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Sqn looks forward to 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 12:19

2014 has been a great year for 241 Sqn with the cadets and staff achieving a huge amount! WO Phil Wright was awarded a well deserved British Empire Medal for 40 years of service to the ATC, and saw the Sqn winning the Elworthy Sword (for a 6th time), the Wing Innes Sword and the Wing Cross Country. Sgt Outzen was awarded a Flying Scholarship and Gold Gliding Wings, Sgt Spence a Navigation Scholarship, Sgt Campbell a Glding Scholarship, CWO Chavner went to Ghana and FS Goldsmith to Holland as part of the IACE, Sgt Campbell completed the Nimegan 4 Day march, FS Lenoard and FS Bean passed Cadet Leadership Courses at Cranwell and Frimley Park with Sgt Raj passing the course at Nesscliff and CWO Mandalia represented LaSER in the Dacre Sword Competition
26 Cadets achieved Wing and Region Blues for sports and the Sqn Shooting Team achieved 2 Cadet 100s at ISCRM and 4 Cadet 50s at CISSAM and also won the national Falling Plate Competition and the CORPSAM LSW Trophy. Cadets attended camps in Germany and Cyprus, and at RAF Boulmer . Cadets attended the Invictus Games, Lord Mayors Show, Cenotaph Parade and the Festival of Remberance.
The Sqn raised over £7000 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and was affiliated with the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers and we look forward to working with this City Livery Company in the comming years.
We welcomed the Commandant Air Cadets to the Sqn in January to award the Kregie and Cubby Trophies for excellence in leadership to Sgt Puzrikova and Cpl Richards and in the summer we unvieled the memorial to Tom Curry, an ex cadet and Royal Marine who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2007.
Cadets have achieved BTECs, First Aid qualifications and 38 Duke of Edinburghs Awards including 6 Golds. The Sqn was active in the mountains of England and Wales and carried out several field exercises at Crowborough, and flying was back on the agenda after the grounding of 2013, with over 50 cadets taking to the air in the Tutor aerobatic plane. The Sqn Band has come on significantly since its foundation in 2013 and we would like to thank Dave Collet for his work with the drummers. We have introduced Archery as a new activity and we have welcomed several new staff to the Squadron, who are mostly ex cadets from the Sqn.
We look forward to 2015 and another busy year of rising to the challenges ahead and I would like to thank all the staff and committee for all of the hard work that they put into the Sqn over the last year and the cadets for their enthusiasm and comittment

 
The Sqn remembers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:41

On Monday the Squadron unveiled a permament memorial to ex Cadet Tom Curry who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007 whilst serving with 42 Commando Royal Marines. Martin Curry, Toms father was present, as were a large number of ex cadets and staff who had served with Tom on the Sqn. Tom won the Commando Medal during his training, having been voted by his peers as the man whose character best reflected the Commando qualities of unselfishness, leadership, determination, and cheerfulness in the face of adversity. He was also awarded a postumous Mention in Dispatches for his bravery in Afghanistan. We will remember him.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:54
 
November Activities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Friday, 05 December 2014 15:32

November has been another succesful and busy month with the Sqn winning the London Wing Cross Country competition, mounting a carpet guard for our affiliated livery company, collecting over £6000 for the Poppy Appeal, and participating in 3 Remberance Day parades at the same time! More details of these and other events are on our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/241-Wanstead-Woodford-Squadron-Royal-Air-Force-Cadets

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 17:36
 
December Activities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:29

December has seen the Squadrons annual presentation evening with cadets recieving awards and certificates for their hard work in 2014, awards which included Cdt Holman being named as Best Cadet, Cdt Hulbert as best Recruit and No1 Flight as the best flight. Other activities over the month included the Inter Flight Drill competition, L98 and Air Rifle shooting and a fundraising bagpack at Sainsburys.  More details of these and other events are on our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/241-Wanstead-Woodford-Squadron-Royal-Air-Force-Cadets

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 16:08
 
October Activities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Monday, 03 November 2014 08:44

October has been a succesful and busy month with the Sqn winning the coverted Elworthy Sowrd in a tri service military skills competition for the sixth time, the Shooting Team competiting at CISSAM and gaining 4 Cadet 50s and winning the falling plate trophy, and running the Bi annual recruit and field exercise at Crowborough for 80 cadets, with the recruits gaining their coverted Black Witch flash. More details of these and other events are on our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/241-Wanstead-Woodford-Squadron-Royal-Air-Force-Cadets/1453320798223501

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 09:03
 
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