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386 (Komox) Royal Canadian Air Cadets by Scott Park

The Squadron has gotten off to quite a start this training year.  Depending on how and when you count, there are between 80 and 100 cadets on strength.  Several new people have joined the staff to replace those who left over the past year.  I am sure many of those faces will be missed, but a hearty welcome to the new folks.

So far this fall, the squadron has had one survival weekend for Level One and Level Four cadets.  Twenty-two cadets attended the NCO weekend in Victoria where they did very well.  Three cadets received top marks.
There was a very good attendance at the Battle of Britain Parade as well as the Remembrance Day Parade.
Cadets also helped with the Poppy sales which was dispatched from the Courtenay Legion.
In an attempt to secure more parent volunteers, a parent meeting was held on Oct. 9th.  It was big success, so expect to see more parents helping out around the squadron.
Two Tag Days were held Nov. 17th and 18th and the cadets did very well.  We thank everyone for their help and their generous contributions.
2Lt Leighton has the squadron band practising hard every Thursday night, while Biathlon and Range take place at the squadron on Monday nights.  Ground School and Flight Simulator are on-going and well attended.
Shelley has passed on the administration of the Duke of Edinburgh Program to 2Lt Matchett (one of the new and eager staff members).  It is hoped that the task of co-ordinating this fine program from within the squadron will help it be streamlined somewhat.
The Effective Speaking Program is still in need of an adult supervisor.  If you or someone you know might be qualified for this position, please contact the sponsors.
The Squadron Precision Drill Team has not yet started practising.  One would hope that they start soon, as they did very well last year and we would all agree that “practice makes perfect”.  As with most things, the sooner you practice the better.
The squadron band will be playing in the Santa Claus Parade in Courtenay on November 25.