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Fieldcraft Training Weekend In The Woods At Gamecock Barracks

Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 and 163 Squadrons abandoned their normal blue uniform, donned their DP (disruptive pattern) kit and cam cream and headed off to Gamecock Barracks near Nuneaton for an action packed weekend of Fieldcraft Training.

The Fieldcraft Training, involving cadets and staff from both 121 and 163 Squadrons, was held within the training ground of Gamecock Barracks, home of 30 Signals Regiment and was the culmination of weeks of training and preparation.

The training given to the cadets during this activity was designed to reinforce their knowledge and skills in the following aspects of Fieldcraft:

  • Why things are seen.
  • Camouflage & concealment.
  • Field signals.
  • Judging distance.
  • Movement in the field.
  • Observation
  • Field Cooking
  • Radio Communications 

Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “would take this opportunity to thank 30 Signals Regiment for permitting us to use the Gamecock Barracks training area and would extend special thanks all the cadets and staff form both squadrons who attended for making the weekend such a success. The level of instruction given by our fieldcraft instructors was of a particularly high standard and I would thank them all especially FS Hadley and Sgt Barber for all their efforts over the weekend and for all the hard work that they had to put into the administration and organisation of a truly outstanding fieldcraft training camp".

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