Newer cadets get their Blue Radio Badges

Last Wed saw 7 of our new cadets get their Blue Basic Radio operator badges after successfully finishing off some classroom elements and video watching to add to their practical radio training day course. We aim for all cadets to get this badge in their first year.

At 1368 Squadron we like to do more than classroom learning hence we spend a day where cadets use radios in practical exercises. Of course, they need to know the NATO phonetic alphabet - Wikipedia including the 26 code words: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.

They also learn how to do radio checks, how to do authentication of a network and code words for giving things like grid coordinates and how to give times. Well done to the cadets, mainly from the 0124 and 0923 intakes, who achieved their badge.


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