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Competetive Cadets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 19:03

Over the last few weekends cadets have competed in the London Wing Athletics competition, with the Junior Boys winning their age group and th Sqn comming 2nd overall, our best position in several years, with 13 first positions over all 5 age groups for males and females. The previous weekend the Sqn shooting team competed at Bisley in the London and Middlesex Rifle Assoiation cadet competition with FS Harry Chavner comming 3rd in the individual competition, and the B team beating the A to come 3rd overall. On the same weekend cadets from the Sqn went mountaineering in Snowdonia with Fg Off Nick Harvey, one of the Sqns Mountain Leaders, for once not getting rained on!

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6 Section win the McGrath PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Saturday, 03 May 2014 19:17

Cpl Harry Marshall led 6 Section to victory at the Annual McGrath Trophy competition at Crowborough Training Camp on Sunday 27 April 2014. The McGrath Trophy is named after Sqn Warrant Officer Norman McGrath, a veteran of World War Two who served on the Sqn for over 50 years. The competition, which is the Premier Military Skills Event that is run by the Sqn, sees the Sqn's 2 main Flights 8 Sections compete with each other in Drill, Shooting, Command Tasks, Strecher Race,  First Aid, Orienteering, Observation and General Service Knowledge, as well as having the opportunity to use the Camp Obstacle Course. Over 70 Staff and Cadets attended the competition. The cadets had trained hard over the last 6 weeks for the event and showed considerable spirt and determination on the day. The photos show the winning section, the comand tasks and the first aid event. Additionally this year we welcomed two members of our Affiliated Livery Company, the Worshipful Company of Ceilers and Joiners to the event who were able to see the cadets in action.

Camp in the Sun PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Monday, 28 April 2014 10:54

On the 11th of April, four cadets travelled for Cyprus for the RAF Akrotiri anuual camp. CWO Akshay Mandalia, FS Gideon Goldsmith and George and Peter Leonti represented the squadron in a group of 53 cadets from across the country. Throughout the week they visited various sections throughout the Sovereign base areas, which occupy a large portion of the island. Among these was 84 squadron, the Search & Rescue helicopter unit, as well as fire fighting, police dog and bomb disposal sections.

By far the highlight of the week was a visit to see the Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force’s aerobatic display team. The cadets spoke with officers and aircrew from the squadron and got to get up close and personal with the aircraft. Akshay called the experience “A once in a lifetime chance to meet some of the best pilots in the world”.  As well as visits to military installations, the cadets got to enjoy the sun with visits to the private on-site beach and banana boating as well as a private cruise on the last day. Camps like this are the highlight of a cadets’ career and are truly once in a lifetime experiences!

Cadets take to the air PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Monday, 21 April 2014 21:00

Over two weekends a number of cadets had the opportunity to attend RAF Wyton to fly in the Grob Tutor aerobatic trainer with No 5 AEF. The cadets had the opportunity to fly, take control of the aircraft and have a go at aerobatics under the watchful eye of the pilot, all in excellent flying weather on both days.

A busy weekend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Friday, 11 April 2014 12:35

Cadets from the Squadron have attended a Target Rifle shooting camp at Pirbright over the weekend on 05/06 April and had intensive firing and coaching practices on Ash ranges over two days. Some excellent scores where recorded and the customary Saturday Indian meal was taken. Working with our collegues from 1838, 2048 Sqns and Middlesex Wing the damp weather on the Sunday didnt put the cadets off of their aim. Meanwhile other cadets were mountaineering in Snowdonia, using Capel Curig Camp as their base. Although they got week scaling several of the nearby peaks the weather merely added to the challenge!

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