Herts & Bucks Wing Adventure Training Group

Canada 2000

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February 1998

Open meeting at Watford Squadron to gauge feasibility & level of interest

August 1998

All-comers training day on the Thames to introduce people to open canoes and provide information about the trip

September 1998

All-comers training weekend in North Wales, providing 2 days of open-water canoeing on lakes and estuaries, and briefings on our plans

October 1998

Open meeting at Watford Squadron to provide an update and allocate roles and responsibilities within the expedition team

December 1998

Newsletter sent to all Squadrons to report progress and invite further candidates to come forward

March 1999

Open briefing at Chalfont Squadron. Issued Training plan to all candidates

May 1999

One week expedition on the River Wye, attended by some team members

June 1999

Training weekend on the Thames

June 1999

Briefing letter sent to everyone who had attended any training session, or expressed an interest during the previous 18 months, asking them to confirm their interest

July 1999

Reconnaissance trip to Canada by John Smith and Allen Cox

July 1999

Team training weekend in North Wales

October 1999

Briefing for parents at Chalfont Squadron

November 1999

Briefing letter sent to the team with payment schedule and kit list. Budget set at 1100 per head

March 2000

Briefing letter and meeting at Chalfont Squadron

May 2000

First aid course for all team members at Chalfont Squadron

May 2000

Team training weekend on the Wye

July 2000


Wing Adventure Training Officer: Flt Lt John Smith RAFVR(T)       Web site by: Flt Lt Geoff Bowles RAFVR(T)       Last updated: 18/05/2003