84 Sqn ATC Crest

Friday, 28 March 2014

April Training Programme


Coming up this month:

  • The second of two Wing Initial Weapons Training Weekends: 4-6 April. 4 Cadets are attending and will come back qualified ready to move onto live marksmanship training later this year.
  • The NCO Drill & Development Weekend: 5-6 April. Selected candidates will practice their leadership skills in giving commands and drill manoeuvres.
  • EASTER STANDOWN: The Squadron will be closed for both staff and cadets on Easter Sunday, 20 April and also for cadets only on Wed 23 whilst there is a staff training session planned.
  • Civilian Committee AGM: Sun 27 April - an open invite to all parents to attend the annual meeting of the civilian committee. Details will be issued separately.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Winning Whittle Wonders

The Winning Whittle Wonders Team: 
Thomas Bradford (team manager), Harry Birch,
Cadets Thomas Govern and Ryan McLaren 
(Credit: http://www.f1inschools.co.uk/)
Two Cadets from 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron have been chosen to represent the UK as part of the winning team in the Jaguar Land Rover Sponsored F1 Schools Programme. Now crowned the UK Champions 2014, the team will jet off to the World Finals in Abu Dhabi in November along with tickets to the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone this year, a tour of the Williams Team Factory and much more!

Cadets Thomas Govern (aged 15) and Ryan McLaren (also aged 15) made up 50% of the winning team from North Leamington School. The team spent many months perfecting the design on the ultimate F1 car and putting it to the test on the 20 meter track also scooping the winning time of 1.128 seconds! Team Whittle Wonders worked diligently in their assigned roles and the work paid off with their winning design! Ryan McLaren took the role of Manufacturing Engineer whilst Thomas Govern lead the design elements and together the team perfected the build as well as creating a pit display, printed portfolio and then presenting their design to the panel of judges.

Jaguar Land Rover, who sponsor F1 in Schools as part of its ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ school STEM education programme, have highly praised the local winners and look forward to continuing to support them as they finalise their designs for the world championships later in the year.

The Squadron is very proud of these two inspiring cadets and wish them all the best for the world finals in Abu Dhabi!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

March Training Programme

Things happening this month:
  • We welcome our new recruits into the Squadron and wish them all well as they begin their initial training including lessons on the history and structure of our organisation, the ranks and badges that are part of our uniform as well as practical elements of drill and saluting.

  • The Main Squadron will be running through some short drill sequences to assess the general standard across the unit and so that a drill team can be selected to take forward to the Wing Training Day in July.

  • Modelling and Media groups are also working hard towards the Training Day by preparing the required diorama and individual aircraft models and publishing media reports on our current events.
  • Wed 19 - Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society Lecture at Coventry University. This Month's talk is entitled "The Rolls-Royce 1000 Trent Powered Boeing 787 Dreamliner - In Service" presented by an executive at Rolls-Royce. Sign up on the Events Board.

  • The First Aid group are working hard toward completing their Youth First Aid Assessments scheduled for Sunday 23 Mar (normal parade hours). There will be an extra session on Sat 22 Mar 1400-1630 to allow extra practice of those all important rescue skills. 
  • Those selected for the IWT Weekend 14-16 March will receive further details for travel to DTE Nesscliffe in due course. The Kit list has been issued and emailed to all involved.