2 Squadron
2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
Our Online Recruit Registration is now open. Click on the Green link below to start the process.

Returning Cadets - Annual Validations - Starting 5 August 2022, you will be prompted to complete your Annual Validation prior to entering the Squadron’s website.

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


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Summer Messages
 

1.   IMPORTANT FOR SUMMER TRAINING:
  • CAP2 - Wear your FTUs with wedge and name tag 1 August 2022. Bring your health card, water and sunscreen. The CAP2 staff will issue the cadets with a newsletter with additional information
2.    Signs ups are open on our web calendar for several community service activities, gliding, try-outs for our Competition Air Rifle Team and many more. Don't miss out on these opportunities and sign up now!

3.    Level 4 and 5 cadets - Don't miss your opportunity to sign up for the NCO Leadership Course. See email that was sent to all Level 4 and 5 cadets on 24 July 2022.

4.    Interested in joining 2 VandenBos Whitby Squadron?  Online application process commences 1 August 2022.

5.    Interested in being a member of the VandenBos Public Affairs Team this training year? Pre-interview assignment details are now available within the 31 Aug 22 website activity calendar entry (this is the deadline for your intent to apply). Interviews will be conducted in September for those Cadets who successfully submit their pre-interview materials by 2359 hours (11:59 pm) 31 Aug 22.

6.    The video of our 2022 Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) is now ready to watch. Please log in to this website, and head to the Media Gallery subpage of the Ready Room and scroll down to the video section. The video showcasing our 2022 Graduating Cadets is available to view below.

7.    Photos of 2022 Annual Ceremonial Review ready to view!  See 'How to access photos taken during our 2022 Annual Ceremonial Review.PDF' in Files section, below, for how to access the photo gallery.
 
From the Staff of 2 VandenBos Squadron - Wishing all the Cadets and their families a healthy, safe, and enjoyable summer. See you back for regular training in September.
 
 
 
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16 May 2022
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Maj Blight, C.
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12 Jan 2018
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Accolades

Attending Cadet Activity Program (CAP) 1 or Cadet Activity Program (CAP) 2 this summer?  See the recent briefing video on our Dept / Teams Pages -> Summer Training.

Earn School Credits While Attending Summer CTC Training

Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is once again offering the Summer Cadet Co-op Program where cadets who are attending summer Cadet Training Centre (CTC) courses in Ontario will be able to earn up to 2 high school credits!

Note:  Cadets attending the Cadet Activity Program (CAP) or CTC out of the province of Ontario will not qualify for the program.
 
For more details, and for registrations forms etc., please follow this link: Summer Semester Cadet COOP - Upper Canada District School Board (ucdsb.on.ca)
 
Cadets must already have obtained at least one high school credit to apply.

Most importantly: Although UCDSB is running this program, it is open to all cadets who reside in Ontario, and who will be attending a CTC course in Ontario. Cadets do not need to be students of UCDSB. Cadets remain students of their own board!

2022 Summer Training Updates (right-click and open in another tab)
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FORMATION

Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranges (CJCR) Headquarters and Regional staff have been diligently focused on planning in-person summer training for the first time in two years. The impact of the on-going pandemic has generated significant challenges across the world and our planners have been adaptive and innovative in adjusting summer training to this new reality.  In-person summer training is scheduled to take place thanks to these on-going efforts.
 
To deliver our summer training, we rely on support staff in areas such as feeding, administration, health services, transport, and security to ensure cadet safety and the effective delivery of training goals. As we work to recover from the pandemic, Canada is faced with a nation-wide labour shortage and the CCO are not immune to its effects. We anticipated some staffing challenges, but the full extent has only recently become known.
 
We still intend to run 12 (National) in-person Cadet Training Centres (CTC) during summer 2022, but to ensure safety, our ability to meet training objectives, and the quality of experience for cadets, we have had to modify the number of available cadet positions to reflect current and anticipated support staff availability. This means some planned courses have been relocated and a limited number of courses have been cancelled.
 
The full extent of the impact of these changes is not yet known as plans are continuing to evolve. In some cases, cadets will be offered positions on courses at a location different than originally expected. In others, an in-person CTC experience for specific courses will unfortunately no longer be available. We continue to explore options to limit the impact to as few cadets as possible.
 
To determine how to modify our 2022 summer course offerings, several factors were considered including staff support requirements, cadet interest and demand, and the course’s role in overall Cadet development. Based on this analysis, six of the courses originally announced will not be delivered in-person at CTCs this summer. These courses are:
 
Music (Pipes and Drums) – This specialized course is supported by training at the corps and squadron level throughout the year. In addition, a low number of applications were received for 2022 and current demand requires more staff than cadet students. We are continuing to explore options to offer this course without CTC attendance.

Ship’s Boat Operator – A low number of applications were received in 2022 for this supplemental course which relies on the Whaler platform. After two years of limited on-water training, Sea Cadet summer training in 2022 requires focus on foundational Seamanship courses to qualify cadets for future advanced seamanship courses.

Leadership and Challenge – This supplemental course requires contracted advance training and specialized medical staff to deliver due to the intense, high-impact activities it includes. Due to staffing and contracting challenges, we are unable to offer this course in 2022.

Advanced Aerospace – This highly specialized course was delivered nationally at a single CTC. Due to limited staff support, the course is cancelled to ensure the successful delivery of core glider flying courses.

Aviation Technology and Aerospace – This introductory Air Cadet course does not lead into any follow-on courses currently in the Air Cadet curriculum. The decision was made not to run this course in 2022 to allow for a focus on fundamental aviation theory and flying training.

Cadet Administration and Supply Assistant – The decision was made not to run this trial course in 2022 to allow for better curriculum development and an enhanced training experience for cadets. As this is a trial course, it also does not directly support corps and squadron annual training.
 
We remain committed to delivering Cadet Activity Programs (CAPs) in communities across the country as detailed under the Cadet Program Rescope, and planning for summer 2022 CAPs is still on-going. Our initial planning focus has been on the more complex CTC details, but we anticipate having a fuller update on Summer 2022 CAPs soon.
 
Although we are not able to offer as many summer experiences as we originally announced, we all should be proud that for the first time in two years in-person CTCs and CAPs will take place. This year we may be limited to crawling, but we aim to walk and eventually run in the future.
 
More detailed information may be found at www.Canada.ca/cadet-summer-2022.
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Instructions on how to onboard Cadet365
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Maj Blight, C.
1 Jul 22
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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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2 Squadron's 2020/2021 Interactive Electronic Yearbook
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CI Schmidt, N.
30 Jun 21
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How to Wear the Poppy
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Maj Blight, C.
7 Nov 21
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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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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 Order Form
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
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Everyone
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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2022 Graduating Cadets
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