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134 (Bedford) Squadron
Air Training Corps
18th Mar 2014
A two day selection weekend testing leadership, presentation skills, teamwork and physical fitness has been completed by a select number of Air Cadets wishing to gain a place in 134 (Bedford) Squadron’s 2014 Field Team.
The selection weekend, open to all the cadets in the Squadron, was split into two distinctive phases. Phase 1 saw the cadets move location to Ampthill Park, where they undertook a physical training session and a series of leadership, communication and confidence building exercises.
At the end of what was for some a tough and arduous day of training, the cadets were individually informed if they had successfully passed Phase 1 gaining a converted interview slot for the Phase 2 Panel Interviews.
Phase 2 saw the cadets sitting a 20 minute Panel Interview chaired by CWO Johnathon Bell who was assisted by FS Denham and Ex CWO Antoni Weston who is currently serving with the Royal Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant. Each candidate was required to talk about their achievements, their desire to serve in the Field Team, present a current affairs briefing and talk about their cadet experience.
Having worked hard over the weekend, the successful candidates were informed of their success and now face three months leadership training to prepare for the Wing Field Day Competition in June.
Flight Sergeant James Tye,134 (Bedford) Squadron said, “Field Team selection is the start of three months training. We have lined up a great team and I have no doubt they will all rise to the challenge of competing in this year’s competition and will attempt to win the converted Field Day trophy for the second year running.”