What a weekend for 1360 Squadron Air Cadets
Well… 1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) Squadron have had a cracking weekend this month!
From fun runs, Regional Netball Competitions, Regional Football Trials, Regional Hockey Trials to Leadership Courses and of course the mighty Banner Drill down at RAF Wittering Peterborough, all in one weekend.
Beginning on Friday Sergeant Matthew Carré (17) began his NCO Leadership course at RAF Wittering, at the same time, members of the squadron put in fantastic efforts at the Erewash 5k Fun run.
Saturday was nearly a day of rest however Corporal Jade Cox (14) was busy representing the Region at the Inter region finals for the junior netball team.
Sunday has to have been the biggest logistical task the squadron has ever faced. It was an early morning start for Flight Sergeant Liam Osbiston (17) and Corporal Stuart McPherson (16) had their all-important Ralph Reid Buckley interviews, if they were successful then this meant they would be given the opportunity to learn how to fly solo with a bursary worth £500.
Following the Interviews Cpl Stuart (16) McPherson then had to shoot off to RAF Wittering with Cadet Elly Ongoma (16) to take part in the Regional Football Trials which they both managed to make the team! Cadet Charlotte Lee (16) also attended the Regional Hockey Trials where she travelled down to RAF Wittering where she fought for a place in the team, after a long day in playing hockey game after hockey game she found out that she had also made it to the regional team.
Last but not least, the squadron sent their banner team down to RAF Wittering to compete the annual Wing Banner Drill Competition. After a long day of waiting for other squadrons to complete their routines it finally came to final parade waiting anxiously 3rd place was called it wasn’t 1360, 2nd place was called it still wasn’t 1360 as the final pause for 1st place was given to the teams amazement 1360 Squadron was called out for 1st place! The Squadron Banner team had now won it not once, not twice but now THREE years in a row scoring the Hat-trick. It was the biggest sense of achievement for all the team! Holding the trophy high again 1360 Squadron had banner drill in the bag.
The Squadron Congratulates all cadets that attended these events you have again made 1360 Squadron proud! Nothing can stop us here.