March air cadets put newly acquired navigation skills to the test

13:05 01 April 2014

Four junior Air Cadets from 1220 (March) Squadron  completed a training course to learn basic map-reading skills.

Four junior Air Cadets from 1220 (March) Squadron completed a training course to learn basic map-reading skills.

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Four air cadets received an award after completing a map-reading course.

The cadets, of 1220 (March) Squadron, achieved the Bronze National Navigation Award.

During the 12 week course, they were taught about grid references, map symbols and route planning.

The final challenge saw each cadet lead the group to an unfamiliar location.

Flt Lt Kirsty Burnham said, “It is a good foundation for the cadets to build on as they will use their navigation skills a lot in their cadet career, particularly if they take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.”

For more information on 1220, go to 1220atc.org.uk

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