Over 40 cadets from across South & East Midlands Wing recently attended a multi-training weekend held at RAF Cottesmore over the weekend of the 4th – 6th April 2008.
During the weekend, the South & East Midlands Wing Cadet Development Team (CDT) held two courses, the Radio Communicators Badge course and the Cadet NCO Drill Instruction course.
Radio Communicators Badge Course
Cadets completing practical work on basic electronics.
As part of the Radio Communicators Badge course, cadets completed revision work for the full licence syllabus as well as working through the advanced radio & radar and satellite communications syllabus. Practical work included basic electronics, some HF radio work, internet work and web page creation. During the weekend cadets earned 22 full licence certificates and 23 communicators badges.
Cadets and Directing Staff of the Radio Communicators Badge course 1/08.
Cadet NCO Drill Instruction Course
The Cadet NCO Drill Instruction course covered various aspects, from drill instruction techniques and banner drill to continuity drill and conducting squadron reviews.
Cadets on the drill square.
The delegates had to successfully complete both a written and practical examination to successfully pass the course.
Cadets and Directing Staff of the Cadet NCO Drill Instructor course 1/08.
The introduction of the multi-training weekends is a new initiative where several cadet training events take place in one location over a weekend, the aim being to reduce the number of training dates in the training calendar thus freeing up valuable time for Squadron based training and activities.
The next multi-training weekend will be held over the weekend of the 5th – 6th July 2008 and the courses on offer include BASIC Instructor Cadet training, Provisional Radio Licence course and Cadet NCO Drill Instruction course.