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TS ROYALIST Deployment – 26 Sep – 5 Oct 16
1. From 26 Sep to 5 Oct 16 (including travel), one male and one female Sea Cadets will deploy to the United Kingdom to sail aboard the Training Ship (TS) ROYALIST. TS ROYALIST is a square rig brig owned and operated as a training ship by the Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) of the United Kingdom.
2. The TS ROYALIST deployment is an outstanding and demanding opportunity for Sea cadets. For this reason, only very deserving cadets deemed capable of successfully completing the training are to be submitted for selection. It is therefore important that: a. cadets considering applying have a good understanding of the training schedule and, conditions and selection requirements. Cadets need to be aware the mess accommodations (bunks) are on open (both gender) mess decks. Head and shower spaces are gender specific; b. when considering cadets for selection, chain of command needs to be aware that cadets will be escorted by an officer from Toronto to the UK, aboard the TS ROYALIST (from 26 Sep to 2 Oct 16). There will be no Canadian Escort officer aboard with cadets onboard TS ROYALIST (3 to 12 Oct); however, cadets will be escorted at the end of TS ROYALIST phase back to Canada (13 to 16 Oct 16); and c. any comments from chain of command (Corps COs, ACOs, RCSU SOs, and RMLOs) be based on the above information.
3. The deployment conditions, medical support, and selection prerequisites provided below should be used to gain a better understanding of the training and to assess an individual's capability, suitability, and eligibility: a. Deployment Conditions. TS ROYALIST deployment takes place aboard a squared-rigged sailing ship 32 meters in length. The ship is under the command of a qualified Captain, with a permanent crew who instruct, year round, the embarked cadets on a weekly basis. The ship will sail off the south coast (English Channel) of the United Kingdom for a period of 12 days. During this deployment, cadets are involved in every part of shipboard operations (helm, lookout, husbandry, cookery, seamanship, safety, etc.) and sailing evolutions (hoisting, lowering, furling and unfurling sails, on deck and aloft in the rigging, etc.) in a 24/7 watch system. Cadets will also be climbing masts using harness type safety gear. Accommodation and messing is basic and based on an open mess deck plan where Cadets sleep in individual racks with sleeping bags and have extremely limited storage space. b. Medical Support. The ship’s crew can provide only basic first aid, simple urgent care needs (seasickness, minor lacerations, colds, etc.) and initial stabilization of emergencies in preparation for transport. There is no medication on board for treatment of chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, or heart failure. In case of a medical emergency, there is no easy or quick way to evacuate patients to a medical facility. Evacuation to a medical facility may take from 10 to 24 hours.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND TRAINING PREREQUISITES
4. In order to (IOT) be eligible to participate in this deployment, a cadet must meet or exceed the following prerequisites: a. has attained 16 years of age as of the 1 July 16 and must not reach 18 years before 10 Oct 16; b. upon return from the deployment, it is understood that selected cadets are expected to complete the current training year at the Corps; c. have successfully completed Phase IV from the corps program; d. hold the minimum rank of PO2; e. have completed any intermediate, advanced or specialty course (6 or 8 week); f. be fluent in English, which signifies an excellent understanding of the language with an ability to comprehend and express one's self in it; for the safety of the Cadets and Crew; g. overall incentive level bronze for the candidate’s age group successfully completed by the application deadline. (see CATO 14-18); h. free from all medical conditions and not on any medication; i. not on any dietary restrictions or modifications, as they will not be accommodated; j. be mature enough to perform his/her duties with no direction from his/her supervisor; and k. be highly recommended for this deployment by all levels in the chain of command.
5. Waivers (Admin and Trg). Only waivers for minimum age may be considered if no other cadet is available. Not less than 16 years before the start of the deployment. No waiver will be granted for cadets that are 18 before 10 Oct 16.
MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL PREREQUISITES
6. IOT be eligible to participate in this deployment, a cadet must be free of any medical participation limitations, ailment, condition (physical or psychological) or injury: a. which requires or may require that he/she, even in rare or unusual circumstances, be taken to a medical facility or treated by medical personnel; b. which requires or may require that he/she takes medication or inhalers of any kind; c. which will or may prevent him/her from completing the training and performing assigned duties; d. which will or may prevent him/her from living and/or working in conditions associated with life aboard a tall ship at sea for extended periods of time; e. which will or may prevent him/her from going aloft, hulling on heavy sheets, and carrying heavy gear and climbing up masts on a regular basis; f. which will or may prevent him/her from going into confined areas (galley, bunk and passageway) and fitting through tight openings (hatches, ladders and doors); and g. which will or may prevent him/her from comprehending orders and directions, sometimes in an emergency situation, and quickly reacting to them. h. Corps/RCSUs are to monitor Cadets who have been selected for this Deployment for any changes to their health or a medical issue that has required a visit to a physician or a medical facility, within the eight (8) months preceding the initial travel date for the deployment. In these cases, Corps shall have the Parent/Guardian complete a detailed health questionnaire and submit to RMLO for further review.
Note: In order for RMLOs to issue judicious recommendations on cadet applications, RCSU Sea Cadets SOs are requested to provide them with above conditions & prereqs.
7. Waivers (Med & Phys). Waivers will not be granted.
APPLICATIONS AND SELECTIONS
9. Selections will be announced NLT 6 Jun 16.
10. Please ensure maximum distribution.
- Last Updated: 20 April 2016
Boot Polishing Night and Pizza Party
All Cadets are invited to participate at an evening of polishing boots and enjoying pizza with their fellow shipmates! Cadets wanting pizza and a drink will be required to pay $3 for one event or $5 for both events. This fee must be paid to Ms. Davis on the branch no later than April 20th
- Last Updated: 05 April 2016
Training Activities Apr-Jun
Below is the list of activities for the rest of the training year. Please see links to sign up.
Nautical Weekend – Mandatory sign up
Battle of Atlantic – Mandatory sign up
Orienteering Day – Mandatory sign up
Canoe Day sign up
Community Service Day – Mandatory sign up
Change of Command and ACR - Mandatory sign up
White Water Rafting sign up
- Last Updated: 04 February 2016
Bring a Friend Program
Here’s how it works:
An existing cadet brings a friend to the corps, if the friend registers, the cadet gets their name entered into a draw.
We will have 2 draws, one in December and one in May. All the cadets who bring a friend in September, October, November or December will be entered in the December draw. All the cadets who bring a friend in January, February, March, April or May will be entered in the May draw. We will draw for 3 gift cards valued at $25 for each of these draws.
If a cadet brings a friend and they stay for the entire training year, the cadet will have their name entered into the grand prize draw of $300.
The cadet’s name will be entered in the draw each time they bring a friend that registers.
See the Admin Officer to get your name entered!
- Last Updated: 16 September 2015
Parents and Guardians
Here is the link to the Navy League of Canada for the Screening paperwork. We are always in need of volunteers to help us with cadet activities. If you are interested in volunteering please complete that attached paperwork / screening process.
- Last Updated: 22 April 2014