84 Sqn ATC Crest

Monday, 24 November 2014

November Activities UPDATE

Climbing at Redpoint: Thurs 27 Nov 14

Cost: £12 payable in advance.

Uniform: Civies (loose, comfortable clothing recommended)

Timings: Depart 84 Sqn HQ 1815hrs. Return 2145hrs.

What to bring: Completed Consent Form & Medical Declaration Form - See Link below

Joint Squadron Fieldcraft & Activity Weekend at DOI Nesscliff: 28 - 30 Nov 14

See link below for the kit list. Please email the Adjutant ASAP if there are any queries. If you need to borrow kit from the Squadron we will sort this on Wednesday during parade.

Kit List

Consent Forms (links below) and printed kit lists are available on Wed.

Costs: £5 payable in advance.

Travel Plan: Depart from 84 Squadron at 1800hrs on Friday 28 Nov 14. Therefore please aim to arrive at the Sqn 1745hrs. All cadets to travel in No3 DPM/PCS.

Return journey on 30 Sun 14 arriving back at 84 Sqn approx 1730-1800hrs. 

Consent Form   &   Medical Declaration Form

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Armistice Parade - 11 November 2014

Cadets attending the Bedworth Armistice Parade see details below.
Remember this is a school day so you MUST ask permission from your school to take the time out. Letters have been handed out and emailed to all signed up for the parade.

Location & Timings: 
If you are travelling to Bedworth yourself, please meet at Church Way, Bedworth no later than 0930hrs
If you need transport, please meet staff at the Squadron at 0845hrs

The parade will end approx 1200hrs. Return travel with staff to Sqn will need to advise parents of expected time back in Coventry.

Uniform: No 2 (Wedgewoods) - Trousers / Skirt, Long-sleeved shirt, tie, beret and jumper. No Waterproofs allowed for the parade. Bring Waterproofs if bad weather forecast.

Remember to wear a poppy and warm layers as majority of the parade will be outdoors.

Remembrance Sunday Parade Details

On Sunday 09 November, 84 Squadron will split into two contingents to attend both the Baginton and Coventry Remembrance Parades. Cadets have been assigned to each parade so please check details below for each one.

Coventry Parade:
Meet at Spencer Avenue at 0945hrs. 
Uniform: No 2 (Wedgewoods) - Trousers / Skirt, Long-sleeved shirt, tie, beret and jumper. No Waterproofs allowed for the parade. 
The parade will end at approx 1200hrs

Baginton Parade:
Meet at 84 Sqn HQ at 0930hrs.
Uniform: No 2 (Wedgewoods) - Trousers / Skirt, Long-sleeved shirt, tie, beret and jumper. No Waterproofs allowed for the parade. 
The parade will end at approx 1200hrs at Baginton Royal British Legion. Cadets need to be collected from the Legion in Baginton Village centre, NOT from the Sqn. Please bring some change for the collection.

EVERYONE needs to wear a poppy (Instructions on how to wear it are on the Facebook page).

Remember that the weather is much colder and both parades will spend the majority of time outdoors, therefore warm layers are advisable as long as they can't be seen under your uniform!

Monday, 3 November 2014

November Training Programme

 See below links for November TP:


Coming up this month:

  • Sun 2 Nov - Visit to National Memorial Arboretum: 18 cadets and 3 staff visited this national treausure as part of the season of remembrance. See seperate post about the visit.
  • Sun 9 Nov - Remembrance Parades. This year the squadron will be parading both in Baginton Village and Coventry city centre. See seperate post for all the timings and details for each parade.
  • Tuesday 11 Nov - Cadets and staff will travel to Bedworth town centre to take part in one of the biggest Armistice Parades outside of London. It is quite a priviledge to take part in the huge parade followed by the two minutes silence at 1100hrs on 11th day of the 11th month. Details will be given to the cadets attending and will be on their emails. Please note cadets attending will need permission from school to attend.
  • Sat 15 Nov - 4 Cadets will travel to RAF Cosford to take part in No8 Live Fire Marksmanship Training. The cadets who have to pass a 6-monthly weapons handing test will get to put this skills to use on the 25m barrack range firing at a variety of targets and hopefully gaining a marksmanship badge.
  • Sat 22 Nov - Opportunity for those L98A2 qualified cadets to fire at 100, 200 & possibly 300m at Kingsbury Range Day. This also allows cadets chance to fire from different positions such as kneeling and sitting.
  • Sun 23 Nov - We have our final allocation for flying of 2014. Fingers crossed we get some cadets up in the air this time around. At the moment we have 6 places but please be aware this may well be reduced due to pilot availability. More details to come.
  • Thurs 27 Nov - Climbing session at Redpoint Climbing center. A joint activity with cadets from 2286 Squadron to try out a new activity or for those with experience, to  progress onto more challenging climbs. Names and money to be paid IN ADVANCE to the office.
  • 28-30 Nov - Cadets from 84 Squadron will be travelling to Nesscliffe Training Camp to take part in a joint fieldcraft and expereince weekend with 480 Squadron. Over the weekend cadets will learn how to make up their bed-packs ready for inspections, take part in drill lessons, first aid qualifications, climbing and even get the chance to fire (depending on qualifications) as well as much much more. All this is costing just £5!!!! Money needs to be paid for those cadets already signed up ASAP.
Another busy month for the cadets and staff of 84 Squadron!!! We are also continuing with academic lessons on Wednesday parades so please ensure you are there to get through the material as we hope to hold the exam sessions at the end of the month and beginning of December so that we can all have a big end of year social to celebrate!