On the 26th June from 1145 Dunfermline Squadron attended Rosyth gala to represent the Air Training Corps, throughout the day there where opportunities to display drill and also stroll around the stalls and see what was on display.
'Altogether the day was memorable and entertaining all cadets and NCO’s that attended enjoyed themselves and represented the Air Training Corps well'. (Cpl Noble)
"Tonight we were doing outdoor sports which I really enjoyed and it was a mixture of fitness to begin with then we played football were my team unfortunately lost. Finally we then finished with playing soft ball which was my favorite which my team won by 3 points I really enjoyed the night"- CDT Martins
On the 11th of June, CDT Journeaux, CDT Martins and CDT Clough went to Selex in Edinburgh compete in the Rampaging chariots competition. We went there with the robot that we had been building over the past five months, named cinnamon. We competed in three events: the sumo, the assault course and the two-aside football. In the sumo we were knocked out in the first round, though we put up a good fight. We came 9th in the assault course, and just missed the finals. In the two-aside football, we were put with another squadron and their robot. We lost there too, and our robot was also damaged. Overall, all three of us had a good time and thoroughly enjoyed the event.
We visited Dunfermline police station on Monday the 20th of June where we were shown round Dunfermline Police Station and got an insight into what involved in being a police officer and how it has changed over the years. We then got shown round some of the different departments that are in the station.
We first got shown the cells and how they work and the different procedures that are involved in different situations. For example if someone was arrested they may have to the breathalyzer test, blood tests and DNA tests. We got all these shown to us and explained how they work.
We were shown around the station by Cpl Fairfeild's Mum who has worked at the station for over 20 years and in that time has worked in different departments.
Overall the cadets said that they really enjoyed the night at the station and learnt a lot in the night that they never knew before and got a real insight into what being a police officer is like.
On the Sunday the 29th of May our Squadron took part in the Inter Squadron Wing Drill Competition.Also on the day on the day there was a banner drill competition which we did not participate in. Both competitions took place at Dreghorn Barracks where there was 6 Drill Teams and 10 Banner Teams.
On the day all of the cadets who were in the team had to complete a drill sequence that lasted about 5 minutes which they had been practising for a couple of months. We had 12 cadets in the squad and FS Colliar who was the squads drill commander. We did very well overall in the Competition we came 3rd on the overall drill, 2nd on our uniform and our commander came 3rd for best drill co-coordinator.
After months of practice and hours of uniform preparation we are extremely please with our results on the day.
From the 14th -15th of May 2 Cpls and a Sgt from our squadron went on their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition. The Cpls and Sgt that went were Cpl Black, Cpl Scott (F) and Sgt Murray. They had to plan their route and train for the upcoming expedition. The expedition itself has to be completed on foot or any type of physical transport, without ANY motorised assistance. The route you have to take has to be a continuous journey.
For the level bronze that they did the required time it had to be was 2 days and 1 night and at least 6 hours during the daytime, 3 of which have to be spent journeying.