Squadron Announcements - Week of October 25th, 2018

  1. POPPY TAGGING OCT 27-28

    1. UPDATE - 135 will ONLY be poppy tagging in the AM and PM of Oct 27-28. at the Billy Bishop Legion (The Nov 3-4 weekend will be covered by our neighbours, the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders Army Cadet Corps). Directions to the Billy Bishop Legion (1407 Laburnum St) can be found here.

    2. Shifts will run approximately from 0900-1300 and from 1200-1600. If parents are able to stay and drive cadets to close tagging locations, that would be much appreciated!

    3. Dress for ALL CADETS will be C1 (Full Uniform) with Parka’s. NEW RECRUITS may wear appropriate civilian clothing with a warm jacket.

    4. In light of this, if you have signed up for a shift on the Nov 3-4 weekend, please email 135rcacs@gmail.com to try and do shifts on Oct 27 or 28th. If you are unable to do any shifts, please email us as well to inform us.

    5. If you have yet to sign up for your shift, please do so here. If you have any further questions or concerns, please email 135rcacs@gmail.com

  2. UNIFORM NIGHT - OCT 29, 2018

    1. The squadron’s Standards Officer, Lt Malinab, will be hosting a tutorial/refresher session for ALL CADETS to learn and improve their techniques on how to iron, polish, prepare and wear your uniform!

    2. It will take place on Monday October 29th, 2018 at 1830h at Seaforth Armoury. Cadets may attend in civilian clothing but should bring their ENTIRE UNIFORM with polishing kits with them to the session.

    3. ALL CADETS, from new recruits to WO2s, are encouraged to attend, as this event has the potential to drastically improve your uniform standards and marks!

    4. Please direct any questions to Lt Malinab at 135standardsdept@gmail.com

  3. SQUADRON RANGE NIGHT - OCT 29, 2018

    1. Capt Blackstock will be hosting a range night on Oct 29, 2018 at Seaforth Armoury from 1900-2130h for any cadets interested in gaining more experience shooting the Daisy Air Rifle.

    2. If you have any further questions, please email 135rcacs@gmail.com

  4. SQUADRON OPEN HOUSE - NOV 01, 2018

    1. The squadron will be hosting another Open House next week, November 01, 2018 from 7-9pm.

    2. Friends, family and youth of the community are invited to come down to Seaforth Armoury with their parents to learn more about the air cadet program and to join 135 Bell-Irving RCACS!

    3. If you have any further questions, please email 135rcacs@gmail.com

  5. PROMOTION INTERVIEWS - NOV 01, 2018

    1. For those who applied for promotion to the rank of Sgt and above, promotion interviews will be happening throughout the training night of November 1, 2018.

    2. If you will be ABSENT from training on Nov 1, 2018, or have any further questions, please let Lt Malinab know ASAP by emailing 135standardsdept@gmail.com

  6. REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE - NOV 11, 2018

    1. ALL CADETS are REQUIRED to attend the Remembrance Day Parade on November 11th, 2018.

    2. The parade will take place at Victory Square in Downtown Vancouver.

    3. Cadets should expect to be involved with the parade from 0900 to 1300.

  7. GEOCACHING EVENT - NOV 10, 2018

    1. 135 will be running a geocaching event on Saturday, November 10th 2018. Timings are still being determined, but the event will roughly take place between 0900 - 1700h.

    2. Cadets interested may sign-up here.

    3. If there are any further questions, please email 135rcacs@gmail.com

  8. WINTER DRESS

    1. Starting October 25th 2018, Winter Dress will be in effect for ALL cadets. Please see below for a detailed description of Winter Dress (new items for winter dress have been bolded).

      1. For all cadets with uniform, Winter Dress will include your wedge, dress shirt, tie, tunic and tunic belt, pants and pants belt, wool socks and boots.

      2. For all cadets without uniform yet, the squadron T-shirt, with a black/grey long-sleeved shirt underneath is acceptable, along with black pants and black shoes.

        1. If you do not have a squadron T-shirt yet, please follow the same dress mentioned above without the T-shirt.

    2. If there are any further questions, please contact your phoning NCO.

  9. 111 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - DEC 15, 2018

    1. 135 Bell-Irving has been invited to participate to a volleyball tournament hosted by 111 Pegasus RCACS.

    2. CV Deng is looking for 8-10 motivated cadets to be part of 135’s volleyball team! All those interested can sign up here.

    3. The volleyball tournament will take place on Saturday December 15th, 2018. It is tentatively schedule for 0800 - 1700h. The location has yet to be determined, but the squadron plans to arrange transport for all cadets participating.

    4. If there are any further questions, please email 135rcacs@gmail.com

  10. GROUND SCHOOL

    1. Ground school has already started since Sunday October 7th, 2018. This will be a joint ground school with 111 Pegasus RCACS. Due to changes in the flying scholarship examinations, ONLY CADETS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE AND WILL BE APPLYING TO GLIDER/POWER THIS SUMMER ARE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THIS GROUND SCHOOL SESSION.

    2. If you have NOT been attending ground school, but plan to apply to glider/power this year, please email 135rcacs@gmail.com ASAP.

    3. Cadets who are interested in ground school but are NOT applying to glider/power this year are invited to take part in another ground school session in the Spring of 2019.

  11. SQUADRON ASSESSMENT FEES

    1. ALL CADETS, returning or new, are required to pay the Squadron Assessment Fee.

    2. Any payments, questions or concerns can be directed to 135sscchair@gmail.com