Four cadets recently attended East Fortune air show. The cadets were stationed at the RC Model stand where they helped to recruit a number of cadets that were interested in the project and also had free time to enjoy displays from The Red Arrows, The Black Cats, BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane, The Matadors and Vampire duo.
On Thursday 21st July the Lord Lieutenant of Fife attended 1145 Dunfermline Squadron to Present CWO Aidan Collier with his Lord Lieutenants Cadet certificate at a presentation within the squadron. Guests included the Lord Lieutenant, Wing Commander McCrae, Parents of Aidan Collier, Civilian Committee, Staff and Cadets. The night began with a tour of the squadron including an introduction to projects. The presentation began with a brief introduction from Flt Lt Moray Kyle followed by the Lord Lieutenant presentation. Afterwards promotions were awarded to CWO Collier, promoted from Flight Sargent and Sgt Scott, promoted from Corporal.
On Sunday 17th July 1145 Dunfermline Squadron attended the 75th anniversary torch relay. The torch visited Dunfermline Abbey Grave of King Robert The Bruce, Scouts from Orlando Florida, Birthplace of Andrew Carnegie , Memorial at site of RAF/RNAS Donibristle, Rosyth Dockyard Carrier Alliance and Senior Naval Officer HMS Prince of Wales. the cadets that attended were Sgt Aidan Rae, Cpl Calum Maxwell and Cdt Sean Richmond.
A few cadet nights ago we were doing field craft. We started by learning fieldcraft concepts such as shape, shine, shadow, silhouette and texture. We learned about this to help us in an exercise we were doing later in the night .
After we learned about the concepts we went on to learn about how to properly use cammo cream. We got taught to apply it starting with a light brown base then went on to add green and black cream to break up our shape. This was some of what we learned from the earlier presentation on the fieldcraft concepts.
Our exercise was to do a task similar to hide and seek where we were told to find a good position to hide our location. We were then later evaluated on how effective a position we chose to hide in and how we could improve for next time.
Overall we found this a very enjoyable and informative night using our problem solving skills to the max and hopefully be able to do this again in the future.
Sergeant Rae, Corporal Maxwell and Cadet Peoples recently attended the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford. The cadets were involved in a multitude of task throughout
the week including setting up enterance's for the public, VIP parking and stacking hundereds of chairs and tables. They also renewed their heartstart and learned some new radio skills.
During their freetime, the three were able to recieve tours around aircraft, swap patches and badges with pilots and watch the stunning airshow which included : The RAFAT The Red Arrows,
BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon, USAF F-22 Raptor, RAF F-35 and many other display teams and aircraft. The cadets also got to meet Matthew Lewis who plays Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter, Air Cdre Dawn Mccafferty and Honorary Group Captain Carol Voderman. The RIAT Cadet Detachment is the ATC's largest camp and those who participate would encourage anyone to sign up for the