On the week of the 21st of July, Cpl Clough attended the Corp Drill and Ceremonial camp, a large and prestigious camp with over 300 cadets from across the country. On the camp, Cpl Clough learned how to do arms drill, and used that knowledge to perform a parade at the end of the week with a continuity sequence. The continuity sequence was learned through the course of the week, consisting of all the drill that the cadets had learned through the first week. The camp was not entirely dedicated to drill however, with the cadets participating in leadership exercises, clay pigeon shooting, and many other off-camp activities. Cpl Clough is very proud to have been selected for this camp, and enjoyed the experience, with it staying with him for a long time.
All photos and videos of the camp are available on the Commadant Air Cadets Warrant Officers facebook page, @CACWO
On the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June Sgt Lawrence, Cpl Lawrence, Cpl Clough, Cpl Solway, and Cdt Neville all went on their Duke of Edinburgh qualifier expedition. They trekked for 3 days through the Trossachs, making their way from Lochearnhead to Aberfoyle, a distance of 30 miles. Throughout the journey they followed the Rob Roy way, with the goal of learning about the history of the area, particularly looking at Rob Roy himself. On the first day, they journeyed to Strathyre, passing Balquidder and the grave of Rob Roy. On the second, they went from Strathyre to Callander, and on the last day they made it to Aberfoyle from there. All of the cadets thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and made major progress on towards their silver duke of Edinburgh Qualification.
On the 24th of July cadets from 1145 Dunfermline squadron were given the opportunity to receive a flight in a chinook as part of a celebratory RAF 100 event. The Cadets partaking were FS Richmond, Sgt Noble, Sgt Lawrence, Cpl Solway, Cdt Forrest, Cdt Grieve, Cdt Neville, Cdt Nugent and Cdt Watson. The cadets arrived early Tuesday morning at the squadron to be transported to Leuchars for the morning brief. 1145 conjoined with others squadrons to form chock 9 the 9th flight of the day. While waiting the cadets were able to enjoy RAF PR displays and events including a timed course with the RAF police. Then when it was their allocated time they got to go on the chinooks circuit around Leuchars and it was something the cadets thoroughly enjoyed will sure to be an event that will stick with them for life.
On the 15th to the 17th June Sgt Richmond, Sgt Noble, Sgt Lawrence, Cpl Stephens, Cpl Lawrence, Cpl Clough, Cpl Solway, and Cdt Neville attended the silver practice Duke of Edinburgh expedition in Braemur Nature Reserve. They arrived on the Friday the 15th and the cadets pitched their tents as quickly as possible by working together as a team to avoid the approaching rain.
The Next morning was an early start with the first group setting off at 9:30 and the second at 10:00. A long day of trekking was ahead of them. The groups completed the first day by working together as a team and orienteering themselves to the finish. Unfortunately the groups were caught by the rain near the finish leaving them to having to dry out their kit overnight.
The next day was as successful as the first leading the both groups to a swift finish and the silver Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition completed.
Whilst doing the practice expedition the cadets were able to develop their skills of map reading, teamwork and leadership. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to do the qualifier expedition