Oct 24, 2021 FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER...

TO ALL CURRENT 820 SQUADRON MEMBERS:  

New Registrations:  by appointment only.  E-mail the AdminO:  adm.820squadron@gmail.com for info.
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NOTE:  we will continue to accept new registrations (up until Jan 31 2022) but the earlier the better.
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ANNUAL VALIDATIONS AND PAYMENT OF FEES:  those cadets that are returning and have not yet completed the annual Validation or paid the fees must do so as soon as possible (for example next parade night).  See the AdminO Peter Cranley at the orderly desk next Tuesday night.
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TRAINING NIGHTS:  We will to be back at the school on 26 Oct for in person.  Proof of vaccination and covid pre-screening mandatory.
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Parade Positions 2021:
Applications are being reviewed and appointments will be announced shortly.
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A NOTE REGARDING FEES:  click on the "About 820" menu option, then "Squadron Support Committee" (in the drop down menu) for more information.

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New Communication Method:  effective June 28 2021,  Weekly Routine Orders (and all important Squadron information) will be sent out via a private Facebook Group.   CURRENT 820 Cadets/Parents/Guardians can request to join the group now by searching 820RCACS (no spaces) on Facebook and answering 3 security questions.  For those parents/guardians who do not want their cadets on social media, the responsibility will then fall to parents/guardians to retrieve the information and forward to their son or daughter.  This change in information distribution will ensure 100% communication for all relevant members of the 820 team.  If you want to be informed - join the FB group.  This will be the only form of official communication to cadets/parents/guardians moving forward.

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E-Mail:  if you need to contact one of the 820 staff members then you must first contact our Administration Officer Capt (Ret) Peter Cranley at adm.820squadron@gmail.com.  He will then forward your inquiry to the appropriate staff member.  We do not have a phone number in use at this time.

EXCEPTION:  you may e-mail the Supply Officer (Capt Cameron) direct at:  supo.820squadron@gmail.com

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TO PARENTS OF RETURNING CADETS:   If your child is a RETURNING CADET (FROM THE PREVIOUS TRAINING YEAR),   ANNUAL Validations will be completed "in person" (along with the payment of fees).  Questions/concerns can be sent to the  820 Administration Officer at adm.820squadron@gmail.com.  If your cadet is not returning, please advise the AdminO via e-mail, who will then liaise with the Supply Officer for uniform return, and then proper release from the CCO.    If you are a TRANSFERRING CADET (from or to another Air, Sea, or Army unit) please e-mail the AdminO who will then forward your request/information to the appropriate authority for processing.  If you are transferring "out" all 820 issued kit must be returned before you can be released to the new unit.

TO PARENTS OF NEW RECRUITS: If your child is at least 12 years of age, but not yet 19, and is interested in becoming a cadet for the first time, click on the "Join Air Cadets" link for specific requirements and documents.   New cadet registrations will start being accepted on 21 September 2021.

DO NOT USE THE "JOIN CADETS" FUNCTION ON THE CANADA.CA WEBSITE (nor the 820air@cadets.gc.ca e-mail address) as it is unreliable and is missing information.  Use only the information and forms provided via this website for new registrations (which MUST be completed/actioned/verified in person).

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UNIFORMS:  as of 04 Oct,  820 will have regular nights available for uniform upgrades/exchanges for both the new FTU uniform and the DEU dress uniform (all cadets will be issued both).  Further dates/details to follow with info posted on the 820RCACS Facebook group.  See also the "Supply" link on the menu bar.   Capt Mike Cameron (the Supply Officer) can be reached at supo.820squadron@gmail.com for supply related issues only.

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SCC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  click on the "About 820" menu option, then "Squadron Support Committee" (in the drop down menu) for more information.
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VACCINATION INFORMATION:
NEW:  Mandatory Vaccination Required for IN PERSON TRAINING (Oct 2021)
VACCINATIONS: these are mandatory for in person training. This is not a 820 decision - it is our landlord's rule which we MUST follow.  If you have registered your cadet and he/she is not (or will not be) vaccinated (not including valid medical exemption) then notify us immediately and your registration fees will be returned and we will de-enroll your son or daughter from the program.
We do not have the resources to run any kind of "hybrid" or "virtual" concurrent program. We are focusing our energy and workforce on in person training (which is what the cadet program was designed for).
If you would still like your child in cadets, then I suggest that you look into other cadet units that may not be under the same vaccination mandate.

 

 

NEXT PARADE NIGHT

Regular Training Night

Date:               26 Oct 2021.

Time:               1830 to 2115 hrs

Location:         St. Benedict Elementary School (NEW), 80 McLaughlin Ave, Milton, ON

Dress:              CADETS - see Weekly Routine Orders posted on the 820RCACS  Facebook group.

For further details, please review our Weekly Routine Orders (WROs). If you have any questions not answered by our FAQs, WROs, or the Google calendar, please email us at adm.820squadron@gmail.com.  Thank you.