This past weekend, Cadets from all over South and East Midlands Wing, including 5 of our own cadets, gathered at 126 (Derby) Squadron ATC to complete a challenging weekend of training. The end goal to complete a walk of 40 miles over the two days.
Day 1! Cadets walked 25 miles stopping off at certain points along the walk. They sang all the way, and the cadets kept in good spirits with morale constantly high.
Once they got back to the Squadron, there was time for a shower and a chance to prepare their uniform for the next day. After a full roast pork dinner with lemon drizzle cake and custard for pudding, it was time to socialise and watch a film, after the staff decided we could not watch the rugby. It was then a quick game of cards before off to bed to get some needed rest for the next day.
Day 2! Cadets woke up at 7 am and had breakfast by 7:30. The cadets left the squadron at 8:15, marching on to Sawley for lunch before heading back to the squadron. Arriving back at the squadron, the cadets hoovered the dorms and were then dismissed after a group photo.
Cadet Sergeant James Bland said “it was a challenging weekend but I enjoyed it anyway. It has given us a taste of what the first two days could feel like.”
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Written by Cadet Corporal C McHale
Edited by Cadet Flight Sergeant J Clulow
2195 Media Team