|1079 (Tiverton) Air Cadets||
Fifteen cadets recently passed their Heartstart course at the squadron.
Heartstart is a basic life saving course and a important part of any cadet's first class training. We cover CPR, the recovery position, bandaging, choking and other important basics.
Cadets from our squadron went away on camp at RAF Wittering in July.
There they visited different sections on the base, including bomb disposal and the firefighting team. They also went to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and toured its many hangars. Then there were outside visits like laserquest, swimming and a nearby theme park.
Part of being an air cadet is learning about aircraft and what keeps them in the sky so our visit to the maintenance hangars at Flybe was a welcome opportunity to look at all the nuts and bolts of things.
With turns in the cockpit and lots of close-up looks at huge engines it was a great day out for everyone.
CLIMBING UP THE WALLS
Our adventure training syllabus got some extra excitement this month when we took ten cadets along to try out the Wall in the Hall in Tiverton.
With more back at the unit eager to follow in their footsteps we plan to make climbing a more regular activity.
We visited Supacat at Dunkeswell for a look at their history, a tour of their facilities, and some all-important time on the test track.
Cadets and staff got the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Jackal as well as have a ride in one the multi-terrain vehicles. Everyone left with a big smile on their face.
For a number of important events in the year we go on parade with other cadet forces, organisations, and dignitaries in the town.
Here we paraded with the new mayor but we also commemorate Remembrance Day and the Battle of Britain with parades.