Staff members from 2195 Long Eaton Squadron made their way 230 miles South to Okehampton in Devon to take part in an Obstacle Course Instructors Course.
The Squadron were invited to take part by Essex County ACF. Plt Off Matt Ireland, FS (ATC) Richard Theyers, SGT (ATC) James Glover and Plt Off Chris Leese (now at 138 (Illkeston) Sqn), along with other members of staff from South and East Midlands Wing, were put through their paces on a two day instructional and theoretical course and passed with flying colours.
The qualification they gained allows the use of MOD obstacle courses to deliver confidence building, physical and leadership training to Air Cadets and Staff members within the Wing.
Qualified staff from 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron are now hoping to test their prowess as soon as possible through the facilities located at Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell.
It is hoped that with an increased number of Obstacle Course Instructors available within the Wing it will be possible to give every cadet the thrill of and sense of achievement from completing an obstacle course.
By Plt Off Matt Ireland – Squadron Training Officer, 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron