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APRIL 10TH 2018

Weekend roundup: A Challenging Weekend

Members of 1300 (Sutton in Ashfield) Squadron at Lincolnshire Avuiation Museum

Members of 1300 (Sutton in Ashfield) Squadron at Lincolnshire Aviation Museum

With Easter out of the way cadets and reservists across the East Midlands have had a weekend packed with challenges.

158 Regiment the Royal Logistic Corps took their newest recruits away on a weekend training exercise.

On Saturday 8th April they worked on their basic skills but on Sunday 9th they participated in the Commanding Officers Challenge.

This involved them taking part in a series of events that were designed to test their abilities, provide new experiences and help build team spirit.

209 (West Bridgford) Squadron at the RAF100 event in Nottingham

209 (West Bridgford) Squadron at the RAF100 event in Nottingham

Air Cadets in Nottingham including 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron and 138 (1st Nottingham) Squadron supported the RAF100 celebration in Nottingham.

Nottingham Marketplace was transformed into an RAF themed village, complete with a selection of information stands, exhibits and even military vehicles.

Air cadets were on hand to help meet members of the public and teach them about the RAF but it was also a good opportunity to recruit both new cadets and adult volunteers.

Memebers of 2070 (Glenfield) Squadron with the Lord Mayor of Leicester

Memebers of 2070 (Glenfield) Squadron with the Lord Mayor of Leicester

2070 (Glenfield) Squadron also joined in celebrating RAF100 by supporting their local RAF Association at a Commemorative service held in conjunction with the War Graves Commission, the ceremony was attended by the Lord Mayor of Leicester Councillor Rashmikant Joshi.

1300 (Sutton in Ashfield) Squadron attended a weekend camp at RAF Scampton during which they took part in a series of training exercises, worked on leadership skills and visited the Lincolnshire Aviation Museum.

Cadet Company Sergeant Major Somers from Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force’s Worksop Detachment was the runner up in the National Champion Cadet Competition which was held at Frimley Park.

The competition involves Army Cadets from across the country and aims to test both physical and mental aptitude through a series of activities in which cadets compete on a head-to head basis.

Chesterfield Sea Cadets spent Saturday in the gym participating in fitness training with an ex-Royal Marine.

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