Crowle Cadets Beat It
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By Flt Lt Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron
2 Crowle Air Cadets recently attended the North Region Multi Activity Band Camp. The week long camp not only taught the cadets basic marching band skills, but also included a host of other activities.
Flight Sergeant Daniel Wheatley (18) and Corporal Daniel Brady (14) attended the week long camp. Both went to learn to play the marching snare drum. While both has experience of playing a drum kit, a marching snare was a different matter. By the end of the camp, both cadets had achieved the required standard to be awarded their Drummer Badges, the first for the Squadron.
Besides learning to play the drum, while also marching, the cadets also got to participate in many different activities. These included canoeing, clay target shooting and an obstacle course. The event was organised by North Region Music and provided cadets to opportunity to learn basic music skills or improve their skills, while working with other cadets from around the Region.
Flight Lieutenant James Docherty, Officer Commanding Crowle Squadron, said “It was a great experience for the cadets. These are the first musical qualifications the Squadron has earned for a number of years. It has sparked a real interest among the other cadets.” He continued “However some of the cadets are now asking for ear plugs, as the drums can be very loud”
Music and camps are just a few of the many opportunities Air Cadets offer to its members, both cadets and staff. Air Cadets is a youth organisation open to anyone aged 12-17. It is also open to those over 20 who wish to join as a staff and assist in the running of such events and activities. If you are interested in finding out more about Air Cadets in Crowle visit us as www.crowleaircadets.co.uk or visit the Squadron on a Monday or Wednesday evening between 7pm – 9pm
For more information please visit the Squadron website