East & West Sectors of Thames Valley Wing have been training together at Bramley Training Area in Hampshire to undertake a variety of “Are You On Target?” activities. Cadets travelled from across Berkshire to the local ACF Weekend Training Centre to boost their skills and to work with staff and cadets from another Sector and other Squadrons.
Based at the Berkshire ACF Weekend Training Centre almost 40 cadets and 12 staff have provided training in Heartstart, Fieldcraft Introduction, Fieldcraft Development, Fieldcraft Leadership, No 8 Rifle Training, NNAS Navigation Training, Camps and a development package for potential Cadet NCO’s. Apart from the two day NNAS element all of the elements are single day courses enabling the cadets to take a pick and mix approach to meet their training needs.
East Sector Commander, Squadron Leader Mark Trevena, saw the training in action “throughout the weekend the staff have worked really hard to deliver a host of different training packages to the cadets who themselves proved they were up for the challenge. The great thing is that the cadets were able to access a whole bunch of activities not always available on every Squadron”. He continued “the bonus is that we were able to stay at the ACF facility which was perfect for the type of activities on offer and we thank the Commandant and staff of the Royal County of Berkshire ACF for their hospitality and support.
The “Are You on Target?” scheme is based around the core training activities on offer to cadets. A handy online AYOT tracker can be found online here:- https://www.aircadets.tv/AreYouOnTarget