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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Adventure Training in the Lake District

On the week commencing Sunday 19th October, 9 cadets from the squadron embarked on a week of Adventure Training in Windermere, Lake District. The camp was open to all squadrons in the South & East midlands however 1947 (Birstall) Squadron had the biggest representation of cadets, an amazing achievement considering the size of the squadron.

The week began with all cadets participating in a Hill Walk to School Knott, a local hill in Windermere. The hill walking pushed their navigation skills to the test and taught them about the environment and built upon their skills in the hills.

Following this, cadets spent 2 days; split into Morning and Afternoon to try various Adventure Training activities.… Read the rest

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Two Weeks Of Sporting Success

The Air Training Corps offer seven main sports to their cadets which enables them to foster a competitive spirit and portray excellent sportsmanship at squadron, wing and regional competitions. These sports are swimming, hockey, cross country, athletics, netball, football and rugby. Over the past two weeks, 1947 Squadron has been busy with two of these seven events.

Saturday 4th October saw the annual South and East Midlands Wing inter-squadron swimming competition take place at Beechdale swimming centre Nottingham. 1947 Squadron had 16 cadets partake in the competition, resulting in one of the largest representations of the squadron at any sporting event.… Read the rest

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Battle of Britain Parade Leicester 2014

On Sunday 21st September 2014, 19 members of 1947 (Birstall) squadron took part in the Battle of Britain in Leicester in commemoration of all the RAF personnel who played a part in tackling German invasion in 1940 during World War Two.

All cadet and staff members represented the squadron and the Air Training Corps excellently, marching smartly in step along side cadets and officers from various squadrons around Leicester and also representatives from the Royal Air Force Association and the Royal British Legion.

A brief service took place at the cenotaph at Victoria Park in which FS Ventola of 1947 Sqn held the squadron banner.… Read the rest

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