Year 12 pupil Jonny reflects on the RAF section’s first Wing Field competition

On Friday 21st April, the RAF section sent a team of 8 cadets to the annual Norfolk and Suffolk Wing ATC Wing Field competition which took place over the weekend at Wretham Camp in Thetford. It was the first time Gresham’s had attended and also the first time a CCF team had ever competed. The team took part in nine different activities, which were; aircraft recognition, first aid, archery, shotgun shooting, fieldcraft, STEM, orienteering, river crossing and tug of war, competing against the 25 Air Training Corps Squadrons from Norfolk and Suffolk.

Overall, the team placed 16th which is a very respectable result considering it was the team’s first time at this event and that there was some very well experienced teams competing. The best individual activity score was tug of war where Gresham’s placed joint third. All of the cadets who attended had a great time, and have paved the way for future competitions. Many thanks to Flt Lt Williams and Capt Bates who helped to train, organise and transport the team.