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JANUARY 29TH 2018

Weekend roundup – Getting back into the swing of things

2425 Nottingham AIrport Squadron before going on a hike

2425 Nottingham AIrport Squadron before going on a hike

After a quiet month so far, it has been an incredibly busy weekend for cadets throughout the East Midlands, they have participated in a range of training activities, sporting competitions and one Squadron even went on their first away trip of the year.

The RAF Air Cadets (RAFAC) 2425 (Nottingham Airport) Squadron spent the weekend in the Lake District. Here they visited a museum of illusions, took a hike through the hills, developed their teamwork skills and participated in adventurous activities including archery and mountain climbing.

Members of 2425 Nottingham Airport Squadron on thier hike

Members of 2425 Nottingham Airport Squadron on their hike

Sea Cadets from Market Harborough and Wellingborough went on a paddle sport instructor course on Saturday, where they focused on Kayaks then on Sunday they honed their skills in a canoe.

Sunday was the RAFAC Trent Wing annual cross country competition. Air Cadets from across the region competed and 1401 (Alfreton & Ripley) Squadron came first overall.

Cadet Sergeant Pickett from Lincoln Sea Cadets has been selected as the Eastern Area’s First Sea Lord Cadet and travelled down to HMS Victory in Portsmouth at the end of last week to receive a special badge from the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Philip Jones.

Other members from Lincoln Sea Cadets spent Saturday on a boating course where they worked towards their Level 1 Power Boat or Competent Crew qualifications.

With the help of their local St John Ambulance, eight cadets from RAFAC 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron completed their Youth First Aid Course.

Market Harborough Sea Cadets on thier paddlesport course

Market Harborough Sea Cadets on their paddlesport course

Cadet Flight Sergeant Bland from RAFAC 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron spent the weekend at the North Region’s Activity Centre, here he helped them run training courses including use of the regions new virtual reality flight simulator. Cadet Bland is currently working towards the Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course.

The Band and Corps of Drums of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) held an open day where cadets from across the county could come and find out more about the band and participate in a practice session.

Cadets from RAFAC 141 (Boston) Squadron had an aviation weekend with members attending the Central and East Region Aviation course at RAF Cranwell and others completing their Blue Aviation Training at RAF Syerston.

Members of Boston Squadron being shown the controls in a glider

Members of Boston Squadron being shown the controls in a glider

Adult volunteers from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland ACF attended an Officer Study weekend where they learnt more about their roles and developed their skills in order to better support their detachments.

RAFAC Central and East Region Wing held sports trials at RAF Wittering on Sunday here they selected sports team members for football, hockey and netball. The cadets selected for each side will go on to compete against other wing teams throughout the year.

And finally RAFAC 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron discovered that their bid to the East Midlands Airport Community fund had been successful and they have been awarded £2,000 to go towards a new minibus.

1401 (Alfreton and Ripley) Squadron with thier medals and trophies after the cross country competition

1401 (Alfreton and Ripley) Squadron with their medals and trophies after the cross country competition

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