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News 2019

  • Happy New Year
  • Cross Country
  • Wing Training

Happy New Year!


Welcome to the start of 2019 and a Happy new Year to you all.


Into the New Year, we welcome a new Civilian Instructor, Mr Jacob Beaver.

Jacob was a cadet at the Squadron for much of his early air cadet career and has been on staff at a squadron local to us until recently.
He is keen to get cracking with the Squadron and we wish him every success.

Inter-Flight Cross Country

Sunday 13th January

Thanks to Sergeant Daniel Murphy, Corporals Thomas Maher, Justin Markland, Cadets Emma Dawson, Bradley Haff, Emily Kalis, Megan Morris, Oscar Miles, Madeline Rigby, Jake Robson and Phoebe Woodard, who turned out on a cold and damp morning to run for their flights.

This allow us an opportunity to select the team to represent the Squadron in the forthcoming Wing Cross Country Competition

Thanks to the staff Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Miss Grace Leather and Mr Joe Morrell for their support.




Wing Cross Country

Sunday 25th January

What a super effort by our team today at Woodbank Park, Stockport.


Cadets Megan Morris and Phoebe Woodard   5th

Junior Girls Team

Cadets Emily Kalis and Madeline Rigby   4th

Senior Girls Team

Cadets Oscar Miles, Jake Robson and Joshua Speakman   3rd

Joshua Speakman   Silver Medal - Individual Event

Junior Boys Team

Sergeant Daniel Murphy and Corporal Justin Markland   1st - retaining the trophy for the second year running

Intermediate Boys Team

Cadet Bradley Haff   7th

Senior Boys Team

The total position for the girls teams was 3rd and the boys teams was 1st.

The combined and overall position in the Wing Cross Country Championships was 2nd.
Fabulous result, well done to all again for your excellent performance.

Thanks to the staff team Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Mr Steve Everett, Miss Grace Leather and Mr Joe Morrell for their support.

Wing Training Weekend

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th January

Several cadets took part in training this weekend at Nescliff Camp, Shrewsbury and passed their respective courses.


Cadets Bobbi Adamson and Megan Morris

Practical Aerospace Course

Cadets Emily Kalis and Madeline Rigby

Bronze Leadership

Cadets Emma Dawson and Jake Robson

Junior NCO Part l

Sergeant Daniel Murphy

Senior NCO Part l

Sergeant Shannon Bradley

Method of Instructor Award

At the Wing Training Centre, Ashton, an AFA Course was being run, with Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell amongst the trainers.

January 2019

  • First Aid Instructors
  • GM Wing Conference
  • Regional Cross Country
  • Regional Football
  • Awards

First Aid Instructors
Gold Course

Friday 8th - Friday 15th February

The first ever Gold Course for North Region ran at RAF Topcliffe in Thirsk. Cadets and Staff assembled on Friday, arriving from all over North Region.
The Regional First Aid Training Officer, Squadron Leader Phil Hadfield was the organiser.

Amongst the staff from Greater Manchester Wing and South West Yorkshire supporting the training, were Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Warrant Officers Barry Young, 1005 (Radcliffe) Squadron and Stephanie Collinson, 318 (Sale) Squadron.

From Greater Manchester Wing, Sergeant Shannon Bradley and four other cadets were students.
The cadets had an amazing week and worked incredibly hard. As a result they qualified as Heartstart Instructors, Activity First Aid Assessors, Youth First Aid Trainer/Assessors and AED Operators.

We also had an excellent visit to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which was on site where we lived for the week.

Wing Commander Steve Molloy presented the awards to each of the Cadets and Staff.

During the week, the cadets had very limited spare time. When they had, the Flight Staff cadets at the Gliding School very kindly gave the cadets opportunities, to take flying or gliding courses on the state of the art Flight Simulator.

During this week, Sergeant Bradley also gained her Aviation Bronze Wings. Another great achievement, well done.

Thanks to all that were involved in the organising and management of this week.
Thanks to the staff of the Gliding School that accommodated us for the week.

Greater Manchester Wing Conference

Sunday 10th February

All our Civilian Instructors attended the conference today, where a presentation took place by the Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty.

Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Mr Steve Everett, Miss Grace Leather, Mr Joe Morrell and Squadron Treasurer, Mr Ged Bithell, then visited different presentation sites.
This included the Bader Management System, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and STEM Activities.

Thanks to you all for giving up your day.

Regional Cross Country

Sunday 17th February

Well done to Sergeant Daniel Murphy and Corporal Justin Markland who represented Greater Manchester Wing at cross country held at Witton Park, Blackburn.
The team of four gained Bronze Medals.

Intermediate Boys

Well done to Corporal Bradley Haff who also represented the Wing.

Senior Boys

Wing Blues and Flashes will be presented in due course.

Regional Football

Sunday 24th February

Thank you to Sergeants Justin Markland, Daniel Murphy and Corporal Bradley Haff who represented Greater Manchester Wing at football, held at Witton Park, Blackburn.

Senior Boys

Greater Manchester Wing came 3rd in the football.

Wing Blues and Flashes will be presented in due course.

Congratulations to Sergeants Justin Markland and Daniel Murphy who have been selected to attend the Regional Team trial, to represent North Region in the National Competition in April.
We wish them success in getting selected.

Awards


Promotions

Sergeant Shannon Bradley

Promotion to Flight Sergeant

Corporals Thomas Maher and Justin Markland

Promotion to Sergeant

Cadets Emma-Leigh Dawson, Bradley Haff and Jake Robson

Promotion to Corporal

Classifications

Sergeant Shannon Bradley

Method of Instruction Lanyard

Sergeant Daniel Murphy and Corporal Justin Markland

Master Air Cadet Badge

Cadet Joshua Speakman

First Class Cadet Badge

Duke of Edinburgh

Corporal Thomas Maher

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

Leadership

Cadets Megan Morris and Alaistair Wilson

Cadet Foundation Leadership Blue Badge

First Aid

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley

Instructor First Aid Gold Badge

Cadets Jake Colledge, Baz Fretwell, Matthew Holt and Alaistair Wilson

Heartstart Blue Badges

Marksmanship

Cadet Jake Robson

Marksman Blue Badge

Wing Blue

Corporal Thomas Maher

Wing Blue   Swimming

February 2019

  • Staff Training
  • Expedition Kit Night
  • Football Trial
  • Wing Training
  • First Aid

Staff Training

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th March

Civilian Instructor Mr Jacob Beaver started his Lowland Expedition Leaders training this weekend.
One of several weekends to be held through-out the year.

His assessment will take place at the end of this expedition season. We wish him all the best during his course.

Parent/Guardians Expedition Kit Night

Wednesday 13th March

Thank you to those parents and guardians who supported the evening of discussion and presentation of expedition kit.
A good way of looking at what kit to buy and borrow, in order to keep our cadets as safe and as comfortable as possible, whilst being out on expeditions.

Thanks to Civilian Instructor Mr Steve Everett who organised the evening.

North Region Football Team Trial

Sunday 17th March

Sergeants Justin Markland and Daniel Murphy were selected to trial for the North Regional Football Team today, following good playing skills at the Inter-Wing Competition.

Whilst Sergeant Murphy did get selected, Sergeant Markland was picked as a reserve.
We congratulate them both on their achievement.

Sergeant Murphy will represent North Region on Saturday 27th April.

Wing Training Weekend

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th March

Well done to the following cadets who attended the WTW at Swynnerton Camp and passed the following courses;


Cadet Baz Fretwell

Initial Cadet Training Course

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Corporals Emma Dawson, Bradley Haff , Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Katie Hyde, Megan Morris and Phoebe Woodard

Bronze Leadership

Sergeants Justin Markland and Thomas Maher

Senior NCO Part l

Sergeant Daniel Murphy

Cadet Drill Course

Cadets Jake Colledge and Madeline Rigby

Fieldcraft Course

We also saw three of our Civilian Instructors support this weekend, with Mr Jacob Beaver supporting Senior NCO l, Miss Grace Leather supporting Junior NCO part ll and Mr Joe Morrell supporting Bronze Leadership.

Many assessments take place over these weekends, in order to allow the cadets to qualify for their badges.

Our staff were complimented on their support to the courses. Thank you for that.

North Region First Aid Conference

Sunday 31st March

Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell as Deputy Wing First Aid Training Officer, along with her colleague, Squadron Leader Gavin Roberts, Wing First Aid Training Officer attended the conference this weekend, for an update following the National First Aid conference.

A new first aid package was launched for cascading down to the cadets and will be used for subsequent courses.

We also discuss the role of training our new first aid trainers and assessors within the Wing and a new initiative to train volunteers as AED Operators.

March 2019

  • Flying
  • Communications
  • Navigation Day
  • First Aid
  • Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
  • Shooting
  • Annual Presentation
  • Wing Training Day
  • Food Hygiene

Flying Opportunity

Tuesday 2nd April

How lucky we were to bid for flying places at RAF Leeming during this midweek slot today.
Regrettably the weather was not planned to be kind and flying was in jeopardy.

100 Squadron

We decided to go along anyway, as the first girl to officially join 1099 (Worsley) Squadron back in January 1984, is now a Training Officer on 100 Squadron.

Mrs Jane Rudd, formerly known as Jane Allcroft took time in her busy schedule, to show the cadets around the hangar which house the Hawk T1 aircraft.

The aim of 100 Squadron is to provide aggressor aircraft, as trainers for our modern fighters.
We saw lots of flying and got really close up to the flight line.

Thank you to Jane for allowing the cadets to sit in one of the Hawks and to see close at hand what 100 Squadron does.

Flying

As a bonus, the weather was unexpectedly kind around the airfield in Yorkshire that day.

Sergeant Justin Markland, Cadets Taylor Higson, Jakub Mika, Megan Morris, Madeline Rigby, Daniel Short and Erin Wilson, managed to get an excellent consolidation flight, to their Ground School Training that they had taken part in during 2018.
This meant they were all awarded their Aviation Blue Wings. Congratulations!

The Staff of 11 AEF School were excellent and we cannot thank them enough for making the day memorable.

Bronze Communications Written Exam

Wednesday 3rd April

Following a weekend of intense practical skills, the time had to come to allow the cadets to sit their written exam.

Congratulations to Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Justin Markland, Thomas Maher, Daniel Murphy, Corporal Emma Dawson, Cadets Taylor Higson, Madeline Rigby, Erin Wilson and Phoebe Woodard, who passed and will be awarded their badges in due course.

It has been commented that 1099 (Worsley) Squadron are only one of two squadrons where all cadets have passed the exam.

We also have the first cadet in the Wing to have gained 100% in the exam.
Well done to Cadet Emily Kalis!

Navigation Day Walk

Sunday 7th April

To kick off the new expedition season, we offered cadets the opportunity to attend a day walk around Rivington, to refresh their skills in the art of map reading
A good weather day for walking and practicing navigation techniques.

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Alex Lambley, Justin Markland, Thomas Maher, Corporal Emma Dawson, Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Baz Fretwell, Taylor Higson, Matthew Holt, Katie Hyde, Finlay Mercer, Oscar Miles, Madeline Rigby, Daniel Short, Erin Wilson and Phoebe Woodard, did great and all came away with new skills.

Thanks to Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Civilian Instructors Mr Steve Everett, Mr Joe Morrell and Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, who gave up their day today.

GM Wing First Aid Meeting

Wednesday 10th April

A meeting took place at 1099 (Worsley) Squadron with all the current Wing First Aid Trainers and Assessors.

We had good support and cascaded the new packages to the training staff and updated the opportunities for planned courses within the Wing.

The team shares great enthusiasm, are highly committed and very well trained.
We look forward to the next 12 months.

D of E Bronze Qualifying Expedition

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April

Bronze Qualifying Expedition

The priority this weekend was to qualify, Corporal Jake Robson, Cadets Baz Fretwell, Katie Hyde, Daniel Short and Phoebe Woodard.
They did not qualify for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition at the end of last year’s season, due to a variety of different reasons.

A very mixed skill group with varying levels of ability, were demonstrated this weekend but they all managed to finish the weekend on a high.
Well done to you all!

Mixed Groups

A second group of cadets who were out and about this weekend.

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Justin Markland, Daniel Murphy and Cadet Madeline Rigby.

Cadets Bobbi Adamson and Matthew Holt who were out for the very first time.

Corporal Emma Dawson and Cadet Megan Morris came out for a day walk on the Sunday.

It was a very mixed skills group, some new and out for the first time and others who are building up their skills towards their Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold levels.
Well done to you all!

Thanks

Thanks to Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Mr Steve Everett, Miss Grace Leather, Mr James MacDonald, Mr Joe Morrell and Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, who gave up so much of their time again this weekend.

Thanks to Brocklehead Camp Site of Darwen for their support.

Shooting - Air Rifle

Monday 22nd April

Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, Fight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeant Justin Markland, Cadets Baz Fretwell, Emily Kalis, Madeline Rigby and Daniel Short, used our new air rifle range.

The new rifles are pretty accurate and the cadets enjoyed the day.

Congratulations to Cadet Emily Kalis who gained her Blue Trained Shot Badge during the morning. Then went on to gain her Blue Marksman Badge in the afternoon.
Cadet Madeline Rigby who had already gained her Blue Trained Shot Badge at summer camp went on to gain her Blue Marksman Badge. Well done to you both.

Thanks to Civilian Instructor Mr Joe Morrell who spent the day pumping up the air rifles when needed and to Range Conducting Officer Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell who lead the session.

Annual Presentation

Friday 26th April

Held at the Top Club in Little Hulton for the first time in many years, the staff of the club were very impressed at the behaviour of all our cadets.

There were significant achievements for all our young people in what has been another exceptional year. Special mention to the following.


Sergeant Thomas Maher

Cadet of the Year

Cadet Madeline Rigby

Junior Cadet of the Year

Sergeant Daniel Murphy

Sports Cadet of the Year

Cadet Matthew Holt

Best Newcomer

Thanks to our guest presenter this year, Officer Commanding Greater Manchester Wing, Wing Commander Dave Archibald.
He was good humoured through-out the evening and posed for the many photographs and individual awards, allowing all our guests to take their necessary pictures.

Thanks to our staff and committee who make all this possible and to their partners who support them doing it. We look forward to another exciting and rewarding year.

Wing Training Day

Sunday 28th April

A 13-hour day for many of our members held at Cheadle High School.
Our overall final result for the day was an impressive 3rd Place.


Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Baz Fretwell and Joshua Speakman   Under 16's

16th

Corporal Bradley Haff, Cadets Oscar Miles and Daniel Short   Open Age

17th

Traditionally the squadron does not do too well at aircraft recognition. The result reflected on this but are working on it, great effort.

Aircraft Recognition Teams

Sergeant Daniel Murphy, Corporals Emma Dawson, Jake Robson and Cadet Oscar Miles

1st

The team played a piece of music for two minutes using Eb Cavalry Trumpets and will go on to represent Greater Manchester Wing at the Regional Competition in September

Band - Fanfare Team

Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Justin Markland, Thomas Maher, Cadets Taylor Higson and Emily Kalis

3rd

This section involves instruments that are hit, beaten or banged together. The team consisted of five side drums and a tenor drum.

Band - Percussion Team

Sergeant Daniel Murphy   Banner Bearer

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Thomas Maher, Justin Markland and Corporal Bradley Haff

10th

Thanks to the Warrant Officer Dave Cooper, who came to the squadron for a couple of nights to support us for this competition.

Banner Drill Team

Sergeant Justin Markland   Drill Commander - 5th

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Thomas Maher, Daniel Murphy, Corporal Emma Dawson, Bradley Haff, Jake Robson, Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Emily Kalis, Oscar Miles, Megan Morris, Madeline Rigby and Phoebe Woodard

Drill - 9th
Inspection - 8th

A completely different routine to the 2018 competition.
Sergeant Justin Markland lead the drill team confidently and competently and gained a high score in his uniform, deportment and presentation.
Good results for the team, reflected on the efforts during training, leading up to the competition.

Drill Team

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Thomas Maher, Daniel Murphy and Cadet Emily Kalis

1st

Congratulations to our the team who won for a second year.
Lead by team leader Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, they dealt with a complex scenario consisting of a choking casualty and one suffering from anaphylaxis.
They will go on to represent Greater Manchester Wing, in the Regional Competition in September.

I would like to thank Cadets Katie Hyde, Daniel Short and Alaistair Wilson, who were casualties for up to 37 entries today and suffered some interesting and varied treatments.

First Aid Team

Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeant Thomas Maher, Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Emily Kalis, Megan Morris and Phoebe Woodard

Joint 1st

The team had a fantastic result and shared 1st place with cadets from 1005 (Radcliffe) and 247 (Ashton) Squadrons.

Leadership Team

Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell

13th

This year was the submission of an A3 poster that advertised the Squadrons activities during the last year. It will be used for future recruitment opportunities.

Media Competition

Super result from super effort and non-stop commitment.
Thanks once again to all involved.

Thanks to all the staff who have spent many weeks, training all these teams since the New Year.
Especially to Civilian Instructor Miss Grace Leather on first aid and the supporting Wing Staff for the drill elements.

Thanks to Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver and Mr Joe Morrell for supporting the teams today.
Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell supported the running of the First Aid Competition.

Food Hygiene Catering Course

Monday 29th April

It never stops! Endless requirements for gaining and extending qualifications so that we can run year to year with our planned activities.

Civilian Instructor Mr Joe Morrell and Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell attended a course which qualifies them to support our work when we need to self-cater.

Each gained 100% on the exam.
They are ready to do the breakfast shift when we go up to Scotland in August.
Thanks for giving up another one of your days.

April 2019