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Monday, 31 January 2011

Cross Country Success for 1224

On Sunday 30th January, a team of 14 cadets along with WO (ATC) Pratt and Sqn Ldr Hitchen travelled to RAF Linton-on-Ouse to take part in the Central and East Yorkshire Wing Cross Country event.

Cadets entered in almost every category, coming second in the Under 15 boys and winning the Junior Men races with Cpl Danny Harm placing third to get through to the Regional finals.

At the end of the day, after the standard FOD Plod, the winning teams were revealed with 1224 eventually placing second overall.

Overall it turned out to be a good day and 1224 will be back next year for sure aiming for the top prize!

The 1224 Cross Country team

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Sector 5 Cadets become Young Life Savers

Cadets from Sector 5 started the new year learning important life saving skills. 13 cadets from Wharfedale, Yeadon and Lawnswood completed a 2 day course to pass the Young Life Savers Award. In addition to theory, the cadets were given lots of opportunity to practice and presented with different scenarios to test their new skills. Flt Lt Carrington and WO Yeadon assessed the cadets new skills in three different exercises.

The two days training was organised and run by the Officer Commanding 1224 (Wharfedale) Sqn Pilot Officer Sue Leighton. She said " This has been a fantastic two days with lots of hard word and commitment by the cadets. I would like to thank Cadet Flt Sgt Fra
n Cunningham who has assisted over the two days and Cadet Cpl Ben Connor and Rhys Leighton who assisted with the practical exercises and the scenarios".

In the photograph

Rear row left to right... Cdt Kjersti Moore, Sgt Tom Smith, Cpl Partovi, Sgt Chambers, Cdt Kieran Olsen,Cpl Alister Robson, Cdt Will Simpson

Front row left to right, Cpl Chris Cavaliere, Cdt Jorgen Moore, Cdt Oren Chew, Cdt Karl Verspyck, Sgt Ben Bilbrough and Cdt James Crosbie