During 25-27 July Cadets Auld, Marke, Peffers, Pryce and Traquair successfully completed a self sufficient three day assessed expedition in Braemar as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
On Saturday 26 July Pilot Officer Brown together with Cadets Graham, Hunking and Thomson deployed to the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian for duty at the 2014 East Fortune Air Show.
The weather was excellent and cadets had the opportunity to watch many of the flying displays in investigate the static exhibits when not on duty. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly an excellent display by the RAF Aerobatic Team - The Red Arrows.
During 20-25 July Officer Cadet Mike Brown attended the Officers Initial Course (OIC) at RAF Cranwell. On successful completion of the course he was confirmed in rank as a Pilot Officer in the RAFVR(T) and formally presented with his commissioning scroll by the ACO Chief of Staff - Group Captain Lawlor during a graduation ceremony held in College Hall Officers Mess.
Pilot Officer Brown now takes on the role of Deputy Squadron Commander in addition to his existing role as Squadron Adjutant.
On Saturday 19th July cadets and staff were on duty at the Dalgety Bay Push Kart Derby. Working in conjunction with RAF Reservists and the charity group War Torn Troops Remembered (WTTR), the squadron helped to raise funds for Poppy Scotland.
As well as collecting for a worthwhile cause, and raising the squadrons profile in the local area, the event also contributes towards the volunteering section of each cadet's Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
On Monday 14th July the Wing Executive Officer presented five cadets from 859 with their Corps Marksman Award. The Corps Marksman is the highest level of shooting proficiency attainable by cadets in the ATC.
Well done to Cpl Joe Greenall and Cadets Jamie Graham, Robbie Marke, Megan Peffers and Lewis Traquair!