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 168 Squadrons. This means that where ever you are in the Region, there is usually an Air Cadet unit near you.
You 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 20. It is considered one of the country's premier youth organisations and the world's largest youth air training organization.
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 Squadrons.
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?
On Monday 18th January, the Armed Response Police visited 740 (Whitby) Squadron. The police showed the cadets a presentation on the activities of the Armed Response unit. They also showed the cadets the equipment often used by the unit, whilst informing them how and when they are used. The Response unit finished their visit by showing the cadets around their vehicle.
On Sunday the 10th January we competed in the Inter Squadron Cross Country at Thornes park near Wakefield.
Everyone gave their best efforts into completing the course even though it was very very muddy and cold. The squadron placed very well in the results, placing 2nd overall, 3rd in senior men and 3rd in overall boys and the girls overall came 2nd. The results reflect the Stirling effort made by all the cadets that attended and ran. Two cadets did exceptionally well and will continue to the next stage in cross country and represent South and West Yorkshire wing.
There is a new forum called 'Ask The Regional Commandant' on the North Region SharePoint site. The purpose of this forum is to allow Cadets and Staff alike to ask questions of the Regional Commandant.
One of the instructors of 645 Volunteer Gliding Squadron at RAF Topcliffe Johnson Benjamin has secured himself a high flying job with a successful airline.