Lees Trophy - Regional Commandant Inspection Gallery

After being selected as the best squadron with under 45 cadets in the entirety of Sussex, on the evening of April 1, London and South East Region (LaSER) Commandant, Group Captain Al Lewis, visited the squadron as part of the process of the Lees Trophy competition. Throughout the evening, the cadets showcased a wide variety of the activities that they complete, ranging from first aid to soldering, the flight simulator and the kit car, even letting him test both! Later in the evening, some cadets also talked through a self-created presentation to the rest of the squadron and the Regional Commandant, speaking about all of the incredible opportunities that set our squadron apart from others and the fantastic camps that they have attended, before the evening ended with a number of awards being presented on final parade.

Drill

Drill

Gp Capt Al Lewis inspects the cadets on parade

Drill

Drill

Speaking to the cadets on parade

Drill

Drill

Speaking to the cadets on parade

Drill

Drill

RC speaking to our cadet NCO IC and his escort for the evening

Drill

Drill

One of our JNCOs on parade

First Aid

First Aid

RC is introduced to first aid in the main hall

First Aid

First Aid

Observing the practice treatment of an unresponsive casualty

First Aid

First Aid

Enjoying the realistic fake wounds!

First Aid

First Aid

Demonstration of CPR on a baby

First Aid

First Aid

RC's aide also enjoying the fake wounds...

First Aid

First Aid

..even getting involved himself

First Aid

First Aid

A demonstration of CPR, before...

First Aid

First Aid

The Gp Capt himself having a go!

First Aid

First Aid

The Gp Capt himself having a go!

First Aid

First Aid

Discussing an overview of the first aid practiced on the squadron

Kit Car

Kit Car

Firstly, the RC receives an explanation of the fundraising and the build process of the kit car...

Kit Car

Kit Car

...before discussing its use with cadets

Kit Car

Kit Car

He even had a sit in it, but that wasn't it...

Kit Car

Kit Car

...off he whizzed!

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

RC having an enjoyable conversation with a cadet about the fundraising for, building and use of the flight sim

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

An official unveiling of the flight sim...

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

...ready for its first flight as a completed unit...

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

...and none other than the Gp Capt at the controls!

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

Taxiing in preparation for takeoff

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

The takeoff was first conducted by one of our JNCOs...

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

…but it wasn't long before the Gp Capt took the controls!

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

A quick circuit of the local Shoreham airfield was conducted...

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

...before the aircraft was returned to the ramp

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

The RC's aide was then able to habe a flight, whilst the Gp Capt spoke to cadets completing some exams and studying whilst also showcasing the website

Comms

Comms

The RC, accompanied by one of our adult volunteers, views a pair of recently aquired Morse keys

Comms

Comms

The RC receives an explanation of the FM radios currently in the build process

Comms

Comms

Comms

Comms

He even inspected the quality of the cadets' soldering!

Comms

Comms

RC's aide speaks with a cadet about comms...

Comms

Comms

...before enjoying a trial of the Morse keys

NAAFI - tea and cake

NAAFI - tea and cake

The RC then surprised many of us by making his own cup of tea!

NAAFI - tea and cake

NAAFI - tea and cake

A spectacular cake created by the squadron's civilian committee of parents, one of many from the evening

NAAFI - tea and cake

NAAFI - tea and cake

Cutting the cake!

Presentation

Presentation

One of our cadet SNCOs introduces a presentation on the squadron and camps

Presentation

Presentation

A group of cadets talk through their unique opportunites and the work of the squadron...

Presentation

Presentation

...followed by a group of older cadets who talk through the variety of camps that they have been on over the past year

Final Parade

Final Parade

The two flights are formed up awaiting the Regional Commandant

Final Parade

Final Parade

A full squadron of every single cadet from both Hunter and Lightning Flights

Final Parade

Final Parade

The presentation of awards then began

Final Parade

Final Parade

One SNCO was promoted to Flight Sergeant

Final Parade

Final Parade

Next, a number of blue air rifle shooting badges were given out

Final Parade

Final Parade

Cadet of the month for March was presented

Final Parade

Final Parade

A newly qualified First Class cadet

Final Parade

Final Parade

Presentation of a certificate for Leading

Final Parade

Final Parade

The RC presents a certificate to a JNCO who has recently completed her Senior classification

Final Parade

Final Parade

One of our SNCOs is presented with a certificate for Master Air Cadet after completing the principal training syllabus

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