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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

 Race For Life

On Sunday 2nd July in a very warm and windy Stoneleigh Park, 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron supported the local Race For Life with four staff and thirteen Cadets helping run the race which raises money for Cancer Research UK.

After a briefing by the event staff, we split into two groups with Warrant Officer Parker and Sergeant Bielakovski and five Cadets manning the water station for the 10k runners, and Warrant Officer Raske and Civilian Instructor Dudley and the remaining Cadets helping at the start/finish line. Four lucky Cadets were given the honour of firing the start cannons to begin the race. At the finish line we greeted the runners as they completed their 5k or 10k runs and handed them their medals, water and a brioche.
It was a long and busy day with all the Cadets getting into the spirit of the event and supporting the runners during and after their race.



















On Saturday 24 June 2017, cadets from 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron joined cadets from Coventry’s other Squadrons as well as Army and Sea Cadets to take part in the Armed Forces Day Parade in the centre of Coventry. 

This was an opportunity for the Squadron to show its support for the men and women who make
up the Armed Forces, from troops who are currently serving, to their families, veterans and other cadets.

Following a church service in Holy Trinity Church, the cadets joined the parade along Broadgate, where the Lord Mayor took the salute. A special presentation was made to 605 Squadron which was formed in the 1920s. It was granted the Freedom of Coventry 65 years ago when it was presented with a silver rose bowl. When the Squadron was disbanded, the bowl was returned to Coventry Council for safe-keeping. 605 Squadron was reformed in November 2014 as an RAF Reserve Logistics Support Squadron, based at RAF Cosford, and the Lord Mayor re-presented the bowl as it can now be displayed in the Squadron HQ.

It was a proud day for two particular cadets,
Cadet Corporal Jack Johnson was selected to accompany the Union Jack, and stood beside it throughout the service, parade and presentation.

And this was the first official duty for Cadet Flight Sergeant Phoebe Jenner in her role of Coventry Lord Mayor’s Cadet for 2017-18. Together with the Lord Mayor’s Cadets from the Army and Sea Cadets, she welcomed the Lord Mayor into the church, and stood guard over the rose bowl during the parade ceremony, before formally meeting the Lord Mayor Councillor Tony Skipper in a reception at the Council House.


Friday, 28 July 2017

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

 Green v Red! The Sports Day results!

On Sunday 18 June, a battle took place between Green Flight and Red Flight, when they competed in the 2017 Sports Day.
The cadet NCO team was tasked with designing the program of events, and running each of the activities.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Jenner acted as umpire together with CI Mr Dudley, and kept the score sheet.

Marks were awarded not just for winning an event, but also for the support that each team gave their athletes to encourage the cadets to work closer as teams, and for wearing their flight colour.

At the end of a hot and enjoyable morning, the scores were revealed:

Hockey Dribble Winner:   Green Flight

Shuttle Run Winner:   Red Flight

Football Dribble Winner:   Red Flight

Tennis Ball Darts Winner:   Green Flight

Skipping Winner:   Red Flight

Egg & Spoon Race Winner:   Green Flight

3 Legged Race Winner:   Green Flight

Fill The Bucket Winner:   Green Flight

Sit Ups Winner:   Red Flight

Planking Winner:   Green Flight

Welly Fling Winner:   Red Flight

Flight Sergeant’s Surprise Winner:   Red Flight

Whole Team Relay Winner:   Green Flight

But – although Green Flight won one more event, the umpires judged that Red Flight were better at
cheering on their fellow cadets, and wore more red, and the final scores were:

Green Flight – 40 points, Red Flight – 48 points!

Well done Red Flight!


The victors - Red Flight


Green flight


Hockey dribble – Ayers-Hunt v Fazaldin


Shuttle run – Broughton v Lee


Skipping – Price v Hibberd (looks like intimidation tactics going on here!)


Miss Kelly gets the 3 Legged Race started – Phillips & Williams v Broughton & Hibberd


Egg & Spoon race – Virdi & Price, v Price & Fazaldin