Squadron Commander’s Update 2015 Summer

Rising Above the Best! #LookingFine209 #SEMWwhoweare #WhatWeDo The focus over the past two months has been on training.  This is currently split down two avenues; with the West Bridgford Detachment of Nottinghamshire ACF, who we proudly share our superb new building with, and also multi-Squadron activities enabling us to spread our wings outside of the Read more about Squadron Commander’s Update 2015 Summer[…]

Fieldcraft, Military Skills and Tactics in the Region

#CESATT #WABSAFT #LookingFine209 #SEMWwhoweare #WhatWeDo This week saw our Squadron Commander supervise and teach on a blank firing and pyrotechnics exercise with Cadet observers under his secondary position as an instructor on the Central & East Small Arms Training Team. Last month OC209 qualified a number of staff from Warwick and Birmingham Wing Shooting and Read more about Fieldcraft, Military Skills and Tactics in the Region[…]

Exercise Assistant Training

#CESATT #WABSAFT #LookingFine209 #SEMWwhoweare #WhatWeDo #toomanyhashtags This weekend saw our Officer Commanding using his qualifications and experience in order to train members of Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Shooting and Fieldcraft team as exercise assistants for their upcoming Section Battle Drills demo. The demo will support advanced fieldcraft training and expose realism by incorporating blank ammunition Read more about Exercise Assistant Training[…]

Fieldcraft & Military Tactics

Fieldcraft & Military Tactics #CESATT #LookingFine209 #WhatWeDo Last weekend our Squadron Commander, one of only two staff in the Region qualified to run exercises with weapons and pyrotechnics, ran the first training course for Central & East Region Small Arms Training Team (CESATT). The course focused on basic military tactics such as the Section Battle Drills, how Read more about Fieldcraft & Military Tactics[…]

209 on Camp with 1936

   Bank holiday weekend saw two Cadet’s from 09 (West Bridgford) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets travel to Walesby Forest Campsite in Newark, joining 1936 Newton Squadron for their annual spring camp. Cadet Katie Rogers and Cadet Alys Young spent the weekend taking part in activities such as rafting, caving, sports and also a Read more about 209 on Camp with 1936[…]

209’s Christmas Camp

On Friday 19th December Cadets, Staff and Civilian Committee members from 209 (West Bridgford) and 2229 (Loughborough) Squadron joined at Sherbrook Scout Camp for the annual Christmas camp. The cadets, all ranging from between 12 and 19-years-old, had the opportunity to complete challenges set in pioneering, fieldcraft, tunneling, rope exercises, PT, orienteering and of course Read more about 209’s Christmas Camp[…]