From Dawn 'till Dusk
By Flt Lt J Docherty - OC 300 (Axholme) Squadron
South and Wet Yorkshire Wing and 643 Volunteer Gliding Squadron recently took part a longest day gliding weekend. The Event saw the Squadron and cadets from the Wing flying from sun rise to sunset on Saturday 23rd June and from sun rise until late on Sunday 24th June.
The event is an annual event run by 643 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, which aims to get as many cadets flows during the longest day weekend as possible, with the initial launches very early in the morning and the final launch late into the evening, it is a busy day for all involved.
When the cadets were not flying, they were assisting in attaching cables to aircraft, manoeuvring them ready for launch or generally assisting with the running of the day. When the cadets were not on the air field, additional staff ran field craft exercises and other activities to keep the cadets busy and occupied.
Flight Lieutenant James Docherty, who accompanied the cadets, said “The cadets had a really good time. They really got a lot out of the day, despite the early starts for some of them.”
Gliding is just a few of the many opportunities Axholme Squadron offers to its members, both cadets and staff. Air Cadets is a youth organisation open to anyone aged 13-17. It is also open to those over 20 who wish to join as a staff and assist in the running of such events. If you are interested in finding out more about Air Cadets in Crowle visit us as www.crowleaircadets.co.uk