South West Region

Super moon aids night navigation training

RAF Air Cadets from 2328 (Bishops Cleeve) Squadron took full advantage of a super moon during a night navigation training exercise, code named Exercise Nite Site on Cleeve Hill near Cheltenham.

The exercise was planned to coincide with the full moon.  In this case a super moon that is 30% brighter and 14% larger than a normal moon.

Three cadet teams, each accompanied by a qualified leader, navigated across a large area of open ground to radio masts before returning via different routes.  The teams paused on the Cotswold escarpment to observe spectacular firework displays taking place in a number of venues from Cheltenham to Tewkesbury.

After the exercise, the teams returned to the Squadron Headquarters where members of the Civilian Committee served up hot dogs and soup.

The evening exercise rounded off a busy day for 2328 (Bishops Cleeve) Squadron that began with cadets collecting for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in Bishop’s Cleeve.

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