Crowborough

Over the weekend of 14 – 16 October the Squadron deployed over 90 personel to Crowborough Training Camp in Sussex for Recruit and Field Training. The Field Training Course was run by CI Alex Dutch and CI Rob Fothergill with two phases running at the same time 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 very cold temparatures at night. The exercise finsihed off with the customary march/run back to the camp over Ashdown Forest.

Meanwhile the cadets who joined the Sqn in February and June where 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 photos show cadets on the obstacle course and completing the steplechase on the sunday, a challenge as the wet and muddy clothing shows! 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”.