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?
Commanding Officers First Anniversary in Command
By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
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February 2014 is cause for celebration at 148 (Barnsley) Squadron, it marks the first anniversary of Flt Lt Andy Williams taking over as OC. To celebrate we surprised him with a cake and even a candle to blow out.
Sector One Football Champions!
By CWO Tom Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
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Early on Sunday morning, myself and the team attended Wakefield football centre to participate in the sector 1 5-a-side tournament.
Fundraising Thank You
By Flt Lt Jo Ryan - 145 (Altrincham & Hale) Squadron
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Cadets from 145 (Altrincham & Hale) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets helped shoppers at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Sale with their packing on New Year’s Eve. The Squadron based on Mainwood Road, Timperley is raising funds for a busy year of activities in 2014.
First (Aid) for Crowle Cadet
By Flt Lt J Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron
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A Senior Crowle Air Cadet has become a qualified first aider. Sergeant D Wheatley recently completed an 18 hours first aid course, resulting in him becoming a qualified first aider.
Air Cadets Visit World Famous Red Arrows
By Flt Lt Jo Ryan RAFVR(T) - 145 (Altrincham & Hale) Squadron
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Local cadets from 145 (Altrincham & Hale) Sqn Air Training Corps travelled to RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire in the early hours of Thursday to pay a visit to the Royal Air Force Red Arrows Display Team. The Squadron had a previous link with the ‘Reds’ as one of their former Cadets, Sqn Ldr J D Provost went on to be a Red Arrows pilot in the late 90’s however this was a first time for the lucky youngsters had the opportunity to go along.
Cpl Annetts Attends JNCO Course
By Cdt Cpl megan Annetts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
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On the weekend commencing January 17th a few Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended a Junior NCO Course at Wing HQ. The aim of the course is to help Cadets develop their leadership skills and confidence to help them become a good Junior NCO.
Air Cadets' Gliding School Opens
By Gov.uk Website
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The RAF air cadets' national gliding school opens in Nottinghamshire today, Friday 31 January.
Graduation on 9th December
By CI L Orrick - 266 (Stockton) Squadron
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Congratulations to the seven new cadets who were enrolled into 266 (Stockton) Squadron on 9th December. This marks the end of 3 months of training which included lessons on the history of the ATC and the RAF, carrying out drill and learning how to polish their shoes and read a map. Special congratulations to Cadet Flaherty for getting Best Cadet of the intake.
1053 Sqn Cadets Complete Wing Leadership Course
By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
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Congratulations to Cadets Nathan Atkin, Jordan Dove and Umar Rashid who all successfully completed the 'South and West Yorkshire Wing JNCO Course' this weekend. The in-depth leadership course is part of an on-going training program to eventually be considered for promotion to Corporal in the Squadron.
Have I Got News for You...
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The Region website has posted over 2300 news stories over the last 6 years. We have had stories from a lot of the Squadrons in the Region, some Squadrons may have one story, others have several a month. We receive stories sent to the Region MCO, submitted to the website, taken from Squadron websites (And sometimes Facebook pages) or even local newspapers.
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