2 Squadron
2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

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Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.  Looking forward to seeing you back for the 2024/2025 training year starting 4 September.

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16 May 2022
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Maj Blight, C.
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Accolades

Congratulations!

Top Air Rifle Team in Ontario! Our Team won the following awards:

WO2 Smith

  • Unit Team – Gold Medal

  • Individual Match – Cumulative Overall – Silver Medal

  • Individual Match – Standing Overall – Gold Medal

  • Unit Team – Prone – Silver Medalist

  • Unit Team – Standing – Gold Medalist

FSgt Vivekanandhan

  • Unit Team – Gold Medal

  • Unit Team – Prone – Silver Medalist

  • Unit Team – Standing – Gold Medalist

FCpl Aywaz

  • Unit Team – Gold Medal

  • Unit Team – Prone – Silver Medalist

  • Unit Team – Standing – Gold Medalist

FCpl Kamly

  • Unit Team – Gold Medal

  • Individual Match – Standing Junior – Silver Medal

  • Unit Team – Prone – Silver Medalist

  • Unit Team – Standing – Gold Medalist

Cpl Purdy

  • Unit Team – Gold Medal

  • Individual Match – Prone Junior – Gold Medal

  • Individual Match – Prone Overall – Silver Medal

  • Super Match – Prone Junior – Silver Medal

  • Unit Team – Prone – Silver Medalist

  • Unit Team – Standing – Gold Medalist

Next Nationals!

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Message from our Squadron's Sponsoring Committee Chair

Did you know that the majority of adults in our program all have full-time jobs? It’s true!

We do this as it is a passion, or we do this as our duty to serve – to foster the spirit of leadership and responsibility in each of your children – voluntarily!! Only the Officers are paid (by the Department of National Defense), but they max out their allotment of yearly paid time within a month of working with our very engaging program – the majority of their time is spent with us voluntarily and is invaluable to the day-to-day operation of our unit.

As a 200-Strong Cadet Squadron whose expenses are high - $500 each week lets us rent the school spaces we require! In addition to school space we provide the Squadron with several experiential learning activities, training aids, transportation, meals and activities. We depend on Parental support to continue to offer our program free of charge to all Cadets.

1.   If you have the means to make a monetary donation, tax receipts are offered for each donation over $20. Donations can be made on our website via our “Donate Now” button on the homepage or you can me email at sscchair@2vandenbos.org to discuss

2.   If you or someone you know would like to make a corporate sponsorship, I can be reached by email at sscchair@2vandenbos.org

3.   If you would like to support the Squadron by donating your time – that is precious to us! Do you have cadet or military background? Are you good with numbers and writing grants? Are you interested in supporting the fun activities and fundraisers we run? Please see me on a Parade Night or send me and email at sscchair@2vandenbos.org

Ontario Cadet Video Challenge

ONTARIO CADET VIDEO CHALLENGE - Due 7 April 2024

This is now closed.

Upcoming Dress Regulation changes
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FORMATION - As of 22 August 2022

Updates to the Cadet Dress Regulations are pending. In that regard, CANCDTGEN 011/22 speaks to the cadet portion of Dress Regulations changes.

Existing Dress Regulations remain in effect with updates IN PROCESS and PENDING - with the exception of the following:

HAIR STANDARDS
 
Shall be nearly groomed and conservatively styled.  The length, bulk or style of hair shall not detract from a positive appearance or preclude the proper wear of the cadet headdress.  (Bulk is the distance that the mass of hair extends from the skin, when groomed, as opposed to the length of hair.) Must be natural colour (i.e. no purple, green etc.).

Option 1: Hair shall be taper-trimmed at the back, sides, and above the ears to blend with the hair-style; be no more than 15 cm (6 in.) in length and sufficiently short that, when the hair is groomed and headdress is removed, no hair shall touch the ears or fall below the top of the eyebrows; be no more than 4 cm (1-1/2 in.) in bulk at the top of the head, gradually decreasing to blend with the taper-trimmed sides and back; and be kept free from the neck to a distance of 2.5 cm (1 in.) above the shirt collar. Taper trimmed square back styles and shaving of all the hair on the head are permitted. 

Option 2: Hair must be up in a bun centred at the back of the head. Accessories (hair ties, bobby-pins) should not be seen. If hair is too short and does not touch the bottom of the shirt collar, it may be worn down.  However, it must be kept neat and out of the face. 

Once the Dress Regulations have been finalized, will we communicate these new dress instructions to the cadets and post on our website.

If you have any questions about these standards, please contact CI Haripal or CI Haleem. 

 
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Primary Headquarters Location - Father Leo J. Austin Catholic School
Secondary Headquarters Location - Enterprise Airlines

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Headquarters: Enterprise Airline (EAI)
1190 Keith Ross Drive Oshawa Ontario L1J 0C7

Commanding Officer: Maj Blight, C.

Training Nights: Wednesday 1830 - 2130 hrs

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Phone: 905-922-1232

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