A Chilly Crowborough

Over the weekend of 22 – 24 March the Squadron deployed over 65 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 OCdt Myles Webb 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 (right hand photo).

Meanwhile the cadets who joined the Sqn in October were undergoing recruit training run by WO Lee Morris, 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 CS95 clothing. The photos show cadets on the rather muddy obstacle course and the strecher run. The weather was somewhat chilly over the weekend, with sleet and snow on Saturday and a biting wind on Sunday but that did not stop the exercise or the efforts of the cadets to strive to achieve their Black Witch.