2 Squadron
2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

Our Recruit Training Course is now closed. We will not be accepting new members to our Squadron. Please watch our website for information about our next Recruit Intake.

Ensure you check here - the front page of our website - for any cancellations and activity updates.


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Weekly Message

Weekly Message for 23 November 2022 (5 points of information)

1.    Dress for 23 November 2022:  

  • Level 1 Cadets and Level 1 Instructors - Appropriate sports attire
  • Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 Cadets - C3 Routine Winter Dress
2.    The Weekly Routine Orders for 23 November 2022 is posted below under the Files section.

3.     From the Training Team:
  • Reminder that the water fountains are not available during the training evening. Cadets are to bring their own water bottle.
  • Ensure that you sign up for (on the website calendar) and attend your Flight's dedicated Sports Night in the coming weeks to complete your mandatory Cadet Fitness Assessment (CFA; PO X04). Watch the website for timings and location(s). Every cadet needs to complete a CFA every year in order to complete their proficiency level and be considered for promotion. Should you be a member of Flight 2 but have missed attending Flight 2's night on 11 November 2022, please contact CI Haripal (aharipal@2vandenbos.org) ASAP to make arrangements to attend an upcoming session.
  • Level 1 Cadets - Will participate in the Cadet Fitness Assessment. Cadets in this Level are to wear comfortable and appropriate sports attire and bring indoor running shoes.
  • Level 2 and 3 Cadets - Critical PHASE training for all Level 2 and 3 Cadets this Wednesday. Be sure to attend in order to earn credit for participating in your PO X00 training.
  • Level 3 and 4 Cadets - Critical leadership and instructional technique training for all Level 3 and 4 Cadets this Wednesday. Be sure to attend to be best prepared for your upcoming PO X03 leadership evaluations at Camp Samac on 30 November 2022 (that's NEXT week!) and PO X09 instructional technique evaluations in Jan 23.
  • 30 November 2022 will be off-site training for everyone. Watch the website activities calendar for more details and memo(s) coming soon!
  • 7 December 2022 will be a virtual training night. Ensure that you can log in successfully to your 2 VandenBos MS Teams account (login details different from the website and your Cadet 365 accounts!). Come hear about summer training and staff cadet position experiences at Cadet Training Centres (CTC) from your VandenBos peers in a fun, engaging discussion setting.
4.      From the PA Team:
  • You'll notice more cameras present at regular training nights, as well as at your supplemental training sessions (i.e., activities and teams). We're looking to capture more media for use in future promotional materials and appreciate your cooperation in getting those great shots to help our community and future recruits and staff members realize what a great youth leadership training program 2 VandenBos Whitby offers!
  • In just a few weeks, we'll be (re)taking your photograph to be used as your website profile photo. Before we can do that, though, we need all 2 Squadron cadets kitted out in uniform and showcasing their best hair and uniform standards. Ensure that you've updated your measurements online, requested pieces of cadet dress blue uniform as needed, and listened to and taken action upon any feedback you've received from our Standards Officer, CI Haripal, and her staff (FSgt Fournier is Standards NCOIC).
5.      INTER-FLIGHT BAKE SALE FUNDRAISING COMPETITION – Flight 4 - Treats may be sweet or savoury but must be NUT FREE and INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED SERVINGS.  Below is the schedule for each week that the Flights are to bring in baked goods:
  • Flight 4 - 23 November 2022
  • Flight 3 - 14 December 2022
  • Flight 2 - 11 January 2023
  • Flight 1 – 18 January 2023
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Maj Blight, C.
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Congratulations to our newly sworn in cadets. Welcome to 2 VandenBos Whitby Squadron. 

The Recruit Swearing-In Ceremony took place 16 November 2022.

We hope that you enjoy all the benefits and opportunities available to our cadets.

Mandatory Cadet Fitness Assessments

Every Cadet must participate in the Cadet Fitness Assessments (CFAs) every training year in order to be considered for promotion and to complete their training level/earn their training level proficiency badge.

This year, CFAs will be done by Flight during Friday night Sports Night sessions 4 Nov 22 - 16 Dec 22. Please see the website calendar activity for your Flight's night and plan to attend (i.e., if you've got a part-time job, this twice-per-year event that is mandatory participation in order for you to pass your level is a reason to request your Flight's Friday off from work).

Any Cadet who cannot make their Flight's assigned CFA night per the calendar should reach out ONLY to the Sports O, CI Haripal, by emailing her directly/clicking on the OPI button of the event to make arrangements to come on an alternate night (one of the other 4 Flights' nights)

Demonstration videos for all evaluated exercises except for the 'beep test' run should be reviewed BEFORE YOUR EVALUATION NIGHT. They are located on this the Sports Team page of this website: Dept / Teams --> Teams --> Sports --> scroll down to the videos section (4 videos)

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

Updates to th 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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How to Wear the Poppy
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Maj Blight, C.
7 Nov 21
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Everyone
Instructions on how to onboard Cadet365
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Maj Blight, C.
1 Jul 22
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Everyone
Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Order Form
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
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Everyone
This will show you how to access the gallery of photos taken during our 2022 ACR.
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CI Schmidt, N.
1 Jul 22
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Everyone
2 Squadron's 2020/2021 Interactive Electronic Yearbook
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CI Schmidt, N.
30 Jun 21
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Everyone
2021 Recruit Intake #2 - Spread the news of our incredible Squadron and Cadet Training Program by sharing this interactive PDF (complete with QR codes to videos of some of our in-person activities and clubs!) with friends, family, and other potential Recruits!
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CI Schmidt, N.
1 Nov 21
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Everyone
Potential Recruit and Recruit Families, please read this document to answer our FAQs about our Recruit enrolment process.
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CI Schmidt, N.
15 Nov 20
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Everyone
All Cadets who did NOT attend a virtual CTC this Summer should complete these steps to set up their (web app) access to our Microsoft Teams virtual training platform.
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CI Schmidt, N.
16 Sep 20
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All Cadets who DID attend a virtual CTC this Summer should complete these steps to set up their (desktop version) access to our Microsoft Teams virtual training platform.
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CI Schmidt, N.
16 Sep 20
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COVID-19 Awareness Course and Test info
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
12 Aug 20
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Code of Conduct for Cadets
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
16 Dec 18
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Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Fundraising Form (multi-entry)
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
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Parent drivers are requested to complete this form and submit to an SSC
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
8 Oct 18
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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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