Reading Cadets Brush Up Field Skills

Cadets from 381 (Reading) Squadron joined forces with 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron to brush up on their field craft skills recently at Bramley Training Area in North Hampshire.

Under the expert guidance of the staff and older cadets, newer cadets learnt about the basics of personal administration and cooking in the field, right through to camouflage, concealment and patrolling. The skills learnt were put into practice on a navigation based night exercise as well as a team based “capture the flag” day exercise on the Sunday.

Squadron Commander, Flt Lt Gail Andrews explained how the weekend  was designed to bring the Squadron closer together “fun was had on Saturday evening with a silly hat parade, before taking part in some games and teambuilding activities. The cadets are now looking forward to putting their newly learnt skills into practice”.