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!
Cadets and staff at @1082SQNATC enjoyed cake this evening to celebrate the 100th birthday of the RAF With our youngest cadet having the big responsibility of holding the cake. @aircadets @ComdtAC @RoyalAirForce #RAF100 #WeLoveCake
Our open evenings are designed to showcase all our activities. Cadets who have done these activities themselves will be present on each stand to talk about their experiences. Staff will also be available to answer any questions from parents.
The open evening starts at 7:30 pm at our Squadron building at 26a Chesterfield Road, Brimington, S43 1AD, this is down the footpath opposite St Michael’s Nursing Home and Riverside Motors.
Next Monday 26th March will be the first night of our new intake, from 7 pm until 9.30 pm.
We operate only two intakes a year. This allows potential new cadets to start in one group, at the same time, and helps new starters form friendships quicker. From our last intake 8 out of 9 cadets have stayed on as a result of starting together.
We realise it is Easter time and many people may be on holiday. There is a grace period of two weeks to allow those who are on holiday to still join in this intake. Please do contact the Squadron if you need to do this though so we can plan accordingly.