Air cadets and staff from 1461 Wigston, joined forces with 1F Leicester Sqn, in a Fieldcraft training weekend at an almost deserted John’s Lee Wood in Leicestershire. Camp Pompeii, so named because of the topical ongoing “ash cloud” issues, started with the cadets being split equally between two flights to encourage cross unit working. The training started with some basic patrolling and movement skills, followed by learning how to build bashers and setting up harbour areas. The training continued with casualty evacuation and finally, camouflage and concealment.
The first day finished with a night exercise in which all the new skills that the cadets had been taught were put in to practice. They training seemed to work as the two flights worked under tactical conditions to achieve their objectives, although A flight were announced as the overall winners!
Photo shows cadets on the rope crossing
photo shows cadets during a concealment exercise
After a chilly night under canvas, the cadets and some of the staff did a bit of sport followed by a rope exercise on the Sunday morning.
At the final parade OC 1F Sqn said “this has been a really good weekend where the two squadrons of cadets and staff have risen to the challenge and worked together. Let’s hope this is the start of a really good relationship between the two units.”
Fg Off Tim Hargraves OIC 1461 Sqn