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Eastern Sector Field Day 2018

On Saturday the 5th of May, 2524 (Oakington) cadets attended the Beds and Cambs Wing’s Eastern Sector Field Day.

During the day we completed in a variety of exercises ranging from Drill to First Aid.

First on our timetable was the drill competition. Corporal Baxter marched us over to the drill square where we then completed a sequence. This was the first time many of us had attended a competition like this one but our team did incredibly well, we stayed in time with one another and confidently finished the drill sequence as a team.

After drill we all took turns leading the exercises for the rest of the day, giving us all the opportunity to hone our leadership skills. The weather was bright and warm, keeping spirits high and we performed brilliantly on our first time taking leadership tasks competitively.

Our determination resulted in a massive success - our squadron came in second place overall, beating most of the usual winners!

The day was really good preparation for the “Wing’s” big competition weekend - Wing Field Weekend.

The 2524 (Oakington) Squadron Eastern

Sector Field Day 2018 Team were :-

Corporal Baxter, Team IC

Corporal Thurston, Team 2IC

Cadet Arboleda

Cadet Lindsay

Cadet Powell

Cadet Traherne

and myself, Cadet Gaishun

It was a fantastic day and every one thoroughly enjoyed it.

2524 (Oakington) Wing Field Team 2018 with Flight Sergeant Margetts and Corporal De Soissons who ran the Squadron's exercise.

Personally, I found the day extremely fun and challenging; we know each other much better and will be an even stronger team for future competitions.

Cdt Gaishun

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