On the 6th and 7th April five cadets from 1145 Sqn headed down to the squadron to complete their bronze radio course. On the Saturday the course was taught by Flt Lt Hall and Sgt Pritchard and on the Sunday it was taken by two of the Sqn's cadet FS who helped with the voice procedures as these can prove to be stressful to perform, especially when you are being tested!
The course would take two days of lessons and practical exercises, finishing with a theory exam and practical test. Both days were early starts to ensure that we would cover everything needed to successfully pass the final tests, as the pass mark was very high.
Like any good course, w began with a quick recap of previous material to refresh our memories. This proved to be highly useful seeing as most of the bronze course consisted of the same subjects of the blue course, only in a lot more depth. Even though many of the cadets doubted if they would pass the two tests they had to sit in order to pass, all the cadets who attended scared brilliant marks and gained their bronze radio award and are looking forward to going on a silver radio course.
Though it is great to have another qualification and another badge, we will soon be able to put these lessons into practice with increasing use of radio communication for co-ordinating events including deployed fieldcraft exercises and even running the communications at the Royal international Air Tattoo!
From the 29th of March to the 5th of April, cadets went on a camp at Leuchars Station. We participated in lots of exciting activities such as climbing, flying, gliding, canoeing, leadership, radio, map reading, shooting, clay pigeon shooting, First Aid and sports. This packed camp had great opportunities, like meeting new people and doing things you wouldn't be able to do outside of the cadets.
Only 4 people got to go gliding and it was a very good experience and i came back with my blue wings. when the gliders land you have to run after it so that the wings do not get damaged, this was also a great experience. overall this camp was really good and i would recommend going if given the chance!