Well done to the Squadron swimming team, Cpl Hatherall, Cdts Giles, Heddell, Barham, White.and West (even with an injured hand). You all put 100% effort into your races and I was very proud of you all. Also thank you to Cdt Daniel for volunteering to help the organisers at the swimming gala your help was much appreciated
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Had a phone call from ex Manningtree cadet JENNA BARKER. Genna works for STOUR ENGINEERING in Manningtree as a Welder/Fabricator and is also attending college.
On Saturday 5th April a world record attempt to make TIN SMITH WHISTLES will take place in 40 European countries and within each of those countries will be 40 companies taking part in the world record attempt. STOUR ENGINEERING is the only UK Company trying for the world record and are aiming to make 20,000 whistles. I would like to see as many cadets as possible taking part in this world record to make these whistles.
The dress will be Sqn T-shirts and we need to be at Stour Engineering workshops in Manningtree for 10am on Saturday 5th April. Jenna is hoping to come to the Sqn on Monday night and give a talk about the event so I will expect you all to be there. Can you give me a yes or no ASAP by Facebook and I will make a list of name who will be attending the World Record attempt. This will be great Public Relations for the Squadron.
Please ensure you tell your parents you want to go.
A very informative evening was presented by the Manningtree First Responders. The cadets were shown various scenarios where they could try their hand at performing the task required. The evening was a great success.
Well done to you all, it was a very cold and windy day but you kept your spirits up. Well done to Sgt Clover for being selected for the WIng Team.
Teenagers from Tendering have beaten 30 other teams to win an Air Cadet shooting competition.
The Air Cadets from 1334 (Manningtree) Squadron were competing against teams from across Norfolk & Suffolk. For most of the team this was their first time taking part in the annual event at Bodney Camp, Thetford and RAF Marham in west Norfolk. The team also secured second place in the leadership exercises. Cadets were tested in several areas, including Orienteering, Fieldcraft, Aircraft Recognition, a military Obstacle course and First Aid scenarios. The shooting team coach, Flt Lt Cheeseman said how proud he was of the cadets. He said: “They put in a lot of effort considering what a disciplined sport it is and it’s great to see teenagers get real results”. Commanding Officer Flt Lt Janet Brown who was in attendance at the event all weekend said: “The whole team deserve big praises and should feel very proud of themselves as they beat the top shooting Sqns in the Wing and had to travel to another Sqn to be able to get some practice in as they have no shooting range of their own”. Everyone is looking forward to next year’s competition and to get a place on the team will become very competitive.
Unfortunately I have had to take the decision to cancel the cadet evening on wednesday due to the low temperatures and icy road conditions. We cannot risk accident or injury. Hope to see you all on Monday.
The sqn has been allocated an Easter Camp at RAF Wittering from Wednesday 20th to Wednesday 27th March 2013. We have been given 3 male & 3 female places. Put your name down if interested. Please note that Wing FIeld weekend is from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March 2013.