On Sunday the 9th of June cadets from 1082 Squadron travelled with 739 Scarborough Squadron to Cosford Air Show.
Cosford Air Show is a yearly event with as many as 60,000 visitors. this year there were over 50 different types of aircraft wither flying or on a static display. The Red Arrows performed, the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and hurricane displayed as well as the Typhoon, Chinook, Falcons, Tucano and Tutor Display Team amongst others.
Every year, 1082 squadron participate in Trent Wing athletics. This year we took along 6 cadets to take part in a multitude of different sporting activities. The cadets also had the chance to integrate with other squadrons.
Cadet Lockwood won gold high jump!
Since, he’s been asked to help represent Trent wing at the upcoming regional field day! Congratulations
Corporal Whiteman and Cadet Somers also won silver long jump! Congratulations to the both of you!
Corporal Simkins also bagged herself bronze 400m! Congratulations cpl!
Last night, 1082 Squadron received a visit from Wing Commander Tony Wright!
He came to carry out the squadrons Annual Formal Inspection (AFI) but instead had a talk to our cadets regarding important issues such as mental health awareness and motivation. The cadets also had a chance to ask WC Wright any questions they might have. These could be about anything. We had some great ones!
After this, our cadets presented to WC Wright & the squadron about a variety of topics such as flying & gliding, master chef, cyber & radio as well as camps and adventure training.
With the virtual world of the internet becoming ever more advanced, it is important that cadets have a thorough knowledge of cyber communications. Ft Lt Fowler, this week ran a silver cyber course ( the first in the country! ) with 6 of 1082’s cadets. The course entailed writing different types of code and programming as well as advancing skills on python. A really enjoyable day for 1082!
This week two cadets from 1082 Sqn attended Trent Wings Easter camp based at RAF Honington, the home of the RAF Regiment!
They joined 42 others from around the wing and came together to enjoy a wide range of activities.
Begining their adventurous week at IWM Duxford and RAF Regiment Heritage Centre, followed by personal fire safety advice and familiarisation, then visited 1 Sqn operational unit, before undertaking leadership exercises with station PTI’s, sports, a day with the RAF Police and a Regiment Fieldcaft day, AFCO presentation, Survival and finally bushcraft lessons!