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Purdie Sword of Honour
(18th April 2008)

Following on from being chosen as the best male cadet in the Aberdeen Wing, Sgt Nicholas Fennell has gone one stage further by being awarded the Purdie Sword of Honour for the best male cadet in Scotland & Northern Ireland Region 2007/08.  This is in recognition of his contribution and achievements throughout the year.

Sgt Fennell will be presented with the sword at the Regional Drill Competition later in the year.

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron Flight Simulator is live!
(15th April 2008)

Our Flight Sim is now up and running and will be officially opened later this month.  Have a look at the video (2mb) and photos.

Flight Sim in actionClick for larger images Flight Sim in action

Ghana 2008 update
(7th April 2008)

Redemption Childrens Home

On 7th April we held an update presentation for the cadets and parents selected for the squadron expedition to Ghana.  Flt Lt Lumsden went over the daily itinerary and activities and also showed some of the Middlesex Wing video of their experiences last year.

One of the key activities is the community project work at the Redemption Children's Home, where we will be spending several days.

We still require to raise £7,000 from various fundraising events before July to fully fund the expedition costs.

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron Flight Simulator
(8th March 2008)

The latest squadron project, led by CI Sinclair, is the construction of a Flight Simulator.  This will enable cadets to learn the principles of flight which form part of their Classification exams and will consolidate actual flying and gliding experience gained with the squadron.

The equipment comprises Saitek Pro Flight Control System and Rudder Pedals, a high spec PC, LCD monitor to display flight instruments and a High Definition Home Cinema Projector to display the outside view.  We will be using Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Deluxe Edition and have an add in for the aircraft the cadets train in, the Grob Tutor.

Construction of the base structure will commence this weekend and we are awaiting the delivery of all the equipment within the next week.

The funding of this project has been provided by Aberdeen City Council and Talisman Energy (UK) Limited.

Flight SimUPDATE:
Click for larger images of work in progress
Flight Sim

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron Ceilidh
(24th February 2008)

2008 Ceilidh

Numerous squadrons converged on the Thistle Hotel in Altens for the 107 (Aberdeen) Squadron ceilidh which was held as a fundraiser for the 2008 Ghana expedition. The event was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

A special raffle was held for a much desired experience on the Tornado F3 Fighter simulator at RAF Leuchars, something that money cannot buy.  The lucky winner was CI Whitehead.

Ghana Expedition 2008
(24th February 2008)

Ghana flag

On 20th February we held a parents night for all the cadets selected for the squadron expedition to Ghana later this year.   There will be 15 cadets and 5 staff making the trip.  Flt Lt Lumsden and CI Whitehead delivered a presentation on the expedition aims, activities and necessary vaccinations.

We still require to raise £8,000 from various fundraising events before July to fully fund the expedition costs.

MacRobert Trophy 2007
(24th February 2008)

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron have won the MacRobert Trophy for 2007.  This is their fifth success in a row for the Wing Efficiency competition.

We were one of three squadrons which were formally inspected to determine the outright winner.  The inspection was carried out by Wg Cdr Lawson and Sqn Ldr Smith.

The next challenge is to represent Aberdeen and North East Scotland Wing in the Lees trophy for the best squadron in Scotland and Northern Ireland Region next month.

Winter skills training
(1st February 2008)

Winter Skills training

Two groups of cadets from several squadrons have recently completed a days Winter Skills course in the Glenshee area.

They learned essential winter walking techniques and practiced ice axe arresting, under the supervision of winter mountain leader Flt Lt Lumsden.

Best Male and Female cadets for 2007
(28th January 2008)

Flt Sgt Catriona Dick and Sgt Nick Fennell have won the best Female and Male cadet competitions for Aberdeen Wing 2007 for their contribution and achievements throughout the year.  This is the second year running that Flt Sgt Dick has won this competition.

Squadron promotions
(17th December 2007)

Flight Sergeant:C DickC McKenzie
Sergeant:N FennellR Taylor
Corporal:R BrownR Dick
 P SilvesterS Whitehead

Cadet exam results
(3rd December 2007)

The following cadets passed their exams in the November sitting;

Leading cadetCdt T NolanPass
 Cdt R RaynePass
Staff cadet ICdt C HendersonPass
 Cpl R TaylorPass
 Cdt P SilvesterPass
 Cdt S WhiteheadCredit

CWO Euan Gray aims high
(29th November 2007)

The ambition of Cadet Warrant Officer Euan Gray is to become an airline pilot.  Real all about his flying experience with the Air Cadets and the scholarships obtained.  more...

Remembrance Day Parade 2007
(11th November 2007)

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron at 2007 Remembrance Day Parade

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron joined other Cadet groups, Services representatives, ex-Service members for the Remembrance Day Parade in central Aberdeen.  They were led by the Grampian Police Pipe Band to the War memorial in Schoolhill.

The Rev Stephen Taylor, Minister of the Kirk of St Nicholas, conducted the service at the War memorial with City of Aberdeen Lord Provost Councillor John Reynolds leading the wreath-laying party.

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron wins 2007 Wing Cross Country competition at Stonehaven.
(28th October 2007)

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron at 2007 Cross Country Competition

A great team effort culminated in 107 (Aberdeen) Squadron winning the boys, senior girls and the overall squadron trophies for the 2007 Cross Country competition.

Top finishers from all categories will go forward to represent the Aberdeen and North East Scotland Wing at the Regional competitions in December.

Windermere Adventure Training camp
(21st October 2007)

Windermere Adventure Training camp

36 cadets and members of staff spent a week at the National Air Cadets Adventure Training Centre in Windermere, Cumbria.

The activities during the week included hill walking to the Old Man of Coniston and Scaffel Pike, climbing and abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing and scrambling.

Fg Off Greig and CI Massie made a fantastic job of organising the menu and catering to feed the hungry mouths each day.

Even allowing for all the cooking and housekeeping chores we managed some free time for shopping in Ambleside and Kendal and a trip to the cinema.

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron comes second in 2007 Wing Drill competition at Gordon Barracks, Aberdeen.
(2nd September 2007)

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron at 2007 Drill Competition

For the second year in a row 107 (Aberdeen) Squadron Drill Team (left) have come second in the Drill competition, out of a nine squadron entry.

The competition comprised of each squadron on Parade being inspected by three different ATC / Army officers followed by them performing their Drill routine on the Parade ground.

Well done to the team after all the extra practice they put in this week in their own time.

1st - 2367 (Banchory) Squadron,
2nd - 107 (Aberdeen) Squadron
3rd - 2368 (Aberdeen Airport) Squadron

107 (Aberdeen) Squadron comes second in 2007 Wing Swimming competition.
(26th August 2007)

An excellent effort by the Squadron Swimming team.

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