115 Air Cadets give up their Sunday to Learn New Skills

SEM Group DSC_0954 (2)On Sunday 29th October 2017, seven Squadrons from South & East Midlands Wing ‘Sector 2’ held a Training Day in Derby, to share knowledge and skills for the benefit of the Cadets.
115 Air Cadets and Staff from Melton Mowbray (1279), Loughborough (2229), Long Eaton (2195), Ilkeston (348), Swadlincote (1211) and Coalville (1188) travelled to the new 126 (City of Derby) Squadron Headquarters to take part in the Training Day. The Cadets took part in activities including Drill, Radio, Air Recce, Aeromodelling, SEM Work DSC_0979 (2)Leadership, Music and BTEC (in Teamwork and Personal Development). First Aid Training was also provided for Squadron Staff.
Training was delivered by ‘expert’ staff from across the seven Squadrons, supported by South & East Midlands Wing Staff and Squadron Leader Steve Mills from Central & East Region Headquarters, RAF Wyton, and Wing Commander Gil Singleton from Headquarters Air Cadets based at RAF Cranwell.
The Sector 2 Training Day was also visited by the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr Tucker, Wing Commander Andy Pass (Officer Commanding South & East Midlands Wing) and representatives from East Midlands Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (EMRFCA) and the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) who were all able to witness the ‘Cadets at work’.
Squadron Leader Alyn Thompson, Wing Sector 2 Commander, who masterminded the Training Day, said “It was fantastic bringing seven very different squadrons together and seeing them work in a none competitive environment. The quality of training delivered has been excellent and the Cadets have all achieved something, whether that is gaining a Blue badge in Leadership, learning how to build an aero-model in 4 hours, or developing Rifle Drill Skills. The Staff team have been brilliant and I would like to thank them all for contributing to the success of the Day”.