Last night we made the most of the sunshine in Northumberland. A joint training exercise with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team was held at East Woodburn Crag. An opportunity to see another part of operational area while practising technical rope rescue skills. A good night was had by all.
Just another thing we get up to in our spare time… a great evening had by all.
The light summer evenings has facilitated a visit to 1156Sqn this week from the Northumberland MRT. The cadets were shown round their vehicle and received instruction in some of their emergency equipment, culminating in a rescue scenario where one of the cadets played the part of a casualty and was evacuated to the ambulance by members of the MRT assisted by the other cadets. Many thanks to the volunteers from the team for their excellent evening and for all the work they do helping to keep the outdoors safer.
Five prospective trainees have been put through their paces today. Given the clear conditions we focused on micro navigation using a map, compass and techniques such as aiming off, timing/pacing and re-section and triangulation, amongst others. A great day with all five progressing to become trainees. Well done!
Now the hard work starts with a minimum of a 12 month structured training programme.
We are holding a presentation for potential trainees tonight.
All applicants to join the team are invited along for a presentation of the teams work and expectations. Following this the individual may move on to a skills weekend and finally enroll on to the trainee list to start training in the many and varied skills required to become a full team member.