6 WING’S TOP SQUADRON 2018 – Part 2


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Cadets compete for the coveted Catalina Cup

“Who will be 6 Wing’s top squadron for 2018”? That was the question being asked in the lead up to this year’s Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

CAPTIONCadet Corporal Nicholas Sibly accepts the Wing Inter-Squadron Drill Competition trophy on behalf of No 601 Squadron from Officer Commanding No 6 Wing Wing Commander (AAFC) Peter Gill. All photos by Flying Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

Cadets from the various squadrons of 6 Wing lived on base at RAAF Edinburgh for the weekend to compete in the annual Catalina Cup competition.

The Catalina Cup is awarded to the champion squadron within No 6 Wing, with the highest aggregate score of all competitions held over the weekend.

On ‘Green Day’ (Saturday) the squadron teams competed in the shooting, fieldcraft and leadership activities – see story and results here.

Then on ‘Blue Day’, the squadron teams took to the parade ground in their Service Dress uniform for drill performances, as well as competing in various examinations.

Flying Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig, 6 Wing Public Affairs & Communication Officer, said, “As well as measuring academic performance, the day included ongoing assessments of dress and behaviour, giving squadrons the opportunity to showcase their talents”.

Officer Commanding No 6 Wing Wing Commander (AAFC) Peter Gill complimented all teams on their performance.

The Blue Day results were as follows:

Cadet Flight Sergeant Casey Dibben accepts the Wing Freestyle Drill Competition trophy on behalf of No 608 (Town of Gawler) Squadron.
Cadet Flight Sergeant Casey Dibben accepts the Wing Freestyle Drill Competition trophy on behalf of No 608 (Town of Gawler) Squadron from Wing Commander (AAFC) Peter Gill.

Inter-Squadron Drill Competition
No 601 Squadron (Keswick Barracks)

Freestyle Drill Competition
No 608 (Town of Gawler) Squadron

Aviation Competition
No 609 Squadron (Warradale Barracks)

Aircraft Recognition Competition
No 609 Squadron (Warradale Barracks)

Service Knowledge Competition
No 609 Squadron (Warradale Barracks)

 

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The 609 Squadron winning team with the Catalina Cup and F-88 (WTSS) Team Shooting Competition trophies (left to right): CDT Declen Love, LCDT Jesvi John, CCPL Jeremy Swain, CSGT Ben Whiting, CDT Lucy Beck, LCDT Fabian D’Mello and CCPL Joshua Dsa.
The 609 Squadron winning team with the Catalina Cup and F-88 (WTSS) Team Shooting Competition trophies (left to right): CDT Declen Love, LCDT Jesvi John, CCPL Jeremy Swain, CSGT Ben Whiting, CDT Lucy Beck, LCDT Fabian D’Mello and CCPL Joshua Dsa.

And 6 Wing’s top squadron for 2018?

Congratulations to the competition team from
No 609 Squadron (Warradale Barracks)
led by Cadet Sergeant Ben Whiting.

Not only did the 609 Squadron team win all three academic trophies, but it also took the F-88 (WTSS) Team Shooting Competition trophy as well.

With these victories, and consistent performance across the other disciplines, the 609 Squadron team came away as the highest-placed team overall – winning the 6 Wing Catalina Cup…

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FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

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Cadet Sergeant Ben Whiting from No 609 Squadron (Warradale Barracks) receives the Catalina Cup Trophy from the Officer Commanding No 6 Wing, Wing Commander (AAFC) Peter Gill.
Cadet Sergeant Ben Whiting from No 609 Squadron (Warradale Barracks) receives the Catalina Cup Trophy from Wing Commander (AAFC) Peter Gill.

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One thought on “6 WING’S TOP SQUADRON 2018 – Part 2

  • 13/06/2018 at 7:42 pm
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    The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a youth oriented organisation which operates in a military and aviation environment. For recruitment enquiries in South Australia (cadet, staff, aviation instructor) pls contact: paco.6wg (at) aafc.org.au

    For more information on the AAFC in SA: http://6wg.aafc.org.au/squadrons

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