Crowborough Camp

Over the weekend of 12 – 14 October the Squadron deployed over 70 personel to Crowborough Training Camp in Sussex for Recruit and Field Training. The Field Training Course was run by Captain Matt Davies, an ex cadet and army officer, and Sgt Chavner with tthe 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 (left and right hand photo).

Meanwhile the cadets who joined the Sqn in March and July were undergoing recruit training, 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 photo show cadets on the obstacle course a challenge as their faces show! The OC, Sqn Ldr Godden said “These exercises are a major highlight of the Sqn year and a major logistical undertaking. It shows the commitment and hard work of the Staff and Cdt NCOs which results in the exerience and achievement for the younger cadets”.