On Remembrance Sunday all the cadets and staff from the 1145 Sqn participated in the Dunfermline Parade. Once formed into two flights with a banner party we all proudly marched down to the cenotaph to participate in the Service of Remembrance. Cpl McKenzie laid a wreath on behalf of the Squadron.
The banner party attended a short remembrance at the Captain David Seath bench, whilst Cpl Neville lay a wreath at in the WW2 Memorial Garden. After lunch at British Legion, we made our way to participate in the Remembrance parade in Cowdenbeath.
We proudly stood during a ceremony of remembrance at the Cenotaph and marched along the High Street to the town house, to join the main Remembrance Service. It was great to see such fantastic support from the local community laid, with many wreathes laid in respect of the fallen.
All cadets have worked hard training in the run up to this event and performed fantastically.
Lest We Forget.
On the 9th of November, a large group of cadets from our squadron went to Dunfermline Town Centre to sell some poppies and raise money for Poppy Scotland. We all met at the British legion were we were being assigned into groups. We went off in groups of 2 or 3 to sell poppies. we were selling the poppies alongside the army cadets. The cadets were standing proved with the poppies and selling them to the public being polite and kind to them to do their part in supporting poppy Scotland and remembering those who were in the war. Half way through the day we got to have a well deserved break at the British Legion were they had prepared a warm lunch for us to warm us up before going back out side. After some hours of hard work and many poppies sold we helped raised together a total of £1221 for Poppy Scotland.
On October the 31st we had a spooky Halloween night at the Squadron. Throughout the night, we participated in the annual purge with a killer cadet in the squadron. During the night of fun and karaoke, the killer would hand you a note reading 'DEAD.' On receipt, you had to make the most dramatic death possible and the best acting would win a prize at the end of the night. There were also other prizes up for grabs. Best Halloween Costume was jointly won by CDT J McDonnell and CI McNeill. The best (most entertaining) at karaoke was CDT Leslie and Most Dramatic Death went to SGT Clough and CPL Kelman. It was a very fun and spooky evening which all the cadets had an amazing time and can’t wait for Halloween next year as it'll be bigger yet.
On Sunday the 3rd of November CDT Graham, CDT Tallis and CDT MacLeod went to inter-wing football. When we got there we went to the changing rooms and got the wing football strips on. After that we had a team gathering to discussed tactics and positions before we went out to the pitch.
We had two games lined up for the day against different wings. We trained for about 30 minutes before our first game going over shooting, passing and defence. We were ready for the first game which didn’t go to well for our wing (South East Scotland wing) with a 7-1 loss. In the second game we tied 2-2 after letting in an own goal which was a shame but we played better then the first game. Even though we didn’t play as well as we wanted to we all learned from our mistakes so we can improve our skills for the future and had a great time playing football and meeting new cadets.
On the 10th to the 20th of October South East and West Scotland wings did a bronze and silver camp in Aldergrove. The cadets that attended this were Cdt Macloed, Cdt MacDonnell, Cdt Vera, Sgt Stephens and FS Richmond. They were there for 5 days each as it was two separate camps to achieve new badges, skills and meet new people. on the first day they did L144 training, after arriving at the air cadet headquarters for Northern Ireland wing we settled ourselves into one of the classrooms and began on a lecture on the rifle and safety brief, then went onto begin the training lessons leading up to the weapons handling test but we were soon interrupted as the rifles had to be returned. On the second day they were doing weapons handling test and some shooting, after finishing weapons handling test they went to the range and fired the rifle, they achieved my CLF 1 and CLF 2 gaining me my bronze trained shot. The next day they stayed on base and went to the education centre to do my bronze cyber which they achieved their badges and really enjoyed doing that and on the forth day they did my silver cyber course and silver leadership which was very interesting. on the last day it was time to go and travel home which was very sad as they had made loads of good friends. They really enjoyed the camp as they made loads of new skills and have made friends for life.