501 Squadron (County of Gloucester) Adventurous Training

As part of the annual ACT period, RAF Reservists from 501 Sqn recently undertook some Adventurous Training activities at the Edge Activity Centre in Shropshire. 

After an overnight stop at RAF Cosford, the Reservists moved to the Activity Centre set in rural Shropshire. Divided into teams, the Reservists undertook various team and leadership challenges throughout the day including Blindfold 4×4 Driving; Navigating across a Minefield; Towers of Hanoi; and a map reading Treasure Hunt.

All thoroughly enjoyed the day and were able to develop their teamwork and leadership skills.

AS1 Natalie Crowson stated that “the blindfold driving challenge really took us out of our comfort zone and tested our communication skills to the full”.

AS2 John Jackson, who is new to the Sqn, stated that “the activities were a great way to get to know his new colleagues”.

SERFCA was delighted to support the funding for this training.

'The Winning Team'

501 Squadron RAUXAF is based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, providing Logistics (Drivers) and Logistics (Supply, Storage and Distribution) specialists to support Defence.

The Squadron fought with distinction in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. They deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Force Protection Squadron between 2001-13. Personnel are recruited from across the south of the country and the midlands.