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Wigston Cadets go Green!

Article posted: Jun 08, 2010 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Cadets and staff from 1461 Wigston Sqn ATC have just returned from a weeks long field craft training at the South and East Midlands Wing greens camp at the Swynnerton Training area.
17 cadets took on the challenge of learning new skills such as camouflage and concealment, escape and evasion as well as practicing current skills and disciplines such as drill and target shooting. The cadets even got the opportunity to take part in new activities such as archery and rock climbing.
The staff joined forces with the large staff team that were tasked with providing interesting activities and scenarios for the cadets to put their skills to the test.
Officer in Charge 1461 Wigston Sqn, Fg Off Tim Hargraves said, “ This is a fantastic opportunity for the cadets to join almost 300 others from Air cadet Sqns over our region. They are learning new skills as well as putting what we teach here at 1461 Sqn in to practice. All have come back home very tired, but having a sense of pride in achieving such a great challenge, we are already looking forward to next years camp!”

Picture Shows Wigston cadets in a flight with other cadets during a briefing

Fg Off Tim Hargraves OiC 1461 Wigston Sqn