On the 11th of June Cdt MacCaskill, Cdt Stephen, Cdt Todman, Cdt Journeaux, Cpl Black, Cpl Lawrence and Cpl Richmond attended Wing Football held at Deans High School, Livingston. It started with 3 round robin tournaments and then the winners to the final. We came second in our group so didn't get to final winning 2 drawing 1 losing 1. This consisted of a 5 a side team with one female cadet on the pitch at all times for the first time. Next time we hope we can go on get through to the finals.
On Tuesday the 13th we attended 603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn for a WW1 100 year commemoration event. This was an event that we had 8 cadets in attendance which included FS Maxwell, Cpl Richmond, White, Lawrence, Clough, Cdt Lawrence and Penman. We all attended this with another Sqn from Edinburgh.
We started with going into a room which had objects from WW1 on each table where we guessed what objects were on the table and what their uses were. These included Fleshets, Message dropper, Flight map and a model BE2.
After we went downstairs and heard a presentation on WW1 and how it linked to WW1. We learnt that 603 Sqn was formally a Whiskey briary which was given by Teacher Whiskey when the person who died they said on there will they would give it to the RAF when they died.
This was an interesting event to attend hearing from all of the vollenteers giving us the information, were doing this to raise awareness of why WW1 happened. All of the cadets thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
On the 29th of may we had our annual formal inspection. Sqn Ldr Gray visited the squadron in order to assess how well it functions, looking at everything from the drill to the projects such as aeromodelling and media. the night started with and inspection of uniform, followed by a march-past. After this the PR equipment and robotics project were showcased at the HMS Scotia drill deck. The inspection then moved to the MOD Caledonia playing fields in order to demonstrate the RC flying project, followed by a tea break in the squadron. After this the rest of the projects were inspected starting with flight sim and ending with music. This was followed by final parade and the end of the night.
On the 3rd and 4th of June Cpl Richmond, Cpl Clough, Cdt Todmann, and Cdt Neville went hiking through the Pentlands for their bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. Over the two days they walked 15km, camping at Bonaly Scout Centre. At the Bonaly Scout Centre they were required to cook their own dinner in the evening, and their own breakfast the following morning. This was in order to teach them what they needed to bring and what they would be required to do for their qualifier expedition on the 24th and 25th of June. They all said how use full it was and how much they learnt with map reading and how it will help them for the 'Real' expedition. They all enjoyed themselves and look forward to completing the Expedition on the weekend of the 24th of June. Good luck to everyone!