Welcome to Air Cadets North
the website for North Region, Air Training Corps
The Region covers most of Northern England in a line from
the Mersey in the west, to the Humber in the east and north to the Scottish
boarders. There are over 6000 Air Cadets in North Region, located at one of
our 167 Squadrons. This means that where ever you are in the Region, there
is usually an Air Cadet unit near you.
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 13 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?
News from North Region
On Sunday 10th November 2013, Cadet Corporal Austin Morris of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron paraded through Hatfield, carrying the colours of the Royal British Legion. The parade started with a Service of Remembrance at Hatfield Church, Doncaster and ended at Hatfield Woodhouse Cenotaph where several airmen from RAF Finningley and RAF Lidholme are buried.
Tonight Cadet Warrant Officer Gareth Heppenstall has aged out of the Air Training Corps marking the end to his Career as a Cadet.
On Sunday 10th November 2013 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron paraded as an entire Squadron through their community and terminating with a Service of Remembrance at Armthorpe Church, Doncaster in honour of ‘Remembrance Sunday’.
Following recent correspondence from the Commandant and the reports sent to the Regional Commandants about her visits she made to all the Regions last year, she has expressed a keen interest in seeing photographic displays.
Therefore the Media Communications Competition for 2014 is to be a photographic competition open to 3 age groups and entitled ‘Venture-Adventure’.
20 Air Cadets from various Squadrons within Sector 2, South and West Yorkshire Wing have completed a two-day First Aid course. Run by staff from within the Wing and the Sector, the course taught the cadets basic First Aid knowledge in a bid to prepare them for a range of medical emergencies and incidents they may come across in very day life.
On Saturday 12th October 2013, 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC booked out Bingley Swimming Pool for an hour in order to work on Swimming Proficiency.
Cadets from Prudhoe Squadron have visited Hexham Fire Station to learn about the role of the Fire Service in the Northumberland Area. Cadets were given a demonstration of how the crew use Breathing Apparatus and how it protects their lives.
Seven cadets from 266 (Stockton) Squadron were recently recognised for their hard work and dedication to the Squadron. On Thursday 26th September, Cadets Long and Clarke were promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Cadets Harrison, Matthews, Marchant, Phipps and Helyer were promoted to the rank of Corporal.
Air Cadets from Longbenton are flying on cloud nine after officially being presented with the Lees Trophy and recognised as the Best Air Cadet Squadron in the country – an historic first for Tyneside!
On the 15th of September 224 (Hexham) Squadron take part in the annual Hexham Battle of Britain parade at the cenotaph. This year was no different and around 15 of our cadets took part in the parade to show their respects to the fallen. We also took part in collecting for the Royal Air Force Association the previous day.
On Saturday 19 October, 1804 (Four Heatons) Cadets volunteered to be flag-bearers for the Friendly game between England v Italy at Salford's City Reds Ground ahead of the Rugby League World Cup 2013 which kicked off last week in Cardiff. With a crowd of 1800 watching, they were also flag-bearers for the England Knights v Samoa game with England Knights beating Samoa 52-16. The cadets had an amazing time getting to meet and having their photographs taken with the players after the matches.
Shipley and Baildon Air Cadet Sergeant Rhys Austwick-Holland is celebrating completing the challenging Air Cadet Leadership Award at RAF Cranwell. The course is always over-subscribed and there is a tough selection process including completing a 13 page booklet.
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