This was set to be the highest
attendance ever on the Afan Argoed Challenge
with 22 of the Wing’s 24 units entering by the
closing date.Unfortunately due to circumstances two
had to withdraw leaving a final entry of 20.This does however equal last year’s
number which was the highest so we equalled it.
There were a total of 106 cadets on
the Challenge with over 40 staff helping out on the day,
and another three cadets from 499 (Port Talbot) Squadron
who acted as “go-fers”.
A new task this year was Radio
Technique, and hopefully this will be a fixture for
future years. Grateful thanks are due to FS Reeves (Wing
Radio Officer) and his team of Sgt Brittle (215),CI Sherwood (1574) and CI Nicholas (2420) for
their work and input to the day especially given their
early arrival at the Centre.
It would be repetitious to list all
the staff that helped, I would just say that without you
all the day would not happen.To stay at checkpoints on a cold and wet day was
exemplary and hopefully you “enjoyed the experience”!
I would also like to thank the current
Wing OC, Wg Cdr Stones, our previous OC Wg Cdr (ret’d)
Wilson and the donator of the Trophy, Sqn Ldr (ret’d)
Williams, who attended to make the presentations.
Not all can win but I hope all enjoyed
Next year, if it goes ahead, will mean that our pool of
questions will need to be done anew because of the
change in the cadet syllabus via Ultilearn.
There are some photos with this
article but apologies to 621 (Carmarthen), 1284 (Tenby),
2117 (Kenfig Hill) and 2227 (Mid-Gwendraeth) Squadrons
because they seem to have been missed on the day.It may be I have given the wrong details so if so
please feel free to ask that they be amended.
Sgt Griffiths-Moses added "It was a wonderful day and
thoroughly enjoyed by both staff and cadets. I
speak on behalf of everyone by saying a great deal of
thanks to Sqn Ldr L Jeremiah, Sqn Ldr R Behenna (RETD)
and Flt Lt J Joseph (RETD) for organising the annual
Wing event. Lets hope that we can get all Squadrons
onboard for the 2014 Afan Argoed Challenge."