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DofE Expeditions

Over the bank holiday weekend, 19 cadets took part in DofE expeditions – there was an assessed silver expedition, practise silver expedition and two bronze practise expeditions (I took part in a bronze practise expedition). I arrived at the squadron for an early start at 7am on Sunday with the other cadets doing their bronze; […]
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Nijmegen Training Weekends

Over the past few months I have been attending training weekends for the 100mile Nijmegen march which will be held in Holland this July. I have been marching and training with other cadets from various squadrons in Surrey Wing. We have to march 50 kilometres on each weekend; 40K on Saturday and 10K on Sunday. […]
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Inter-Wing Netball Competition

On 3rd April 2016 Cdt Griffiths T and I competed in the inter-wing netball competition. The day began in the morning when we arrived at Surrey Sports Park, met up with the rest of the team – which included 7 other players from squadrons across Surrey wing – and went to get changed into the […]
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Squadron Training Weekend – L98a2 Training

On the 19th-20th March 2016 I completed L98a2 rifle training. We had first parade and split up into all the activities that were going on during the weekend including L98a2 rifle training, Bronze and Silver DofE planning and first class training. I attended both training days to learn the L98a2 rifle training. We were able […]
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Surrey Half Marathon

On the 13th March 2016 we ran a water stand for the Surrey Half Marathon. We turned up to the squadron and drove to our station. We arrived bright and early to set up our stand. We got given t-shirts and we set up our tables with bottles of water. We had to spend a […]
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Swimming Proficiencies

On Friday 27th March, we went over to the Charterhouse school and used there swimming facility’s to conduct our swimming proficiency tests. With all cadets passing basic and most moving onto intermediate. Those who participated in the intermediate test all passed which even better but came out very tired afterwards. It was an excellent time […]
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Squadron Social Night 

Recently on the 27th Febuary we visited the Christ college ski slope on a standard parade night and did some donutting. The night was very successful with no cadets falling off there doughnuts and with some inter-flight competitions thrown in at the end really made the night complete. These kind of nights make the ATC […]
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RAF Cosford – Autumn Camp

RAF Cosford Autumn Camp Report When we arrived we had to wait for awhile after a 4 hour coach ride sitting on the tarmac while all our luggage was ferried to the billets where we were staying. Once we took a minibus to the billets we were formed up on the road while we were […]
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Remembrance Sunday – Nov 2014

On Sunday the 9th of November we arrived outside Guildford library at 09:15 for our annual Remembrance Parade. When everyone had arrived we did several uniform checks and last minute poppy adjustments. Then we formed up and lined both sides of Jefferies Passage. Here we were joined by army, sea and marine cadets. Then we […]
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RBL Poppy Appeal – Nov 2014

On Saturday the 8th of November, 14 cadets went to Sainsbury’s to fundraise for the Royal British Legion by selling poppies. We were sent to different parts of the shop in pairs with a collection tin and a box full of broaches, wrist bands, poppies and stickers. Within minutes members of the public began making […]
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OSWWT – No 8 Training Oct 2014

In the final weekend of the Autumn half-term, many cadets from various squadrons across Surrey wing attended a training course on cadet weapons, held in Pirbright. The available weapons that cadets were able to be trained on were the No. 8 Rifle and the L98 Rifle. Due to my age, I decided to attend the […]
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OSWWT – L98 Training – Oct 2014

To start off the weekend there was a briefing, giving us an overview of what was in store for us over the next few days. There were lessons each day on your chosen rifle. The course would teach you how to conduct an NSP (Normal Safety Precaution), how to safely handle the rifle and how […]
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Exercise Hope – Oct 2014

On the 24th – 26th October, around 20 cadets from 261 Guildford Squadron as well as 3 cadets from 97 Croydon Squadron headed to Hankley Common for the yearly 24 Hour Exercise, Exercise Hope. After several briefs on Friday evening, Saturday started with a PT session followed by a few Fieldcraft lessons. Just after the […]
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Summer Camp 2014

Every year cadets from 261 Squadron get the opportunity to attend a weeklong campat a working RAF station. This year most of the cadets went to RAF Marham in Norfolk which is home to the frontline squadrons of the RAF’s Tornado GR4 force. When we first arrived at RAF Marham we were shown our accommodation […]
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