For only the seventh time in history non members of the House of Lords held a debate in th [ ... ]
Congratulations to Banchory squadron on coming 2nd in the corps drill competition and to Bridge of d [ ... ]
Once again cadets from the Scotland and Northern Ireland Region were back at Murrayfield Stadium i [ ... ]
Cadet Flight Sergeant Jennifer Adam (17) of 2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron, Air Training Corps was aw [ ... ]
Eleven staff members from Scotland and Northern Ireland Region have qualified to use the Cadet Gener [ ... ]
CADET FORCES PIPING AND DRUMMING COMPETITIONS SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2013
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On Sat 19th October, I attended the Cadet Pipes and Drums Competition held at the Army School of Pip [ ... ]
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For only the seventh time in history non members of the House of Lords held a debate in the Lords Chamber. Cadets from Scotland & Northern Ireland Region were among the participants in the debate. Cadets from 432 (Elgin) 869 (Penicuik) and 2180 (Galashiels) Squadrons travelled to London to take part in the debate which was held on 29 November 2013 The tri-service event, organised by the Royal British Legion and English Speaking Union, was to debate the legacy of World War 1 - "The Great War: Listening to the Past; Talking to the Future.
Congratulations to Banchory squadron on coming 2nd in the corps drill competition and to Bridge of don squadron on coming 3rd in the corps banner drill competition.
Both competitions were held on Saturday 23 November at RAF Halton.
The regional commandant, Group Captain Leggat said "This is an excellent result for the region, and I would like to congratulate the units on their success."
Once again cadets from the Scotland and Northern Ireland Region were back at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh showing their support for the Scotland International Rugby team by taking part in the pre-match entertainment. Cadets from 62, 142, 287, 297, 870, 2284, 2463, 2466 and 2535 Squadrons will be in action at all three of the Viagogo Autumn Test games culminating in a game against Australia on the 23rd of November.
Cadet Flight Sergeant Jennifer Adam (17) of 2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron, Air Training Corps was awarded the Lord-Lieutenant’s cadet at an official ceremony last night.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, Mr Guy Clark, attended the squadron HQ at Whitehaugh barracks on Glasgow Rd, Paisley. The ceremony was also attended by Squadron Leader Iain Low, Executive Officer, West Scotland Wing and Squadron Leader Brian Wilson, Wing Staff Officer. They joined the rest of the squadrons’ cadets and staff as well as Jennifer’s parents and brother to pay tribute to her 3 years service.
The Lord-Lieutenant selected Jennifer from a number of excellent candidates from the Renfrewshire area. Jennifer has excelled in her time as an air cadet, representing the squadron well at various camps, sports events and ceremonial parades. Jennifer won our recruit of the year trophy in her first year at the squadron, followed the next year by our drill efficiency trophy before graduating to our cadet of the year in 2012. She has achieved a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a Sports Leaders award, a Regional Marksman Badge and she completed the demanding Air Cadet Leadership course last year. She recently represented the UK on an International Air Cadet Exchange to Hong Kong where she relished in the once in a lifetime experience of sharing our culture with those from other countries.
Jennifer is applying to study medicine next year. She will shortly begin work as a Healthcare Support Worker within the NHS to gain some practical experience of caring for patients, she also volunteers with the St. Andrews Ambulance as a First Aider.
The Lord-Lieutenant presented Jennifer with her award before touring the squadron and listening to the cadets as they presented a selection of photographs of this years many activities, including flying, gliding, shooting, sports and camps. Mr Clark was delighted to visit the squadron and see the activities undertaken by the cadets, “It’s great to see young people getting involved in an organisation such as this. It is extremely useful for developing personal skills and confidence.”
Jennifer herself was delighted with her award, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 3 years as an air cadet with 2175 (Rolls-Royce) squadron and this award simply reminds me of all the good times and achievements as well as all the friends I’ve made along the way.”
On Sat 19th October, I attended the Cadet Pipes and Drums Competition held at the Army School of Piping, Redford Bks, Edinburgh. Pipers and drummers from SNI Region and from Central and East Region competed against ACF cadets from across Scotland, NI and from Greater Manchester.
The ATC participants put up an outstanding performance winning some 10 awards including coming first in an individual piping and in the quartet piping competitions. The statement 'swept the board' comes to mind.
Also, I was advised of the Gillan Trophy sports competition results for 2012/2013. Of the 34 Wings in the Corps, I was extremely pleased to see SE Scot Wg and West Scot Wg come in 3rd and 4th place respectively.
A truly remarkable achievement - 2 of our 5 wgs coming in the top 4 across the 34 wgs in the Corps. In addition, NI Wg came a creditable 17th equal - a great achievement for a Wg of its size and with the logistic difficulties getting cadets and staff to major events.
Very well done to our pipers and drummers and to all the cadets, coaches and other staff who contributed to the outstanding Gillan sports trophy results. Clearly, the Region continues to 'punch above its weight' in all these activities!