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?
Shooting Training for Castleford Youngsters
By Flt Lt Vicky Williamson - 2388 (Castleford) Squadron
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On Sunday the 8th February 2015 sixteen cadets from Castleford Air Cadets successfully completed weapons training on a number of different weapons.
Media Communications Competition 2015
By Sqn Ldr M Wadsworth - MCO North Region
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The Media Communications Competition for 2015 is to be a photographic competition open to 3 age groups and entitled ‘Iconic Air Cadets". What we are seeking is an image, staged or otherwise, that that can be used to sum up the activities that Air Cadets get involved in. This should include elements of "blue" and "green" activities, adventurous training, and anything else we get involved in such as community work, charity fundraising etc. However a single "iconic" image of one activity will also be accepted. It must be impactive and suitable for wider use.
Oakworth Bomber Memorial Service
By Cdt K Howe - 2431 (Keighley) Squadron
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On Sunday 4th January 2015, cadets from 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC attended a Memorial Service in Oakworth. A total of 16 cadets went up to Oakworth to pay their respects to a Canadian aircrew who crashed into a hill during World War 2. The memorial is held every year on the first Sunday of January.
More First Aiders for Crowle
By Flt Lt J Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron
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2 further Air Cadets from Crowle Squadron have recently qualified as First Aiders. The cadets join the majority of the cadets at the Squadron who have completed their St Johns Youth First Aid Training.
By John Michael Scott - 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron
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Michael Scott, a member of staff at 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron Air Cadets, has recently graduated from his Initial Officer’s Course at RAF Cranwell. The five day course taught leadership, communication skills and squadron management. Having completed the course, Michael now holds the rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves (Training). On the squadron he is the adjutant; doing lots of the paper work and assisting the Commanding Officer.
Cross Country Success
By Sgt (ATC) Hannah Banks - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
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On the 11th January, 12 Cadets from Barnsley Squadron took part in the Wing Cross Country that took place in Wakefield.
Air Cadets Gain Employability Skills!
By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAFVR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
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The Royal Air Force Air Cadets at 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron and have engaged in an Adventure Training Development Course over the past four months. The course was designed to enhance employability skills and seen the youngsters engage in climbing, archery, expeditioning and numeracy.
Appointment of Deputy Wing Warrant Officer - SWYorks
By Wg Cdr B Daniel - South and West Yorkshire Wing
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Following the recent selection boards, I am delighted to announce WO Stead is appointed as the Deputy Wing Warrant Officer with effect from the New Year. I am sure you will wish to join me in congratulating WO Stead on his appointment.
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