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Field Craft Weekend March 2014

Article posted: Mar 23, 2014 by Sqn Ldr Pass

On the weekend of the 15th and 16th March, the Squadron had a weekend at John Lee’s Wood Scout Campsite, which offers a forest environment to carry out all 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.

The weekend was made up of the following activities and lessons:

  • An initial march to the campsite
  • Camp craft and Cooking Skills
  • Camouflage and Concealment
  • Field Model making
  • Observation Skills
  • Orienteering

For extra development of the older Cadets, all the lessons were conducted by the Cadet Sergeants and overseen by the Adult Staff members.

With Flt Lt RAFVRT Mayoh-Smith, FS (ATC) Gibson, CI’s Anderson, Clarke and Womersley taking the lead in the organization of the weekend, all went very well.

Over the weekend the cadets, tested their technical skills in all the elements of Field Craft as well as pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. The new Cadets were said they very much enjoyed the experience and look forward to future Camps.

By FS (ATC) Matt Parker
2070 Sqn MCO