Operation Caboose – FTX Details and Sign Ups

Good afternoon, everyone!

Here are the details for this season’s FTX: Operation Caboose. If you are attending, please register using the attached form! Registrations close 29 April 2024 at 23:55 hrs.

WhoAll Cadets
WhatOperation Caboose Field Training Exercise (FTX)
WhereRendezvous (pick up & drop off): Parking Lot in front of Building 56 at Wolseley Barracks, 701 Oxford Street East, London, Ontario (Google Maps Link)
Camp Sylvan (Google Maps Link)
When03 May 2024 @ 1715 hrs (5:15 PM) – 05 May 2024 @ 1400 hrs (2:00 PM)
9 RCACC Spring 2024 FTX Details

Activity Registration

Sign up for the FTX using the link below. Registrations close 29 April 2024 at 23:55 hrs.

Memorandum from the CO

Kit List

What Should I Bring / Wear to a Field Training Exercise?

You can find a list of what you need to bring, can bring, and cannot bring in the Kit List. The Kit List can usually be found in the Warning Order / Operations Order for the Field Training Exercise. Below is a general list of what you should bring, but…

Check the Kit List for the official list of things to bring!!


Uniform: Field Training Uniform (FTU)

  • Beret
  • Green T-Shirt
  • FTU Tunic
  • FTU Pants
  • Combat Boots

Don’t bring / wear your Dress Uniform!

Dress for the weather!

Sleeping Gear

It is highly encouraged that if you have your own sleeping bag, to bring it. Bring it inside a garbage bag to prevent it from getting dirty or wet in case it rains.

Air Force Pro tip: Also bring a thin blanket. Sleeping bags are usually designed for very cold weather, and it often gets a bit too hot when zipped up. Wrap yourself in the thin blanket, climb into your sleeping bag, and when it gets a bit too warm, just unzip the side a bit and… sweet dreams!

What to bring? Check the Kit List!

Electronics, Heirlooms, and Jewellery

We do not recommend you bring anything that is electronic, any heirlooms, and any jewellery while attending a field training exercise. While out in the field, small things can often go missing and electronics can often get damaged due to the weather. If you bring anything of value, it is your responsibility to ensure they don’t get lost or damaged.

Prohibited Devices

The following items are prohibited and you are not allowed to bring them to the field training exercise:

  • Knives
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Snacks

Health Cards are Required

Health Cards are required to participate in this activity. If you forget your health card or proof of a health card, you will not be allowed to participate.

If you have any questions, ask your troop commander!

Capt Andrew Lampert

Capt Andrew Lampert has been with the cadet program since 2005. He graduated from the Glider Pilot Scholarship program in 2009, and the Power Pilot Scholarship program in 2011. Since graduating from the cadet program, he joined the Canadian Forces as a CIC officer to give back to the program. He has held the positions of Training Officer, Ground School instructor, and Drum Major.

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