84 Sqn ATC Crest

Friday, 29 August 2014

Open Evening: Wednesday 10 Sepetmber 2014

84 Squadron are holding an Open Evening on Wednesday 10 September from 1930 - 2100hrs for all interested new recruits. Our next intake will then begin formally on Wed 17 September (1900-2130hrs)

If you are aged between 12yrs (& in year 8 at school) and 17yrs then you could become part of one of the most dynamic and vibrant Squadrons the Air Training Corps has to offer!
84 Squadron meet twice weekly on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings offering a whole host of activities from academic lessons in aviation based subjects, sports, leadership training and in the technical aspects of drill (marching and static manoeuvres) . This is all combined with taking part in Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, gaining BTEC level qualifications as well as offering young people the opportunities to gain flying experience up in the air!

If you would like to find out more, or would like to come to pick up a joining pack, please come along to the Open Evening.

September Training Programme

See below the planned programme for September.

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Coming up this month:

  • Sun 7 Sep - Bronze DofE Day Walk: Cadets preparing for this Bronze level expedition are taking part in a day walk around the local area to build on group walking skills and practice carrying their kit! Arrive SQH at 0830hrs with rucksack, food, water (minimum 3 ltrs) walking boots and appropriate walking clothes. Also remember waterproofs & suncream. Return to unit approx. 1730hrs but cadets will confirm with parents en route.

  • NEW INTAKE!!! On Wed 10 September we invite any interested new recruits to come look around the unit, pick up the information and forms on how to join in preparation for the formal start of the latest intake on Wed 17 September. See separate post for further details.
  • 13-14 Sep - Bronze DofE Expedition: 6 cadets will be taking part in the practical element of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award by competing an overnight walking and camping expedition around Warwickshire area. Please note there is no parade on Sunday 14 Sep due to allocation of staff.
  • Kingsbury Range & The Martin Trophy Competition - Sat 20 Sep: The Wing's first Long Range Competition where cadets compete individually to gain the Martin Trophy as well as practicing their marksmanship skills over greater distances.
  • Wing Swimming Championships - Sat 20 September: This annual swimming gala, held at Stetchford Baths, Birmingham, sees the Wing come together to compete in a variety of different individual and team events. Details for those attending will be posted separately.
  • Squadron Dining-In Night - Friday 26 Sep: See separate post for details. Please note this replaces the normal parade on Sunday 28 Sep.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

2014 Dining-In Night

On Friday 26 September 2014, 84 Squadron will host its annual Dining-In Night. The event allows the Squadron to celebrate the fantastic achievements of the cadets over the last 12 months, to thank friends of the Squadron who have recently assisted the unit and also includes the tradition of dining-out long-standing members who have recently left.

The Event this year will be back at the Newbold Comyn Arms, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EU from 1845hrs to 2230hrs. Dress for the occasion will be Tuxedo or Evening Dress. Alternatively, Cadet Interim Mess Dress may be worn - uniform shoes, trousers or skirt and beret but with a WHITE shirt and black BOW TIE.

We look forward to sharing the awards and presentations from the evening in pictures after the event.

Going for Gold!

A HUGE Congratulations to the group of 84 Squadron cadets who have completed their practice Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award Expedition in Yorkshire Dales and Qualifying Expedition in Durham Dales, all within the space of 3 weeks!

The expeditions were very challenging, not only with navigation in remote areas and hard terrain, but also with the challenging weather, extreme heat, low visibility, driving rain and fighting off midges.

They have done the Squadron, their instructors and themselves proud and are the first group in 84 Squadron's recent history to complete an expedition to Gold standard!!

They are an inspiration to others on Squadron, showing what determination and focus can achieve!
  
 
CWO Blount, Sgt May, Cpl Coker, Cdt Dhanjal & Cpl Galatowicz