This weekend, five of Horsham Squadron’s cadets competed in Exercise Green Phoenix. The exercise was an adventurous training weekend run by Sussex Wing for new cadets to experience lots of different activities the Air Cadets has to offer.
Cadets arrived at Crowborough Training Camp on Saturday morning before meeting their new flights along with a hundred other cadets from different squadrons from around Sussex. After a quick icebreaker activity, they then set about completing nine different activities over the weekend.
From fieldcraft to first aid; paintballing to radio, the cadets had a fantastic time competing against other flights to be the best at each activity. Cadet NCOs from around the wing ran each activity, including Sgt Tasker and Sgt Pratt from 1015. The cadets from Horsham Squadron had a fantastic experience, with one saying “The weekend was fabulous, it was entertaining, educating and fun at the same time.”
All of the cadets developed important leadership and teamwork skills over the weekend. Cadet Kedia said, “The best activity was the mobile climbing tower as it was very laid back and by the end of it I made tonnes of progress.”
The weekend finished with a final exercise involving all one hundred cadets attempting to rescue a downed pilot in the