1370 (Leven) ATC

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North region marching band Holcombe Manchester 2013

Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on July 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

On the 27th may 2013- 2nd June, I and two Other cadets from the squadron travelled down to Manchester for the north region marching band. We were the only 3 cadets from Scotland and the rest were English! When we first got down there we had never seen the music before and we were expected to learn it for Sunday, as that was the day we were marching in the Manchester Day Parade in front of thousands of people. During the week we done other non musical activities like shopping, disco and clay pigeon shooting. On the day of the parade, before we left, cadets who hadn't received their instrumentalist badge received one to go on their brassard! The parade lasted for two hours, so we had to play and march for two hours straight but when the crown cheered everyone was lifted up and played the best they could!

'I was really scared for the camp because I was going to be the only girl that I knew but once we were down there I met loads of new people who also loved playing instruments and we got along fine! We had loads of great laughs, especially at the talent show and I hope to see them again when I go over to Belgium! I am so happy that I got my badge! Although I was knackerd after the parade and after getting home' - cdt Lauren Macdonald


Also thanks to CI Thornber who traveled all the way down to pick us up via train and then had to bring us all the way back up via train with 3 cadets and a base drum. That was a nightmare experience!

Risk Assessors Course

Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on June 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratultions to all of the staff who recently passed their risk assessment course over the weekend. FS Russell, AWO Brown, Sgt Russell, CI Thornber, CI Mason and Cdt Sgt Gilchrist all passed, now making the squadron the safest its ever been!

Armed Forces Day

Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on June 29, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Flight Sergeant Russell represents the squadron at the flag raising ceremony, as part of the armed forces parade in Cupar this afternoon. Pictured with Sea Cadets and Lord Provost of Fife

Corps Athletics

Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on June 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Sgt R Gilchrist for progressing through region and onto Inter- Region (Corps) athletics. Sgt Gilchrist presented not only the squadron but the entire of S&NI region at 100m Relay and the Long Jump at RAF Cosforfd, England. He succesfully walked away with a bronze at long jump and his Corps Blues and 1 Corps Athletics Cheveron, well done.

Trophy Night

Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on June 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

On the night of the AFI, some cadets were awarded the different annual trophies that are up for grabs. Sqdrn Ldr McAdam was there to present them to the cadets.

Sports Cadet of the Year -Sgt Robert Gilchrist

Best New Recruit of the Year- Cdt Lauren Macdonald

Best Cadet of the Year- Cdt Ross Ballantyne

Leadership Trophy- Sgt Robert Gilchrist

Best cadet uniform- Cdt Sophie Elder

Congratulations to all who reieved a trophy and those who didn't recieve one, well done regardless, you all put in 100% effort and we are Grateful for that; at least you now know whats up for grabs next year, all the best, keep trying yor hardest at cadets and you WILL recieve one.

Squadron annual Formal Inspection night

Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on June 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

1370 Leven Squadron recentely was visited by Sqdrn Ldr Mcadam and Wing Commander Wallace, on the night the cadets were undertaking several activities such as First Aid, Radio and drill training. FS Russell accomadated the officers and showed them around the sqadron whilst chatting and discussing the squadrons future goals for the upcoming year ahead. Sqdrn Ldr mcadam and Wing Commander Wallace was chatting to everal cadets asking what they want to acheive, the officers were keen to get alot of the oppurtunities started and completed.

FS Russell has a long year ahead for him to reach those target however with the help of the staff and NCO's, he will acheive those targets and much, much more. FS Russell is a keen, fit O.C and is always saying and living upto his famous saying 'its all about maximising oppurtunitis', thats exactly what he plans to do.

Drill Competition

Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on June 3, 2013 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On the 3rd of June, cadets from 1370 (Leven) Squadron particapated in the Wing drill competition. On succeding at the squadron to perfect the drill sequence we all went to compete on the sunday morning. Being the Last Squadron to be inspected was a bonus in itself as we were able to spend the morning practicing the drill sequence and brush off any imperfections. 

After the drill sequence, we were praised greatly by Wg staff officers and the wg DI, it couldnt of went better, now we ware starting training for next year which should be even better than this year.

Great Job guys, well done!

Wing Athletics

Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on May 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Well done to those who won and are progressing onto interwing level:)


Posted by Sgt R Gilchrist on March 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Sgt Gilchrist and Cpl Pentland for recieving a promotion. They were given the promotion on the basis of there attendance, record of training, punctuality and their standards of Drill,Dress and Discipline. 

Promotions are still open to cadets within the next month, keep you standards up and keep your nose out of trouble and you may be in with the chance to have ' a pair of stripes'.