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Saturday 23 February:

Magnificent Squadron Competitions 

On Saturday 23 February the Magnificent Squadron Competitions will take place at HMCS Carleton, Dow’s Lake. Only cadets on the Drill, Semaphore, Seamanship, and First Aid teams are to arrive in full uniform at 0845 at Dow’s Lake. Lunch will be provided for those cadets participating in the Competitions. Non vegetarian and vegetarian options are being provided. Parents and other cadets with parents are encouraged to attend however note that lunch being served is only for the cadets that are participating in the competitions. Note that there will be an Awards Ceremony so parents are encouraged to be present to see the ceremony. The  competition is scheduled to finish at 1715 but times may vary. See below for the itinerary (whose times may vary):

Magnificent Squadron – Squadron Competitions – 23 February 2019 Location: HMCS CARLETON, 79 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa ON

Itinerary: • Please note all times are approximate, we will endeavor to follow the schedule.
0900 Corps Arrive – Registration
0915 Canteen will open 0915 Officer Meeting
0930 Drill without Arms – 1 st Round – Drill Deck
1030 Drill without Arms – 2 nd Round – Drill Deck
1215 Hands to Lunch
1300 First Aid Exam – Classroom
1300 Seamanship Stations – Drill Deck
1400 First Aid Competition- 1 st Scenario- Classrooms
1445 Semaphore Competition – 1 st and 2 nd Messages – Drill Deck
1515 First Aid Competition – 2 nd Scenario – Classrooms
1600 Seamanship Competition – Heaving Line –Drill Deck
1645 Secure Teams – Cleaning Stations
1700 Awards Ceremony – Drill Deck
1715 Sunset – Dismissal

Sunday 24 February:

No Regular Training and Fife and Drum. Training for both will resume Sunday 3 March 2019.


NB: For information on the Navy league Summer Camp and to sign  up your cadet on an Summer Camp Interest List click on SUMMER CAMP INTEREST LIST.


Parent Committee:

The Navy League of Canada Ottawa Branch is looking for parents to assist with Tag day planning, ACR Potluck and any other events that arise throughout the remaining training year. Please feel free to join  one of the Ottawa Branch meetings (second Monday of every month at 1900 at HMCS Carleton) and ask questions about these events as well as being a volunteer Parent.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Tina Stone at

Once she has an idea of parents who are interested, she will set up a time for a short meeting to go over any questions you may have and explain the specifics.


On this day February 23, 1909 :

John McCurdy flies the AEA-designed Silver Dart at an altitude of about 9 metres for 2.5 kilometres at speed of up to 65 kph across the ice of Baddeck Bay; First airplane flight in Canada by a Canadian; First powered flight in the British Empire.



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