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30 May 06
Wick ATC Cadets At Highland Wing - Sports Drill,
13th May members of 1285 (Caithness) Squadron travelled from Wick to RAF Kinloss
to participate in the Highland Wing Drill, Aircraft Recognition and modelling
competitions. High School exams limited the numbers of cadets who were able to
travel, but attending the events were James Bamfield, Christopher Bremner,
Yeager Coghill, Kerry Wilson, Kerry Smith, Diane Banks and Steffi Niwa. The
squadron achieved a 2nd and 3rd place in the modelling event with the cadets
"airfield scene" being selected to take part in the Regional competition in
Edinburgh. The cadets were also shown round one of the operational Nimrod
maritime reconnaisance aircraft during the course of the day.
On the 14th they all travelled through to Inverness
to take part in the Highland Wing parade at Cameron Barracks, after which they
went on to Queens Park Sports arena for the sports.
The sports included all events in the track and
field categories with the cadets acquitting themselves well in various events.
The medal winners are as follows:
Christopher Bremner Gold in 200 metres, Silver in 800 and 1500 metres.
Yeager Coghill Silver in 1500 metres, Bronze in 200 metres.
Steffi Niwa Silver in Long Jump.
Diane Banks Bronze in Shot Putt.
Anyone interested in joining the Air Training Corps should come along on
Tuesdays at 7.00pm at the squadron HQ at Wick Airport industrial estate.
2 May 06
Awards 2006 At Annual
Anne Dunnett, Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, was inspecting officer at the Thurso
Air Cadet’s Annual Parent’s Night and Presentation of Awards in the Royal
British Legion Thurso at the end of April. In addressing the cadets, Miss
Dunnett highlighted their high standard of turnout and emphasised that, by being
part of an organisation such as the Air Cadets, they were all youngsters who
were doing something to make a difference in their lives.
Start to the New Year
Air Cadets, Sergeant David Struthers from Thurso and Corporal Christopher
Bremner from Wick had a flying start to the year when they attended RAF
Kinloss for their Gliding Scholarships. They arrived at Kinloss early on
the 2nd January, and spent a week learning all the knowledge and skills
required to successfully complete the course. Both cadets had previously
undertaken Initial Glider Training, where they had gained the basics of
handling a glider, during short flights. However, this was a much more
intensive course with each day including the theory of aircraft handling,
principles of flight, emergency procedures and around 2 hour’s practical
15 July 04
CADETS TRAVEL 1000
MILES FOR ADVENTURE
cadets and 3 members of staff from the Thurso Squadron travelled over 1000
miles to attend an Adventure Training Camp in Staffordshire. Cadets
learned about camouflage, concealment and stealth. Abseiling and
rock climbing. Cadets trained on and fired, both the Number 8 cadet
rifle and the L98 rifle. All the cadets attempted a demanding
confidence course which entailed crawling under barbed wires, climbing
over walls, crossing stagnant pools using rope swings and climbing over
rope walls. The final day was spent enjoying the thrills and spills
of Alton Towers.
Caithness Air Cadets Hit Success In Athletics Competitions
from the 1769 (THURSO) Squadron Air Cadets have been flying high over the
last few weeks with great success in Athletics. Seven cadets,
representing their Squadron against the rest of Highland Wing achieved 9
Gold and 3 Silver medals. The medals were awarded as follows: Cdt Sgt
Johanna Adamson – Gold in Javelin and Discus, Cdt Nadia Gray – Gold in
100m, Cdt Andrew Mackay – Gold in 100m and Javelin, Cdt Ross Venters –
Gold in 200m and 400m, Cdt Jamie Munro – Gold in Shot and Discus, Cdt
Keith Whitelaw – Silver in High Jump, Long Jump and Discus.
Four cadets then went on
to represent Highland Wing against the rest of Scotland and Northern
Ireland in Grangemouth, and achieved the following: Cdt Jamie Munro – Gold
in Shot and Bronze in Discus, Cdt Andrew Mackay – Gold in Javelin and Cdt
Keith Whitelaw – 4th in High Jump.
RAF Cosford was the venue
for the Corp Athletics were Cadets’ Munro and Mackay represented Scotland
& Northern Ireland against the rest of the Country in the Discus and
Javelin respectively, both achieving 4th place.