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Cadets point the way

Article posted: Apr 14, 2010 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Cadets from 1461 Wigston Sqn joined cadets from 1F City of Leicester and 1947 Birstall Sqns at a local country park to test their navigation skills and have gained a National Qualification in the process.
All the cadets under took sqn based training prior to the assessment day and put themselves to the test on a sunny but blustery Sunday. A total of 6 teams pulled on their boots and were assessed in basic navigation skills such as taking bearings, reading grid references and using the map to determine their location. The cadets have now qualified to receive their Bronze NNAS award.
OIC 1461 Sqn Flying Officer Tim Hargraves said “ this has been a great day for both cadets and the staff involved. It’s been great to get out of doors and blow off the cobwebs! Today has shown that the three units can work together to accomplish more, and is hopefully the start of a great working relationship.”


1F Cadets enjoying ice cream in the sun


1461 Cadets ready for action, some sporting their new sqn Hoodies

Fg Off Tim Hargraves OIC 1461 Sqn