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Aviation Badges for Gedling Scouts

Article posted: Feb 20, 2009 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

Four cadets from 138 (1st Nottingham) Sqn recently presented Scout Aviation Studies Badges to scouts from the 1st Gedling Scout Troop in Nottingham at the Newark Air Museum.

Over three days during November last year, the cadets demonstrated to the 10 to 14 year old scouts how a plane flies and functions, using the exciting visual display of Flight Simulator, the action of forces and Safety and Signs on airfields, using their knowledge learnt through the Air Cadets on basic aviation.

To finish off their study, the scouts had the opportunity to bring in photos of aircraft they recognised and compare with the other types of aircraft cadets are familiar with and which they fly today.

The team of four, including Cdt FS Elizabeth Cwilewicz, Cdt Cpls Claire Cottee, Daniel Wright and Katie Mitchell, asked one of the young members, Jake McGee (12), about his experience: “ I really enjoyed the aeroplane presentation and getting to know new aircraft especially seeing some at the air museum.”

Fg Off Stephen Dodds, Project leader, was originally brought into a conversation about project planning for the 1st Gedling scouts and willingly stepped in with assistance and offered to help along with some cadets from 138 Squadron. “This became an exciting and innovating project for the cadets to look forward to, which in the end became a success,” he said: ” The Cadets did a very professional presentation and worked hard in planning it. The exercise has been an excellent opportunity for the cadets to form a good relationship with another youth organisation.”

Image: :Cdt Cpl Mitchell, Cdt FS Cwilewicz, Cdt Cpl Wright, Cdt Cpl Cottee, with 1st Gedling scouts outside Newark Air Museum

by Cdt FS Elizabeth Cwilewicz Sqn MCO 138 (1st Nottingham) Sqn – South & East Midlands Wg

10 Feb 2009