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215 (City of Swansea) Squadron, Air Training Corps

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'215 ~ GOING FOR GOLD 2009'

8 Cadets & 3 Staff are setting their sights at the top of the Brecon Beacons to achieve the ultimate achievement ~ 'THE GOLD DOE'.

For the next four days they will meet every challenge thrown at them.

 

Team 1 ~ Sgt Howells, Cdt Aspland, Cdt Austin, CI Roberts & CI Abbott-Haigh

Team 2 ~ Sgt Vanstone, Cdt Mogford, Sgt Flower (f), A/Sgt Prosser (f) & Sgt Prosser

Teams 2 and 3 striving forward.

Plt Off John Cooksey - Driving Force behind the Gold !

'Y Ffordd Ymlaen ~ The Way Ahead'

 

'EVERYTHING THAT GLITTERS IS CERTAINLY GOLD FOR THE 215 TEN'

Squadron Leader Len Protheroe and Chief Assessor John Jones are pictured with the ten 215 'All Stars' who completed their 'LIVE Gold' today.

215 continues to be the largest provider for the Gold Awards in No 3 Welsh Wing ATC.

 


215 'Doe DAY LANDINGS' COMPLETED WITH STYLE !




DOE Quiz Winners ~ June 2008

' What happened to the Map ? '

' Some of our brilliant Cadet Team Leaders ~ with our Transport Staff '



 

 

STAFF & CADET TEAM LEADERS DINING IN ~ IN STYLE

Cadet Awards for consistent High Moral and Commitment
Cpl Kimberley Brannigan (215) & Cpl Scott Jenkins (2475)

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The DOE is not just about walking ~ after spending three days and two nights on their Bronze Award, the 'Dare To Excel' Cadet Team change from their walking gear and put on their white belts and gloves to perform with excellence for the 'Veterans Day Service' at St Mary's Church, Swansea.


21 Bronze DOE Awards Presented

Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant Commodore Hastie presented the 21 Bronze DOE Awards - pictured are some of the Cadets that received their Badges.


Live Silver DOE Expeditions - August 2007 - THE START
Team 1


Cpl Sarah Flower, IFS Sophia John, A/Sgt Rhiannon Prosser & Cpl Katie Ray

Cdt Naill Austin, Cpl Jordan Prosser & IFS Chris Roberts

LOOKING GOOD !
THEY HAVE ONLY JUST GOT OFF THE SQUADRON TRANSPORT THOUGH !

Team 2

IFS Gareth Abbott-Haigh, Cdt Jordan Aspland, & Cpl Ross Howells

Cdt Luke Mogford, Cpl Josh Sanders and Sgt Matthew Vanstone (McAllen)

ITS A LONG WAY YET GENTLEMEN !

(More pictures to follow)

Silver DOE - 'When the going gets tough !' - June 2007

'The tough get going - Team 215'

 


Silver Training Starts in Afan Argoed - Mar 07

Come along and join us for our 'Silver DOE'

We are aiming for 26 Silver this year - a Sqn record

 

' It's GOLD for Flight Sergeant Sarah Blyth ! '


Many congratulations to Sarah Blyth on achieving her Gold DOE Award

Class of "July 2006" - 21 Pass Their Bronze Expedition

Come along and join one of the best 'Award Providers' in South Wales - 'We Dare You To Excel'

'Simply The Best - Class of July 2006'

In temperatures of over 80', our three Bronze DOE teams met the challenge with true determination and 'Dared To Excel'.

Cadets and Staff had a great time - as you can see !

 


' GOING FOR GOLD '

Eleven Cadets of the Squadron visited St James Palace, London in October 2005, where they were presented
with their Gold DOE Awards by the Duke of Edinburgh.

 


Cadets Awarded Silver Certificates at Caerphilly Castle - June 2005



Nine Cadets attended a VIP presentation day at Caerphilly Castle, where they were presented with their Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award Certificates and Badges. The Cadets are also pictured with Welsh Actor Steve Mayo.

 

 

215 Achieves 12 Gold DOE Awards

Twelve Cadets of the Squadron have completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award after completing their arduous Expeditions/Explorations in the Brecon Beacons in May 2004. Their awards recognize over two years commitment to the scheme.

A special thank you must be afforded to the Gold DOE Expeditions Officer, Warrant Officer John Cooksey who trained the teams, Warrant Officer Terry Bravin, the DOE Co-Ordinator and Flight Lieutenant John Joseph (ret'd) who provided the Squadron with a valuable source of experience and guidance.

 

 

215 DOE Awards 2004/2005


54 BRONZE 9 SILVER 12 GOLD

Seventy-five Duke of Edinburgh's Awards have been achieved throughout 2004 and 2005, which is an all time record for the Unit. The Bronze DOE took place on the Gower Peninsular, the Silver in Afan Argoed Country Park and the Gold in the Brecon Beacons.

 


54 Bronze Awards in 2004/2005

The Cadets of the Squadron created history in No 3 Welsh Wing by achieving more
Bronze Awards in a year than any other Unit.

(Some of these Cadets are pictured above)

 

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