Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Happy Birthday Flight Sergeant Ainsley!

Flight Sergeant Beth Ainsley celebrated her 18th birthday on Tuesday, 27th November and was presented on first parade with a birthday cake which had a squadron photograph printed on it in edible icing. 

She also received a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday to You" from all squadron members who all later had a share of the cake (so some of the cadets had the pleasure of eating themselves...).

Sunday, 25 November 2012

How NOT to Get Lost

Corporal Gordon and Cadet Potts were both presented with their National Navigation Award Scheme Certificates which are awarded when a set standard in practical map reading and navigation skills is achieved.
Cdt Potts (on the right) was presented with a Bronze award whilst Cpl Gordon (Left) achieved a Silver award having previously gained a Broze.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

More Fieldcraft Training (or how to get lost in the woods)

A further group of 361 (Gateshead) Squadron cadets attended a Fieldcraft training day on Saturday, 17th November to learn survival and concealment skills.

Pictured below are some of the cadets who took part on the day.

Monday, 19 November 2012

We Will Remember Them...

On Sunday, 11th November 361 Squadron took part in the Gateshead Remembrance Service and Parade.

The 361 squadron band led the cadet contingent which included Sea Cadets, the Army Cadet Force as well as cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron Air Training Corps.


Cadets and staff from 361 squadron after the parade

Altcar Band Camp

In late October, Cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron attended the first North Region Band Camp held at Altcar in Merseyside.
Drummers from North Region during a practice session at Altcar
The week long camp allowed cadets to improve their band skills and the programme also included flying and gliding at RAF Woodvale.

The 361 Squadron band is pictured below at one of their regular practice sessions at the RFCA Centre in Gateshead.
Cdt Josh Rayner was also selected to play the Bass Drum in the Air Cadet National Marching Band at the Lord Mayor's Show in London on 10th November.