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?
Raising Vital Funds
By Sgt Bryn Roberts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
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On 21st February 16 Cadets and staff were bag packing at the Tesco in Penistone to raise money for 148 Squadron to buy equipment.
Ilkley Air Cadets Learn AED Skills
By Cadet Flight Sergeant Tom Hepworth - 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadron
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On Thursday 26th of February 2015, 1224 (Wharfedale) Sqn was visited by volunteers from St. Johns Ambulance service, to teach the cadets how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), an important aspect of first aid training.
Goole Sqn Wearing It Red
By 2357 Sqn Website - 2357 (Goole) Squadron
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Tonight was full of fun and laughter as cadets and staff from 2357 held a fundraising night in support of the British Heart Foundation's Wear It Red campaign.
By 184 Sqn Website - 184 (Manchester South) Squadron
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11 Cadets attended an Aviation weekend at RAF Topcliffe on the 23rd-25 January. The camp consisted of lectures, sports, leadership exercises and section visits. The cadets were told about what happens at a gliding squadron and had a broader knowledge on aviation at the end of the weekend It was a great first camp for our new cadets. A big thank you to 635 Volunteer Gliding Squadron and Flying Officer Warner.
Activity First Aid Award
By Cpl Lewis Melia - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
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At the end of last year I was lucky enough to attend a Activity First Aid Course at Wing.
Regional Cross Country Success for Crowle Cadet
By Flt Lt J Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron
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A very cold, snowy and blustery morning saw Air Cadets from South and West Yorkshire Wing assemble in Blackburn to represent their Wing in the North Region Cross Country Championship. Flight Sergeant Daniel Wheatley, from 300 (Axholme) Squadron was part of the Junior Men’s team, after finishing second in the inter Squadron competition last month.
Cadets Become Young Life Savers
By The Flying Tyke Blog - 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadron
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On the weekend of the 7th March 2015, 12 cadets from 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadron and 2431 (Keighley) Squadron took part in a St. Johns Ambulance Youth First Aid Course at 1224 Squadron’s HQ in Ilkley.
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”.
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