Cadets at Crowborough

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.