🎂 Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to Royal Air Force ‘Dambuster’, Sq Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnston MBE (pictured far left), who turns 100 years young today! #ww2
Johnny was just 22 when he took part in the 1943 Dambusters Raid (Operation Chastise) on German dams in the Ruhr valley, which involved experimental bouncing bombs. It was his job to target the Sorpe Dam as part of the attack.

The photo shows Flight Lieutenant Joe McCarthy (fourth from left) and his crew of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) at RAF Scampton – Left to right: Sergeant G. Johnson; Pilot Officer D.A. MacLean, navigator; Flight Lieutenant J.C. McCarthy, pilot; Sergeant L. Eaton, gunner. In the rear are Sergeant R. Batson, gunner; and Sergeant W.G. Ratcliffe, engineer.

Hi everyone 

What would spring be without a cadet fundraiser–Covid has severely limited our fundraising abilities. Even though we are not conducting in person training we are still training virtually.
We have an online fundraiser to help with virtual training tools and future in-class training supplies and uniforms.

Today, we launch our fundraising through Plantables.ca where you can go online and purchase herbs and vegetables. You will receive 4” potted plants ready for you to plant in your garden when the spring weather arrives!

Don’t let covid lockdown keep you down. Plant a garden.Purchase herbs and vegetables. You will receive 4” potted plants ready for you to plant in your garden when the spring weather arrives!

It’s very simple to order:

  1. Go to www.plantables.ca
  2. Create your order
  3. Use CODE at checkout: NavyPlant50
  4. Pay online
  5. Choose delivery week. (Delivery starting week of April 5, 2021 to the mailing address you enter)
  6. Complete your transaction

And you’re done!

***Please note there is a minimum order of 6 single plants and ensure you enter the code.***

A percentage of your order will be donated to the Prince of Wales navy cadet corps! Please pass this along this email with the attached flyer to all of your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Scarborough Branch at Scarborough.Branch@navyleague.ca.

We thank you in advance for supporting us! Please stay safe and healthy during this time!

Nicole James
Branch President, Navy League of Canada – Scarborough Branch

The Air Cadets are hoping to get the Legion’s help in spreading the word about our Lottery Ticket Book Fundraiser. Every year, the squadron participates in selling Lottery Ticket Books to raise funds for cadet programming and Aviation career training.
As a result of the pandemic, this year’s fundraiser is being held directly online.
1 ticket is $10.00 and the draw is being held on April 30, 2021, at 10:00 am EST.

The Prizes are as follows:

Early Bird Prize: $5000 (If your ticket is purchased by April 1, 10:00 am)
Cash Prizes: 1 x $20 000, 2 x $10 000, 4 x 5000, 5 x $1000

More information about the prizes, the draw, and the rules for purchasing lottery tickets can be found at www.aircadetlottery.com

To purchase a ticket:

The Legion member would then need to select alphabetically their squadron location/number (North York 166 ) for the (Bulldogs) from a drop down list.
Air Cadet League of Canada is the default if you don’t select a squadron,
meaning the local squadron wouldn’t get its share. 
The Air Cadets appreciate the Legion’s support by passing on this information to other members and if possible, by purchasing a ticket to help out the Squadron of the Dambusters Branch 617    click on this link https://aircadetlotto.5050central.com/?olc=166

We appreciate your continued support during these times!
Thank you and have a great day!

Commanding Officer – Major George Nutter

Our new website is not a “Static” website a Dynamic and interactive Site. Each or our events with photos will get their own entry post. This system replaces our single page “Scrapbook” with an organized and categorized grouping of entries.