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George Set for Royal Role!

Longbenton Air Cadet George Binfield has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s cadet for 2017.

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George Set for Royal Role!

Squadron Crest to Mark the 75th Anniversary

148 (Barnsley) Squadron have issued all cadets, staff and civilian committee with an embroidered special Squadron crest for the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps in 2016.

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Squadron Crest to Mark the 75th Anniversary

Staff Career Success

Congratulations to Pilot Officer Ash Reaney RAF VR(T) having successfully passed his Officers Initial Course at RAF College Cranwell.

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Staff Career Success

New Cadet Warrant on Squadron

Congratulations to 148 Squadron’s latest Cadet Warrant Officer Megan Annetts on passing her Wing Board interview. The interview follows a similar format as one for applying to the Royal Air Force and is Chaired by our Wing Commander Brian Daniel. Megan has served the Squadron, Wing, Region and Corps determinedly and should be proud of her service and dedication.

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New Cadet Warrant on Squadron

Flying Scholarship

From the 26th September – 9th October, I was given an amazing opportunity to partake in the prestigious ACPS Flying Scholarship at Tayside Aviation, Dundee. The course consists of 2 weeks of flying, with the intentions of potentially flying solo, and gaining 12 hours in the air, which can be contributed towards a Private Pilots License.

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Flying Scholarship

Castleford Air Cadets Junior Non-Commissioned Officer Course

On the 3rd-5th March 2017 around 30 cadets took part in the Junior Non-Commissioned Officer (JNCO) Course at 2388 (Castleford) Squadron to improve their leadership skills.  Cadets Corey Webley (16) and Faith Tonks (15), 2 cadets from Castleford Squadron, took part in the weekend, where they took part in leadership training, drill and inspection.  By the end of the weekend they were able to lead a group in various activities to test their newly found skills.  

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Castleford Air Cadets Junior Non-Commissioned Officer Course

Sgt (ATC) Smedley Collects Gold DofE Award From St James’s Palace

On the 6th September 2016 I was honoured to be invited to St James’s Palace to collect my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

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Sgt (ATC) Smedley Collects Gold DofE Award From St James’s Palace

First Class First Aiders

11 junior and First class cadets from 59 Huddersfield Squadron and 1466 Holmfirth Squadron attended the Youth First Aid 2 day First Aid Course hosted by 59 Squadron.

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First Class First Aiders

Clay Pigeon Shooting

On Sunday 19th February 8 cadets from Castleford Squadron went to Park Lodge shooting ground in Cowick, Goole for a day of Clay Target shooting.

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Clay Pigeon Shooting

North Region Hockey Competition

Well done to Flight Sergeants Grace Leather, Katie Morrell and Cadet Shannon Bradley, from Worsley Squadron, who represented Greater Manchester Wing today.

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North Region Hockey Competition

Greater Manchester Wing Are Regional Champions!

Congratulations to the Greater Manchester Wing Cross Country team which came first in the North Region competition held on 26 February 2017.

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Greater Manchester Wing Are Regional Champions!

Longbenton Duo Set for RAF!

Two North Tyneside volunteers are set to join the Royal Air Force. James Nealings, 22, is set to become a RAF pilot whilst David Anderson, 27, is on course to become an aerospace battle manager (ABM.)

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 Longbenton Duo Set for RAF!