84 Sqn ATC Crest

Sunday, 25 May 2014

June Training Programme

See below link for June Training Programme.

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Coming up this month:
  • Air Rifle Taster Session - Visit to Solihull to see how an indoor air rifle range is set up along with a taster on the scorpion rifles. 

  • The latest recruits will be the first to visit to Atlantic Flight Training to experience the Flight Simulator and look around the professional flying training school

  • Collins Trophy Competition - A selected team of cadets will compete in the annual Wing Marksmanship competition at RAF Cosford

  • Enrollment Parade - the latest recruits will be fully enrolled into the Squadron making their promise to the Air Training Corps

  • Race4Life - The Squadron will be supporting this local event at Stoneleigh Park by manning the finish line, assisting with water points throughout the course and the female cadets will be taking part in running (or walking) the 5k or 10k

  • Lots of Drill, Modelling, First Aid and Aircraft Recognition in preparation for Wing Training Day held at Bramcote Barracks Sun 6 Jul

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Hot and Tired but Incredibly Proud!

A big well done to all of the Cadets and Staff who completed the 12-Mile Myton Hospice Walk on Sunday 18 May 2014 in the blisteringly hot sunshine raising much needed funds for a very worthwhile local cause.

Lots of people have commented that the team are a credit to the Squadron and the Air Training Corps. Congratulations!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Athletics Champions!

84 Squadron returned from Wing Athletics very hot, tired but full of pride with many medals to show for their fantastic achievements across an array of track and field events.

A HUGE congratulations to all who took part on what was one of the hottest days of the year so far! The medal winners from the 2014 competition were:

Cadet Saajan Virdi - Three outstanding Gold medals for Long Jump, Shotput & Discuss

Cadet Georgia Roddis - Gold for 800m and Silver for both 300m and Long Jump

Cadet Thomas Franklin - Bronze for High Jump

Corporal Adam Henbury - Gold for Shotput

Cadet Phoebe Jenner - Silver for Javelin & Discuss

The boys relay team also came second earning silver medals for Corporal Henbury, Cadet Franklin, Cadet McLaren and Cadet Moore

Gold and some silver medal winners will be invited to take part in the Regional Competition and take on other Wings in September. Good Luck to all who have made it through!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Myton Hospice Walk - Sunday 18th May 2014 Drop Off Details

Parking will be at the social services car park, which is on the same road as the Myton Hospice in Warwick -  Myton Lane, Warwick CV34 6PX


The car park will be clearly signposted on the day and attended by our Myton Walk marshals. Miss Kelly and Mr Giles will be in that carpark waiting for you all at 0900hrs Sunday.  As advised on parade last night - clothing for the activity has been changed to Civillian walking clothes - not DPMs.  As there is no changing area available there is now no requirement to bring DPM Trousers and Boots.

Bring food, plenty of water, sun cream. The weather is forecast nice and sunny, so remember to prepare for this! 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Wing Athletics Championships

Saturday 17 May 
Those selected on final parade on Wednesday's parade need to arrive between 0730-0745 hrs at the Sqn HQ ready to board the coach ready to run, jump and throw in the annual Wing Athletics Event.

Where: The championships will take place at Tudor Grange, Solihull. 

Times: First event will be approx 0945 and expected finish time will be 1700hrs. Return travel will be by coach in reverse order therefore estimated eta back at 84 Sqn will be 1800-1830hrs.

What to take: Sports Kit (changing rooms are available), Food, Drink, 3822 and plenty of suncream!!!! Its going to be hot so please be prepared. There is a small cafe and vending machines on site if you wish to take money. 
NO VALUABLES. 84 Sqn, Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing or the Coach company do not hold any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged personal property.

Parents are more than welcome to go along to support but please remember the car-park is pay-and-display and there are plenty of wardens on patrol! 

Good luck to all those entering the events this year.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Wing 5-a-Side Football Competition - Sunday 11 May

Congratulations to both teams from 84 Squadron who entered the Wing 5-a-Side Football Competiton. Standard was extremely high and unfortunately the Junior team fell at the first hurdle loosing in their opening match. 

The Seniors however showed what they were made of and got through to the Semi-Final!!! In a tense and hot battle for a place in the final, the team were beaten and came home tired but full of pride at getting almost to the top. Better luck next year guys!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Walk for Myton 2014

On Sunday 18 May, cadets and staff from 84 Squadron will be taking part in the Walk for Myton event.

Covering 12 miles of the Warwickshire countryside, the team will take part in this annual sponsored walk raising much needed funds for the local Myton Hospices. The money raised will go towards supporting both families, carers and individuals with terminal illnesses based both in the several hospice centres and out in the community.

We need your support!
Please sponsor our cadets and staff or drop in to the squadron office to pledge your donations. Alternatively, why not be there at the finish line and give your support to the weary walkers as they come to the end of their achievements and celebrate with Myton Hospice in person!

Good Luck to all taking part!

Monday, 5 May 2014

Civilian Committee AGM

Sunday 27 April 2014 saw the first Annual General Meeting for the Civilian Committee. 

Parents were invited to attend and the committee presented the squadron finances, discussed fundraising opportunities and key roles were reelected under the supervision of Wing Chairman, Peter Seazell. From the parents who attended, 5 new members were signed up to join the committee. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the committee, please come in to the Squadron for a brief discussion with the office about how you could get involved.

[AGM Meeting Minutes]

May Training Programme

See link below to the Training Programme for May.

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Coming up this Month:
  • Sun 11 May : Wing 5-a-Side Football Competition. Both Junior and Senior teams will compete in the annual tournament at Stockland Green Leisure Centre, Birmingham. Teams and transport details will be finalised on Wednesday's parade. 
  • SATURDAY 17 May : Wing Athletics Championships at Tudor Grange, Solihull. Competing in a variety of track and field events, Cadets will run, jump and throw towards victory in the highlight of the annual sporting calendar.
  • Sunday 18 May : 84 Squadron are taking part in the Myton Hospice Charity Walk around Leamington and the surrounding area. Taking the longest route totaling 12 miles across the local countryside, cadets and staff are hoping to raise money to go towards helping the hospice fund vital treatments, care and support for those living with or affected by terminal illnesses.
  • 24 - 25 May: Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award Expedition. Walking activity for 6hrs per day with an overnight camp to test and challenge cadets in the skills of navigation, teamwork and surviving the outdoors with only what they can carry on their backs!
  • 30 May - 01 Jun : Wing Junior Leadership & Development Course. This time round one cadet from 84 Squadron will attend this highly sought after weekend at RAF Cosford. Taking part in a multitude of different practical exercises alongside theoretical classroom work on leadership styles and how to put individual strengths into practice with the aim of developing a strong candidate for promotion to the NCO team back at the squadron.
Another Busy Month in the life of 84 Squadron!
June & July dates will out soon as there are lots more exciting events coming up!