[quote=“rh90” post=5319]A little advice would be really helpful :?
I have Recently taken over as training officer Just wondered if anyone had any hints and tips to make the training program really good for the cadets on a Squadron I want to produce a good active programme so they don’t end up doing the same things over and over.
Any advice would be great. :)[/quote]
You’re not my Trg Off are you??
If you PM me an email address I will send you a copy of ours so you can use it for ideas if you like?
I found that searching for other unit’s trg progs helped give variation, and gave me some neat ideas that I hadn’t thought of.
Use what resources you can. Try and get staff to commit to things, like running a project through the summer which gives cadets variety and gets them out and about. Include things like Night Exercises (if possible), Do some basic radio training, an Air recce night, an AT night, DofE planning time, Drill nights, Leadership challenges, Lectures, first aid training nights. Get in visiting lecturers such as a section from an RAF station, local police firearms units, pilots, friends of the squadron, people from the squadron that have joined the regulars and now have a real job.
You can also give the cadets a task to come up with some ideas - that way, if they suggest it and don’t like it you can go back to them and explain!