We would like acknowledge and thank the following individuals for all of their
hard work and dedication to the 242 Ross Ferguson Squadron.
Without their efforts, we would not be able to offer such a
wonderful program for our cadets.
Captain Eugene Sidlar
Commanding Officer, Range Safety Officer & Public Affairs Officer
Lieutenant Doreen Marier
Deputy Commanding Officer, Standards Officer & Training Officer
Officer Cadet Mike Mahoney
Supply Officer & Biathlon Team Coach
Lieutenant Kathy Mora
Administration Officer & Summer Training OPI
Officer Cadet Dan Marier
Assistant Training Officer
Civilian Instructor Lisa Crook
Administration & Supply Assistant
Civilian Instructor Craig Skinner
Flying Scholarship Instructor
2019/20 Squadron Sponsoring Committee
Paula Wall and Amy Stinson
Nancy Larocque and Trish Baird
COMMUNITY Mar 13, 2018 by Tristan Clark/Special to The Advocate Erin Advocate
Captain Gerry Giehler presents the Canadian Forces Decoration medal to Lt. Mike Bentley. - Tristan Clark/photo
A special awards ceremony took place at the Erin legion following the 242 Ross Ferguson Squadron Erin Air Cadets' regular meeting on Tuesday, March 6 evening to highlight a number of achievements.
The WestJet flight first prize winning family of the recent lasagna dinner were presented with their prize. Cadet rank promotions were then announced, followed by a cheque presentation for $3479.86 by the Legion Poppy Fund to support the squadron's many educational activities and to thank the squadron for their assistance with legion events. The evening's main presentation was made by Capt. Gerry Giehler to Lt. Mike Bentley, who joined the Canadian Forces in 1985. Born in Orangeville and raised in Shelburne, Lt. Bentley spent 17 years in uniform, 4 in the regular forces and 13 with the Cadet Instructors Cadre. He currently serves as deputy commanding officer with Erin's 242 Squadron. In the presence of many visiting military personnel, friends and family, he was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration medal, bestowed to service members for long service and good conduct.