On Sunday 19 April Nuneaton based Air Cadets joined more than 700 Cadets and Staff from 26 other Air Cadet Units within the Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing as they converged on the Nesscliffe Training Centre in Shropshire for their Annual Wing Field Training Day.
The Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing Field Day, the largest event of the year for the Wing, attended by hundreds of cadets and staff from all over the region, is a day of inter squadron competition and an opportunity for cadets to take part in a variety of training activities.
The day's competitive events included the band competition, drill, first aid, public relations, marksmanship, aircraft recognition, modelling.
In addition to the competitive events cadets had the opportunity to undergo radio communications training, take their weapons handling tests and even have a go on the climbing tower. The day was that full of action that it even attracted the attention of the Eye in the Sky in the form of a National Police Air Service helicopter that, much to the delight of the cadets, came to see what they were up to.
The Training Day ended with a parade during which the Officer Commanding Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing, Wing Commander Stuart Iles present awards to competition winners.
The highlight of the presentations for the cadets and staff of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron came as Wing Commander Stuart Iles presented them with trophies for taking first place in four of the day’s competitions; the Public Relations, Photographic, Media Design and the Band Percussion Section competitions.
Cadet Flight Sergeant Connor Little receives the Band Percussion Section Trophy from Wing Commander Stuart Iles
Cadet Flight Sergeant Matthew Carrington receives the Public Relations, Mills Trophy from Wing Commander Stuart Iles
Cadet Corporal Kyle Evans receives the Media Design Trophy from Wing Commander Stuart Iles
Cadet Corporal Atlanta Curless receives the Photographic Portfolio Trophy from Wing Commander Stuart Iles
Following their success, the percussion section of the Squadron’s band together with units Media Communications team will be representing the Warwickshire and Birmingham wing at the Central & East Regional Field Day to be held on Sunday 6th September 2015.
Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Flt Lt Paul Hincks said, "We have done extremely well again this year, coming seventh out of twenty-Seven units, with our success being directly attributable to the outstanding amount of hard work and preparation by all of our Cadets and Staff”.
He added, “I would like to congratulate all the cadets who took part today and the adult staff that helped to train them. Every cadet who took part should be justly proud of his or her performance and I hope we can repeat our success when we compete at regional level in September”
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