Ever wondered why our Squadron crest has a swan surrounded by flames, or why we wear the uniform...

We do a host of different activities in the Air Training Corps and we try to enable every cadet...

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Fieldcraft

Fieldcraft and Military Skills Training (FMST) is one of the key activities in the Air Cadets. Many new cadets are surprised to find that yes, we do everything the Army Cadet Force do (and more—the flying and gliding!!)

Basic training will cover Camouflage and Concealment, Tactical Movement in daytime and nightime, Basha or Shelter Construction, Signals, Radio and Communications in the Field, Field Cooking, Patrol Harbours and Sentries, Ambushes, Observation Posts, Harbour clearances, Counter-ambush drills and Section Attacks.

Camouflage and Concealment

This consists of destroying the contrasts of shape, silhouette, surface and to some extent shadow, so that the individual is less conspicuous on the exercise. If in a section then spacing is also important, as is movement.

The aim of concealment is to make the best use of cover from view, without sacrificing the minimum required fields of view. 'To see without being seen'.

Night Activity

Cadets are taught the fundamentals of night discipline in a deployed location, given a practical night demonstration and practice safe night procedures. This includes night vision and awareness and tactical movement.

Hygeine

Cadets learn the basic health and hygiene principles to be adopted in the field, so that they can remain fit to carry out their primary duty and be an effective member of a team.

Field cooking

High standards of personal hygiene, coupled with good food hygiene, and the provision of safe drinking water will enhance health in peace and especially in war.

Cadets learn the safe handling of Compo Ration Packs (24hrs only) and cooking with a hexamine stove. Methods of practical cooking in a tactical situation and surroundings, in extreme weather conditions and the care of stove, mess tins, KFS and mug are all part of the basic training.

Clothing System

Clothing and equipment for field training is varied and can be a personal choice. The basic military formats (CEMO—Combat Equipment Marching Order - Under the old 58 pattern webbing equipment this would have been the soldiers full individual kit that he would have carried into battle, CEFO—the lightest possible kit for 'fighting' actually engaging in combat and required the ability to carry reserve ammo, rations, water, medical/personal hygiene kit, LFO—Light Fighting Order, Patrol Order, etc) are all taught in detail.

 

Sqn HQ Address

332 (High Wycombe) Squadron HQ

Kennedy Avenue

High Wycombe 
HP11 1BY

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Contact

We parade on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

332@aircadets.org