241 (Wanstead & Woodford) Squadron ATC
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!

Aj passes out PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Friday, 11 April 2014 12:14

A former Cadet Warrant officer from 241 Sqn has just passed out of Initial Officer Training at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell. Fg Off Ajvir Sandhu served for seven years on 241 and rose to be the senior cadet on the Sqn, gaining his Flying scholarship, Gliding scholarship, Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award and shooting at ISCRM at Bisley to name a few. He was also the Lord Lieutenants Cadet for London and attended camps in the Falklands and a Sqn expedition to the Alps. He was an excellent cadet and it was no surprise to learn that after the grueling 32 week course at Cranwell that he had been awarded the Hennessy Trophy and Philip Sassoon Memorial Prize for the best al round cadet of the course. Aj will now start his elementary flying training as he works towards his pilots wings.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 12:45
Deputy Lord Lieutenants Cadets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Friday, 11 April 2014 12:33

On Monday 07 April 3 cadets from 241 Sqn where presented with Deputy Lord Lieutenants Awards by the Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Felicity Banks and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Colonel Paul Acda, the Queens Representative in the Borough. The three cadets, CWO Akshay Mandalia, FS Gideon Goldsmith and FS Harry Chavner were accompanied by their parents and received the awards for their exemplary service and hard work in the Squadron and local community over the last 5 years of being part of 241 Sqn. The Sqn OC, Sqn Ldr Godden said "This was a richly deserved honour for the cadets after their hard work on the Squadron over their service, and is always an eye opener for the parents when the citations are read with the full extent of their work becoming evident".

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 12:45
Cadets at Crowborough PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Friday, 04 April 2014 19:44

Over the weekend of 21 - 23 March the Squadron deployed over 60 personel to Crowborough Training Camp in Sussex for Recruit and Field Training. The Field Training Course was run by Flt Lt Jason Rueben an ex cadet and RAF Officer, and CI's Jack West and Alex Dutch with the cadet learning to live under basic shelters (bashas) and carry out patrols and taskings whilst acting tactically. The challenging environment was enlivened by rain on the Saturday. The exercise finsihed off with the customary march/run back to the camp over Ashdown Forest.

Meanwhile the cadets who joined the Sqn in October were undergoing recruit training run by CI Paul Forthergill, with Drill, Basic Field Training, a strecher race, completing the camp obstacle course, a night exercise and bridge crossing and steeplechase on the Sunday, as well as two runs starting at 0600 each day, with the cadets earning their coverted Sqn "Black Witch" flash to be worn on their PCS MTP clothing. The photos show cadets on the obstacle course and the strecher run. This training is a vital part of the Squadrons process of turning out high quality and motivated cadets and requires considerable effort to achieve the laid out goals.

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