JTYAF Dog Show

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Sep 292013
 

Cadets and Staff from Ferndown Squadron assisted the JTYAF at its annual Dog Show.  Sgt Calum Roberton entered both his dogs Odin and Freyja into the Gun Dog class and Odin (pictured below) gained a Second Place.

Cadets with Odin at the JTYAF Dog Show

 

The cadets thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we received very good feedback on how helpful and polite they were from both the JTYAF and the people attending the Dog Show.

 

M Berry

OIC

Joining Instructions for Boot Camp 05 – 06 October 2013

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Sep 272013
 
Boot Camp Joining Instructions 1.  The aim of the Boot Camp is to give younger cadets experience of the variety of activities they may take part in on the Squadron, whilst giving them a more detailed introduction to the ATC.   2.  Cadets should aim to arrive at Squadron HQ at 0830 hrs on Saturday [...]

Adventure Training Opportunity – Rock Climbing in Spain

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Sep 272013
 
The following has been passed on by the Regional Adventure Training Officer.  Its a great opportunity for cadet aged 16+ or a member of staff.  Cadets may be able to apply for funding from the JTYAF.
Please note that there is only one place available within SW Region.  Anyone would like to go should let me know before First Parade this evening so we can get an email in to SW Region.  If you wish to let me know before please email oc.2358@aircadets.org.  Also note the requirement for previous climbing experience.
M Berry
OIC

Notice from ACF

The Cadet Center for Adventurous Training has 1 vacancy for a Cadet aged 16+ or Adult/Officer from the ACF or CCF to attend our Rock Climbing expedition to the Costa Blanca, Spain over the period 19-26 Oct 13.
 
The course fee of £300 includes flights, food, accommodation, equipment, instruction, in country transport and insurance.
 
Candidates will complete the JSAT Rock Climbing Foundation Award during the course. Applicants should have some basic climbing experience prior to attending.
 

Results of 2358 (Ferndown) Squadron Annual Draw 2013

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Sep 262013
 

The Annual Draw was held on Monday 21 September 2013 by the Squadron Civilian Committee.

Results are shown below:

Prize Ticket No. Name Amount
1 436 Jean Bartie £100
2 1631 Finicane £50
3 210 R. Clarke £25
4 1217 Chappel Prizes of goods and services
donated by Ferndown businesses
5 1949 Botley
6 1514 Wicks
7 1728 Dale
8 1468 Chant
9 1917 Giles
10 1902 L. Simmons
11 1643 Cameron
12 840 Beck
13 1155 Jayles
14 895 Kelly
15 1222 Halliwell
16 1011 B. Bradley
17 800 Croxford

 

M Berry

OIC

RAFA Display Vehicle British Legion Car Park – Fri 27 Sep 13

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Sep 252013
 

There will be a Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) display vehicle in the car park of Ferndown British Legion all day on Friday 27 Sep 13.  The vehicle will there during the day so if you have the chance to visit either at lunchtime or after school please do so.  RAFA have recently started a new Youth Branch which you may also be interested in finding out more about.

M Berry

OIC

Wing Activities Day

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Sep 222013
 

I would like to personally thank all the cadets and NCOs who attended Wing Activities Day to represent the Squadron.  Thanks go to all of those you who have spent many parade nights in preparation for this event, and we were impressed with your willingness to take part in events on the day.  I would like to single out the Drill Squad in particular, despite missing some of your regular members you rallied together and gave an impressive performance under Sgt TH.  I will post the detailed results of the day once they become available from Wing HQ.

 

M Berry

OIC

Drill Sequence – for Wing Activities Day

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Sep 182013
 

For those of you in the drill team, here is the Drill Sequence for WAD.

 

Action No

Movement

Mark (Max 10)

 

Action No

Movement

Mark (Max 10)

1

Marker

 

31

Close Order-March

2

Tallest on the Right,

 

32

Right-Dress and Eyes-Front

Shortest on the Left, in

 

33

3 Paces Right Close-March

single Rank-Size

 

34

3 Paces Rearward – March

3

Squad-Number

 

35

5 Paces Left-Close-March

4

Odd Numbers, Two Paces

 

36

Move to the Right, Right-

Forward – March

 

Turn

5

No 1 Stand Fast, Ranks,

 

37

By the Left, Slow-March

Right and Left-Turn

 

38

Squad-Halt

6

Form Squad, Quick March

 

39

About-Turn

7

Right-Dress and Eyes

 

40

By the Right, Quick-March

Front

 

41

Mark-Time

8

Open Order-March

 

42

Change-Step

9

Right-Dress and Eyes

 

43

Squad-Halt

Front

 

44

By the Right, Quick-March

10

Move to the Right, Right

 

45

Left-Wheel

Turn

 

46

Change-Step

11

About-Turn

 

47

Left-Wheel

12

Into Line, Left-Turn

 

48

Into line, Left-Turn

13

About-Turn

 

49

Squad-Halt

14

Stand At-Ease

 

50

Right-Dress and Eyes-

15

Squad-Shun

 

Front

16

Move to the Right, Right

 

 

In-cline

 

Sub-total 1 (Max 500)

17

To the Front-Salute

 

 

18

To the Left-Salute

 

 

19

To the Right-Salute

 

SQUAD

Max 75

Dressing Standard         (25)

20

Move to the Right, Right

  Bearing/Confidence       (25)

In-cline

  Overall Impressing         (25)

21

By the Left, Quick-March

 

 

Sub-total 2 (Max 75)

 

22

To the Front-Salute

 

 

23

To the Right-Salute

 

 

24

An Officer Passing your

 

NCO IC

Max 75

Execution of Orders       (25)

Front, To the Front – Salute

  Bearing/Confidence       (25)

25

About-Turn

  Control of Squad           (25)

26

To the Left-Salute

 

Sub-total 3 (Max 75)

27

Eyes-Left, Eyes-Front

 

 

28

About-Turn

 

 

29

Squad-Halt

  Sub-total 1 (Max 500)

(middle of parade ground)

  Sub-total 2 (Max 75)

30

Into Line, Right-Turn

  Sub-total 3 (Max 75)

 

  Drill Sequence Total (Max 650)

 

  Inspection Total (Max 150)

 

 

TOTAL (MAX 800)

 

     

 

     

Wing Activities Day 22 Sep 2013, RAF Boscombe Down

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Sep 172013
 

The Squadron will be taking part in Wing Actvities Day on Sunday 22 Sep 13, at RAF Boscombe Down.

Joining Instructions

Transport

Cadets are to be at the Squadron HQ by 0650 for a 0700 departure.  We will be travelling on A Wilts and Dorset Bus with cadets from 149 (Poole) Squadron.  Please ensure you are on time as the bus will not wait.

The event finishes at about 1730 so it is likely that we will return to the Squadron HQ between 1900 and 2000,

Uniform

Uniform for the day is smart No3 (CS 95 combat clothing).  Please ensure that these are smart and presentable and that your boots have been polished.  All cadets attending MUST have a beret, we are aware that we have a shortage at the moment so please arrange to borrow a beret of someone who is not going on Friday, if you do not have one.

Cadets taking part in the drill competition should bring their No1 uniform (light blue shirt and tie) as well as a Jumper and ATC anorak.

In addition cadets should pack a pair of trainers to take part in the sports or climbing wall.  Sports kit is NOT required,

Forms and ID

All cadets must be in possession of their 3822 with a photo in it.  In addition all cadets should complete a TG21 form (and TG23 as necessary).  These are to be handed to Sgt Roberton (Team Manager prior to getting on the bus).

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Messing

Messing facilities will not be available so you must bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day.

Activities

You will have already been placed in various activities by the NCOs helping run the team.  More information can be obtained from the Team Leader Sgt Roberton or his deputies Cpl Payne and Cpl Dullage.

 

The aim of the day is to take part in the activities and have, whilst  hopefully scoring some points for the Squadron.

 

M Berry

OIC