See Thurso Gala 2005 photos at link above.
The photographs show C/Sgt Macdonald, Sgt Perry, Cpl Sutherland and L/Cpl Napier. They are seen at Forsinain climbing up through the forest towards the county march, on the third day of their Duke of Edinburgh gold award expedition..
The Pentland Model boat club holds show each year in the British Legion In Thurso..
The spring is always a busy time for the Army Cadets. During the run up to their summer camp they take part in events as varied as shooting matches, sports meetings, D of E expeditions and cadet skills competitions.
Morning and After School Klub (MAASK) run by Pultneytown Peoples Project now have the solution to their storage problem. The club which is based at South School, Wick received the donation of a storage container from UKAEA Dounreay to store their outdoor equipment.
See photos from the 2005 show in the photo gallery..
We have in our archive a few older photographs of the Army Cadet Force in Caithness. First is linked above.
See photo gallery for February 2005..
Caithness County show 2004 - Photos..
Eleven cadets and 3 members of staff from the Thurso Squadron travelled over 1000 miles to attend an Adventure Training Camp in Staffordshire. The green camp was held at the Anzio Army Training Base in Leek and was organised by the 1406 (SPALDING) Sqn.
PULTENEYTOWN People's Project held its annual fun day on Saturday afternoon - and it all went thunderfully well after earlier fears that the event might be a washout. Torrential rain and a few rumbles of thunder around lunchtime threatened to undermine the efforts of the community regeneration group but the PPP staff and volunteers decided to carry on as planned.
Cadets from the 1769 (THURSO) Squadron Air Cadets have been flying high over the last few weeks with great success in Athletics. Seven cadets, representing their Squadron against the rest of Highland Wing achieved 9 Gold and 3 Silver medals.
A busy day at the Caithness Canine Club 2004 Dog Show where over 150 entries were judged in many categories. The gallery shows just a few of the entries in this years show and not necessarily winners of the various classes..
FLYING HIGH FOR 100 YEARS. DR Simpson, Grover Clyne, John Hood—all names familiar to Wickers past and present as stalwarts on the business scene, but how many would know they were among the founding fathers of the Caithness Homing Club, set up 100 years ago to provide a focus for local racing-pigeon enthusiasts? In the days before TV and widespread car ownership, communities like Wick had thriving sports/arts/hobby scenes—hard to believe now, but the 1904 Fur & Feather Show had 600 exhibitors for a 3-day event! With the first World War having seen homing pigeons used in large numbers as battlefield messengers, it was a natural progression for the Wick fanciers to provide pigeons to the National Pigeon Service during World War 2.
We have a small collection of old photographs from the Boys Brigade in Wick. The earliest dates back to 1887.
Young Castletown man, Stuart Craigie, has successfully completed his RAF basic training and he now moves on to 12 month trade training at RAF Cosford for his role as a propulsion engineer. He will then partake in on-the-job training at an operational base and he hopes this will be servicing the Nimrod aircraft, possibly at RAF Kinloss.
Caithness County Show 2003 - Photos..
The 2003 Caithness Canine Open Dog Show was well attended although entries were down on last year due another show elsewhere. The club had recruited Albert Wight a well known show judge who recently judged the Best In Show category at Crufts in London.