Annual formal inspection
12:02pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
AIR Cadets from 372 (Barry) Squadron were proudly on parade recently as they entertained guests and parents at the annual formal inspection (AFI) at HMS Cambria.
The AFI is a parade of precision drill performed by the cadets after weeks of intense preparation.
The AFI started with a parade, where the cadets were also inspected by Squadron Leader Dave Crandon (former commanding officer of 372 Squadron), who then took the salute when the cadets marched proudly past.
After the formal parade, the Squadron band performed their award winning band routine, combined with the rest of the cadets carrying out a continuity drill routine (with no drill orders), showcasing the high drill standards which the cadets work too.
Afterwards, the parents and guests were given a presentation of the Squadron recent visit to Poland before seeing the cadets demonstrate some of the activities which they undertake including: first aid, archery and team building activities.
Squadron Leader Crandon said again 372 Squadron have put on a magnificent display of military skills. The cadets of 372 Squadron can be rightly proud of themselves. I wish the Squadron well and I look forward to next years AFI.
The Air Cadets also undertake many other exciting activities outside of ceremonial parades including flying, gliding, adventure training, shooting, sport, field craft, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, expeditions and overseas visits.
If you have a spirit for adventure, 372 Squadron has vacancies for boys and girls between 13-18 years old. The Squadron parade on Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9.30pm behind Adams Funeral Parlour (by the Memorial Hall) or you can contact the Squadron on 01446 747734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.372squadron.org for more information.