On Saturday 23 March Corporal Peoples together with Cadets Bryden, Gordon and Shears took part in a Fieldcraft Training Day at Castlelaw DTA. This was also a very special event for CI Greenall who has recently aged out as a cadet upon reaching the age of 20. Having made the transition to adult staff he delivered elements of the fieldcraft training in his new role as a Cadet Forces Adult Volunteer for the very first time.
On Sunday 10 February Cadets Blyth and Halliwell travelled to Loch Tay with CI Graham and CI Mitchell to learn some winter mountain skills with the Regional AT Officer. This included practice moving with ice axe and crampons and avalanche drills.
This weekend three members of the Squadron are undertaking Lowland Leader Award Training with the Regional AT Officer. Civilian Instructor Jamie Graham joined Staff Cadets CWO Ethan Hunking and FS Callum Buchan to work towards the NGB qualification delivered through Mountain Training UK. Completing this award will allow them to supervise cadets who are undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Training such as this allows both our adult staff and senior cadets aged 18-20 the opportunity to get more involved in delivering opportunities to the cadets.
Congratulations to CI Janice Ross who successfully completed her Lowland Leader Award Assessment over the weekend. She can now supervise cadets trekking in lowland terrain and will be using the qualification to support our DofE program next year.
Radio Controlled Flying
This weekend cadets involved in our Radio Controlled Flying project travelled to Glenrothes Aero Modelling Club to test fly our new squadron aircraft and work towards achieving their Scottish Aeromodellers Association Bronze Safety Award.
RAF 100 Celebration
Broomhall House, Charleston
Here are some photos from last Saturday when cadets from Dalgety Bay and Falkirk squadrons provided support at this 'invitation only' car show held in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Cadets were involved in gate patrols, car marshalling, flight-line control, guided tours and promoting the RAF Air Cadets. Several million pounds worth of cars were on display having earlier driven in procession over the Forth Road Bridge to Broomhall House.
Guests, cadets and staff were treated to remote control aircraft flying and static displays and a fly-past of a full-size Gypsy Moth, together with guided tours of Broomhall House by Lord Bruce himself.
In return for their assistance, cadets were able to meet and chat with several veterans, some of which had been shot-down and held prisoner during the second world war. Time was also available to chat with some of the car owners....and the rain stayed off!
Congratulations & Very Well Done to our Cadets who competed at the Inter-Squadron Swimming Competition today.
In a very competitive outing, our cadets won 3 Silvers & 2 Bronze medals & just as importantly won points for the Squadron.
This weekend Civilian Instructor Janice Ross attended a Mental Health Awareness Course delivered by staff from SESW. The course shows delegates how to recognise the common signs of poor mental health and how to assist individuals who may require further help.
A few presentations on Friday night...
Paddlepower Start Certificates (Canoeing)
Cdt Shears, Cdt Tarvit, Cdt Gordon, Cpl Peoples, Cpl Ewart and Cpl Blair
Radio Operator & Cyber Awareness
Cpl Peoples and Cdt Tarvit
RAF 100 Celebration Helicopter Muster.
A large number of 859 Squadron cadets were able to participate in this amazing experience.
Please see this report from Forces TV.