Afan Argoed Challenge 2013

 
Fantastic Turn-Out_________________________________________________________________________________

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 the day.  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."
The results of the day can be found here

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Article kindly supplied by: Sqn Ldr L Jeremiah - WATTO and Sgt (ATC) A Griffiths-Moses - Wing Webmaster
Images kindly supplied by: Wg Cdr M Stones OC 3WW, Sqn Ldr L Jeremiah WATTO & Flt Lt C Evans OC 1358 Sqn
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