In the recent ATC National Exam the Sqn once again scored notable successess.
6 Cadets have passed their Staff Part 2 exam and have been awarded their Yellow Lanyard
11 Cadets Passed Staff Part 1 and are now eligable for a BTEC in Avaition Studies (worth a GCSE)
13 Cadets passed their Senior Exam
23 Cadets passed Leading
23 Cadets passed Navigation and Airmanship in their Leading, and will complete by taking Principles of Flight in May
Full details are in the forum.
The Sqn Shooting Team takes part in a number of competitions each year organised by the Council for Cadet Rifel Shooting (CCRS)on both small bore and full bore rifles. These competitions are shot between Cadet units of all 3 services in the UK and the Comonwealth.
The results are now in:
Fennell A (Target .22) – 6th
Fennell B (Service .22) – 5th
C (7.62mm Target Rifle) – 6th,20th and 24th
D (L98 5.56mm) – 1st, 2nd and 5th
Gold Medals to Charles Barnes , Tom Burgess and Alex Hanson (and a medal in the post to James Lopez Wickers!) and Silver Medals to Rudi Bustamantee, Yusif Lallo, Hardeep Marwah and Kyle O’Donovan.
E (Earl Roberts) – 2nd and 5th. Bronze Medals for Kris Pisano, David Zealander, Rudi Bustamante and Jay Bhadresha. (I dont know why these are not Silver Medals but there you go!)
This is the first time we have ever won a CCRS Competition, and opens our 2005 Season on a high note.
Cdt Isabel Glover has just returned from a weeks Nordic Skiing in Bavaria, Germany with the RAF
The Squadron deployed to Crowborough Training Camp to carry out field leadership in the Pippingford Park area. In spite of the glorious weather on the Saturday (it should have been raining!), various levels of training and testing were carried out with the cadets putting into practice lessons taught on the Squadron.
Whilst this was happening Sgt Michelle Cheah passed her Basic Coaching Course with 5 Small Arms Training Team and is now qualified to coach cadets whilst they are live firing. She can now progress onto a Range Conducting Officer course.
Cpl James Grant attended a NCO Course run by London Wing at Whipps Cross TA Centre, and came away with a highly placed pass. The course covered leadership, drill & uniform, presentations and the role of the NCO.
The Squadron now has a fully operational Air Rifle Range in the main hall. The 4 Lane range and firing plinths were built by staff and cadets, and has now been approved by Headquarters Air Cadets. Training for the Cadets to operate Air Rifles will commence shortly, and this will undoubtedly become an asset for Shooting on the Sqn.