Weekly Announcement

For 10-17 Sep 2018

Annual Validation Forms: All return cadets must complete the Annual Validation Forms and submit to the AdminO by and no later than 17 September 2018. This form requires parent’s signature.
IMPORTANT: you must completed this form in order to participate in the Squadron Cadets Activities.

Detailed Health Questionnaire: For those cadets that required to complete this form, ensure to submit the completed form with your Annual Validation form and submit to the AdminO by and no later than 17 September 2018.
IMPORTANT: you must complete this form with the Annual Validation Form in order to participate in any cadets’ activities and training, whether local and/or regional; this including teams’ competitions.

Summer Training: For Cadets interested in participating in summer training, we’ve updated the Summer Training page with some important information and deadlines regarding the application process. Be sure to review the information so you don’t miss your opportunity to apply.

New cadet registration / returning cadet info

New Cadets:

Registration for the 2018-2019 training year is now CLOSED (unless prior arrangements were made to register at a later date). Unfortunately, due to space constraints in our training facilities, registration for this training year is now closed. We apologize for any disappointment caused and encourage you to contact one of the other air cadet squadrons in Brampton (listed below). If you are currently a cadet at another unit and would like to transfer in to 758, we will accept transfers at any point in the training year. Just contact us to advise.

Drop off is at 1830 hrs (6:30pm) at Lions Hall and pick up is at 2130hrs (9:30pm). Dress will be civilian clothing, Black pants and shoes, White collared top. Bring a pen, small note book, no backpacks. Refreshments can be purchased at the Canteen (if desired).

Existing cadets are automatically registered for the next training year but should review the Fees page on this website as there are annual fees to be paid on the first night back and the fees have changed!

Returning Cadets:

It’s almost that time of year again! Time to dust of those parade boots and return to another fun-filled training year. We hope everyone had a great summer and those who attended summer training are ready to return to share the information they learned.

Important notes:

First Night Back – Monday, September 10. CO’s parade and admin night. If you weren’t able to swing by during the new cadet registration nights to pay your Annual Assessment Fee and Lottery Tickets, they are due on September 18th. More info on fees here.

Training – The Training Calendar for the year has been updated online, the calendar is always a work in progress. Please check back regularly for updates and listen to announcements on the parade square. Start thinking about what teams or clubs you want to be a part of! Permission form for the Fall FTX – Sep 21-23 is also live and can be found here. They are due on September 17th, however space is limited so the earlier they are submitted, the better.

Uniform Issues – if you need any uniform parts exchanged, be sure to have it with you ready to exchange. No appointment necessary. If you have an issue, just come on by on Monday nights from 1830-2115 and we’ll help you out. Bring back the part you want to exchange (cleaned please!) and we’ll either exchange on the spot if we have what you need or order you a new one.

Registration for the 2018-2019 Training Year

All details regarding joining 758 Argus Squadron are posted under Join Us. You do not need to call ahead or email ahead to confirm your attendance at one of our registration sessions.

Please note: our squadron serves the East end of Brampton (East of Highway 410 – Bramalea). Should you live outside of this geographic area, there is likely a squadron located closer to you that delivers the same curriculum.

132 Spitfire Squadron serves the West end of the city (West of Highway 410).

892 Snowy Owl Squadron serves the area to the North.

If you are interested in Army Cadets, you may want to check with 557 Lorne Scots.

Or you may also be interested in the Sea Cadets.

All elements run common training components such as drill, physical fitness, teamwork, and leadership with a strong focus on the air, army, or sea subjects respectively. Air cadets is highly academic. If there are any barriers to learning or if there is an IEP at school, it is helpful for us to be aware of those things so that we can make the appropriate accommodations or modifications, if at all possible.

Travel itineraries for cadets

Updated August 13, 2018

The below itineraries are for cadets returning on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Cadets returning from Connaught CTC: Connaught-Exhaust

Cadets returning from Blackdown CTC: Blackdown-Exhaust

Cadets returning from Trenton – HUB: Trenton-HUB-Exhaust

Cadets returning from Trenton CTC: Trenton-CTC-Exhaust

Cadets returning from Canadore College: Canadore-Exhaust

Exhaust Itinerary for cadets returning from Summer Camp

Trenton-Exhaust – July 20, 2018

Blackdown-Exhaust – July 27, 2018

Trenton B Intake – July 29, 2018

Travel Itineraries for Summer Training

Important information for all cadets attending summer training:

  • Cadets must be at the pick-up zone at least 30 minutes prior to bus departure time. Pick-up zone is at Milton Memorial Arena (77 Thompson Rd S, Milton, ON L9T 6H).
  • All Cadets must travel in uniform (summer dress) and pack your tunic in your suitcase.
  • In order to be permitted on the bus, cadets must present the following to the bus escort officer:
    • Health Card
    • Completed and signed “Offer of Participation” – page 4
    • Completed “Cadet transportation” form
    • Travel itinerary (found below) – which shows that your is on the list
  • You are required to bring all of the above to camp for the “INTAKE” process

Travel Itineraries:

 

 

Annual Ceremonial Review – 8-9 June 2018

758 will be celebrating its 53rd Annual Ceremonial Review on June 9, 2018 at Chinguacousy Curling Club. This parade is MANDATORY for all cadets.

The ACR is a formal parade to showcase and celebrate the past training year. Awards are presented, speeches are conducted, and it signifies the end of another successful training year. Friends and family are more than welcome to attend. Our Reviewing Officer for the parade will be Lieutenant-Colonel T.W. Heuthorst, CD. LCol Heuthorst is a former cadet of 758 Argus and currently the Directing Staff at the Canadian Forces College.

Cadets will be required to attend one final parade practice at the curling club on Friday June 8, 2018 (usual Monday evening timings) in civilian clothing (wear comfortable shoes!). On the 9th, we ask that cadets arrive between 0815 and 0830 hrs, also in civilian clothing but with their uniforms on a hanger and clearly marked with their name. Uniforms must be clean, pressed, and ready to go. Boots must be polished to a high glossy shine. Males will be clean shaven and have proper hair cuts. Sikh males who wear a turban shall be wearing their issued turban. Females will arrive with their hair already done, no nail polish or heavy makeup, and no costume jewelry. Lunch will be provided by the squadron for the cadets but they should eat a healthy breakfast prior to arriving in the morning.

Guests are asked to be seated no later than 1245 hrs. The parade will begin promptly at 1300 hrs (1:00 PM) and will last 90 mins. There will be a short reception following the parade with some light refreshments and static displays in the cafeteria for about 30 mins. Cadets will not be dismissed until the parade square has been cleaned up.

Drill & Band Practice / Supply

For Tuesday, May 15, 2018

There WILL be a practice for both teams this evening. The weather has lifted but is a little cool so dress for the weather.

Supply reminder: The supply office will be open for uniform exchanges tonight from 6PM – 8PM and is the last call for cadets to address any uniform issues to allow time to order any pieces prior to annual parade.

Weekly Announcement

For Saturday, May 12, 2018

All Level 4 cadets will complete their instructional evaluations on May 12th from 0850-1400hrs. Cadets are to dress in civilian attire and are expected to bring their own lunch – food will NOT be provided, nor will cadets be permitted to go off-site to purchase food.

Level 4 cadets must bring a copy of their lesson plans and be prepared to teach their 30 minute lessons.

For Monday, May 14, 2018

Cadets are required to submit their Spring FTX Permission Form NLT than Monday, May 14, 2018. Forms will not be accepted past this deadline.

Spring FTX Permission Form – May 25 -27, 2018

Change in parade location for remainder of year

As of Monday, May 7, 2018

For the remainder of the year, we will parade out of the Chinguacousy Curling Club (9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton, ON L6S 6G7) on Monday evenings. Regular parade timings.

Exception: Training on Monday, June 11, 2018 will be back at LHQ and Lions Hall.

Band and Drill will be held at LHQ on Tuesdays going forward as our permit for the school is complete for the year. Dress for the weather.