Showing posts from January, 2024

5 Cadets get Bronze DofE certificates and squadron gets another Gold

Well done to the 5 cadets who got their Bronze DofE certificates through Squadron in January, Cdt G, H, M, S, and F. Also, FS M who achieved her Gold DofE badge. That makes 5 cadets achieving their Gold Awards through the Squadron in the last 12 months before their Year 13 exams. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme remains one of the 4 pillars of 1368's focus along with Community Duties, Drill/Uniform, and Sports. With cadets spending a lot of their spare time doing activities with the air cadets, they can use many of them for skills, volunteering and physical sections. For example, an NCO can use Coaching, Teaching and Leadership > Air Training Corps for Volunteering, or as Classification teaching often goes over 6 months they can use Learning and Collecting > Aeronautics or Ceremonial Drill as a Skills section.

11 cadets pass the Blue Basic Radio Operator training & assessment, 21 Jan 2024

Well done to 11 cadets that passed the Blue Radio training & assessment yesterday. 2 of our Leading classification cadets got badges on the day: Cdt C and Cdt H. Blue Badge radio requires 2 further elements be checked off First Class book Radio section and watching the designated 10 min Cyber Video, hence we will endeavor to prioritize/check these in the First Class training in next few nights. Well done, everyone and thanks to Fg Off S  from 2286 and instructor cadets Sgt M/Cpl H for delivering. Great to get back to delivering yet more Badges (and eating Dominos Pizza).

1368's "Junior Leaders" (JL) Charity Fundraising Quiz Night raises money for good causes

Well done to 1368's Team "Junior Leaders" (JL) for their Charity Fundraising Quiz Night last night, 18 Jan 24. Seem to go well. Plenty of great raffle prizes they'd managed to extract from local community-supporting companies. Some dream prizes to enjoy, for sure! Congrats to everyone, parents and associates, that came and supported.

Day off school flying Tutor T1's at RAF Cosford

Pleased to report that the 4 cadets from 1368 did actually get to fly RAF Tutor T1's at Air Experience Flight (AEF) 8 last Thurs, 11 Jan 2024. Also a chance to look around RAF Cosford Air Museum. Not a bad way to take an authorised day off school.

2024 and we're already Cossack dancing

... and why not? New for 2024 is are that they're are three Duty Flights and we've renamed them Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie with some inter-flight challenges to be thrown into parade nights to build up flight camaraderie after some amazing times on cross country (old man beaten by three this time). Alpha bossed it in week 1, competition 1. Main focus for week was to wrap up some of the exams, DofE sign-offs and cross country training from 2023 ahead of the new & exciting programme for 2024, incl. we hope - a spot of fieldcraft. Camaraderie is sometimes pronounced as Comradery. They mean the same though, i.e. warm feelings of friendship, closeness and loyalty shared among a group of people or a team of people.