On the 23rd of august Sgt Noble, Cdt Hynd, Cdt Panthri, Cdt Watson, Cdt Neville and Cdt Hale went to 870 Linlithgow sqn. They developed their skills on the air rifle and were satisfied with their performance. Sgt Noble got his advanced marksman badge. The cadets done this as they had recently passed our WHT and were provided with an opportunity fire the air rifle. All the cadets thoroughly enjoy enjoyed the experience and would love to go again.
Congratulations to 1145 for their achievements over the weekend which included; Foot Drill-2nd, Uniform Inspection-2nd, Best Drill Coordinator CWO Rae-2nd, Public Relations-1st, Aeromodelling Sgt Noble-1st Diorama, Sgt Turner-1st + 2nd Adult Staff. We also got Photography-2nd + 3rd.
Additionally, a big congratulations and good luck to 2535 (Livingston) Squadron who won the drill and will go forward to the Regional competition in a few weeks time.
The competition was held at MOD Caledonia, from morning to afternoon. the overall standards throughout were immaculate by all squadrons attending. Once again congratulations to 1145 and everyone else attending that day.
From the 4th – 11th of august Cpl Solway, Cpl Lawrence, Sgt Lawrence and FS Richmond all went on the ferry to the Aldergrove camp in Northern Ireland. While on this camp the cadets were split into four flights and for the first 4 days each flight completed a different training module. The four different training modules were blue comms, blue leadership, first aid and field craft. These modules were completed up until dinner then after dinner the cadets had night activities which included swimming, sports, cinema, quiz night and a few more. For the last 2 days the cadets got a chance to go out into Northern Ireland and went to the Titanic museum in Belfast, this was an amazing experience, Afterwards, the cadets got to go bowling! They also got to go to the ulster aviation society and seen many different aircrafts and learnt some history behind some of them. Afterwards, they got to go out shopping in Belfast. Then finally it was a long trip back home.
Overall, the cadets really enjoyed their week away in Aldergrove!
On the 11th of August, Cpl Clough traveled to Barry Buddon to participate in an L98 range day. The aim of the day was to get cadets progressing through their CLFs, earning them badges and helping them become more experienced with the rifle. Cpl Clough achieved both his CLF 1 and 2, but didn't quite achieve the 3rd, meaning he is not eligible for a silver trained shot badge. However, he is eager to give it another try and cannot wait for the next range day on the 15th of September.
On Monday the 6th of August the squadron was given a talk by a Cpl from the armed forces recruitment centre, they were split into teams for the 1st half and asked questions like, what is the role of the RAF? What's the process for joining it like? The corporal helped explain the many varying roles of the RAF as well as telling them about a previous cadet who signed up as a regiment gunner. He also told them about the exciting opportunities that awaited as well as tempting them with a guarantee of 2 years of employment if they pass there tests and interview.
Overall, from this the cadets of 1145 went away with new found opportunities as well as help given for them to know what to expect and what to do if they sign up.