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?
Shipley Cadet Excels in Wing Rugby
By Cadet Sergeant Andrew Payn (2458 MCO) - 2458 (Shipley & Baildon) Squadron
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Cadet Zack Orrell from 2458 (Shipley & Baildon) Squadron ATC recently went and played rugby for South and West Yorkshire Wing at RAF Linton On-Ouse. While the wing came 4th, Cadet Orrell excelled in his team, even managing to win player of the tournament. The abilities he showed allowed him to be selected to trial for the regional team. For this opportunity Cadet Orrell said “To be honoured in such a way for my rugby performance is truly humbling, I’m incredibly gracious for this opportunity”.
733 Squadron Are on the Ball!
By CI Z Hall - 733 (Newcastle Airport) Squadron
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Six cadets from 733 (Newcastle Airport) Squadron packed their football boots and shin pads as they represented Durham/Northumberland Wing in the Inter-Wing Junior Football competition at Broad Oak Sports College, Bury on Sunday February 15th.
Sector 3 Overseas Activity Week
By Flying Officer Kevin Wright -
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After two years of very successful expeditions to France, we would like to invite cadets from all squadrons in Sector 3 to join us in this year’s overseas trip. Please find more information about it below.
Inter-squadron Climbing and Inter-wing Sports
By Cdt C Mole - 234 (City of Durham) Squadron
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On 15th February 2015, four of the cadets from 234(City of Durham) squadron took part in the Inter-squadron Climbing competition. This was a contest against around 15 squadrons from across the wing. Not only did Sgt Wilkinson come second in his category but we also won ‘Best Squadron’ overall. This was an excellent achievement for the squadron and we truly are living up to the award for ‘Best Sporting Squadron’ in the wing, which we won last year.
The Sky Is the Limit at 2431 Keighley Squadron!
By Fg Off J Cameron - 2431 (Keighley) Squadron
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On Wednesday 18th March 2015, cadets and staff at 2431 (Keighley) Squadron were on top form as they were inspected by Sqn Ldr Dave Walker, ahead of their Lees Trophy Inspection.
Altrincham Air Cadets Run to Success
By Flt Lt Jo Ryan RAFVR(T) - 145 (Altrincham & Hale) Squadron
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Local Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 145 (Altrincham & Hale) Squadron recently took part in a cross country competition held at Hopwood Hall College, Middleton across steep and rough terrain. The Squadron competed against 31 other units, around 500 cadets from across Greater Manchester.
Passing of WO Tonks
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It is with much regret that we advise all members of the ACO of the passing of WO Gaz Tonks ATC, former Commandant’s Warrant Officer and a legend within the Corps. Our thoughts, and prayers, are with his family, especially son Mitch and daughter Sophie. Details of the funeral will be promulgated in due course.
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.
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