Air Training Corps
Dining In Night
Cadets from 2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron, Air Training Corps joined with their parents, staff and visitors to celebrate another successful year with their 5th annual dining in night and MacPherson Awards ceremony.
Lord Lieutenant's Cadet
Cadet Warrant Officer Peter Hastie (18) of 2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron, Air Training Corps was awarded the Lord-Lieutenantís cadet at an official ceremony last night.The Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Mr Guy Clark, attended the squadron HQ at Whitehaugh barracks on Glasgow Rd, Paisley. The ceremony was also attended by Group Captain Morag Urquhart, Regional Commandant for Scotland & Northern Ireland and Wing Commander Jim Haley, commanding Glasgow & West Scotland Wing.
In Paisley 2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron paraded alongside the Royal British Legion, TA, Army cadets and Sea cadets. The squadron marched through the town centre to the cenotaph where Cdt Stephen Bradley laid a wreath alongside others from the Lord-Lieutenant, MP Douglas Alexander and representatives from local schools. All the cadets were impeccably dressed and many of the public commented on their excellent drill.
Glasgow & West Scotland Wing Camp
24 staff and 120 cadets gathered at Garelochhead Army Training Camp for a weekend exercise from the 17th - 19th of September . Cadets took part in activities such as clay target shooting, rifle target shooting, archery, sports, fire safety, leadership, radio controlled model flying and fieldcraft. In addition, 55 cadets and 16 staff who took part in the clay target shooting earned themselves a Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) Clay Target Experience certificate, learning the basic skills to build on at future events. More pictures . . .
Battle of Britain Church Parade
Cadets from the squadron attended the Battle of Britain church parade along with the rest of Glasgow & West Scotland Wing. This years annual remembrance was especially significant this year as it is the 70th anniversary of the battle. Sgt Porter did an excellent job of carrying our banner on the day.
On Saturday 11th of September the squadron enjoyed a free trip to Leuchars Airshow courtesy of RAF Careers. We won the trip thanks to us achieving the highest average score amongst all the squadrons in Glasgow & West Scotland Wing in the RAF Careers Quiz, organised by Cpl Daryl Gordon and Cpl John Blain. The cadets had a great time at the air show, taking a look around the ground displays and enjoying the overhead displays from all the aircraft, including the Vulcan, Typhoon and the Red Arrows. More pictures . . .
Great Scottish Run
Cadets from 2175 and 1740 (Clydebank) Squadrons assisted Strathclyde Police and Glasgow City Council in running 3 traffic gates during the Great Scottish Run 2010. The cadets directed runners in the right direction to keep the traffic flowing and provided some much needed encouragement for the runners. We also got to see Flt Lt Callan running, she finished in 2 hours and 20 minutes! The cadets from both squadrons were a credit. They did a fantastic job and were very smartly turned out.
Clay Target Shooting
Cadets from 2175,1740, 396, 1089 and 137 enjoyed a free shoot as a thank you for assisting in refereeing the Scottish National Sporting Clay Target Competition on Saturday the 4th of September. It was the first time that Flt Lt Callan, Cpl McKenzie and Cdts McKenzie and Adam had tried clay target shooting. Thanks to Flt Lt White and his team for organising the day and instructing us so well. More pictures . . .
Scottish National Sporting Clay Target Competition
Cadets from 2175 assisted in refereeing the Scottish National Sporting Clay Target Competition on Sunday the 22nd of August. Also in attendance were cadets from 1740, 396, 1089 and 137. Cadets released the clay targets and scored the competitors on the first time this competition has been held at Dalry Shooting ground. we had a great day and earned a free shoot for helping out! More pictures . . .
Cadets from 2175 visited the range at 1740 (Clydebank) Squadron on Wednesday the 18th of August. The cadets got the chance to work on their marksmanship skills whilst 3 staff members and Cdt McLean were trained and successfully passed their Weapons Handling Test. More pictures . . .
Cycle Glasgow 2010
Our squadron manned 3 checkpoints for Cycle Glasgow 2010 on Sunday 15th of August. Cadets provided encouragement to the riders as well as First Aid and calling for cycle repair. Over 450 people took part in the sponsored cycle to raise money for the Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre in Glasgow.
Our annual squadron BBQ was held on Saturday the 14th of August at the squadron HQ. Sgt "Superman" Gladwell kept everyone well fed on burgers, hotdogs and chicken wings with "Awesome Sauce"! Highlight of the day was, as usual, the waterfight!
3 cadets and 3 staff from the squadron enjoyed a week long camp at JHFC FS Aldergrove in Northern Ireland this July. This was our annual Regional Training camp and activities included fieldcraft, shooting, first aid, flight sim and media. Cdt McKenzie received a Regional Marksmanship badge, well done Chris!
Silver DofE Hike
Cadets from 2175 and 2414 (East Kilbride) successfully completed a 3 day silver hike in Callander during July. They walked to Rob Roy's grave and researched his life and the history of the area. Congratulations everyone!
Erskine Can Collection
On Saturday the 5th of JuneCadets from 2175 assisted during Erskine week by collecting donations in Glasgow Central Station. Flt Lt Callan, Plt Off Kayani, Cpl McKenzie, Cpl Porter and Cdts McKenzie, McLean, Duffy and Sullivan all helped out at some point during the day to keep the money rolling in. We were also joined by 4 cadets from 2414 (East Kilbride) Squadron. Thanks for helping out guys!
Isle of Bute Hike
10 cadets from 2175 and 2414 squadrons successfully competed Duke of Edinburgh's award hikes during the Easter holidays. Both the silver and bronze teams were there to explore the island with the silver group walking for an extra day.
What did you do during the Easter holiday? 4 of our cadets attended Glasgow Airport for a flight in a Grob Tutor. For 3 of the cadets, it was their first flight, Cdt Bradley R, Bradley S and Cdt Adam who all really enjoyed it!
6 cadets represented the squadron at the Glasgow & West Scotland Wing Athletics Championships, held at Dam Park in Ayr. The team won 5 medals and had a glorious day out in the sunshine. Congratulations to everyone who took part and well done to our medal winners Cdts Adam, Sullivan, McLean and Duffy.
The squadron attended Go-Karting in Clydebank for a social activity. A great time was had by all (especially the winners). Cdt Fleming was the best of the cadets and Mr Finnie the best staff member.
2414 (East Kilbride) organised a fieldcraft weekend for our sector which was attended by Flt Lt Callan, Plt Off Kayani, Sgt Cairns and 9 cadets.