84 Sqn ATC Crest

Monday, 2 May 2016

May Training Programme

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Following a successful weekend at the Wing Training Day (results pending) the Squadron is getting back on track with some 'normal' and 'not-so-normal' activities! We started by running some short leadership exercises outside and indoors which got the cadets thinking about communication, leadership, teamwork and also enjoying a bit fun and having a giggle!

Coming up this month:


  • Live Fire Marksmanship Training - On Sat 7 May a selected group of qualified cadets will get to practice their marksmanship skills on both the indoor and outdoor ranges. Let's hope we come back with a few badges to show off their accuracy!

  • Enrollment - Sunday 8th May will see the latest bunch of new recruits fully enrolled into the Squadron. They will make their promise to the Corps and be awarded their berets in a short, formal ceremony on final parade.
  • Squadron Photo - Whilst we have all the cadets in their No 2 (Wedgwood Blues) for Inspection and Enrolment, we would like to take the opportunity to get a full Squadron photo. Please try to make this parade as we would like as many cadets to be in the photo for 2016 as possible. This will be going into the History book to be launched at our Reunion on 12th June. 

  • 75th Sports Challenge - Headquarters Air Cadets has challenged every cadet in the Corps to take part in a sports challenge during June. The pack of set activities has arrived which includes skipping, keep ups, planking, shuttle runs and target practice. We're getting in a few extra practices before the competition begins in June!

  • "Where's Wally Wandering?" - an alternative to the famous find Wally game, this time cadets have to find out where Wally is going on travels using their map reading skills and team work to plan and follow his route.
  • Civilian Committee Annual General Meeting - Wed 25th May, 1930-2030hrs. This is our annual meeting to re-elect members of the committee, share with parents the work of the civilian committee and recruit any new members. Letters have been sent home so please send back the return slip if you wish to come along.
  • Squadron Maintenance - as we (finally) come out of the winter months and head towards summer its about time we had a good check around the Squadron to make sure everything is looking tip top especially as we have the Summer BBQ/Reunion happening in mid June where we want the unit to look at its best.

Looking ahead - Don't forget to save the 12th June in your diaries as we are hosting a BBQ/Garden Party for the 75th Reunion which will also be the launch of the 84 archive book detailing the history of the Squadron throughout the years.