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?
Barnsley Rotary Club Donate Funds to the Squadron
By 148 Sqn Website
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Earlier in the year several Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron volunteered to help out and referee the Boccia matches at the Disability Games which were held in Barnsley. The Cadets put a great amount of effort into the training and they really enjoyed the actual games, it was a great experience for everyone involved.
Sainsbury's Bag Pack
By Corporal Keiran Bennett - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
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On the 18th of October, 1053 Armthorpe squadron helped the local community by bag packing at their local Sainsbury’s. Over thirty cadets attended the event between the hours of 10AM and 3PM, through the hard work and determination of the cadets, civilian committee and staff they managed to raise over £800 in donations. These funds will be used for IT equipment, Duke of Edinburgh equipment and sports equipment
David Trots for Charity!
By Flying Officer Dave Elliott RAFVR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
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Volunteer Reservist, Pilot Officer David Anderson took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Trust dressed as Percy Pig!
Ripon Air Cadet Nominated for Courage Award
By W Cobbett, FS(ATC) - 886 (City of Ripon) Squadron
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David Owens, a cadet at 886 (City of Ripon) Sqn and student at Ripon Grammar School, has been nominated for a Yorkshire Children of Courage Award after taking charge of a first aid incident where he found a gentlemen collapsed in Kirby Hill near Boroughbridge.
1407 Attends Battle of Britain Parade
By John Michael Scott - 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron
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1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron had a strong turn-out at the recent Battle of Britain parade at Durham Cathedral. With our squadron of relatively young cadets, for many it was their first parade. There was no need to worry though as all the cadets did their Squadron and their Wing proud with immaculate uniform and good drill. FS Lowe played in the Wing Band, helping to keep us in step, and Cpl Simon beared our banner as smartly as ever.
Another Successful Night for 861 Squadron
By Flt Lt Elliot - OC 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
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861 (Wideopen) Squadron Air Cadets has had another busy night with the visit of Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Sandy Hunter who attended to tour the Squadrons facilities and meeting the cadets and Adult Staff that run the unit.
RAF Benson Summer Camp
By Cdt C Kildunne - 2431 (Keighley) Squadron
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Between 16th and 23rd August 2014, 4 cadets from 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC attended an annual summer camp at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire.
Elvington Allied Forces Day
By Sgt L Towler - 2431 (Keighley) Squadron
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On 7th August 2014, cadets from 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC, travelled to Elvington Airfield to mark Allied Forces Day.
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