What Do Air Cadets Do?
name it, there is a good chance there is an Air Cadet somewhere doing it!
Air Cadets is a voluntary, youth organization supported by the Royal Air Force.
It is open to anyone aged 12 (And in year 8) to 17. It is considered one of the country's
premier youth organisations and the world's largest youth air training
Air Cadets provides a stimulating, exciting and varied program
which ensures that all cadets achieve their full potential. This may come
in many different ways including academics, sport, flying, gliding, skiing,
adventure training, leadership training and in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Most Squadrons will meet twice a week during which cadets are
able to take part in many activities, as well as planning for additional ones.
There are also numerous weekend events and activities, provided by the
Additional activities are organised by Wings, North Region and
the Corps. These can take place at RAF Stations, Army Training Estates and
even abroad and can last a lot longer than just a weekend. Your
local Squadron is always looking for new people to join, be it as a cadet,
volunteer staff or as a member of a Squadrons Civilian Committee.
Why not see where your nearest North Region Squadron is and
see how you could get involved?
The Sweet Sound of Success
By Flt Lt Lee Moore - 162 (Stockport) Squadron
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Members of the Stockport Air Cadets Marching Band were on cloud nine recently as it was announced they were the champion band in the North Region of the Air Cadets.
Wing Training Day
By Flt Lt Andy Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
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148 (Barnsley) Squadron went to RAF Linton on Ouse to compete in various competitions against 33 other Squadrons in South and West Yorkshire Wing.
Longbenton Youngsters Fly to BTEC Success!
By Flt Lt G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
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A group of young people from Longbenton swapped their school uniforms for flying suits and took to the sky this week. The teenagers, all members of 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron, were given the present by staff at RAF Boulmer.
RAF Northolt Camp
By Cdt Shannon Copeland - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
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From the 5th to the 12th of April, myself and 3 other cadets from 148 Squadron attended Annual Wing camp at RAF Northolt.
Spitfire on the Green 2014
By John Michael Scott - 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron
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Cadets from 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron attended Sedgefield's Spitfire on the Green event at the invitation of Sedgefield Veterans. The 1940's themed weekend was great fun, with lots of period costumes, music and military paraphernalia. Aycliffe cadets manned a recruitment stall, held an aircraft recognition competition, had a display on RAF Goosepool and took part in the commemorative parade on Sunday.
Askern Town Gala
By Flt Lt J Docherty - Dept. MCO South and West Yorkshire Wing
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Air Cadets from Askern, Goole and the band from Mosborough Squadron played a key part in the recent Askern Gala. The cadets formed a major part of the opening parade thought the town, before completing 2 circuits around the boating lake before the event was formally opened.
Milfield Heavy Horse Fair
By Cadet Warrant Officer Megan Taylor - 1114 (Gosforth) Squadron
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1114 has a well-known public presence at a number of events every year, from the annual Greggs Children’s Cancer Run held in Gosforth, to festivals and fairs held at Chillingham Castle during the summer months. However, on the 3rd and 4th of May, Gosforth took on a new challenge by making their first appearance at the Festival of the Heavy Horse, held in Milfield each year. The event is unique in that it showcases rare breeds of horse, as well as various local crafts and foodstuffs in the craft tents.
Appointment of New RC North
By Air Cdre Dawn McCafferty - Comdt ACO
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I am pleased to confirm that, following interview at HQ 22 Gp, the preferred candidate for the post of Reg Comdt North is Gp Capt Steve Harpum. Subject to the usual Reserve's recruitment processes, Steve will join us by mid Jul 14 and we look forward to welcoming him to the senior management team. Steve has just left the RAF, having enjoyed a successful career in the RAF as a Logistician, although his most recent roles have been linked to leadership and change management, skills he will undoubtedly bring to bear in his new role.
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