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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
1 month 2 weeks ago
Good Luck to Sgt Owen Sully and the rest his team who after completing their Gold practice expedition in the Peak District back in August. They are currently battling the weather in the Snowdonia National Park to complete the expedition section of the Gold DofE award.
FELIXSTOWE AIR CADETS TREKKING FOR GOLD
Today, Friday 26 October 2018, three Felixstowe air cadets stepped off into the wildly beautiful mountain country of the Snowdonia National Park on a four-day / three-night assessed expedition as part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award.
Cadet Flight Sergeants Aimee Powell and Ryan Roberts, along with Cadet Corporal Poppy Fletcher, joined up with Cadet Sergeants Nicky Lucchi and Tilly Watts of 301 (Bury St Edmunds) Sqn and Cadet Sergeant Owen Sully of 1986 (Wymondham) Sqn to form the group for the expedition.
At Gold DofE Level, expeditions must be undertaken through ‘wild country’ such as the Lake District, Dartmoor, North Yorkshire Moors and the Scottish Highlands. Participants have to undertake a practice and an assessed expedition carrying everything they need for the duration and will only be replenished with water.
Our cadets undertook their practice expedition in the Peak District back in August. The bad weather experienced then has prepared them for the weather in Snowdonia which is looking slightly less than pleasant with rain and high winds predicted. Indeed, the changeability of the weather was well illustrated as the group set off purposefully into the face of a passing hail storm heading towards a partial rainbow. Let’s hope that they are successful in their quest for a real Gold Award, as opposed to the mythical pot at the bottom of a rainbow!
Not only is the endeavour joint in terms of participating cadets but also with respect to the supporting staff: Flight Lieutenants Mark Brett and Jacko Page of 301 (Bury St Edmunds) Sqn obtained all the necessary permissions from Army, RAFAC and DofE authorities; Civilian Instructor Frank Carn-Pryor of 863 (Thurston) Sqn is the supervisor; Flight Lieutenant Tony Hall of 1018 (Downham Market) Sqn is the assessor; Flight Lieutenant Kim Balshaw of 356 (Felixstowe) Sqn is the minibus driver and safety support; and, at the very last minute, Civilian Instructor Nicole Lovatt of 271 (Colwyn Bay) Sqn stepped up to provide female adult supervision for the overnight stop in a hostel at Betwws-y-coed on the eve of the expedition - a truly joint enterprise and setting a potential pattern for the future.
KB, OC 356ATC
2 months 3 weeks ago
The sky’s the limit for 1986
Four cadets from 1986 (Wymondham) Sqn RAFAC took to the skies on Sunday 9th September. Each cadet was given the chance to take control of the aircraft using their basic principles of flight knowledge which is taught through the Royal Air Force Air Cadets academic syllabus. Despite a windy start to the day, our four daring cadets made the most of their time with 7 AEF at RAF Cranwell, by testing their stomachs with some aerobatics. This is one of the most exciting and memorable activities that the RAFAC has to offer and we can not wait for our next visit to the flying school.
If you interested in joining 1986 (Wymondham) Squadron RAFAC, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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3 months 2 days ago
3 months 3 days ago
For anyone attending tonight's Open Evening, please note that good parking spaces near the Squadron are somewhat limited. Please park sensibly, so as not to inconvenience local residents. The nearest car park is Town Green car park, at the bottom of Pople Street near The Feathers pub - from there it is a 5-minute walk to the Sqn (300m).