06/12/2019 - 08/12/2019    
6:00 pm



HMS Excellent
Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8ER, South West

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1. Introducation
The Hampshire and IoW Wing NCO Courses will take place in HMS Bristol located in HMS EXCELLENT, Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8ER from Friday 6 December – Sunday 8 December 2019.

This event is aimed at and exclusively provided for the Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of Hampshire Isle of Wight Wing.

2. Courses
The following Courses are planned to take place during the weekend

Junior Non-Commissioned Officer (JNCO) Course

  • This course is designed for newly promoted Corporals and developing Corporals to become better established in the role of JNCO.

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Course

  • This course is designed for current Sergeants and Flight Sergeants in order to consolidate in their role as SNCO and to learn additional leadership and management techniques.

3. Aim
The aim of this Cadet Training Weekend is to provide Cadet NCO training and development, and to improve inter-Squadron relations whilst providing exposure to a military establishment.

4. Applcation
Application must be with the Adjutant no later than 11th November. You can apply here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAZ__t5dxYJUQk1OMTVLMEpZUTVVRDZOQVc4Vk00QU9RRi4u

5. Travel arrangements.
Transport has been arranged from Farnborough Sqn HQ driven by a Sqn member of Staff.
Friday 6th December:
Arrive at the Sqn at 1815hrs, with all items needed for the course. Transport will be leaving the Sqn at 1825hrs.
Sunday 8th December:
Transport will be arriving back at the Sqn at approx. 1930hrs, Cadets will keep Parents updated through the use of mobile phones.

6. Cost
Camp Costs stand at £6 to be Paid to the Squadron by 25th November. Please do not take the monies to the Camp as they will not accept it.

7. Food
All meals from Saturday morning (breakfast) until Sunday lunch will be provided for. Dietary requirements must be declared on the application form.

8. Equipment requirements
(The below is an extensive but not exclusive. If you would like to bring other items in addition, please do so.)
Link hereNCO Course Annexes

9. Camp Working Hours
The Cadet NCO Training Weekend is a camp in which a high volume of information and training will be delivered. Cadets should arrive suitably alert for the weekend’s activities. If you are expecting that your prior week’s plans may affect your receptiveness to training, please discuss this with Sqn staff prior to application or attendance.

10. Dress
Dress for the camp will vary throughout the day in accordance with course requirements. Correct, well presented uniform should be worn for the duration of the camp as directed by the programme. Irons are available onboard, but are limited in number, consideration as to the transportation of uniform should be made.

11. Accomodation
For the duration of the camp cadets will be in ship’s messdeck dormitory style accommodation. Males and females will be accommodated separately with separate ablutions. Staff will have separate accomodation and ablutions. Due to the traversing of ladders to access accommodation, anyone with pre-existing medical mobility issues should inform the Squadron ASAP.

12. Valuables
Cadets are advised not to bring excessively valuable items on camp. If cadets do bring valuable items or large sums of money they are strongly advised to bring a padlock, preferably a combination lock to secure valuables. Valuables will not be held by staff.

13. Photographs
The camp is MOD property there are no current restrictions on the use of cameras on site, however, no images are to be posted on any open social media site without prior approval of a member of staff. Personnel are also reminded that any imagery taken on an MOD site is the property of the MOD and may come under their scrutiny and rights of release. Permission is to be sought from all persons in shot prior to capture.

14. Training Programme
(This is a draft Training Programme and may be subject to change.)
Link hereNCO Course Annexes

15. Recreational Facilities
The training programme is fast pace with minimal free time on the programme. However, during this free time cadets will have access to the common room. Areas are available outside (ashore) for playing ball sports. Cadets will only be allowed off ship with permission of the duty member of staff.

16. Spending Money
All food and activities are included in the cost of the camp. Cadets may wish to take additional spending money to cover drinks and/or snacks during social time. They may also wish to purchase souvenirs. Cadets should not plan take bring large sums of money.

17. Religious Requirements
Any Cadets with religious requirements should make themselves aware to a member of staff on the camp at the easiest opportunity.

18. Cadet Consent Forms
All Cadets are required to complete and submit TG21 (and TG23 if applicable) upon arrival at Camp

19. Cancellations and Non-attendance
If you can no long make it contact the Squadron at the earliest opportunity at adj.457@aircadets.org .
– If you provide less than 1 weeks notice OR fail to attend the training weekend, those individuals will still be accountable for the full cost of the training weekend.

20. Medical Conditions/Facilities
Any cadets requiring medication should ensure they bring sufficient quantities for the duration of the weekend. This is particularly relevant to Asthma sufferers. All medication prescribed or not should be recorded on the cadets TG23 consent form.

21. Hygiene
The Wing Training Weekend is an intensive camp and hygiene is particularly important. Rounds will be conducted on your accommodation during instructional periods with cadets not in attendance.
– Mess Deck Hygiene
The senior cadet in each Mess Deck will be responsible for the cleanliness of that compartment. They are to ensure that all clothing and equipment is stowed in an orderly manner. Rubbish bins
are to be emptied when full.
– Personal Hygiene
All personnel are to maintain the highest standards of personal hygiene on camp. Showering is to be undertaken every day. Sufficient clean clothing should be brought for the duration of the

22. Smoking and Alcohol
Cadets will not be permitted to smoke. No cadet will be permitted to consume alcohol for the duration of the camp. Any cadet found to be under the influence of alcohol or smoking will be asked to leave; this will result in travel home having to be arranged by that cadet’s parent or guardian at their expense.

23. Emergency Contact
Cadets will have sufficient time on most evenings to contact home if desired. Please be aware, due to the construction of the ship, whilst onboard cadets and staff may appear uncontactable.

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Use this link download a printable version of the following:
– Course programme (JNCO & SNCO)
– Kit List
– HMS Excellent Map

PDF Here – NCO Course Annexes


Bookings are closed for this event.

About the Author

I joined Farnborough Squadron in May 2011 as a Cadet and rose through the ranks, reaching the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO) in Aug 2016. I joined the Staff team in Feb 2018 as a Civilian Instructor (CI) and have since been promoted to Sergeant (Sgt) following a week at RAF College Cranwell in July 2019. My roles at Farnborough Squadron are: Squadron Adjutant | DofE Leader | Range Conducting Officer (RCO)

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