Announcements


Week of  12 April 2021

Information for Virtual Summer Training, the Commander's Challenge, and all cadets are reminded that there is no routine training this week. See below!


Administration:

Annual Validation returns are required, if you did not receive an email and your name is on the list below please contact Admin at 742squadron@gmail.com Please see the below list of missing annual validation forms.

Missing Annual Validation forms 2020-2021 *List updated 25-Feb-21*

Due to the current restrictions, we cannot accept any in-person drops off of paperwork, however, you may choose one of the following methods:

742 National Capital Squadron
2515 Bank St. Box 40008
Ottawa ON  K1V 0W8


Training:

Spring Break! - Apr 15 2021* New *

There is no regular training night this Thursday, April 15. Enjoy the night off!

Virtual Summer Training 2021* New *

Cadets interested in summer training are asked to fill out the 2021 Virtual Summer Training Form. Please fill out the form with your first, second, and third choices no later than 21 April 2021.

Note: All virtual courses will require an internet connection and device to complete the training.

For eligibility criteria and course descriptions, visit this link:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/summer-training/summer2021/virtual-cadet-summer-training.html

Questions should be directed to 742training@gmail.com

Level Two Virtual Team Building Day - 12 Apr 2021* New *

All Level Two Cadets are welcome to attend the second virtual team building day on this coming Saturday, 12 Apr 2021 at 19h00. Keep an eye out for the Google Meet link which will be posted at 6:55 for immediate access, to start at 19h00. Instructors look out in your emails for an early access link to set up before the cadets. No uniform required, civvie clothes only, similarly camera not required but recommended for everyone to see each other. Google Meet guidelines still apply. See you then!

Cadet Advisory Council 

"The Cadet Advisory Council (CAC) will be hosted by the Commander Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers through a collaboration with Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central). The working group will provide the opportunity for the Commander and senior staff at the headquarters to engage directly with a group of senior cadets from across the country on a variety of cadet program-related topics."

For information about the Cadet Advisory Council please see the full details at the link below:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/summer-training/summer2021/cadet-advisory-council.html

The Cadet Advisory Council is open to any cadets who meet staff cadet eligibility criteria to apply. This means cadets must be 16 years of age or older by 01 Jan 2021 and have successfully completed the Level Four Training Program. Cadets selected will be designated as staff cadets for the purposes of pay and professional development.

Three cadets will be selected from Regional Cadet Support Unit Eastern to participate in this opportunity. 

Interested cadets are invited to email 742squadron@gmail.com for more information.

Summer Training 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Commander of the Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers, Commodore Josée Kurtz, made an announcement concerning the summer training of the cadets for 2021. This announcement refers to the CANCDTGEN 002/21 available on Canada.ca.

Colonel Carlson and Chief Petty Officer First Class Bliss have also posted videos to outline the summer 2021 offerings and what the future of the Cadet Program may look like.

To view the videos, visit the Cadets Canada national Facebook pages.

Cadet Activity Program (CAP) 

What's the CAP? From April 12 - 16, the CAP allows cadets to complete fitness challenges, put their elemental skills to work, and attend talks by renowned speakers.

The CAP program will be postponed, with the new date of 12-16 April, following the announcement of the Ontario Government. More details will be announced at a later date. 


Supply:

We have had to pause the pickup of uniforms during the lockdown. Stay tuned for updates in May.

Check if your uniform is ready for pickup here.

The priority, for the time being, is issuing and exchanging FTU components. These can be collected via contactless curbside pickup beginning in November: If your uniform is ready for pickup, sign up for a specific time slot here, and then arrive at 8 Clements Ave (“The Trailer”) at your designated time, open your trunk, and the item(s) will be placed inside by the staff member (please stay in your vehicle).

  • New Cadets requiring an entire uniform, fill out this form.
  • Current Cadets requesting an item exchange, fill out this form.
  • A list of name tags that are ready to be picked up can be found here.
  • Name tag request form (check above list first)

Events & Activities:

Commander’s 5km Challenge - May 8 2021 *NEW*

The Commanding Officer of RSCU(E) is challenging all cadets and staff to complete a 5km! 

Sign up via the following link and show why 742 is the Best in Blue!

General Ground School 

General Ground School started on Wednesday 3 March 2021 from 19:00-20:00 hrs.

Interested cadets are to email Capt Lang nicole.lang@742aircadets.ca and Capt Glendenning carlee.glendenning@742aircadets.ca 

Effective Speaking

Virtual effective speaking sessions will take place on Sunday mornings from 11:00-12:00 hrs

Interested cadets are to email Lt Reid dorian.reid@742aircadets.ca and CI Rehman irbaz.rehman@742aircadets.ca 

Drones & Rocketry Program

742 National Capital Squadron will be running a second session on drones, starting 23 March 2021 at 19h00. Over six weeks, this online course will give you a solid overview of how to operate drones and give you the tools you need to acquire a basic drone pilot certificate in Canada. Participation is restricted to ages 14+ for now. Please contact anna.laperle@742aircadets.ca to sign up!

 Saturday, March 27th 0900 - 1200, we will be running an activity on solid-fuel rockets. This one-day virtual session will give you a basic understanding of the principles behind solid fuel engines and will include live interactive instruction on how to build your own solid-fuel rocket. Cadets will receive their own rocket kit, which will be delivered curbside. Attendance is limited so please contact anna.laperle@742aircadets.ca to reserve your spot!

Virtual Drill Team

Virtual Drill Team occurs weekly from 0930-1100 hrs. Activities will include seminars on leadership, drill, general cadet knowledge, and uniform maintenance, among other things. Select weeks will also include guest speakers.

Interested cadets are to email OCdt Hayes (nick.hayes@742aircadets.ca) to be added to the Virtual Drill Team Google Classroom.

Sports & Fitness 

Virtual sports & fitness sessions will take place on Saturday nights from 18:00-19:00 hrs.

Interested cadets are to email Lt Reid dorian.reid@742aircadets.ca and CI Rehman irbaz.rehman@742aircadets.ca

Marksmanship 

Virtual marksmanship sessions began Sun Jan 31st and are led by 51 Squadron staff. 

  • marksmanship (beginners) sessions will take place 14:30-16:00hrs
  • marksmanship (advanced) sessions will take place 13:00-14:30hrs

The virtual Marksmanship schedule is located in the following link.

Interested cadets are to email Capt Lang at nicole.lang@742aircadets.ca


Covid-19 Update:

Cadet Summer Training 

Excerpt from CANCDTGEN 002/21, 2021 Cadet Summer Training (25 Mar 21)

  1. In response to the continuing and evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and medical advice [...], the Commander of Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (CJCR), has made the decision to cancel all overnight in-person cadet training activities for the summer of 2021.                                                                                                              
  2. The cancellation of overnight in-person training effects all courses originally offered through in-person training [...]. This includes advanced training opportunities such as [...] Glider Pilot Training Course (GPTC) [and] Power Pilot Training Courses (PPTC) [...].                       
  3. With the cancellation of these courses the CJCR will shift its focus and resources to ensuring the effective delivery of virtual course offerings through the three virtual Cadet Training Centres (CTC(V)) [...]. 

Full text available at https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/members/cancdtgens/cancdtgen002-21.html

OPI: Capt Element, Summer Trg Coordinator (sandy.element@742aircadets.ca)


Ways to support 742 Squadron throughout the year:


Other Current Announcements:

Virtual Summer Training 2021

Cadets interested in summer training are asked to fill out the 2021 Virtual Summer Training Form. Please fill out the form with your first, second, and third choices no later than 22 April 2021.

Note: All virtual courses will require an internet connection, and device to complete the training on.

For eligibility criteria and course descriptions, visit this link:
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/summer-training/summer2021/virtual-cadet-summer-training.html

Questions should be directed to 742squadron@gmail.com.

Contactless FTU Pickup - ON HOLD

We have had to pause the pickup of uniforms during the lockdown. Stay tuned for updates in May.

If it has been over 6 months since you submitted your measurements and you are still awaiting a uniform, please fill out the form again. There are significant delays due to COVID restrictions and shipping issues.

New Cadets (once cleared by admin) requiring an entire uniform, fill out this form.

Current Cadets requesting an item exchange, fill out this form.

A list of uniforms that are ready to be picked up can be found here (including FTUs).

A list of name tags that are ready to be picked up can be found here.

Name tag request form (check above list first)

Items must be picked up by appointment only. Click here to schedule your pickup time.

Uniforms are loaned to the cadet from the Department of National Defence, and they must be returned to the squadron when a cadet leaves the program.

Contact Capt Glendenning for all other inquiries relating to Supply.

 

* Dropbox will be available for paperwork submission if you are booking a timeslot for supply.

 

Updated: Apr 12th, 2021 at 1:34 AM (EST)