Commanding Officers Parade - 27 November
Activity: Commanding Officers Parade
Who: ALL 525 Cadets and Parents
Where: 525 LHQ - 595 Keith Road, West Vancouver
When: 1830 - 2115 - Normal Parade Night timings
Wear: Full Blue Uniform (C1's)
Bring: Notes + Water
NCOIC: Squadron Cadet Commander
OIC: Lt Williams, M
Commanding Officers Parade is a tradition in the military where the head commanding officer inspects the squadron and acknowledges the cadets' success over the past month.
Cadets will arrive at their regular Monday night timings and participate in parade practice. Parents are highly encouraged to remain for the parade, which starts at 1910.
The CO will march on at 1920, followed by the remainder of the Commanding Officers parade, including the inspection, march past, and awards and presentations. Parents are welcome to watch and support the squadron and their cadet. This Commanding Officers parade will recognize our new Squadron Cadet Commander, who will guide the cadets for the training year.
After the parade, cadets will participate in a period of instruction followed by dismissal. Parents are invited to a meet and greet hosted by the SSC after the CO's parade. See the parents' SLACK channel for more information.
Questions to your Flight Commanders
Parade Night - 20 November
After being stood down for the past week, the squadron will resume our Monday night training nights. Please take a look at the uniform dress change mentioned below.
Who: All Cadets
Where: 595 Keith Road, West Vancouver
What: Regular Training Night
Returning Cadet Dress: FTU's
New Cadets Dress: White collared shirt, Black Pants, Black Dress Shoes, Belt, Black Socks
Bring Appropriate clothing for Physical Training, running shoes, and a water bottle.
Time: NCO's -1800hrs till 2130hrs
Cadets - 1830hrs till 2130hrs
The closing parade will commence at 2105hrs. Parents are invited into the squadron to hear the announcements and to be aware of upcoming events or important deadlines.
Any questions can be directed to your Flight Commander.
Announcement - Remembrance Day Stand Down
Over the past weekend, 525 observed our community's Remembrance Day ceremonies. Remembrance Day is when we reflect on the sacrifice our fellow countrymen and women have made to secure our freedom and ensure peace throughout the world.
Because of this, the squadron will not be parading on November 13th.
All other activities during the week are still progressing as usual.
We will again meet during our weekly Monday evening training on November 20th.
Questions to your Flight Commanders.
Activity: Remembrance Day Parade
Who: All cadets
Where: Royal Canadian Legion, West Vancouver Branch 60 & West Vancouver Cenotaph
When: Saturday, November 11th 2019 - 1000 to 1230
Dress: C1A (Blues with parka and poppy)
NCOIC: WO2 Han, B
OIC: CI Batten
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Canada since the end of the First World War to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.
525 Squadron will be marching in the West Vancouver Remembrance Day Parade. Cadets will report to the parking lot of the West Vancouver Legion (580 18th Street, West Vancouver) at 1000 hrs. The parade will march up Marine Drive to the Cenotaph and then back after a ceremony. Cadets can expect to be dismissed at approximately 1230hrs.
Many roads will be closed around the Legion and cenotaph for event security. Please allow yourself time to park outside the perimeter and walk to the Legion.
Cadets are to have eaten before arriving, as no meals or snacks will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay for the parade; cadets can depart by 1230 after the parade returns to the Legion.
Dress will be C1A with parka, gloves, rank slipons, and poppy. Cadets without a uniform will wear a white dress shirt, black dress pants, and a conservative jacket appropriate for the weather.
Questions to WO2 Han, B
Poppy Tagging - Sat & Sunday (4 & 5 November)
Activity: Poppy Tagging
Who: ALL 525 Cadets (who signed up)
Where: West Van Legion / Park Royal
When: See Shift Timings
Wear: Full Blue Uniform
NCOIC: Squadron Cadet Commander
OIC: Lt Williams, M
Every year, from the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.
While the Poppy is distributed freely to all who wish to wear one, the Legion gratefully accepts donations to the Poppy Fund.
Cadets are to help the West Vancouver legion with their poppy campaign for 2023. Cadets are to arrive at the West Vancouver Legion 30 min before their assigned shift. Once they have collected their poppy tagging tray, they will go to the food court at Park Royal and meet either Lt Williams or CI Saravanan, who will guide them to the assigned tagging area in the mall along with any additional instructions.
Cadets will leave their tagging area at the end of their shift, tell either Lt Williams or CI Sarvanan they are done, and head back to the West Vancouver legion to drop off their tagging tray.
Saturday and Sunday shifts are outlined below.
Shift 1 - 1000 to 1130
Shift 2 - 1130 to 1300
Shift 3 - 1300 to 1430
Shift 4 - 1430 to 1600
Cadets must attend the shift they signed up for; if they cannot participate, try to find a replacement through SLACK and speak to Lt Williams, M.
Questions to Lt Williams, M