1146 SQN NEWS
|Volume I, Issue 2|
Flt Lt Phil Powell
It is important for cadets to keep on top of their subs. The current rate is 50p per week, whether you attend or not. It is proposed that this will increase on April 1st but you will be notified in advance. All subs that are owing MUST be paid by April 1st.
There are 10 adventure training weekends and camps coming up over the next few months so keep a look out on the notice board for more information. Being the first to put your name down does not guarantee you a place, however, because places are allocated evenly so if you've not put your name down, do it soon.
1146 Paint the Town (well, just the shelter)
|What's this? Chivenor's answer to the Millennium Dome? The plans for Darth Vader's new Death Star? A rather large green egg has been deposited on the softball pitch outside the Squadron. Thanks to 59 Commando we now have a weather proof covering so that restoration work can be carried out on the Wellington Bomber's propeller blade. The blade will eventually become a memorial outside the hut. There will be more on this project in future issues.|
WHAT IS IT?
MMMMM... SMELLS LOVELY
It was cold, dark, windy and wet. But that didn't stop 20 of Chivenor's cadets and two members of staff camping out for the night at the airfield. The Saturday afternoon was fine. A little cold, maybe, but dry. Everyone lined up to be issued with their tent, plate, cutlery, mess tins, ration packs and, most importantly, a camp stove to cook on. The hard work started straight away with everyone giving a hand to put the tents up (with a few personal modifications). Then it was down to cooking tea. The ration packs provided a varied choice of meal before setting off on the night exercise. Then it was a hot cup of soup before bed. The endless chattering did keep one or two awake during the night (and it wasn't from the sparrows!). It was up nice and early to the sound of rain pounding on the tents as everyone made breakfast. The Sunday was spent on the rifle range before returning to dismantle the tents. The weekend gave some cadets their first taste of a night under canvas and the general view was that the weekend was fun. It is hoped that there will be more camp-outs in the future - hopefully the weather will be a lot drier then.
SPORTS REPORTBy Cdt Sgt Powell