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Join 180 Squadron

 

 

Next Intake is September 2024

 

Please email us so we can keep you on file and contact you before we start

info@180mosquito.ca

 

Please fill out joining forms and bring them to us or scan and email

 

for Joining Forms CLICK HERE

 

 

For Youth 12 - 18 yrs of age

 

Contact us at captainmarsh@hotmail.com or info@180mosquito.ca if you have any questions

 

 

 

More Info on Joining:

The uniform is provided free of charge however we ask that you return it when you depart the program

 

Fee's - There is a yearly fee of $130 to participate

 

Locations - Glenview Public School 401 Rosewell Ave, Denison Armouries, 130 Industry St Unit 22

(see below for more information on locations)

 

Fundraising - All cadet must participate in Fundraising Events (see below for more details)

 

Optional Activities - Friday evenings are Regular cadet training nights. in order to participate in Optional Training you will need to attend Friday Evenings

 

 

 

Optional Training

Core Teams (these are the teams the represent the squadron during large competitions)

 

Band

Band meets on Saturdays from 1pm-430pm at Glenview Public School

Civ Dress

We are a drum and bugle band which means brass instruments, drums and bells

Cadet lead activity with instruction from Officers and Civilian Instructors

Will preform in several community Santa Claus Parades, Band Competition, and Annual Inspection as well as during Friday evening parades

OIC - Maj Marsh

 

Drill Team

Meets on Saturdays from 9am to noon at Glenview Public School

Boots and wedge with Civ Dress

Cadet lead activity with instruction from Officers and Civilian Instructors

The Drill Team is an elite drill team where cadets will master the art of Drill

The team will compete at the Drill Competiton and preform at Annual Inspection.

The team is made up of 17 cadets.

OIC - 2Lt Florio

 

Rifle Drill Team

Meets on Sunday Evenings starting in October at Denison Armories from 5pm to 8pm

Civ Dress

Cadet lead activity with instruction from Officers and Civilian Instructors

The Drill Team is an elite drill team where cadets will master the art of Rifle Drill

The team will compete at the Rifle Drill Competiton and preform at Annual Inspection.

The team is made up of 16 Cadets

OIC - CI Levy

 

Range Team

Meets on Thursday evenings at 130 Industry unit 22 630-930pm

Civ Dress

Cadet lead activity with instruction from Officers and Civilian Instructors

Open to all cadets but cadet are required to sign up for a specific shift due to limited space

The Range team is made up of 15 cadets with 6 cadets under the age of 14 and 9 cadets over 14

they shoot the Daisy Air Rifle at targets 10 meters away

The team will participate in the Zone Range Competition and may move on to the provincial competition. Competiton will be held in late February

OIC - Maj Marsh

 

Sport Team

Meets on Monday evenings at Glenview Public School from 7pm to 9pm

Civ Dress

Cadet lead activity with instruction from Officers and Civilian Instructors

Generally a drop-in sports program with warm ups and a featured sport for the night ending with a round of dodge ball.

Will compete in the Area Sports competition.

Will also do athletic activities outside of the building such as Joining the Sea cadets for a sports night at Denison, bowling, Skating at Nathan Phillips Square etc.

OIC - CI Szilagyi

 

None Core Team (teams for cadets with special interest that do not compete or have limited training)

 

Ground School

Meets Tuesday 7pm to 9pm virtual or can be in person at 130 Industry St unit 22 - Sept to Dec

Civ dress

Cadet will learn the theory required to pass the flight exam in order to apply for glider/power. it is highly recommended that cadets take this course at least 1 year before the year they apply for glider of power in order to ensure they get a good mark. Cadets who are applying for glider and power will need to complete the military online course. cadets who are taking the online course are encouraged to take our course so they can ask questions and get better clarification on material.

OIC - CI Bandiera

 

Effective Speaking

Meets on Sundays at Denison Armoury from 2pm to 4pm starting in October ending in March

Civ Dress

Mostly officer and Civilian Instructor Lead

cadet will learn how to properly give speeches and build their confidence when speaking Infront of a group.

They will be competing in a virtual area competition and 1 member will be selected to represent the unit at the Ontario Competiton.

OIC - CI Allen

 

Biathlon

Meets Thursday 630pm - 930pm 130 industry unit 22 - November only with possible extra practices if possible

Civ Dress

Mostly Officer and Civilian Instructor Lead

cadets will learn summer Biathlon which is a run a shoot biathlon. Cadets run 1km shoot at 5 targets then run 1 km shoot again and run again)

Cadets will fire the daisy air rifle. if cadets qualify for the Provincial level cadets will receive training in cross country skiing and will also receive training on the .22 cal rifle as it is the traditional ski and shoot biathlon that you see in the Olympics.

OIC - Maj Marsh

 

Space

Meets Wednesday evenings 7pm to 9pm at Virtual and 130 Industry unit 22. team meets from January to May

Civ Dress

Cadet lead activity with instruction from Officers and Civilian Instructors

Cadets will get some hands-on activities such as rocket building

OIC - 2Lt Florio

 

Coding

Meet Thursday evenings 7pm to 9pm virtual only all training year

Cadets learn basic coding and some advanced depending on the level of group.

OIC - CI Louie

 

Radio

Meet Tuesday evenings 6pm to 8pm Virtual and 130 Industry Unit 22 all training year

Civ Dress

Officer lead activity

cadets will learn about HAM radio and can achieve their HAM Radio License

OIC - CI Johnson

 

Duke of Ed Program

The squadron supports cadets so they can achieve their award but the program is run through the Duke of Ed program. In order to participate you must be 14 yrs and have signed up with the Duke of Ed. Active cadets can easily achieve the Bronze level of the award. for example a cadet who attends sports nights can pass the fitness portion, cadets who participate in all cadet fundraising, poppy selling, santa parades they can pass the community service portion, by attending the FTX they can pass the expedition potion and if they on any of the other squadron teams such as band they can pass the skills section.

There is a cost and cadet are required to sign up with the 180 Mosquito Squadron Group

OIC - Maj Marsh

 

Debate Team

Meeting time and location is in the works.

Should be meeting starting in March ending in May but that could change to fill in for effective speaking

OIC - CI Louie

 

 

 

Training Locations

 

Glenview Public School

401 Rosewell Ave

(Lawrence Ave and Avenue Rd)

 

 

Squadron Headquarters

130 Industry St Unit 22

(Black Creek between Lawrence Ave W and Eglinton Ave W)