1404 (Chatham) Squadron

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Training Programme

Training on the squadron takes many forms:

Classification Training, which shows your improvement and level of understanding within the corps and can lead to a BTEC qualification in Aviation Studies, worth 2GCSE's A-C grade.
Adventure Training, which covers a number of topics including initiative and leadership exercises, camouflage and concealment, outdoors cooking and survival, expedition training, practical map reading etc.
Drill (marching) is a vital part of encouraging teamwork.
Duke of Edinburgh Award training for Service, Skill and Expeditions.
Sport, to encourage fitness and participation, working as a member of a team.
Shooting, to teach above all safety and then marksmanship leading to various awards and a sense of improvement.

Other activities are placed into the training programme, such as visits by external vistors. e.g. RAF Recruitment Team, Royal Engineers Recruitment Team, Police, and the RAF Drugs Team amongst others. External visits and recreation nights such as ten pin bowling also feature.

The training comes to practical use in various ways but particulalry when attending camps and organised activities.