This evening Cpl Hunking and Cpl Buchan were presented with their Corps Marksman badges following their qualification at the weekend on the L98A2 Cadet GP Rifle. Corps Marksman is the highest level of shooting proficiency cadets can achieve. To gain the award cadets must score highly in grouping, rapid and snap shoots.
On Sunday 20 November Cdt Calum Horne attended the Potential Junior NCO (PJNCO) course at Leuchars Station. This course, run by the Wing Leadership Team, assesses a cadet for their suitability to take on the role of Cadet Corporal.
On Saturday 19 November the squadron held a Race Night fundraiser at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club. With a number of former cadets and staff present it was a fitting occasion to present CI Roger Sussex with a special award to recognise his amazing achievement of 25 years dedicated service as a Civilian Instructor on 859 Squadron.
During remembrance week the squadron were out in the local community selling poppies and collecting donations for The Scottish Poppy Appeal. On Remembrance Sunday we attended the Remembrance Service at Dalgety Parish Church.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
This evening we welcomed six new cadets to 859 Squadron. The Sqn Chaplain formally enrolled Cdt Gregor Rodger, Cdt Matthew Collings, Cdt Byron Blyth, Cdt Jamie Gordon, Cdt Jack Tweddle and Cdt Connie Blair in the Air Training Corps.
Welcome to 859!
On Friday 04 November eight cadets were presented with their Basic Radio Operator and Cyber Awareness badges.