Air Training Corps
Best Cadet in the Region...again!
A massive well done to Cadet Warrant Officer Jenni Adam from 2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron who has been announced as the top female cadet in Scotland & Northern Ireland Region, and will be presented with the Andrews Sash later this year.
Jenni has now won the sash for two years in succession, which is an outstanding achievement in itself, and will go forward to represent West Scotland Wing and Scotland & Northern Ireland Region in the national competition for the Corps best female cadet, where she could win the Dacre Brooch.
While the Purdie Sword (the best male cadet in the Region) has been won on more than one occasion by the same person, there is no record in recent times of anyone winning the Andrews Sash more than once! Good luck to CWO Adam for the final stages of Dacre comp ... and we'll all keep our fingers crossed.
Silver DofE Expedition
Congratulations to Cdt Jack Patton and Cdt Bethany Patton on successfully completing their Silver DofE hike yesterday.
Well done also to the cadets from 1701 and 1153 who also completed the hike in Callander, investigating Rob Roy and visiting his grave.
Looking forward to the qualifier yet?
Visit by Lord Lieutenant
The Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Mr Guy Clark, visited the squadron in March to inspect the cadets and to deliver Duke of Edinburgh's Award presentations.
Sgt Shannon Rae received her Silver and Cadets Jack Patton and Jennifer Anderson received their Bronze awards.
Well done to all.
In one of the final camps to be held at RAF Leuchars before it transferred to Army Control, Clydebank Squadron invited 2175, 32F and 1701 squadrons for a weekend of Clay Target Shooting, Indoor Climbing and Radio Controlled Model Flying.
On the Sunday, cadets were invited in to see the Officers mess and have their photo taken.
Well done to everyone who took part. Congratulations to our medal winners Cdt Gilchrist, Cdt Morris and Cdt Anderson.
Good luck at the Regional Competition on Sunday.
Cadets from 2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron Air Training Corps were last week awarded several Heartstart certificates. This course teaches CPR and basic first aid skills.
Three senior cadets achieved their Senior Classification badge in which they had to pass three exams. The exams were on Aircraft Handling, Advanced Radio and Radar and how aircraft are used in the modern world, also known as Air Power.
All the cadets sit exams twice a year in subjects such as Navigation, Airmanship and Principles of Flight. Each successive round of exams sees them move up a classification in the air cadet structure and they receive a certificate and badge each time. Moving up in the classification structure opens them up to new opportunities such as flights, overseas camps, promotions and leadership courses.
Air Experience Flying
5 cadets received their first flight in a Grob Tutor at Glasgow Airport this weekend. The cadets were given a guided tour of the hanger by the piots and learned all about the aircraft.
Then, it was their turn to fly...All cadets loved their flight and can't wait to go again.