By Cpl Campbell
In early June, 1015 Squadron entered a team into the new Sussex Wing adventure training competition,
Over the course of the weekend, we participated in many activities such as Fieldcraft, Paintballing, an Assult Course and a range of Leadership exercises. In all of these activities, we had to make sure that we worked well as a team so that we were successful.
One of the most exciting activities was a balloon slingshot: We had to fill up water balloons, then try to aim them into buckets and mini paddling pools. This proved to be very difficult with torrential rain not doing us any favours! However, it was very fun and entertaining.
Another activity we participated in was fieldcraft. We had to capture the flag within our teams and had to use a great level of teamwork and basic fieldcraft knowledge (hand signals etc). This was so that we all knew what we were going to be doing without making any noise at all. At times it was very tricky and as a result, some of us were “spotted and caught” and so had to restart.
Overall it was a brilliant weekend. As a squadron, we did very well in leadership exercises and came back with a silver medal! We built confidence in different activities and even made new friends.
The Staff and Cadet NCOs did an absolutely amazing job with organising it for the wing and it wouldn’t have run smoothly without them. I thoroughly recommend you taking this opportunity if it comes your way! Hopefully, we will do even better next year!!