The 13th of August was a busy night for the cadets of 1936 (Newton) Squadron. The 2 flights within the squadron were put against each other in a challenge to produce a 3 course meal using only the following equipment: 3 mess tins, a box of rations packs and 2 hexi burners. The cadets were also allowed to bring to in extra food as long as the cost didn’t exceed £5.
After having the initial brief for the challenge by FS Haywood and his son, Alfie. The flights went off to their designated cooking areas to discuss about what they plan to prepare for the 3 judges: Fg Off Day, FS Haywood and ‘Master Chef’ Alfie. After only 15 minutes discussing, the flights were off, having only 1 hour and 10 minutes to prepare all 3 meals. For 1 Flight everyone split into 3 different groups focussing all their effort on their selected course. The hour and 10 minutes had pasted by quickly but luckily were we prepared and served up all 3 of course courses on time.
All of the cadets put in 110% and it was shown from our rather ‘creative’ dessert which was a mix of: Yorkie, fruit salad and hard boiled sweets. The 3 judges tasted each Flight’s courses and came to the conclusion that 2 Flight had won the nights challenge and therefore earned themselves points towards the quarterly inter-flight competition.
The night was a great success and I’m sure all the cadets enjoyed themselves. I would like to thank FS Haywood for organising the exercise for us.
By Cpl Connor Levers
1936 (Newton) Squadron