annual event and the Squadron photos are a big hit.  We will get them printed over the next few weeks and then have them for sale.  Prices will be advertised shortly. Depending on time availability we will also have pictures taken of all the individual competitive teams.  Please make sure you have a good haircut and your uniform is nice and sharp.

A lot of you will be getting summer course offers over the next little while.  You will be asked if you want to accept a course you have been offered.  Please be sure about your answer.  If you commit to a course and then back out at a later date, it causes a lot of extra work for not only our staff, but also the staff at Detachment.  Also please remember that just because you applied, does not meant that you will automatically get the course you asked for.  In some cases we have changed the application to make it possible for a cadet to get to camp.  Mr. Biffin has a lot of experience at this, and if he recommends something, it is probably what is best for you. 

Stay Safe and Have a Great Week.

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