May 2nd 2018

Weekend roundup: A packed weekend in the East Midlands

Notts and Derby district Sea Cadets at Richard Walter Parker VC parade

Notts and Derby district Sea Cadets at Richard Walter Parker VC parade

With the weather becoming more and more summery each week, cadets and reserves across the East Midlands seem to be getting busier and busier.

Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets from across the region were in Stapleford for the Walter Parker VC Memorial, this event commemorates the Royal Marine from Stapleford who earned the Victoria Cross 1915 for his bravery at Gallipoli.

127 North Hykeham with the RAF100 Baton

1237 (North Hykeham) with the RAF100 Baton

RAF100 continues to be an important event for Air Cadets across the East Midlands, Derby Cathedral played to host to a special RAF100 service on Sunday. The ceremony was attended by Air Cadets from both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Cadets from 1237 (North Hykeham) Squadron attended the RAF100 memorial match between Lincoln FC and Spalding FC, whilst there they also got to take a closer look at the RAF Baton which is slowly making its way around the country.


One of the winning cadets at athletics.

Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) held their annual athletics competition on Sunday, there were three sections with Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors in both boys and girls athletics, the winners will go on to represent Lincolnshire at the Regional Athletics Competition in May.

1073 (Skegness) Squadron teamed up with 141 (Boston) Squadron to send their cadets on a joint Youth Navigation Camp.

This camp gave them a better understanding of map reading, compass bearings and plotting but also allowed them to enjoy time in the sun.

Eight cadets from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron along with several other units from the area attended an Aerospace course at RAF Cranwell, where they were taught advanced navigation and given time in an air simulator.

Members of 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron at the Aerospace course

Members of 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron at the Aerospace course.

Cadet Warrant Officer Rebecca Oldknow from 209 Squadron helped run the course after recently passing her Qualified Aerospace Instructor course.

South and East Midlands Wing held a leadership course for Non-commissioned Officers from across the Wing, which involved a fieldcraft exercise followed by

Adult volunteers from Leicestershire, Northumberland and Rutland Army Cadet Force spent the weekend brushing up on their First Aid skills by undertaking the First Aid at Work qualification.

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