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July 24th 2017

Here be dragons (and other stories) – Weekend round up 24/7/17

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The Dragon Boat racers from 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron

As the school’s finish plenty of cadets are looking forward to the activities they’re going to be taking part in throughout the summer thanks to their involvement with the various Cadet Forces.

The adventures and activities keep coming for the thousands of youngsters involved across the East Midlands.

For many last weekend was a well-earned rest after completing the 100 mile, four day Nijmegen Marches in the Netherlands.

Congratulations to all of those who completed the endeavour and made memories that will last with them for the rest of their lives.

303 Worksop Squadron cadets at Whitwell Gala

303 Worksop Squadron cadets at Whitwell Gala

The Trent Wing Adventure Training Camp also took place in Fairbourne on the outskirts of Snowdonia, where cadets took part in a number of different activities including a sand castle building competition that the winners were voted for online.

Cadets from 2248 (Rutland) Squadron enjoyed a fieldcraft weekend sleeping out in Bivvies in the woods and staying dry, despite some heavy rain.

1237 (North Hykeham) ATC had a more relaxing weekend putting on a barbecue for the cadets and volunteers as a thank you for their efforts with numerous events including the Wing Field Day and athletics tournament. They also held their annual staff v cadets rounders match, the staff running out winners.

303 (Worksop) Squadron were on hand to help out at the Whitwell Gala while a number of cadets from 1260 (Newark) Squadron took part in a two-day Youth First Aid qualification course at RAF Scampton.

'I'm a Junior Sea Cadet..Get Me Out of Here' camp included a (friendly) visit from the police

‘I’m a Junior Sea Cadet..Get Me Out of Here’ camp included a (friendly) visit from the police

‘I’m a Junior Sea Cadet…Get Me Out of Here’ proved a huge hit for some of Leicestershire’s youngest Sea Cadets as it came to a close this weekend. The camp included challenges such as building a shelter, first aid, semaphore and inventing a new piece of camping equipment.

A number of older cadets were among those at Thrapston for the Leicestershire District Week where a whole host of water based activities were practiced and new skills  learnt.

Another group of 27 Sea Cadets were at Girton Sailing Club for the Eastern Area annual windsurfing camp. Cadets from across the region enjoyed lovely weather to advance their windsurfing skills further.

It wasn’t just the Sea Cadets enjoying the water, reservists from 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron, 158 Royal Logistics Corp took part in the Dragon Boat Race at Brayford Pool in Lincoln.

As well as holding a recruitment stand they were one of 16 crews taking part in the fund-raiser for local charities, finishing a respectable eighth in the city centre.

Other members of the squadron also visited the Odeon Cinema in Lincoln supporting the launch of the Dunkirk film while collecting for the Royal British Legion.

Members from 148 Field Company, 104 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, were on hand recruiting at the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in Markeaton Park in Derby on Sunday. A few members of the unit took part and posted some very respectable times.

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