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2418 Kick off the Cadet 150

Article posted: Feb 22, 2010 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

Cadets and Staff from 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron represented South and East Midlands Wing at Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell at the national launch of Cadet 150 in the East Midlands.

Cadets from the Air Training Corps joined forces with the Army Cadets and Sea Cadets for an activity packed day. There was an initial briefing advising us of the day’s events. The Three Cadet forces were divided in to four teams for the day’s activities which consisted of an Obstacle Course, Semafore, Paintballing and Climbing wall.

The Obstacle Course was “Brilliant”, really exciting but very strenuous. It was a great new experience for the younger cadets and encouraged all to work together as a team, promoted leadership and improved our fitness.

Semafore was a totally new experience and was demonstrated by the Royal Navy and the Sea Cadets it showed the Air cadets and the Army Cadets how to communicate between one another by flags. It was interesting to learn new methods of communicating.

Paintballing was great fun, we fired in pairs at static targets situated in different positions. This proved a “Fantastic” activity especially for those cadets that had not done it before.

Rock Climbing was our last activity, this was quite challenging, and we had the opportunity to climb on four different walls each varying in difficulty levels. This was strenuous and exciting at the same time.

Thoroughly enjoyed by all – despite the fact we all ached a little the following day.