84 Sqn ATC Crest

Thursday, 29 March 2012

April Training Programme

See below link to the April Training Programme.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Squadron will be on Easter Stand-down on Sunday 8 April.

Coming up this month:

  • 01 April - Air Experience Flying. The 8 cadets selected need to be at the Squadron for 0655 ready to depart at 0700. Uniform: No2C (Working Blues). Bring: 3822A, soft shoes, packed lunch and something to keep you occupied whilst others are up flying (homework, books, etc). Girls, please remember to bring/wear trousers.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions. The Practice weekend will be running 31 Mar - 01 Apr followed by the qualifying weekend scheduled for 28-29 Apr. Those interested need to sign up in the Squadron ASAP so we can get planning!
  • Marksmanship Practice: Friday 13 April there will be 8 places for cadets to use the No8 rifle. Opened to the experienced and newly qualified alike. Sign up in the Squadron.
  • Exercise Green Squirrel - 84 Squadron are organising a joint-squadron night-exercise at Bramcote Barracks for 21-22 April. Names have been selected however they may be opportunity for reserves.
  • Weapons Training Weekend: 27 - 29 April at Nesscliff. Opportunity for dry training and live firing on the No8 or L98A2 rifles.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Overseas Camp Opportunity: Ramstein 2012

We've just got word from HQAC that two overseas camps have been authorised at Ramstein, a United States Air Force Base in Germany, this summer. The dates will be 5-11 Aug, and 11-18 Aug 12. Wing are seeking bids from 'seriously interested' cadets and staff at the earliest opportunity.

Cadets must be aged 15 or older, achieved Leading Cadet, and have been on a previous UK residential camp (a week-long camp at HMS Bristol may be considered eligable). The last camp to Ramstein in 2010 cost £125 for transport, insurance and messing, and required approximately €100 in spending money. Applicants should anticipate this 10-20% increase.

If you would like to apply for a place, please contact the OC or Adj NOW (by phone or email).


Monday, 19 March 2012

Initial Expedition Training Weekend

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 March 2012

For those selected to go, an email has been sent out but find a link to the covering letter and suggested kit list below:

Covering Letter

Kit list

Remember you need to arrive at 0900 on Saturday in the main car park, Rough Close, Tanners Lane, Berkswell, CV7 7DD.

Isle of Wight Camp, Jubilee 2012

RAF base closures, budget cuts and the operational tempo in recent years has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of formal Annual Camp places available across the Corps. This year, the resources required for the Olympic Games have compounded the problem even further.

In an effort to address this, Balsall Common and Stratford Squadrons have organised a special camp on the Isle of Wight for the Half-Term/Jubilee Holiday week, 2-9 June, and they have invited a selected few other local Squadron to take part.

The itinery looks fantastic and diverse: Based out of Jersey Camp & Newtown Range (an MOD training area on the island), activities will include fieldcraft training sessions and a night out
under shelters on the training area, canoeing/sailing, basic diving instruction and other visits/activities across the Isle of Wight.

The only qualification necessary for attendance is that you are
enrolled Cadets and hold basic swimming proficiency certificates (we
will be holding swimming assessments should anyone need them).

The cost is obviously higher than a normal 'blue' ATC camp as we are funding everything ourselves. However, even with all food, accommodation, transport and activities, the total cost will be just £200.

The closing date for bids is this Wednesday. To secure your place, you must bring a deposit of £50 to the parade in the evening! Full payment and consent/declarations will be required at a later date from those selected.

Bronze DofE Practice Expedition to Malvern

Calling all those interested in starting their Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme (DofE), and those needing to finish it!

We have been invited by 485 (Harborne & Quinton) Squadron to take a team to their 'practice' expedition over The Malverns on the weekend 31 Mar - 1 Apr 12.

This is a final call for participants, as route planning begins on Wednesday night. The cost for the weekend (which covers transport, pitch fees, gas, and tents), will be £20. Everyone wanting to be part of the team must return Consent and Declarations forms (here) along with payment down to the Squadron by Sunday 25 March.

Malvern Ridge - English Heritage


Saturday, 17 March 2012

Operation Camera Control

Remember to bring your cameras and equipment on Sunday 18 March ready for the photographic assignment!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Tesco Sports Vouchers

We are now collecting Tesco's Sports vouchers at the Squadron.

Don't forget there's a prize for the flight with the most vouchers so get collecting!