84 Sqn ATC Crest

Sunday, 19 February 2012

March Training Programme

The March training programme is almost complete with more exciting activities coming up.

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Important Dates to Note:

  • Sun 4 March - Another 10 Cadets have the opportunity to visit Coventry Air Traffic Control as part of Airmanship I training.
  • Exams - to be held on Wednesday 7 March for all those taking Leading, Senior and Master Classifications. NOT TO BE MISSED!
  • Sat 10 March - 5 Cadets will get the opportunity to attend No8 shooting.
  • Sun 11 March - Visit to Coventry Airport Fire Section for practical demonstrations and the opportunity to visit another element of our busy local airfield.
  • Sat 24 - Sun 25 March - Initial Expedition Training Weekend for all those relatively new cadets to practice elements taught in the classroom with activities set in the outdoors. Includes the chance to camp out overnight, learn how to cook with camping stoves and much more.
  • Fri 23 - Sun Sun 25 March - Weapons Training Weekend for No 8, L98A2 and L81 rifles.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Weathered Out

Whilst we're not normally defeatist when it comes to a bit of snow, the warming after the snow fall followed by the drop in temperature forecast overnight means that there may be significant ice hazards in the morning. As a result, I have decided the cancel the squadron parade altogether on Sunday 5 February.

Please remember that it is our annual inspection on Wednesday (8 Feb), and FS Irvine's last parade. Dress will be No2 (Wedgwood blues).

Daventry ATC Sunday Parade: Cancelled

In light of the forecast weather conditions over the next 24 hours, Dep OC Wg has cancelled the ATC Sunday parade due to be held in Daventry this weekend. As a result, the squadron will revert to normal routine parade times of 1000-1230hrs.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

February Training Programme

See below the Training Programme for February

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  • Sun 5 Feb: Normal parade will finish at 1200 in order for prompt departure for Daventry ATC Sunday Parade. Those attending the parade need to bring a packed lunch and wear suitably warm layers under their uniform. Expected time of return is 4.30pm
  • Sunday 12 February: 10 lucky cadets will be selected to visit Coventry Air Traffic tower as part of their Airmanship lessons. The visit will take place during normal parade times and cadets will experience a working Air Traffic and Radar environment at their local airport. Further visits to be arranged for early March
  • Dining In Night - Friday 24 February at Newbold Comyn Arms, Leamington. See below for further details
  • Saturday 25 February - Range day and Flying at RAF Cosford: 16 cadets to be selected to attend either flying or shooting. Timings and further details to be confirmed closer to the date
  • Sunday 26 February - Squadron Stand down