May Update

The Squadron has been very busy over the last few months with an ever growing number of cadets attending parade nights.

Today, a large group of cadets attended the annual May Day event in the neighbouring village of Woodmancote. The Squadron uses the event for both recruitment and fundraising. The cadets were busy throughout the day, helping the organisers prepare and maintain the village sports field where the event is held. Tasks included setting up a car parking area on the field, helping stall holders assemble their marquees and placing the bunting up around the village hall. The event always proves to be an enjoyable day out and highlights our presence in the local community.

Back on the Squadron, the move into British Summer Time has enabled us to carry out a number of Night Exercises up on Cleeve Hill and around the village. Last week, the cadets raced against the clock from the Squadron building in the centre of the village up to the triangulation point on the hill. This activity was planned by the Squadron’s Junior NCO team to act as a test of navigational skills as well as fitness abilities. While many found it challenging, all of the cadets enjoyed the race – especially with it being so competitive!

Despite it now being exam season, the Squadron is still carrying on at a normal pace with plenty of activities planned.