The weekend of 11 – 13 September was London Wing’s annual Inness Sword Competition, this year held at Crowborough. The Inness Sword is one London Wing’s premier competitions, where Squadrons enter a team to compete over two days in various military skills. This year 26 Squadrons took part in the hope of winning this prestigious trophy and going on to represent London Wing at the Elworthy Sword Competition in October.
Unfortunately we did not win this year; comming third. Whilst obviously a disappointment, the team can take a lot pride in the hard work and effort they put in, during both training and the competition.
Congratulations to 344 (Hammersmith) Sqn for winning again and good luck to them at the Elworthy Sword Competition. Out of eight events the team won three, the full positions are as follows:
Drill, Obstacle Course and Observation- First
Navigation, strecher race and Shooting – 4th
First Aid – 9th
Command Task – 16th (where it all went wrong!)
The team look forward to the 2014 Competition with the aim to gain 1st place and bring back the sword!