Congratulations to our own Sgt Esther Taylor RAFAC, who has completed her residential training, marking the end of her probationary period and is set to return to Squadron as a full Sergeant.
On Monday 16th October, seven cadets were presented with certificates following their recent achievements on squadron. Cadets earned qualifications in instruction, leadership and first aid.
Firstly, six cadets were awarded their Youth First Aid (YFA) certificates after completing a two-day course with a final practical assessment.
The Squadron’s new logo was designed by our cadets during a competition won by Cdt Kara Hawkins (Logo Design) and Cdt Cpl Danny Henman (Motto creation).
Our cadets will show you what they have been doing over the last year. You get chance to meet them and talk about what it is we do.
There will be many displays and talks about our activities. Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
The Squadron will be open from 1900 until 2100 for you to visit. Drop in any time within those hours. A look around and chat should take 20-30 minutes.
We hope to see you all there!!!
If you can’t make it that night, don’t worry! You can turn up any Monday or Wednesday in September at 1900 and see what it is we do. There is no requirement to join on your first visit. Please do bring a parent though to fill out a consent form for the night.
Through the combined efforts of members of 1082 (Brimington & District) Squadron, we have smashed our target fundraising amount of £200 by raising a total of £1000 during a sponsored abseil!!!
Ashgate Hospice was chosen as a charity because they helped our own Warrant Officer Richard Snell through his last stages of his fight with cancer. In his memory, all members abseiling wore Hawaiian Shirts – as this was Richard’s favourite item of clothing on Trent Wing Camps!
Half of our group went abseiling and the other half went walking, then swapped over. Thanks to The Adventure Service for lending a minibus and abseiling equipment to help us achieve our goals! The day went very fluidly and everyone enjoyed themselves, as you can see from the pictures!
1082 (Brimington & District) Squadron help local organisations and events through volunteering and fundraising. Other activities include Poppy Appeal selling, Staveley Armed Forces Weekend, and other local charities.
If you want to join in the fun, please visit the Joining Us page!
Four Cadet Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from Brimington Squadron have just completed the Trent Wing NCO Course, Part II at RAF Cranwell this weekend.
Congratulations to Sgt Maryanne Parkinson, Cpl Morgan Pether, Cpl Will Antcliff, and Cpl Owen Eyre for successfully completing the course and rising to the challenge!
This course is ran over two weekend (Parts 1 and 2). Part 1 was completed earlier in the year and saw the cadets learn leadership and team work theory.
The second weekend just completed saw the cadets putting their new found techniques in to practice in a series of leadership, team work, trust and communication exercises.
Cadet NCOs organise the day to day preparation of activities ready for staff to run training, so the activity can begin on time with the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment.
A cadet NCO also needs to be able to lead by example and mentor less experienced cadets to share their knowledge and experience. It’s a great way to learn team work and leadership, and key to developing interpersonal skills for a future career.
Cadet NCOs on Brimington Squadron also have additional duties. Cdt Sgt Parkinson mentors Junior NCOs, Cpl Pether helps our Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO – the highest rank a cadet can achieve) will drill, dress and discipline. Cpl Antcliff mentors the very new cadets in basic training, and Cpl Eyre helps with Public Relations – you’ll see many posts from him on this site in the coming months!
Congratulations to all and many thanks to the directing staff led by Sqn Ldr Rachel Waltz in Trent Wing ATC!
Ashgate Hospice helped our own Warrant Officer Richard Snell before he passed away earlier this year, so we’re going to try and raise as much as we can for them!
We’re going to try and abseil in total the height of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, which stands at 3560 feet!!!
Wish us luck, and if you’re asked for sponsorship from one of our cadets, please give whatever you can to help us. Thank you.