July 10th 2017

Air Cadets wing it – Weekend round up 10/7/17

104 Bn leaders weekend pic

104 Bn REME at the leaders weekend

Yesterday (Sunday) was a busy day for the Air Cadets of Trent Wing and South and East Midlands Wing who both held their annual Wing Field Day.

The events on offer in both were hugely wide-ranging and included teams taking part in competitions such as musical challenges, banner display, shooting and aircraft recognition.

The overall winners in South and East Midlands Wing were 1359 (Beeston) Squadron.

Among those picking up the prizes in the Trent Wing were 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron whose staff picked up the trophies in shooting, orienteering and photography while the aircraft recognition team from 1260 (Newark and District) Squadron also came first in their category.

In another impressive competitive display, a team from Kettering Sea Cadets were on target as they took part in the week long Inter Service Cadet Rifle meeting at Bisley Shooting Range. Against the best shooters from across all the Cadet Forces they finished a brilliant second overall.

Kettering Sea Cadets

Kettering Sea Cadets’ shooting team who haven undertaken special, supervised training to be able to use the training rifles and take part in the competition.

Elsewhere this weekend, members of Kettering and Northampton Sea Cadets were among those that took part in a windsurfing course at Thrapston Boat Station over the weekend. The cadets enjoyed perfect conditions as they took on their stage one, two and three windsurfing courses.

It was a busy week for the Northampton unit with two of their members taking part in the area powerboat championships while the Junior Cadets were also on the water at Salcey Forest near Newport Pagnall along with the Junior Cadets from Brackley Sea Cadets.

After holding a unit barbecue on Saturday, Mansfield Sea Cadets were back in action at the Kirkby Festival on Sunday with a host of activities including bringing the stocks so the cadets could throw water at adult volunteers. Throughout the weekend they raised nearly £350 for the unit.

Mansfield Sea Cadets at Kirkby Carnival

Mansfield Sea Cadets at Kirkby Festival

Buxton Sea Cadets had a float at the annual Buxton Carnival on Saturday and put on an excellent display in front of the watching town.

Reservists were also out and about in the sunshine. Members of 104 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers visited Gamecock Barrack near Bramcote in Warwickshire for an all ranks leadership training weekend.

The Leadership Code consist of seven leadership behaviours which can easily be remembered by the mnemonic LEADERS:

104 Bn working on leadership

104 Bn working on leadership

Lead by Example
Encourage Thinking
Apply Reward and Discipline
Demand High Performance
Encourage Confidence in the Team
Recognise Individuals Strengths and Weaknesses
Strive for Team Goals.

Reservists from 158 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps were again out and about with their recruitment stalls and vehicles. On Sunday they were at the Billinghay Village Show in Lincoln speaking to members of the public.

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