October 10th 2017

Weekend Round Up 9/10/17

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Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force (LNR ACF) played host to the ACF Association’s weekend of First Aid competitions and training at Yardley Chase training area in Northamptonshire.

Saturday saw cadets demonstrating their skills in the National First Aid Competition where the overall winners were Dollar Academy from Scotland.

Yardley Chase First Aid competition

Yardley Chase First Aid competition. LNR ACF.

On Sunday the First Aid Trainers Course at Yardley Chase with LNR ACF’s Staff Sergeant Instructor Michelle Grimes among those teaching the potentially life-saving techniques.

South and East Midlands Wing of the RAF Air Cadets were on top form as they claimed the overall prize at the Central and East Region’s annual Field Day. Cadets competed for their respective wings in a whole host of categories including sports, drill and media to see who came out on top.

Three Skegness Air Cadets enjoyed a day they will never forget as they went flying for the first time at RAF Cranwell.

Back on the ground it was a very different kind of weekend for Horncastle Air Cadets who visited Horncastle Indoor Bowles Club for a taster session with the sport. It’s ahead of the trip to the Beamish Working Museum near Newcastle next weekend.

Royal Marine Cadets from around the area including Northampton and Nottingham detachments made the trip to West Tofts Camp in Thetford, Norfolk for their CATSEA (Cadet Annual Training and Safety Assessment) inspection. The cadets were marked through a series of tasks and inspections.

There was all the fun of the fair for the Nottingham Sea Cadets who visited the 723rd Goose Fair as it came to town. Lord-Mayor’s Sea Cadet, Leading Cadet Callum Blackshaw, accompanied Councillor Michael Edwards for the official opening of the 723rd running of the fair and even took him on the dodgems.

Leading Cadet Callum Blackshaw of Nottingham Sea Cadets with Lord Mayor of Nottingham Coun Michael Edwards

Leading Cadet Callum Blackshaw of Nottingham Sea Cadets with Lord Mayor of Nottingham Coun Michael Edwards

Members of 158 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps were putting vital skills to good use this weekend taking on equipment care following Exercise Viking Star.

The regiment has recently returned from the training exercise in Denmark and to ensure their equipment is kept to a high standard, members learned and used the highly developed skills of ensuring it’s well maintained and clean.

A number of members had also spent last week at the Regimental Badminton Championships held in Grantham with Private Tom Clancy of 160 (Lincoln) Squadron making the semi-finals.

C Kohima Company 4 Mercian were out conducting section level training in the Staffordshire countryside around Leek. Reservists were able to practice their field craft skills by taking part in the exercise during which they achieved their goal of overwhelming a designated enemy.

We round-up what our units were up to last weekend via their social media channels