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New Long Eaton Air Cadets learn new skills

Article posted: May 05, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

On Saturday 2nd May, nine cadets attended a radio course at 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron, it lasted 3 hours and was taught by Sergeant (ATC) Griffin. Attending the radio course has allowed the cadets to work towards a Civilian qualification, and improved their radio skills.

They began the course at 1000 hours and were then briefed on the course’s events, before beginning their first exercise – Battleships. This game consisted of sending radio transmissions from one team to another, using the correct radio callsigns and phonetic alphabet. The aim was to destroy a set number of targets on a 9×9 grid by sending co-ordinates to the other team via the radio.

After the team dubbed ‘P2’ won the exercise by destroying the most amount of targets. The group received a lesson on radio safety and the reasons that we use radios with the procedures that we have.

Cadet Olsson, a current recruit, said “I felt like I learned a lot today as I only had very basic knowledge, not a lot really, and now I feel like I can do a lot more.”