Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CWC & Squadron Association Special Meeting - Thu 16th May 7pm @ Squadron HQ


URGENT/IMPORTANT

To all parents/guardians/carers of 2393 cadets..
As you know one of the most important events of the year for our Squadron, the Stock Flower Festival (21st-23rd June 2019), is fast approaching and the time is now to make our plans firm in order to support our cadets to the best of our ability. The Stock Flower Festival is an event thoroughly enjoyed by all the cadets and which develops them and teaches them a great deal.

Therefore, the significance of the event calls for a special meeting to confirm our plans and seek your support. Your help will be greatly appreciated in any format and duration it can be offered, be it in preparation for or during the event.

Please be invited to our next Squadron Committee Meeting on Thursday 16th May, 7pm at the ATC Squadron, during which we intend to plan our activities for the Stock Flower Festival.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Kind regards,

Marina Hallworth, Chair

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dates for your Diary

Below is the current list of known significant dates for 2019 (subject to change):
APRIL
SAT 27 April - Billericay Town Council Litter Pick
SUN 28 April - Inter Squadron Athletics Competition

MAY
SUN 12 May - Potential JNCO Assessment/Selection day

JUNE
POSTPONED SAT 08 JUN - PRESIDENT's DAY - Inter-flight competitions - Help your flight win the trophy
FRI 21 - SUN 23 June - Stock Flower Festival - ALL EXPECTED on SAT 22
SAT 29 June - Armed Forces Day Parade - ALL EXPECTED

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER
SUN 01 SEP - Donkey Derby, Stock - Community Support - high attendance needed
SUN 08 SEP - Fun Walk, Barleylands - Squadron fund-raising & Community support
SUN 08 SEP - Wing Field Competitions Day - high attendance needed

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER
SAT 02 NOV (pm) - Lake Meadows Fireworks - ALL EXPECTED
SUN 03 NOV (am) - Lake Meadows Clean-up - ALL EXPECTED
SUN 10 NOV (am) - Remembrance Sunday Parade - ALL EXPECTED

DECEMBER

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

IMPORTANT - Revised date for Stock Flower Festival Weekend

PLEASE NOTE:


There is a change to the date previously advised for the Stock Flower Festival weekend.

The date is now FRI 21 - SUN 23 JUN

All cadets will be required on SAT 22 JUN and as many as possible on SUN 23 JUN. Cadets will be invited to assist with the Dinner/Party on FRI 21.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Dates For Your diary

UPDATED 19 MARCH 19

Below is the current list of known significant dates for 2019 (subject to change):

MARCH

TUE 26 MAR - Lees Trophy Inspection by Regional Commandant

APRIL

SAT 06 April - Falklands Memorial Trophy Competition
SUN 28 April - Inter Squadron Athletics Competition

MAY


JUNE

FRI 21 - SUN 23 June - Stock Flower Festival - ALL EXPECTED on SAT 22
SAT 29 June - Armed Forces Day Parade - ALL EXPECTED

JULY


AUGUST


SEPTEMBER

SUN 01 SEP - Brentwood Lions Donkey Derby, Stock - Community Support 
SUN 08 SEP - Fun Walk, Barleylands - Squadron fund-raising & Community support

OCTOBER


NOVEMBER

SAT 02 NOV (pm) - Lake Meadows Fireworks - ALL EXPECTED
SUN 03 NOV (am) - Lake Meadows Clean-up - ALL EXPECTED
SUN 10 NOV (am) - Remembrance Sunday Parade - ALL EXPECTED

DECEMBER

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

AEF - Tuesday 19 FEB 19

We have been given the green light for AEF flying today.

Those selected to go flying should meet at the Squadron at 0930.

Please remember to bring your F3822 and signed AvMed01 - without these you can't fly.

Uniform - No2c. Suggest to bring trainers and sunglasses.
Bring packed lunch / snacks, drinks etc.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Dining-in, Enrolment & Presentation Evening 2019

Our annual dining-in, enrolment and presentation evening will be held at Squadron HQ, Laindon Road on Saturday 9th March.

Cadets will be bringing home an invite letter.

As we have a much bigger squadron this year we are having to limit initial allocations to 2 guests per cadet. Further places may be available if not all are taken up in the initial phase.

Please see the invite letter & request form for details.

A copy of the invite letter can be found here: Dining-In 2019 Invite Letter

Initial returns are requested no later than Friday 15th February

Apologies for the short turn-around time, but we only received confirmation of availability of the venue very recently and given the two-phase approach to guest place allocation this year, we must move quickly! 

Saturday, February 02, 2019

AEF Saturday 02 FEB 19

The 5AEF answer machine message states that morning flying has been cancelled, however, no decision has yet been made on afternoon flying. 

This means you will still need to travel to Hutton Squadron as briefed.

There is the potential that you might start your journey only to be turned-around en-route. Or... you might still get some flying !!

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Dates for your diary..December 2018 / January 2019

  • Thursday 6th December - Last formal parade night of 2018
  • Tuesday 11th December - Squadron Christmas Trampolining Party
    • 19:30 at venue (Base Jump, Rayleigh)
    • Expected end time 21:30-22:00 approx.
    • Sportswear suitable for trampolining - if you already have Base Jump socks please bring them.
    • Please complete Waiver Form online at:  https://www.rollerdigital.com/basejump/waivers/273#/
  • Sunday 16th December - Carols By Candlelight Church Service
    • 18:30 @ Squadron
    • Cadet Uniform - smartest No2a with Jumpers
    • Recruits - School Uniform
    • Expected end - 20:45 pickup from Squadron
  • Thursday 10th January - FIRST PARADE OF 2019


Monday, September 24, 2018

CHANGE OF PARADE TIME - WINTER HOURS

We are moving to our winter hours slightly early this year.

With effect from TUE 02 OCT:
  • First Parade will be at 1930hrs (please arrive before this to be ready on parade at this time)
  • Collection time remains un-affected at 2145hrs

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Important Dates for your diary...

  • SUN 02 SEP - All Cadets Expected
    • Morning - Fun Walk (Walking, car-park marshalling & recruitment)
    • Afternoon - Stock Donkey Derby (car-park marshalling & general duties)
  • SAT 08 SEP - Essex Wing Inter-squadron swimming competition
  • SUN 09 SEP - All Cadets Expected
    • Wing Parade
    • Wing Competitions
  • FRI 21 - SUN 23 SEP - Tri-Service Falklands Competition (Team Only)
  • SAT 03 & SUN 04 NOV - All Cadets Expected
    • Sat Evening - Roundtable Fireworks, Lake Meadows (Event Support)
    • Sun Morning -Lake Meadows Litter Pick
  • SUN 11 NOV - All Cadets Expected
    • Morning - Remembrance Day Parade
    • Evening - Town Beacon Lighting Parade
  • SUN 18 NOV - Essex Wing Inter-squadron Cross Country Competition
  • SAT 24 NOV - All Cadets Expected
    • Billericay Town Christmas Light Switch-on & activities (Event Support)
  • FRI 07 - SUN 09 DEC - South Sector Junior Qualified Instructor Course (JQAIC)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Parade Time Change to 1900

IMPORTANT

First Parade will switch to 1900hrs commencing Tuesday 03 APR 18

Important Dates For Your Diary

Please note the following forthcoming important dates:
  • Sun 29 APR 18 - Essex Wing Inter-squadron Athletics (Chelmsford)
  • Sat 12 MAY 18 - Wing LFMT (L98A2) RAF Honington
  • Sat 19 MAY 18 - Wing Long-Range Shoot Thetford ETR
  • Fri 08 JUN 18 - Sun 10 JUN 18 - Essex Wing Falklands Memorial Competition
  • Fri 15 JUN 18 (pm), Sat 16 JUN 18 (all day), Sun 17 JUN 18 (am) - Stock Fete (includes 2393 Presentation & Awards Ceremony on Sat)
  • Sat 30 JUN 18 - Armed Forces Day Parade
  • Sun 08 JUL 18 - Wing Parade, Competitions & Families Day
Please note that items in bold are those at which attendance of all enrolled cadets is expected and for which absence must be pre-authorised with suitable reasons provided to squadron staff.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

IMPORTANT - PARADE CANCELLED - 01 MAR 18


Due to the adverse weather conditions and in consideration for the safety of cadets and staff, we have decided to STAND DOWN tonight's parade.

We expect to resume normal parade on Tuesday subject to conditions at that time. Uniform for Tuesday will be No3 for all except the Junior Cadre for whom it will be No2c.

Friday, December 15, 2017

IMPORTANT - Re: Karting Party 19th December

All cadets intending to participate in the karting this Tuesday must bring with them a completed and signed TG21 Form and where necessary one or more TG23 Forms.

The forms can be downloaded using the links below and printed.

If you do not have the facilities to download and print these, Fg Off Taylor will have a supply with him on the night and these can be completed and signed by a parent or guardian of the cadet at that time.

Any cadet who does not have the relevant signed forms at the start of the event will not be able to participate.

TG21 Form (Karting)

TG23 Form

Thursday, November 16, 2017

High St Christmas Light Switch On

Sunday 19th November

For selected cadets...

11:45 latest - Parade at Mary Magdalene Church, High St. 

Uniform - No3 with warm kit underneath and GLOVES. Clean Boots.

End Ex: No later than 18:00 which is when the High St re-opens.

Food will be provided (sandwiches & drinks).

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Fireworks

Saturday Night
16:00 Latest @ Lake Meadows - Round Table control point near the Cafe.
Expect finish approx 21:30


Sunday Morning
08:15 @ Lake Meadows - as above.
Expect Finish approx 12:00

Uniform both days: No3 with warm layers underneath. Gloves.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tuesday 28 Feb

Reminder.  This Tuesday we parade at 18.45, in sports kit

We will be going to the Emmanuel church to take part in the Pancake races

You will finish at SHQ at approx 21.30

DINING IN RETURNS MUST BE IN ON TUESDAY.  WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO THE EVENT

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

ESSEX WING NATIONAL AIR CADET ADVENTURE TRAINING CENTRE (WINDERMERE) PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ADVENTURE TRAINING COURSE 2017 


NOTE  As this is not a school holioday period, there is a letter available for Headteachers fully explaining the justification for allowing time off school 

 1. Introduction: OC’s are invited to nominate Cadets wishing to undertake the Essex Wing week at the National Air Cadet Adventure Training Centre Windermere (NACATC) during the week 13th – 20th May 2017 inclusive. 

2. Course Content: The programmed activities are likely to include Duke of Edinburgh expeditions at Bronze and Silver levels, abseiling, rock-climbing, canoeing, mountain cycling and other leadership development activities. The course aims to promote the development of personal skills, and promotes character building and teamwork. Travel is by coach and the fully inclusive cost of the course is £130.

 3. Eligibility: Cadets must be enrolled and physically fit to take a full and active part in the planned programme, which includes physically challenging elements. This course is historically very popular and therefore Squadron Commanders are encouraged to put forward cadets who have something specific to gain from the course, i.e. Cadets seeking either Bronze or Silver expeditions (Practice or Qualifying)

 4. Initial Bids: Required by Friday 24th February and by email to the Course Adjutant, CI Sophie Adams, via the following address, preferably by use of the attached excel spreadsheet. Formal offers of places will be confirmed by Friday 3rd March 2017. 


5. Payment Plan:
 a. Course Fee - £130

 b. A minimum Deposit of £50 is required once an offer of place is confirmed (Friday 3rd March) and no later than Thursday 31st March 2017.

 c. Full Balance is required no later than Friday 7th April 2017. d. Preferred method of payment is by BACS - cheques will be accepted.


6. Place Confirmation: The centre can only accommodate a maximum of 20 male and 10 female cadets.

 Places are available to all Squadrons within Essex Wing and are likely to be taken very quickly.

 Initial allocation of places will be confirmed by 3rd March. A reserve list will be in place to allow for any subsequent withdrawals. Applicants are to make themselves aware of the Essex Wing Standard Terms and Conditions which are attached and apply to this course.

 8. Please Note - Planning Day: All course attendees are required to attend a Planning Day on Saturday 8th April (1000-1800 Hours) at 276 (Chelmsford) Squadron HQ. Full details will follow but day will include Kit briefing and Route Planning for DofE 

Speak to Adj or Training Officer if you are intrested and your parents agree to you attending

Friday, January 20, 2017

FIRST AID COMPETITION

NOTE... ORIGINAL DATE FOR FIRST AID COMPETITION WAS INCORRECT, SHOULD READ 25TH NOT 232RD

Thursday, January 05, 2017

BERLIN CAMP

All those going to Berlin, a further payment of 100 Euro is required by next Thursday 12th January (at latest)

Monday, December 19, 2016

2017 DATES

3 FEB  WING PRESENTATION EVENING  19.00 CHELMSFORD..BANNER BEARER AND ALL UNIFORM CADETS

5 FEB  ATC SUNDAY PARADE.  1300 - 16.30  BASILDON TOWN CENTRE.  ALL UNIFORMED CADETS TO ATTEND

12 - 18 FEB SQUADRON CAMP - BERLIN

4 MAR  WING SHOOT  RAF HONNINGTON

11 MAR  SQUADRON DINING IN EVENING - ENROLMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

23 MAR  FIRST AID COMPETITION  SQUADRON FIRST AID TEAM REQUIRED

14 - 17 APR  SILVER DOFE PRACTICE AND ACTUAL EXPED.  THERE MAY ALSO BE AN ACTUAL BRONZE EXPED DFEPENDING ON STAFFING

21 - 23 APR  FALKLANDS COMPETITION  


EASTER CAMP

REMINDER. 

 You need to make a BACS payment (£10 deposit) to secure a place before the end of December, AND confirm this has been done

Thursday, December 08, 2016

DECEMBER NOTICES

Thursday 15th - Normal parade evening, though dress will be civilian clothing, and we will all meet at Festival leisure park for an evening of bowling, followed by Macdonalds.  All cadets should attend. Timings later

Sunday 18th  18.40 parade at SHQ.  Christmas carol service at Emmanual church.  All cadets to attend.  Uniformed cadets - No 2  Finish approx 21.15

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

THIS WEEKEND

A reminder for this weekend

Christmas child. 09.50 at Squadron, No 2c uniform. End Ex 13.00

Sunday, Christmas lights.  Parade at Squadron 12.30.  End ex approx 17.30 uniform No 2

A date for December.  Carol concert Sunday 18th (evening)All cadets are expected to support this event. Parents are always welcome to attend

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

5TH - FIREWORKS LAKE MEADOWS

6TH NOVEMBER. FIREWORKS CLEAN UP

ALL CADETS ARE EXPECTED TO BE INVOLVED

12TH NOVEMBER. FESTIVAL OF REMEMBERANCE

13TH NOVEMBER REMEMBERANCE PARADE AND CHURCH SERVICE

20TH NOVEMBER , CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON

Friday, September 23, 2016

ZEPPLIN COMMEMORATION AND WING ACTIVITY DAY


SATURDAY 24TH SEPT

CADETS TO PARADE AT 09.20.  LIGHT BLUE SHIRT, TIES, BRING, DONT WEAR JUMPER

PARENTS TO DROP CADETS OFF IN ALMA LINK, THE SERVICE ROAD TO WAITROSE CAR PARK

PICK UP FROM SQUADRON AT APPOX MIDDAY

08.20 PARADE FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN BANNER PRACTICE


SUNDAY 25TH SEPT

PARADE AT SHQ TO LEAVE AT 07.45

WEAR No3

BRING No2A WITH JUMPER.  MAKE SURE ALL UNIFORM IS NEAT AND WELL PRESSED AND THAT HAIR MEETS THE REQUIRED STANDARD

BRING UNIFORM ON A HANGER

RTU APPROX 17.15 HRS

FOR THOSE WISHING TO TAKE PART IN THE SPORT TRIALS, BRING THE APPROPRIATE KIT

Thursday, September 08, 2016

                                               BERLIN CAMP 2017
                                               Date  12 – 18 Feb 2017 (School half term)

The above camp will focus on WW2 and the Cold war.  In previous years we have run this very successful and enjoyable camp.  There are numerous visits to sites, most of which have a guided tour

The WW2 part of the camp focuses on the “Final solution “. including a visit to either Sachsenhausen or Ravensbruuck concentration camp.

The cold war section focuses on the Berlin wall and the occupying powers, including a visit to the prison run by the secret police.

Other sites visited :
Wannsee conference
Nuclear bunker and second world war bunker
Site of gestapo HQ during WW2
HQ where the army plotted to kill Hitler
Checkpoint Charlie

Accomodation will be in a youth hostel.  The cost is for dinner, bed and breakfast, lunches are financed by cadets themselves

Cost = £250.  This is heavily subsidised by the Squadron Association
A non – refundable deposit of £70 will be required by end October
Thereafter, £50 per month (2 months) and a final payment of £80


A letter will go out tonight (8th Sept) to gauge the interest

If there is sufficient interest, the camp will go ahead

Friday, August 26, 2016

DONKEY DERBY

SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER

We need at least 10 cadets to assist with the car parking at the Donkey Derby, from about 10.00 - 16.00

Full details next week

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Various activities

There are two important events to make you aware of


1.  24 Sept is a commemorative parade for the shooting down of a Zeppelin during WW1

This Squadron is heavily involved and various important dignitaries will be attending.  All cadets are expected to attend.  Details in due course

2.  22-25 Oct. (half term) Visit to Somme France as part of the 100 year commemoration of the Battle of the Somme.  Costings and details together with applications will be publicised in the next 2 weeks.  Places are limited

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Dates For Your Diary


Note the following dates for your calendar:

15 - 17 APR - Falklands competition
01 MAY - Inter Squadron athletics
08 MAY - Squadron Nav Ex (All Attend)
21 MAY - Essex Wing LFMT RAF Honington
22 MAY - John Baron fun walk (All Attend)
28 - 29 MAY - Bronze DofE practice expedition
11 - 12 JUN - Recruit camp
17 - 19 JUN - Stock fete
25 JUN - Armed Forces Day parade
03 JUL - Wing parade
16 JUL - Essex Wing LFMT RAF Honington
17 SEP - Essex Wing LFMT RAF Honington
05 NOV - Fireworks night
06 NOV - Fireworks clean-up
13 NOV - Remembrance Sunday parade
26 NOV - Essex Wing LFMT RAF Honington

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dates For Your Diary


Note the following dates for your calendar:

29 JAN - Wing presentation evening
07 FEB - ATC Sunday parade
05 MAR - Dining in night
12 - 13 MAR - Falklands competition training weekend
20 MAR - Essex Wing LFMT RAF Honington
15 - 17 APR - Falklands competition
01 MAY - Inter Squadron athletics
21 MAY - Essex Wing LFMT RAF Honington
22 MAY - John Baron Fun Walk
17 - 19 JUN - Stock fete
03 JUL - Wing parade
16 JUL - Essex Wing LFMT RAF Honington

Saturday, December 12, 2015

2016

First parade for cadets will be Thursday 7th January 2016

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Leading revision


This link below is your revision guide to the third subject.

Airmanship revision guide

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Our Recent Successes


After a very busy weekend of the South Sector Drill Competition and Inter-Squadron Swimming Competition I am very happy to announce the following successes.

Banner Drill - 1st in South Sector

Our Banner Team will now go forward to the Essex Wing finals this weekend.


Swimming:
Cdt Goodwin - 1st junior boys breaststroke
Cdt Mitchell - 3rd senior girls backstroke and freestyle
The points gained from these medals meant we came:
3rd in Essex Wing for junior boys swimming
3rd in Essex Wing for senior girls swimming

This is an excellent achievement for both cadets; Cdt Goodwin will now go to the Inter-Wing competition and represent Essex Air Cadets.

Well done also to Cdt Attridge for his participation in the event, it would have been good to see more of our cadets attending this.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

KENT WING USA AVIATION EXPERIENCE CAMP

Two “AVIATION” packed weeks in Florida, USA
Be a part of the Worlds 2nd Largest Fly-in.
Open to all London and SE Region Cadets & Staff

Cadets must be 16 years old on the date of departure

30th March – 13th April 2016

Cost : £999
(includes Insurance, Flights, Accommodation, Food & Transport)
If you would like to apply or know more, visit our website:

http://aerospace.kentwing.org

There are additional costs, so view the website

You must apply through the Officer Commanding 2393

Before applying, make sure you can take time off school / work

Closing date 12th Sept 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dates For Calendar


Note the following dates for your calendar:

25 JUL - 01 AUG - Cyprus adventure training camp
25 JUL - 01 AUG - Drill and ceremonial camp
02 AUG - Nostalgair at North Weald
08 - 09 AUG - L98A2 training and WHTs
11 - 18 AUG - Gibraltar blue camp
24 - 27 AUG Silver D of E expedition
28 - 29 AUG - Operation Trafalgar
05 SEP - South Sector drill competition
06 SEP - Donkey Derby
06 SEP - BASIC course
12 SEP - Wing field day
24 - 31 OCT - RAF Valley (blue camp)
24 - 31 OCT - Green camp
07 NOV - Fireworks night
08 NOV - Remembrance Sunday

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

STOCK FESTIVAL - PARENTS TO NOTE

The letter sent out via cadets last week failed to mention there is a £5 per head for adults attending the Saturday evening , for food
Please enclose this with your return slips

As the Squadron printer is currently out of action, we cannot send this out in letter form

Please watch this blog for information on timings and uniform for this evening

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Armed Forces Day


The squadron will be taking part in Armed Forces Day at an event combined with Baslidon and Wickford Squadrons. An event sheet will be placed on the notice board for you to confirm your attendance.

I expect a high level of participation; this is a very significant event especially with the 100th and 70th anniversaries of the beginning of WWI and the end of WWII.

Sgt R Davis

Friday, May 08, 2015

JNCO Course Briefing Details


Dress: No2B
Squadron opens at: 08:30
Inspection at: 09:00
Bring a packed lunch
You will need a notepad and pen

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Falklands Team Forms


All Falklands Team cadets need to print and complete the following:
Activities consent form

Everyone also needs to complete the medical declaration form, those with no conditions just write NONE:
Medical declaration form

If there are any questions, staff will be at the squadron from 18:00 tomorrow.

Also remember to bring your food calorie list as briefed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Change Of Uniform For Thursday 23 APR 2015


A decision has been taken to change the uniform for tomorrow's parade night:

Junior Cadets will remain the same - No2C
Group 3 (Cilmbing wall) will remain the same - sports kit
Groups 1 and 2 - No2C with sports kit in a bag

Monday, April 20, 2015

Inter Squadron Athletics


We had an excellent day at the Essex Wing Inter Squadron athletics competitions yesterday with 5 cadets from the squadron participating.

In the senior girls competitions:

Brookes came 5th in the 800m.
Mitchell came 1st in the 100m, 2nd in the 200m and 2nd in the long jump.

These results combined put 2393 5th in Essex Wing for the senior girls category.


In the B boys competitions:

Andrews came 4th in the high jump.
Boyle came 7th in the 800m.
Cpl Donley came 2nd in the discuss, 3rd in the 400m and 4th in the shot put.


And in the C boys competitions:

Wilby came 2nd in the discus.


The achievements were excellent and all go towards 2393's achievement in 2015. There does still need to be more participation from other cadets in the squadron. We had no entry in the A boys category (12-15 age group), which dropped us down the league table significantly. Our squadron has 7 boys who were eligible for the A category; I am hoping for a greater turnout in our next sporting competition, which is the inter squadron swimming. Dates will be advised once advertised.


Very well done to all cadets that participated this year.


Sgt R Davis

Monday, April 06, 2015

Summer Time Parade Nights


In preparation for the foot and banner drill competitions the parade night start time now moves to 19:00 so that we can make best use of the lighter evenings. Please be at the squadron in good time ready to start first parade.

We are not going into shirt sleeve order yet; remain in jumpers until further notice.

Sgt R Davis

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DINING IN

DINING IN CLEAR UP

We will require about 5 or 6 cadets to assist clean up on Sunday morning

It will finish no later than 12 noon

Unfortunately, if there are not enough volunteers on Thursday (tomorrow), we will have to clear away everything from the scout hut immediately after dinner, and before the disco.  Not an ideal situation

Make sure you check with parents that you can attend on the Sunday morning before offering your services 

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Process For Reporting Leave


We have had an increase in cadets reporting leave incorrectly. To clarify, if you are absent from a cadet night the following procedure should be adhered to.

1. You know in advance that you will be absent.
ACTION: Fill in a leave of absence form, these are found on the cadet notice board in classroom one. Hand the completed form to a Cadet NCO.

2. You are going to be absent but you've not handed in a leave of absence form.
ACTION: Call the squadron, preferably before 19:30hrs and report your absence. Uniform for the next parade night can then be told to you over the phone. A message can be left on the answering machine if you call before staff arrive.

If the above procedure isn't followed you will be marked as absent without leave.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dates For The Calendar



Note the following dates for your calendar:

25 JAN - Inter Wing cross country (Cdt Wilby)

01 FEB - ATC Sunday parade
08 FEB - Inter Wing junior hockey and football
29 JAN - Funeral for ex-staff member Mr Crafer
20 FEB (16:00) - 22 FEB (15:00) - Essex Wing L98A2 shooting camp (times are approx)
13 MAR - Essex Wing presentation evening
14 MAR - Dining in night
15 MAR - Inter Wing rugby and netball
29 MAR - 01 APR - Silver D of E expedition (actual)
11 - 18 APR - Cyprus blue camp
19 APR - Inter Squadron athletics
24 - 26 APR - Inter Squadron Falklands competition
09 - 10 MAY - Fieldcraft training camp
31 MAY - Inter Wing athletics
19 - 21 JUN Stock fete
04 - 11 JUL - Llanbedr adventure training camp
05 JUL - Wing activities day (provisional)
25 JUL - 01 AUG - Cyprus adventure training camp
11 - 18 AUG - Gibraltar blue camp
24 - 31 OCT - RAF Valley (blue camp)
24 - 31 OCT - Green camp

Friday, January 16, 2015

RAF STEM Work Experience Camp


Easter 2015 STEM Camp for Year 10s

This is an advance notice that the ACO will be hosting a STEM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) over the period 6-10 Apr 2015. The capacity is 60, it will be held at RAF Cranwell and whilst it is aimed at Yr 10s we will consider cadets from Yr 9 up.

Welcome to the world of Engineering

There is no better way to experience the power of engineering than by seeing it first hand how it solves real life problems. This course teams you with RAF and Industrial engineers, who will guide you through every step of the process.

What you will be doing:

  • Design and building products using a range of different materials. 
  • Learning the practical applications of the techniques and processes you will be using.
  • Understand the importance of budgets in the developing designs and materials, allowing you to calculate the financial impacts of your decisions.
  • Working alongside real engineers from the industry drawing on there knowledge and putting your new skills into practise.
  • Gain valuable employment skills, working in a team, communication, time management, problem solving, planning and presentations.

What is expected from you?

  • Full participation
  • Willing to learn and enjoy

Interested? Then request an application form.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

(Royal International Air Tattoo) RIAT Camp


Dates: 14 - 21 JUL 2015
Location: RAF Fairford

This camp is during school term, you need to ensure that you can get time off school.

Please advise if you want a place by next Thursday.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Recent Exam Success


We have had many cadets passing exams recently, so this post is to say well done to the following cadets for all their hard work and effort.

Leading Cadet passes:
Cdt Waite
Cdt Brook
Cdt Reames
Cdt Gonella

Senior Cadet passes:
Cdt Boyle

Master Air Cadet passes and awarded BTEC in Aviation Studies:
Cpl Donley
Cdt Wilby
Cdt Johnfinn




Monday, December 08, 2014

Overseas Camps 2015


The following camps have been advertised by Essex Wing.

Costs are £290, which includes meals

Anyone who wants to attend needs to advise us ASAP in order to secure a place.

Dates
Destination
Camp Type
No of Cdt Places
Deadline date
11 – 18 Apr 15
Cyprus
Blue
6 (male or female)
16 Jan 15
25 Jul – 01 Aug 15
Cyprus
Adv Trg
4 (male or female)
13 Feb 15
11 – 18 Aug 15
Gibraltar
Blue
7 (5 male + 2 female)
13 Feb 15

Dates For The Calendar


Note the following dates for your calendar:

13 DEC - Leading, Senior and Master Re-Sit Exam Session
14 DEC - L98A2 Range Day
14 DEC - Christmas Carol Service - All Uniformed Cadets Should Attend
16 DEC - Christmas Party 17:45 at Squadron (Squadron Closes For Christmas)
08 JAN - First parade night of 2015

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cross Country Success


Well done to Cpl Donley, Wilby, Boyle, Waite and Attridge, who attended the inter-squadron cross country today. The results were very pleasing with the Boys B team coming 4th in Essex Wing and Cdt Wilby coming 6th in the Boys B race. As Wilby came in the top 6 in his category, he will be going to the inter-wing cross country early next year to represent Essex against other Wings in the London and South East Region.

Well done to all who took part, however yet again PARTICIPATION is the word I want everyone to think about. As a squadron we stand a far higher chance to achieve even more if we have full teams of cadets to put forward at these events. We can only achieve this if you participate in these competitions.

Sgt R Davis
Adjutant

Monday, November 10, 2014

Recruitment


We have set a date for our next induction evening, where new recruits can join the squadron. This is taking place on Thursday 20th November at 20:00 hrs.

If you know of anyone interested in joining I ask you to pass their contact details on to us or get them to leave a message on the squadron's answer phone (01277 652794).

Everyone needs to take responsibility for increasing our numbers and get 2393 Squadron's name out there. I ask you all to spread the word among your friends and help us get a good number for our next induction.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Leading Revision Materials


The following revision material has been made available for you to use in the run-up to your exams. The first subject you need to work on is Principles of Flight. Basic Navigation and Principles of Airmanship will then follow.

Principles of Flight, this is what you have been studying in lessons:
Lift and weight
Drag and thrust
Stability
Flight controls and trimming
Flaps
Stalling
Gliding
Propellers
Helicopters

Basic Navigation will also be taught in lessons:
Finding your position using a map
Types of north
The compass
Land navigation methods
Weather

Principles of Airmanship, the aircraft knowledge sections are self-study, but you will be taught about air traffic control and the rules of the air:
Air traffic control
Rules of the air
Aircraft roles - Self-study
No1 Group, air combat - Self-study
No2 Group, air support part 1 - Self-study
No2 Group, air support part 2 - Self-study
Helicopters - Self-study
Training aircraft - Self-study
Historic aircraft - Self-study

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Operation Christmas Child


The Squadron will be involved with the charity Operation Christmas Child again this year. This is a charity that sends decorated shoe boxes filled with gifts to those children in countries far less fortunate that our own. Most of these children will have never received a Christmas present in their lifetime. More information about the charity can be found on their website.

We are encouraging each cadet to decorate a shoebox and fill it with appropriate gifts. Boxes can contain any of the following:
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Flannels
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Sweets: haribo or boiled sweets but NOT chocolate
  • Small toys: tennis balls, cards, dominoes, teddies
  • Educational equipment: pens, paper, pencils, colouring books, rubbers, pencil sharpeners
  • Woollens: hats, scarves, gloves
Leaflets will be made available at the squadron, which contain more ideas and instructions on how to complete your box. The pound shop in Billericay has many items on sale that are appropriate.

Boxes need to be handed into the squadron by 13 NOV.

We will also be attending a shoe box packing morning on 15 NOV. Any volunteers for this activity will be appreciated.

RBL Poppy Collection Briefing 02 NOV 2014


Many of you are away at ATLC or have leave over half term, therefore the briefing for this years poppy collection is below. The event has been advertised on final parade for many weeks, so shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

This event is mandatory and all cadets are expected to attend. Absence will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances, explained in writing from a parent / guardian. As yet no letters from parents / guardians have been received.

Date: SUNDAY 02 NOV 2014

The day will be split into 2 shifts:

  1. Ferriss Flight 10:00hrs until 13:30hrs
  2. Bader Flight 13:30hrs until 17:00hrs

Arrival / collection:
  • From the Squadron 

Dress:
  • No2 (Light blue shirt, tie and jumpers)
  • Uniform is to be of the highest standard
  • Foul weather jackets are to be bought

Food and drink:
  • The AM shift are to ensure they eat breakfast before attending
  • The PM shift are to ensure they eat lunch before attending
  • Cadets are to bring a bottle of water with them

Dates For The Calendar


Note the following dates for your calendar:

02 NOV - RBL Poppy Collection, All Cadets Must Attend (Ferriss Flight 10:00 - 13:30, Bader Flight 13:30 - 17:00)
08 NOV - Billericay Firework Night
09 NOV - Remembrance Sunday Parade, All Cadets Must Attend
15 NOV - Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Filling
15 NOV - RAF Honington L98A2 Rage Day
16 NOV - Inter Squadron Cross Country
06 DEC - Leading, Senior and Master Exam Session
14 DEC - Christmas Carol Service
16 DEC - Christmas Party (Squadron Closes For Christmas)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Silver D of E


Outbound:
Date: 25 OCT 2014
Meeting time: 07:00
Place: 2393 Squadron
Bring: All kit on list, consent form and £30 (if not handed in already)

Return:
27 OCT 2014
Time: 18:00 approx
Place: 2393 Squadron

Green Camp Details

The transport plan for Green Camp is as follows:

Outbound
25 OCT 2014
Arrive at 09:30 for a 10:00 departure
2243 (Basildon) Squadron
Cherrydown West
Basildon
Essex
SS16 5AN


Return
01 NOV 2014
17:00
2243 (Basildon) Squadron
Cherrydown West
Basildon
Essex
SS16 5AN


Cadets are to travel in civilian clothing. All items on the kit list should be packed, 3822 - record of service books need to be taken.

If you have not yet paid your £70 final payment then this will need to be bought in on your return.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bronze D of E Kit Check


The kit check for next weekend's bronze D of E expedition will take place on Thursday. Cadets will need to bring all items that are contained on the expedition kit list.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Remus Sunday 07 SEP 2014


The Remus staff will need us later than first expected. Cadets for Remus (SUNDAY) are to meet at the squadron for 11:00 hrs. All other details remain the same.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

RAFA Collection 13 SEP 2014


The annual collection for the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) will take place on 13 SEP 2014. This requires maximum input from all cadets so that an AM / PM shift system can be put in place.

An event notice will be placed on the notice board shortly. Any queries should be directed towards Mr Kent.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Parade Start Times


Effective immediately, the parade start time is bought forward to 19:00 hrs.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Silver DofE Practice Cancelled


Unfortunately the silver d of e practice expedition has been cancelled.

We are looking at new dates towards the end of this month, so please have your availability ready for the parade night tomorrow.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Monday Evening Centenary Church Service

As there has been many changes to timings this weekend, to confirm Monday is only the evening church service, arrive no later than 19.15 for a 19.30 start

Dress code is the same as previously published

Saturday, August 02, 2014

CENTENARY EVENT TIMINGS

I watched the rehearsals for the Concert on Sunday and there is a big change to how we march on (not our fault) The performers take up a much bigger area than I was led to believe, so we need to parade earlier to carry out rehearsals

SUNDAY  PARADE AT CHURCH, 12.00

DRESS CIVVIES WITH No2 UNIFORM INCLUDING JUMPERS, ON A HANGER

Once we have re-arranged the church, we can them change into uniform

MONDAY  PARADE 15.00 CHURCH

CIVVIES - take down the exibition

RE-PARADE 19.15 FOR 19.30 CHURCH SERVICE, UNIFORM No2 (take jumpers)

If anyone is any doubt, uniform is light blue shirts, ties, jumpers brought (not necessarily worn)

I expect everyone to make an exceptional effort on uniform standards> If you do not know how to tie a Windsor knot, find out.  There is not time for other people to sort of your uniform on the day

Flt Lt S Horncastle  RAF VR(T)  Officer Commanding 2393 Sqdn

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Centenary Weekend Ammendment

IMPORTANT CORRECTION TO NOTICE PUBLISHED RE THIS WEEKENDS CENTENARY CELEBRATION

SUNDAY IS THE CONCERT AS PUBLISHED STARTING 3PM

REMEMBRANCE CHURCH SERVICE IS MONDAY FROM 7.30PM, NOT SUNDAY

The static displays run through the days from 10am

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TOWN COUNCIL WW1 CENTENARY COMMEMORATION

This event will take place over the weekend 1 - 4th August

Fri afternoon from 16.00 will be the set up phase

Saturday is a static display where members of the public can come in and look around

Sunday from 15.00 - 17.00 is a concert, with a sing-a-long section of old WW1 songs

There will be a short commemoration of those who died from Billericay, and our cadets will read the roll of honour

Sunday evening there will be a remembrance service from 19.30 hrs  THIS IS MONDAY NOT SUNDAY

CADET INVOLVEMENT

4 or 5 cadets will be required on Fri, 16.00 hrs at SHQ.  End Ex approx 18.00

Saturday approx 16.00 4 or 5 cadets to assist setting up for the next days events

Sunday from 14.30 hrs  At least 8 cadets (Especially those who came on the last Belgium visit) to attend the concert and read out the roll of honour

Monday  : Attend the service being run by the Squadron Padre  (Some cadets may be required during the day to assist in taking down the exhibition)

3pm for the taking down of the exhibition before the 7.30 service

PARENTS

You are more than welcome to attend these events.  Sunday concert is free, BUT you must have a ticket, these can be obtained from the council offices. However, any one who lets me know before next tues, I can get some as I will be at a meeting  re this event.  Messages left on the answer machine will suffice and I will pick them up prior to the meeting (14.00 hrs).

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

D of E Kit List (Bronze and Silver)


The kit list for D of E expeditions can be found here: Bronze and Silver Kit List

Cadets attending bronze had their first kit check tonight, they need to bring all kit up on Thursday for a final check.

Cadets should have taken parental consent forms home tonight. These need to be completed and returned on Thursday with £7 in cash to cover the weekend's costs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dress Standards


It came to the attention of the Commandant Air Cadets whilst she was visiting The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) of some major breaches in dress regulations:

1. A female cadet was seen wearing a tongue bar
2. Another female cadet was seen with bright blue hair

Both these points go against our dress regulation policy and having been displayed in such a public environment has prompted to Corps Warrant Officer to re-enforce our standards of dress to all.

Although neither of these cadets were from our squadron, you all need to remember that you have no idea who sees you in the public eye and that whilst in uniform you are representing the image of the Royal Air Force.

You all have various points to improve on after our last uniform inspection earlier in the month. I want to see a significant improvement from all cadets by the next inspection. Anyone who consistently fails to meet the required standards will loose the right to wear uniform. You have been warned, improve it or loose it.

SGT (ATC) R Davis
Adjutant

Friday, July 11, 2014

OPERATION ASTUTE - ADVANCED DEPLOYMENT EXERCISE

The following will be advertised on the noticeboard next week.  It is an exercise I would highly recommend

1. 2243 (Basildon) Squadron will be running a fieldcraft Advanced Deployed

Exercise (ADE) at Kelvedon Nuclear Bunker from 0900hrs on 04 October 2014

to 1200hrs on 05 October 2014.




2. The exercise will consist of practical fieldcraft training in the field environment

followed by a scenario based night exercise structured around the fieldcraft

manual (ACP 16). The exercise will also include elements of first aid, leadership

skills and will test cadets’ initiative.



3. The aims of the exercise are for cadets to:



a. Participate in a scenario based training exercise.

b. Practice leadership, initiative and first aid skills in the field environment.

c. Consolidation of practical fieldcraft training.


COST IS £15 TO COVER MESSING ETC

This is an excellent opportunity, and will be beneficial to those wishing to go to green camp

Flt Lt S Horncastle  RAF VR(T)  OFFICER COMMANDING 2393

 


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Essex Wing Adventure Training & Leadership Camp (Green Camp)


Essex Wing have announced the date of Green Camp, which will be during the October half term week 25 OCT - 01 NOV 2014 at Swynnerton Training Camp in Staffordshire.

The objective of the camp is to provide cadets with adventure training, leadership and shooting activities. What with the very limited number of Blue Camp places, this is an excellent opportunity for cadets to take up and experience a camp with other squadrons in Essex Wing.

Total cost is £120, a £50 deposit is required to secure a place. The deposit should be paid by cash or cheque made out to '2393 Billericay Squadron ATC'. The balance of £70 will need to be paid in October.

To apply for a place, add your name to the event list on the notice board and return your deposit within the next 2 weeks.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bronze and Silver Expedition Dates


Dates for the bronze and silver expeditions are as follows:

Bronze practice: 26 - 27 JULY (Billericay / Brentwood area)
Bronze assessed: 20 - 21 SEPTEMBER (Danbury)

Silver practice: 05 - 07 AUGUST (Snowdonia)
Silver assessed: 25 - 27 OCTOBER (Edale, Peak District)

To attend an assessed expedition you must first complete a practice. More details to follow.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

STOCK ENROLMENT AND PRESENTATION SERVICE

REFRESHMENTS AFTER SERVICE

The notice published earlier in June said food would be available for a small cost

This has been set at £5 per head, cadets eat free

Please either send this with your cadet tomorrow (Thurs) or pay on the day
 (on arrival at 18.00 hrs)

Parents who have not elected to stay for food, or who have not sent in retuerns, are still welcome to attend and see the service and staff presentation talks

Monday, June 16, 2014

STOCK ENROLMENT AND PRESENTATION SERVCIE

Letters and return slips re this went out with cadets last week

Tues 17th is the final call for parents attending and staying after for food

Please make sure your returns are sent.  We will be ordering the correct amount of food Wed morning

Just a reminder for parents, Sat evening is enrolment and then presentations for cadet awards, all parents and relatives are encouraged to attend

Those attending are requested to arrive no later than 18.00 hrs