Cadets compete for the coveted Catalina Cup

6 WING’S TOP SQUADRON, Part 1

“Who will be 6 Wing’s top squadron for 2017”?

That’s the question everyone was asking in the lead up to this year’s Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

CAPTIONCadets from No 619 (City of Onkaparinga) Squadron prepare individual shelters as part of the Wing Fieldcraft Competition – demonstrating one of the prime objectives of the weekend activity: to have fun! Image by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

Cadets from the various squadrons lived on base at RAAF Edinburgh for the weekend, providing a rare opportunity to build the camaraderie they will carry with them onto other Wing activities and promotion courses.

Cadets from No 608 (Town of Gawler) Squadron push themselves to the limit during the Teamwork and Leadership Competition. Image by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig
Cadets from No 608 (Town of Gawler) Squadron push themselves to the limit during the Teamwork and Leadership Competition. Image by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

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. The 2017 Catalina Cup competition included the usual activities, plus a new activity which seemed to be quite popular.

On ‘Green Day’ the squadrons completed field-type activities within the Wing Fieldcraft Competition (individual shelter construction; judging distance; field movement, signals and formations; and navigation) as well as the .22 Long Rifle Team Shooting Competition and the new Teamwork and Leadership Competition.

Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig, 6 Wing Public Affairs & Communication Officer, said “The Teamwork and Leadership activity gave the team leaders the opportunity to showcase their personal leadership talents, supported by a team effort by their squadron members”.

Activity coordinator, Wing Warrant Officer for No 6 Wing, Warrant Officer (AAFC) Henry Bell, complimented all teams on their performance.

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Cadet Sergeant Christian Custodio from No 605 (City of Onkaparinga) Squadron receives orders during the Teamwork and Leadership Competition – which 605 Sqn eventually won. Image by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig
Cadet Sergeant Christian Custodio from No 605 (City of Onkaparinga) Squadron receives orders during the Teamwork and Leadership Competition – which 605 Sqn eventually won. Image by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig
Green Day results:

Wing Fieldcraft Competition
No 609 Squadron (Warradale Barracks)

Teamwork and Leadership Competition
No 605 (City of Onkaparinga) Squadron

.22 LR Team Shooting Competition
No 622 Squadron (Murray Bridge)

.22 Champion Shot
Cadet Sergeant James Marchant, 622 Squadron (Murray Bridge)

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Warrant Officer (AAFC) Bell also thanked those who filled support roles.

“Senior cadets and staff filled the many assessor and support roles, and their assistance is very greatly appreciated,” he said.

 

And 6 Wing’s top squadron for 2017?

Part 2 will follow soon…

 

A Cadet from No 613 Squadron (Edinburgh) prepares an individual shelter as part of the Wing Fieldcraft Competition. Image by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

A Cadet from No 613 Squadron (Edinburgh) prepares an individual shelter as part of the Wing Fieldcraft Competition. Image by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

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One thought on “Cadets compete for the coveted Catalina Cup

  • 19/06/2017 at 7:22 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 pls contact:
    paco.6wg (at) aafc.org.au

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