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104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron shared Central & East Region Air Cadets's post. ...

RAF 100 Multi Activity Camp Around 250 Air Cadets with accompanying staff have attended a Multi Activity Camp to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of their parent service, Royal Air Force. The Cadets, from all corners of Central & East Region, have undertaken activities that are designed to offer an insight into the Past, Present and Future of the RAF as well as sampling elements of Royal Air Force Air Cadet training Based at the Defence Training Camp at Beckingham, Lincolnshire, the cadets have taken part in activities including clay pigeon shooting, swimming, archery, mountain biking, orienteering and paddle sports. Visits were made to RAF Stations giving cadets a close look at the present day RAF and to the Newark Air Museum and the City of Lincoln to provide the sense of history. The future are the cadets themselves and their activities are designed to maintain the Air cadet motto, “Venture, Adventure”. They have received training that included simulated flying, leadership and teamwork skills and the opportunity for gaining educational awards during the camp. It is hoped that the camp has inspired some of the Cadets to become “the Next Generation”. The camp was visited by the Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty who declared: “it was great to see this long-planned and much-anticipated event become reality. Over 200 cadets and a strong support team of CFAV were actively engaged in a very wide range of fun activities and, whilst I was only able to stay for a while, I could see that everyone involved was having a great time. Thank you to the CE team for marking RAF100 in such a memorable way”. The camp was also visited by Air Commodore Rich Barrow, the “brains” behind RAF 100 including the London Fly Past. He was accompanied by the Station Commander from RAF Honington, Group Captain Dave Tait. With the sun mercilessly beating down on Beckingham’s Parade Square, the cadets formed up for the camp’s Final Parade and were greatly honoured to have the Air Officer Commanding 22 Group, Royal Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Warren “Bunny” James, as their Reviewing Officer and to award the prizes. Due to the heat, after respects had been paid, the cadets were invited to sit and were entertained by a faultless display of Continuity Drill by the Cadet Drill Squad before the trophies were presented. The honour of being named the top cadet of the camp went to Cadet Archie Bunn of 73 (Huntingdon) Squadron and the top cadet non commissioned officer went to Cadet Corporal Joseph Snape from 198 (Hinkley) Squadron. Wing Commander Nathan Wilkes, who originated the idea and worked hard to ensure it happened said; “The camp has been a great success due to the enthusiasm of the cadets and the hard work and dedication of the whole staff team. It’s taken almost a year in the planning and many hours of work by the staff on top of their normal duties and civilian jobs to ensure that during the week the activities were safe, enjoyable, educational and FUN. The logistical challenge of ensuring the cadets were in the right place at the right time when some of the activities were up to forty minutes away from Beckingham, although daunting, was accomplished seamlessly due to exceptional logistic management. All the staff are to be congratulated on a “job well done” and I thank them all for their time, their skills, their patience and dedication” Cadet Corporal Saffron Kettle from 485 (Harborne & Quinton) Squadron considered the Camp “a brilliant experience” and her particular favourites were Mountain Biking and Orienteering.

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104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron shared Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing ATC's post. ...

On day fifty-two of #100Faces, we meet Sergeant Ben Ellis from 2461 (Sawston) Squadron. Sgt Ellis joined the ATC in 310 (Widnes) Squadron where he rose to the rank of CWO. He moved to Beds and Cambs Wing where he joined the Wing Training team as a staff cadet on various courses. He was appointed as a Sgt RAFAC when he aged out in 2017. This week he is part of the directing staff on the Region Multi activity camp.

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Words from an ex Cadet from Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing ATC who is now undergoing her apprenticeship at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. ...

Often people ask me, ‘Why did you want to join the Marshall Apprenticeship’? I saw the opportunities presented to me through an engineering #apprenticeship at Marshall as a natural progression of my practical learning theme, which would provide me with the best start in pursuing my passion - aerospace engineering! My admiration for aircraft and engineering initially stemmed from my service within the Air Cadets, and coupled with the realisation that I could gain direct practical experience alongside the achievement of a degree, I jumped at the opportunity to accept a position as a Mechanical and Structural Design Apprentice. ~ Emily #STEM #AerospaceEngineering #RIAT2018

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Another amazing day had by 104 Cadets who were kindly hosted by Cambridge Gun Club carrying out Clay Target Shooting Taster day.
City of Cambridge Cadets and Staff at 104 are in the process of trying to train for the inter cadets Clay Shooting competition next year.

Interested in Joining? Our next recruitment evening is tomorrow the 09th July 19:30Hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road.
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104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron shared BBC Look North (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)'s video. ...

App made by University of Lincoln allows Royal Air Force100 flypast to appear above all of us.

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Team 104 finish 5th out of 30 Squadrons at Wing Field Weekend 2018. Outstanding Effort from all involved! ...

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The Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing ATC Wing Field Weekend commences on Friday. A full weekend of competitions at RAF Wyton including leadership exercises, foot drill, banner drill, ensemble, first aid, air rec and aeromodelling.

The 104 team have spent the last 2 months training and preparing to try and repeat the success of Wing Field Weekend 2017.

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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To celebrate #ArmedForcesDay we asked civilians to guess the average weight that active service personnel can be expected to carry. Watch the video to see if they guessed right! 📺👀 #SaluteOurForces

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Sergeant Arindra and Cadet Zieba practicing with the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing ATC Band preparing for the Wing Parade on Wing Field Weekend in one weeks time!

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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BEST IN THE COUNTRY!

Cadet Campos-Bell has just won Javelin Gold at the Inter-Region Athletics Competition! The best Javelin competitor in the Country!

With Central & East Region Air Cadets finishing 1st in Junior Men and 3rd in the overall competition, Cdt Campos-Bell and Cdt Pescod bring home 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze between them! The Squadron is incredibly proud!

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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MORE ATHLETICS SUCCESS!

Cadet Pescod has just won 400m Silver at the Inter-Region Athletics Competition! The 2nd Fastest 400m runner in the Country!

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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Cadet Pescod has just won 800m Bronze at the Inter-Region Athletics Competition! The 3rd Fastest 800m runner in the Country!

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron shared Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing ATC's post. ...

Day forty-six of #100Faces is Cdt Zieba from 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron. Cdt Zieba has been part of the Squadron for 2 years, in this time she has attended several camps and course including the Wing Easter Camp, Bronze Cyber Course, Youth First Aid Course and attained her Blue Flying Wings. She was also a key member of the winning 2017 Wing Field Team. She is pictured here conducting a reading at the recent ANZAC memorial service.

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Method of Instruction Lanyard earned!

On Thursday evening FS Brown earned her yellow lanyard by planning and completing an assessed lesson, she was assessed to be a competent instructor by Flt Lt Hicks, Eastern Sector Commander.

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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Escort Squadron Practice!

Last night 104 Squadron hosted the Wing Parade Escort Squadron practice for Eastern Sector. Special thanks to Sgt Wolfe RAFAC of 207 Cranfield Squadron ATC, Sector Warrant Officer of Southern Sector, for his instruction. The sector are now ready to escort the Wing Banner at the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing ATC Wing Parade in 2 weeks time!

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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MARKSMAN AWARDS

In addition to the air rifle competition teams firing the last round of the National Air Cadet Competition, this week we have also been carrying out marksman training.

Cadets Paige Quigley & Harry Minns successfully gained their first "Marksman" award shooting the exercise "Cadet Live Firing 3" where they have to score enough points to make the grade.

The first shooting exercises had grouping (5 shots per target diagram) as the "scoring" factor. This time they had to fire 2 shots at each scoring diagram, on 2 separate target cards, so a very different shooting concept as they had to progress around the target, making sure that they kept natural alignment. Both cadets found it harder than they expected!

At just under 13 yrs old, Cadet Quigley is one of the youngest cadets that has gained the award. Hopefully this bodes well for future shooting awards within the Air Training Corps.

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Mon 09 July 2018 at 1930 hrs at the Squadron HQ. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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Success at Inter-Wing Athletics for 104 Cadets!

3 cadets from 104 represented Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing ATC at the Inter-Wing Athletics Competition where the Wing came 2nd Overall!

FS Brown, Cdt Pescod and Cdt Campos-Bell came away with 3 Golds, 3 Silvers and 2 Bronze Medals between them, outstanding!

Cdt Pescod and Cdt Campos-Bell will both go on to represent the Central & East Region Air Cadets at the Corps competition.

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018 at 1930 hrs at the Squadron HQ. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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RAF BENEVOLENT FUND

Two of our CIs (Mike & Alex Jenvey) are members of the RAF Target Rifle Club:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHOmcGLGs58

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 09 July 2018 at 1930 hrs at the Squadron HQ. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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This Sunday 3 cadets from 104 will be representing Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing ATC at the Inter-Wing Athletics Competition, good luck to all!

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? Our next recruitment evening is on Monday 9th July 2018 at 1930 hrs at the Squadron HQ. Email 104@aircadets.org for more details.
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