On the 29th of April 5 cadets went to the inter-squadron athletics at Grangemouth Sports Stadium. Each cadet competed in 3 events each. There were numerous events such as high jump, long jump, sprints, discuss, javelin and many more. The cadets overall enjoyed their day and had a lot of fun competing in the events. All cadets done very well in their events and tried their hardest with Cpl Lawrence coming home with a silver in high jump who looks forward to competing at wing level in the future.
On the 23rd of April Z from the Benevolent Fund came to talk to us about what we do. This is because the RAF Benevolent Fund is part of our squadron chosen charity of the year as we choses the RAF100 charities. This was very insightful as it gave all the cadets an idea of where the money we raised this year would go and all the different type of things that it could support. After the presentation we discussed possible events/activities that we would look to organise for the year ahead along with the events we already have done and planned. the
On the 22nd of April Cdt Solway, Cpl Stephens, Sgt Lawrence, Sgt Richmond and CWO Rae marshalled at the Captain David Seath memorial fund 5K. This is a charity which is close to the squadron as David was an ex-cadet of the squadron. It took place at Pittencrieff Park and the cadets helped cheer on the runners, joggers and walkers around the 5K. The cadets really enjoyed cheering everyone on and were happy to volunteer to help raise money for the charity. They all had a great time and would want to help out again in the future.
On the 6th to the 8th of April Sgt Richmond, Sgt Lawrence and Cpl Stephens attended the 2nd part of the silver communication course. They underwent training on how to use the radio and how to be safe whilst using the radio. They developed their skills further and learnt new skills with the radio and they also learnt how to do the competitions on a radio. They took a test at the end of the weekend and they all past the written and practical test they were all very pleased with themselves. They all had great fun meeting all the cadets from the region and they enjoyed learning new skills and developing those skills further. They are hoping to carry on learning new skills with the radio as they are hope to attend the gold radio communication course later on in the year.