Sunday the 17th of Sept saw 1010 (City of Salisbury) Sqn compete against the other Squadrons in Dorset and Wilts wing to see who would lead the pack! The cadets competed in Drill, Banner Drill, First Aid, Public Speaking, Model Building, Photography and many other events. All their hard work over the past year has paid off as 1010 Sqn under the leadership of Flight Lieutenant Williamson came first!
The Squadron held an intake night on the 12 September 2017 for prospective cadets and their parents to come along and see what we do. The cadets worked very hard to show off some of the activities they have taken part in within the Corps. Speaking to our guests about the first few weeks, greens camps, shooting, first aid, sports, DofE, Flying, Camps and many other activities. They finished their presentation with a display of continuity drill that they had worked on. The second half of the evening while the cadets took a well earned break Sgt Humphrey and the OC, Flight Lieutenant Williamson gave a presentation to the parents and potential cadets. It was a huge success and approximately 20 children and their parents gained an insight into the Squadron and the Corps.
Feed back from some of the parents that conversed with the cadets described them as:
“Articulate Animated Engaging Enthusiastic Delightful Knowledgeable A credit to you”
On Saturday 8th April, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to travel to RAF Cranwell, to represent the South West Region at the Senior Regional Hockey Championships. Along with 14 other girls from various wings across the region, we competed against the 5 other regions of the Air Cadet Organisation. By the end of the day, we won 3 matches, drew 1 and lost 1 – unfortunately in the last few seconds of the last game, making it the only goal conceded throughout the whole day. As a result, we came 1st overall.
This was a huge achievement for us, and despite only meeting the majority of the team 2 hours before our first game, we all got on really well together both on and off the pitch, lead by a strong and determined captain
who pushed us to succeed. It was an excellent occasion for me to meet like-minded people and build teamwork whilst playing a sport I love. It was a tiring but exciting experience and I look forward to returning in the coming year for Wing tryouts.