On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June Cadets took part in a Field Craft weekend at John Lee’s Wood Scout Campsite, which offers a forest environment to carry out elements of field-craft activities.
For a lot of the Cadets this was their first taste of camping with the Squadron and it gave them a chance to learn a number of skills that they will put to use for their Duke of Edinburgh Award and future Adventure Training with the Squadron.
Over the two days training was carried out in campcraft, observation skills, camouflage and concealment, duties of a sentry, and an orders group training experience.
As well as Sgt ATC Gibson, Sgt ATC Elton and CI Clarke taking the lead in the instruction and organization of the weekend, in addition there were three Students who are currently at University awaiting their commissions representing the Navy, Army and RAF. Good to see ex Cadet Lear, who is currently studying his degree, before being commissioned in the RAF Engineering Branch.
Over the weekend the cadets, tested their technical skills in all the elements of training, as well as pushing themselves out of their comfort zones.
By FS (ATC) Matt Parker
2070 Sqn MCO