Eight cadets from 1109 (Thetford) squadron represented their peers at this year’s Norfolk and Suffolk Wing Field competition, held at Wretham Camp on the Stanta Training area over the weekend of the 22-24 April 2016.
The cadets underwent months of training at the squadron and were successfully selected to be apart from this year’s team. The cadets worked extremely hard over the weekends before which showed by the overall team performance. 1109 came 4th out of 29 teams who entered the competition and participated in Archery, Orienteering, Field Craft, Shooting, First Aid, Leadership (1st), Raft Building and Field Craft (3rd) to name a few.
The team, selected by Sergeant (ATC) David Towell, included a mix of cadets and cadet NCO’s whose team spirit and enthusiasm was commendable. A further three cadets from the squadron attended the weekend as part of the communication team, ensuring the effective running of the weekends competition. Sgt Towell said ‘After several months of evening and weekend training it was great to see them achieve first place in leadership and come 4th overall’. The squadron improved on last year’s 6th placing and they will be working very hard over the next 12 months to make it into the top three.