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Cosford Air Show

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Cosford Air Show

On the 11th of June, myself and other cadets from sector 1 went to RAF Cosford air show. I have only been an Air Cadet for a short time so this is my first air show that I have been to with my Squadron.

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Cadet Lays Wreath at Menin Gate

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2017-09-06 10:29:17
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Cadet Lays Wreath at Menin Gate

From the 26th to 31st of May I went on a school trip to Belgium and France. On the 29th of May whilst in Belgium I had the honour of taking part in the Last Post Ceremony held at the Menin Gate which has taken place every evening since the 1st November 1929.

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RAF WARMA Two Day March

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2017-04-26 14:04:17
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RAF WARMA Two Day March

Last weekend Flt Lt Harrison undertook the RAF WARMA two day march at DCAE Cosford.

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Aerospace Workshop

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2017-04-26 14:01:57
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Aerospace Workshop

On the 12th of February I attended an Aerospace Workshop hosted by North Region at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. The workshop begun with a quick introduction from all who attended. This mainly consisted of OCs and Squadron Aerospace Officers. As one of the only cadets who attended that day, I felt nervous voicing my opinions but soon felt at ease by the staff who attended.

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Cadets Referee Boccia at Disability Games 2017

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2017-04-26 13:56:51
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Cadets Referee Boccia at Disability Games 2017

On Sunday the 2nd April cadets from Barnsley squadron were up bright and early to travel to Scunthorpe for the annual disability games organised by the rotary club.

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MOI Success

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2017-04-26 13:46:43
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MOI Success

Congratulations to Sgt Copeland, Sgt Owen, Cpl frost and Cpl Slater who have been awarded their MOI Lanyards by Sqn Ldr Kirk.

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JNCO Course

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2017-04-26 13:20:43
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JNCO Course

Cadet Caitlin Schofield and I recently attended at the Junior NCO course at South & West Yorkshire wing HQ at Castleford.

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Yomp to the Somme

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2017-04-26 13:05:11
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Yomp to the Somme

‘Thank you’ was the theme of the RBL presentation on Saturday the 19th of September that myself, Cdt Rossiter and CI Rogers attended.

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Silver DofE Exped

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2017-04-05 13:48:24
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Silver DofE Exped

On Friday 28th October we began our Silver actual expedition in and around Nottinghamshire. On the first day we walked just over 17km on varied terrain. The whole group found it enjoyable and we were all in high spirits, although blisters were beginning to show. Even though it was October, the weather was nice and pleasant with sunny skies all day. On that day after ensuring that our bags were adjusted properly and checking that everyone was ready to go, we set off walking at 8:45am. Morale was high all day, and throughout parts we were singing, throughout most of it we were all bonding. By the end of the day we were all excited to reach the campsite. Once we had rested, we began cooking and setting up our tents. I personally cooked tomato chilli pasta.

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Squadron Crest to Mark the 75th Anniversary

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2017-03-21 14:13:04
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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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Staff Career Success

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2017-03-21 14:11:08
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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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New Cadet Warrant on Squadron

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2017-03-21 14:07:24
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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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Flying Scholarship

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2017-03-21 14:03:18
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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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Sgt (ATC) Smedley Collects Gold DofE Award From St James’s Palace

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2017-03-21 13:50:32
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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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Wing Commander Brian Rogers (Rtd) Presented With CAS Commendation

By Sqn Ldr Andy Williams RAFVR(T) - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-10-10 13:17:25
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Wing Commander Brian Rogers (Rtd) Presented With CAS Commendation

On the 14th September 2016 Wing Commander Brian Rogers (Rtd) travelled to RAF Northolt to meet with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier to be presented with a commendation for his service to the Air Training Corps. This announcement was made in the New Years Queens honours list.

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75th Anniversary Celebration at RAF Cranwell

By Sqn Ldr Andy Williams RAF VR(T) - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-08-18 12:04:28
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75th Anniversary Celebration at RAF Cranwell

On Saturday 13th August as part of the ATC 75th Anniversary celebrations 19 staff and cadets travelled to RAFC Cranwell for the Extravaganza. The event was blessed with good weather as we sat on the Orange in front of College Hall Officers Mess, a rare opportunity for all. Throughout the day we we able to watch a fantastic formal parade and continuity drill routine by cadets across the country. One of the many highlights of the day was the ACO National Marching Band which contained 2 of our cadets, Sgt Copeland and CWO Williams. The band was more than impressive and sounded on top form. We also heard the ACO National Concert Band play some great sing a long tunes which had FS Annetts from our Squadron in. We were very proud to be able to support our cadets who were working hard to entertain the crowds.

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National Marching Band at RAF Fairford & RAF Halton

By CWO Heather Williams
2016-08-18 11:55:37
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National Marching Band at RAF Fairford & RAF Halton

On the 7th of July, I went down to RAF Halton for preparation for a performance with the ACO National Marching Band at RAF Fairford for the 75th parade in the presence of the commandant.

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DofE Practice Exped

By Sgt Lewis Melia - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-08-18 11:45:16
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DofE Practice Exped

On the weekend of the 30th April myself and several other cadets took part in D of E practice expeditions, The expedition took place in the peak district area.

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CWO Williams Flies in a Hawk T2

By CWO Heather Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-08-18 11:26:47
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CWO Williams Flies in a Hawk T2

On the 3rd of June I was lucky enough to be chosen to have a flight in a Hawk T2 whilst on camp at RAF Valley. I was chosen as one of two best cadets on camp to have a 45 minute flight in the fast jet trainer.

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National Marching Band April Training Camp

By Cpl Shannon Copeland. - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-04-29 10:36:16
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National Marching Band April Training Camp

From the 2nd-9th April, I had the opportunity to attend the Easter National Marching Band Camp at RAF Halton. Throughout the week, I was introduced to many people and we were straight into practice. We worked on our drill, and we all practiced with our specific instruments. As I am a snare drummer and discovered there is a lot more to learn than I initially thought! Stick drill, dynamics and so much more. The week was incredibly busy and was at times tiring with the amount of work, but it is definitely work it.

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Cadets Referee Boccia at Disability Games

By FS Megan Annetts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-04-29 10:29:56
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Cadets Referee Boccia at Disability Games

On the 17th April cadets and staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the Disability Games in Scunthorpe. Cadets have trained over time and become qualified referees in the sport of Boccia. This has been the fourth year in a row the air cadets have run this event for the Rotary Club and we were honoured and pleased to do this again. We had a long day travelling across to be ready for the competitors to start, but the day was well worth the hard work and the early start.

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Mountain Biking

By Cdt Liam Horsfield - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-04-28 15:04:23
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Mountain Biking

On the 9th of April myself, other cadets and staff set off on a mountain biking day out at Sherwood Forest. Everyone was exited and looking forward for the day that lay ahead.

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Barnsley Air Cadets Are Flying High With National Music

By Sqn Ldr Andy Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-04-28 14:58:13
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Barnsley Air Cadets Are Flying High With National Music

We are very proud of our three cadets who have earned their Gold Band Badges through being members of the Corps National Marching and Concert Bands. It is excellent that extra skills are learned during their time with the National bands and brought back to the Squadron band. Not only have they worked hard in achieving their Gold badges, but they have had good fun in their time, performing at some very exciting locations and events.

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Barnsley Mayor's Cadet

By Sgt Emily Rogerson - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-04-28 14:53:07
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Barnsley Mayor's Cadet

Over the past year I have had the privilege of being the Mayor's Cadet for Barnsley.

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Mayor of Barnsley Thanks Cadets at Special Dinner

By Sqn Ldr Andy Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-03-29 12:12:34
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Mayor of Barnsley Thanks Cadets at Special Dinner

In the months of October and November 2015 Barnsley cadet groups, RBL and other volunteers joined together as colleagues across the country in collecting for the poppy appeal. On the evening of the 24th March, the Mayor welcomed us to Barnsley town hall for a dinner and awards presentation.

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Raising Funds for Squadron

By Sqn Ldr A Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-03-29 12:02:29
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Raising Funds for Squadron

Thanks to Tesco for allowing us to fundraise, bag packing today in Penistone. A really good day and loads of effort from the cadets and staff of 148 (Barnsley) Squadron and the generosity of the people of Penistone combined to a grand total raised of 669.46. These funds will go towards buying equipment for outdoor activities, enabling cadets to replace worn out equipment and have another successful season of camping, walking and the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.

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Inter Wing Cross Country

By Cdt Owen Hollis - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-03-29 11:49:26
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Inter Wing Cross Country

After running in the Inter Squadron Cross Country I was selected to run for the South and West Yorkshire Wing Cross Country Team.

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Cadets Gain BTEC Award

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-03-17 11:34:05
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Cadets Gain BTEC Award

Congratulations to CWO Heather Williams, FS Callum Taylor and Cpl Dale Fuller who have been presented with their BTEC in Aviation Studies certificate by Sqn Ldr Williams.

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Red Badge First Aid Course

By Cdt Daniel Dixon - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-03-17 11:18:53
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Red Badge First Aid Course

On the 13th and 14th of February myself and two other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron were joined by two Cadets from 23 (South Elmsall) squadron to undertake our Red Badge first aid course.

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Regional Bag Pack

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-03-16 16:31:40
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Regional Bag Pack

On the 27th and 28th March the Squadron took part in the North Regional Bag Pack at the local Morrisons in Barnsley.

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Silver DofE Award

By Cdt Cameron Tawn - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-03-15 15:14:33
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Silver DofE Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme was founded in 1956 by Prince Philip and ever since that year, Prince Philip has expanded the scheme to over 140 different countries worldwide providing new skills and opportunities to people aged 14 and upwards.

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Master Air Cadets

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-02-15 11:17:24
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Master Air Cadets

Congratulations to Cdt Lewis hamer, Cpl Charlie Owen and Cpl Jake Frost , of 148 Sqn, who have passed their Master Cadet exams.

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Bronze Communicator Badge

By Cdt Harry Birks - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-02-15 11:15:20
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Bronze Communicator Badge

On the weekend of 23rd and 24th January myself and Cadet Maw attended a UHF/VHF Radio Course at Wing HQ.

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Squadron Band Leads the 75th Anniversary Parade

By FS Megan Annetts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-02-15 11:07:43
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Squadron Band Leads the 75th Anniversary Parade

On Sunday the 7th of February the 148 (Barnsley) Squadron band and cadets went to Doncaster to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps (ATC).

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CVQO Awards

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-02-03 14:07:03
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CVQO Awards

Well done to FS Megan Annetts, Sgt Callum Taylor and Cdt Barnaby Braund-Smith on completing your Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community.

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CAS Commendation for Wg Cdr R B Rogers RAFVR(T) Rtd

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-01-20 10:30:19
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CAS Commendation for Wg Cdr R B Rogers RAFVR(T) Rtd

We are thrilled to share the news that our very own Wg Cdr R B Rogers RAFVR(T) Rtd has been awarded a very rare CAS Commendation in The New Year's Honours List 2016.

CI Rogers joined 148 (Barnsley) Sqn in 1949 as a cadet and progressed through the ranks finally becoming its Commanding Officer, a post he held for 19 years. He was then appointed to Wing Staff as Deputy OC Wing resulting in promotion to Wing Commander commanding the South Yorkshire Wing, a position he held for 9 years.

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Cross Country 2016

By FS Megan Annetts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-01-20 10:28:48
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Cross Country 2016

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.

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Silver Communicator Badge Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-01-20 10:25:55
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Silver Communicator Badge Success

Congratulations to Sgt Taylor who has been presented with his Silver Communicators Badge

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Cadets Pass In

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-01-04 12:20:10
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Cadets Pass In

Many congratulations to 148's latest group of Junior Cadets that have now Passed In.

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Flying

By Cdt Jamie Butler - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-01-04 12:16:29
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Flying

On Tuesday 8th December 2015 myself, FS Louis Swaby , Cpl Shannon Copeland and Cdt Barnaby Brawn-Smith were taken Air Experience Flying with CI Colton.

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New First Aiders

By Cdt Joe Field - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-01-04 12:07:20
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New First Aiders

Over the 20th and 21st of December myself and three other cadets of 148 (Barnsley) Squadron participated in the St John Ambulance Red Badge First Aid course.

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Christmas Bag Packing

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2016-01-04 11:56:34
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Christmas Bag Packing

On December 19th Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron were out in force bag packing in our local Morrisons in Barnsley.

The store was packed with christmas shoppers who were very generous in their comments and donations. Bag packing is a vital way to raise funds for the Squadron to buy equipment and experiences for the Cadets.

We raised a fantastic amount and would really like to thank Morrisons, their staff and Shoppers for their wonderful support.

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En Garde!

By Cdt Joe Field - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-21 12:12:58
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En Garde!

On the 11th of December, Cadets of 148 (Barnsley) Squadron tried their hand at fencing. It was for many including myself the first time they had tried the sport, but we adapted quickly thanks to the skilled and helpful instructors.

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DofE Presentation 2015

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-21 12:08:59
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DofE Presentation 2015

On Sunday the 6th December 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended South and West Yorkshire Wing Headquarters for the Annual Duke of Edinburgh Presentation. We joined this event with almost 200 other cadets and staff from around the Wing.

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CVQO Success for Sgt Melia

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-21 12:06:34
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CVQO Success for Sgt Melia

Sgt Melia took part in our day studying for his CVQO BTEC Qualification in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community.

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Airborne Fundraiser 2015

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-07 11:18:51
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Airborne Fundraiser 2015

On November 21st the 148 (Barnsley) Squadron Band were asked to attend a fundraiser by The Airborne Comrades Association of Barnsley.

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Cadet Promotion

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-07 11:15:36
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Cadet Promotion

Barnsley Squadron are thrilled to announce that they have promoted FS Megan Annetts.

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Silver Award for Cpl Owen

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-07 11:01:14
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Silver Award for Cpl Owen

Congratulations to Cpl Charlie Owen who has been presented his Silver DofE award by Sqn Ldr Barry French.

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Fieldcraft Training

By Sgt (ATC) Gareth Heppenstall - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-07 10:58:57
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Fieldcraft Training

Recently, a group of cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron undertook fieldcraft training over two Saturdays.

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Gold DofE Award for CI Matt Smedley

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-07 10:50:30
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Gold DofE Award for CI Matt Smedley

A huge congratulations to CI Matthew Smedley who has been presented his awarded his Gold DofE Award by Sqn Ldr Williams.

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Lightning Twilight Rolling Reheat Run

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-07 10:42:58
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Lightning Twilight Rolling Reheat Run

On the 7th of November cadets from 148 (Barnsley) squadron and also 23 (South Elmsall) Squadron travelled to Bruntingthorpe Air Museum, which is home to The Lightning Preservation Group among many other things. Bruntingthorpe has become something of a mecca for classic jets with examples of the Handley Page Victor, English Electric Canberra, De Havilland Comet, TS-11 Iskra, Folland Gnat, Blackburn Buccaneer, L-29 Delphin, Dassault Mystere and Hawker Hunter all being preserved here at the Cold War Jets Collection.

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Cpl Grange Exam Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-07 10:40:08
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Cpl Grange Exam Success

Congratulations to Cpl Jack Grange who has passed his Senior Exams.

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Silver DofE Award for Sgt Annetts

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-12-07 10:24:00
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Silver DofE Award for Sgt Annetts

Congratulations to Sgt Megan Annetts who has been awarded her Silver DofE Award.

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Bronze DofE Expedition

By Cdt Bailey Pendleton - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-20 16:46:44
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Bronze DofE Expedition

On the 19th of September cadets from 148 (Barnsley) squadron and cadets from 1384 (Askern) squadron started out on a DofE expedition from 148 Sqn HQ.

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Poppy Appeal 2015

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-20 16:42:26
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Poppy Appeal 2015

In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day 148 (Barnsley) Squadron Cadets were out and about in Barnsley Town Centre selling poppies for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2015.

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Barnsley Air Cadet Staff Promotion

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-20 16:40:09
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Barnsley Air Cadet Staff Promotion

148 (Barnsley) Squadron are thrilled to announce that their OC has been promoted, congratulations Sqn Ldr Andy Williams!

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Classification Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 14:32:51
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Classification Success

Congratulations to Cpl Jake Frost and Cdt Lewis Hamer who has passed their Senior Cadet exams. In addition congratulations to Sgt Emily Rogerson who has passed her Master Air Cadet exams.

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Horizon

By Cdt Jamie Butler - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 14:29:12
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Horizon

On Wednesday 4th November 2015 myself and many other 148 (Barnsley) Squadron cadets attended a Remberance service at Horizon Community College.

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Cadets Visit Newark Air Museum

By Cdt Owen Rothwell - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 14:06:41
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Cadets Visit Newark Air Museum

On 27th September myself and other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron went on a trip to Newark Air Museum which is located on part of the former World War Two airfield of RAF Winthorpe. There are many things to look at including aircraft, helicopters, aeroplanes, aero engines and aviation exhibits

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Commendation for Barnsley Air Cadet

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:53:12
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Commendation for Barnsley Air Cadet

On Friday 6th November Tom Williams (who was an ex-Cadet Warrant of 148 (Barnsley) Squadron and a cadet of 7 years service) was presented a certificate of Good Service. This certificate was presented by Squadron Leader French, South and West Yorkshire Wing Chief of Staff and was issued by Air Commodore McCafferty in recognition of his good service.

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Remembrance Day Parade 2015

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:49:32
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Remembrance Day Parade 2015

On Sunday Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron took part in the 2015 Remembrance Day Parade in Barnsley Town Centre.

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Promotion for CWO Heather Williams

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:45:43
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Promotion for CWO Heather Williams

Congratulations to Cadet Warrant Officer Heather Williams who was successful in her board for the much sort after rank.

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MOI Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:44:15
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MOI Success

Congratulations to Sgt Lewis Melia who has been awarded his MOI Lanyard.

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BTEC Awards

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:41:16
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BTEC Awards

Congratulations to FS Louis Swaby, Sgt Lewis Melia and Cdt Barnaby Braund-Smith who have been presented with their BTEC in Aviation Studies certificates by Flt Lt Williams.

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Cpl Owen Attends an ITTDofE Course

By Cpl Charlie Owen - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:38:19
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Cpl Owen Attends an ITTDofE Course

On the 15th of August I attended a ITTDofE Course which was run by the Wing DofE Officer at Pudsey Squadron for the day.

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Cadets Undertake Red Badge First Aid Course

By Cdt Kira Rossiter - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:22:11
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Cadets Undertake Red Badge First Aid Course

On 5th September 2015 myself and 4 other 148 (Barnsley) Squadron cadets started our Red Badge First Aid Course.

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Sgt Taylor Visits Buchel Airforce Base in Germany

By Sgt Callum Taylor - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:11:00
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Sgt Taylor Visits Buchel Airforce Base in Germany

In August, myself and another 148 (Barnsley) Squadron Cpl went to Germany with the Air Cadets along with around 30 other cadets from squadrons from all around the UK.

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Sgt Annetts Goes on Camp at RAF Henlow

By Sgt Megan Annetts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-11-17 10:05:40
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Sgt Annetts Goes on Camp at RAF Henlow

On the 15th August I attended a camp at RAF Henlow with Cadets from Sector Three.

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Cadet Warrant Officer Tom Williams Ages Out.

By Flt Lt Andy Williams RAF VR(T) - Officer Commanding 148 (Barnsley) Squadron - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-10-19 10:37:26
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Cadet Warrant Officer Tom Williams Ages Out.

Friday 17th July was CWO Williams last night at the Squadron. He has had a very action packed career in the Air Cadets in his 7 years as a cadet. Some of his highlights were leading the National Air Cadet Marching band, Drum Major of 148 (Barnsley) Squadron band, having a flight in a Hawk Mk2 and Seaking flights, completing Nijmegen marches, completed his Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, Communicator badge and a camp in Cyprus. He completed an impressive 24 camps in his 7 years, which shows a level of dedication and willingness to be involved in as many activities as possible.

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Promotions!

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-10-19 10:33:41
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Promotions!

We are thrilled to announce that we have made two promotions this evening. Congratulations to Cpl Jack Grange and Sgt Callum Taylor

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Inter Squadron Swimming Competition 2015

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-10-19 10:21:06
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Inter Squadron Swimming Competition 2015

Recently Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the inter Squadron swimming competition.

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Mountain Bike Expedition Leaders Course

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-29 16:19:16
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Mountain Bike Expedition Leaders Course

South and West Yorkshire Wing have two new qualified Mountain Bike Expedition Leaders. Well done to the two instructors having completed the gruelling 3 day assessment. What makes this even better is that both instructors are 148 (Barnsley) Squadron staff.

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Air Cadets Send Support to the RNLI Holyhead Station

By Flight Lieutenant Andy Williams RAF VR(T) - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-29 16:17:33
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Air Cadets Send Support to the RNLI Holyhead Station

During a recent camp at RAF Valley the cadets and staff visited the RNLI Lifeboat at Holyhead. The visit was the second time Barnsley Air Cadets have been part of a visit to the station and onboard. The visit is incredibly rewarding to see the equipment, see the work the team do and spend time talking about the job they do with the RNLI team. There was a lot of admiration and questions from the cadets, but the highlight was to go onboard and have a tour of the lifeboat.

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Cadets Visit Air Operations Acquaintance Centre

By Cdt Jack Grange. - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-29 16:13:16
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Cadets Visit Air Operations Acquaintance Centre

On Saturday 12th of September myself and 11 other cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron visited the Air Operations Acquaintance Centre at RAF Linton-On-Ouse.

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Battle of Britain Parade Doncaster 2015

By Cdt Cameron Tawn - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-29 16:11:02
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Battle of Britain Parade Doncaster 2015

On the 13th of September, the 148 (Barnsley) Sqn band and standard attended the Sector 2 parade in Doncaster to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Over a hundred cadets attended from Sector 2 along with special guests.

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Battle of Britain Parade Barnsley 2015

By Flight Lieutenant Andy Williams RAF VR(T) - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-29 16:01:13
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Battle of Britain Parade Barnsley 2015

On Sunday 13th September all the cadets and staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron joined the other Squadron staff and cadets from Sector One (South and West Yorkshire Wing) with support from South and West Yorkshire Wing Warrant Officer Burbridge. The parade further consisted of Barnsley Branch RAFA and RBL, The Barnsley Airborne Association, The Parachute Regiment, Veterans, ACF and Barnsley Air Scouts for the Battle of Britain and Battle for Arnhem commemorative parade through Barnsley Town Centre. Special thanks go to South Yorkshire Lord Lieutenant Coombe, the Mayor and Mayoress of Barnsley, Wing Commander Rogers (Rtd), Squadron Leader Ford, Squadron Leader Williamson for attending the event and taking the salute at the memorial in front of the town hall.

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Silver Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

By Cpl Charlie Owen - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-29 15:58:23
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Silver Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

On the 29th to 31st of August myself and other cadets from 148 did a 3 day silver DofE expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Cadets Go Flying at RAF Linton-on-Ouse

By Cdt Luke Swaby - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-16 15:00:45
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Cadets Go Flying at RAF Linton-on-Ouse

On the 26th of August Cpl Charlie Owen, Cdt Jack Grange and I were taken flying by Sgt Banks to RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

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FS Williams Performs at the Dartmouth Regatta

By FS Heather Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-08 16:16:24
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FS Williams Performs at the Dartmouth Regatta

On the 25th of August 2015, I attended a band camp for 6 days staying at the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth for the Dartmouth Regatta. I had been very kindly invited by Devon & Somerset Wing to join in with the bands performances in the town and on the flagship, HMS Monmouth.

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Sgt Annetts Awarded the BTEC in Aviation Studies

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-08 16:09:36
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Sgt Annetts Awarded the BTEC in Aviation Studies

Congratulations to Sgt Megan Annetts who was presented with her BTEC in Aviation Studies certificate this evening by Flt Lt Williams.

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Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

By Sgt Conor Ramskill - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-01 10:39:07
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Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

We arrived on Squadron early on Saturday morning for the start of our venture. The day began to get very hot as we reached our first checkpoint. We had a couple of unscheduled adventures in random fields and then at the last we found the right path and on to our checkpoint. A little later our group had to huddle under a tree as the heavens opened with torrential rain. After the rain died down a little, we made a break for the campsite, pitched our tents and we joined by the other group for tea.

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Shooting Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-01 10:26:12
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Shooting Success

Whilst on camp at RAF St Mawgan the Cadets got the chance to do some shooting with the no.8 rifle on the Station range.

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Cadets Visit RAF St Mawgan

By Cdt Sam Richmond - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-01 10:22:27
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Cadets Visit RAF St Mawgan

On Saturday 25th July I travelled from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron very early in the morning and joined other cadets from Sector 1 to make the long journey to Newquay, Cornwall for a week long camp at RAF St Mawgan.

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Promotion for Cpl Becky Wilson

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-01 10:12:58
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Promotion for Cpl Becky Wilson

This evening 148 Squadron are proud to announce that Cdt Becky Wilson has been promoted to Cpl.

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Cadets Fly High

By Sgt Lewis Melia - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-09-01 10:06:17
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Cadets Fly High

On Wednesday 19th August myself and three other cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron were lucky enough to go flying at RAF Linton-on-Ouse

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Exam Success!

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-08-19 15:58:14
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Exam Success!

Congratulations to Cdt Cameron Tawn, Cdt Luke Swaby, Cdt Sam Richmond, Cdt Tom Slater and Cdt Alex Jones who have passed their Leading Cadet exams.

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FS Williams Attends Air Cadet Organisation National Marching Band Camp

By Cdt FS Heather Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-08-12 10:54:43
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FS Williams Attends Air Cadet Organisation National Marching Band Camp

On the 22nd of July 2015, I arrived at RAF Cranwell for a week and a half of camp with the Air Cadet Organisation National Marching Band. We were preparing for two events at RAF Cranwell, the RAF Families Day on the 23rd , at which we saw the Commandant, and the ACLC Graduation parade on the 25th. Both events went incredibly well, including a flypast from the Red Arrows and various other display teams at Families Day.

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Cadets Go Flying

By FS Louis Swaby - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-31 14:51:55
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Cadets Go Flying

On the 10th June myself and three other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron went flying at RAF Linton-On-Ouse. It was a perfect day for flying, hardly any clouds in the sky and a gentle breeze blowing downwind on the runway.

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Squadron Camp to RAF Valley

By Cadet Troy Flynn - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-31 14:48:09
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Squadron Camp to RAF Valley

In May myself and other cadets from Barnsley Squadron went to RAF Valley on a week long camp, I really enjoyed it. On the first day we visited the fire section where they carried out staff training and demonstrated an airfield emergency. We also did the high ropes, however I only went on the small ropes because I am scared of heights. One of my most favourite activities at camp was the night ex which was really good fun!

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Mountain Biking Fun

By Luke Swaby - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-31 14:42:51
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Mountain Biking Fun

On June the 7th, me and a few other cadets from 148 (Barnsley) squadron went mountain biking at Sherwood pines.

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Open Evening 2015

By Flt Lt Andy Williams RAF VR(T) Officer Commanding - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-31 14:37:03
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Open Evening 2015

On the 10th July we welcomed honoured guests, parents and friends of the Squadron to our Annual Open Evening. We were honoured to welcome back to the Squadron Wing Commander Watson, an ex-148 Squadron cadet himself to be our guest of honour. We were really proud to share the evening with him and have a link for the cadets of today to be able to speak with a serving member of the Air Force that has had the same experiences they have.

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Mayor's Parade 2015

By FS Heather Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-31 14:29:11
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Mayor's Parade 2015

On Saturday the 11th of July the squadron took part in the 2015 Mayor’s Parade.

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148 Sqn Band Plays for Commandant Air Cadets

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-27 15:13:37
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148 Sqn Band Plays for Commandant Air Cadets

This evening the 148 (Barnsley) Sqn band was proud to play for Commandant Air Cadets whilst marching under the wing of the Vulcan XH558

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Cadets Pass Red Badge St John's First Aid Course

By Cdt Jamie Butler - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-27 15:10:16
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Cadets Pass Red Badge St John's First Aid Course

Over the weekend of July 4th and 5th myself and seven cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended a red badge St John's first aid course at our Squadron HQ.

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Squadron Is Given a Kind Donation From the Rotary Clubs of Scunthorpe and Barnsley for Services at Disability Games

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-27 15:07:04
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Squadron Is Given a Kind Donation From the Rotary Clubs of Scunthorpe and Barnsley for Services at Disability Games

This evening Roger Moss visited to present 148 (Barnsley) Sqn with a donation from the Rotary Clubs of Scunthorpe and Barnsley. The donation was given in thanks for the hard work that the Cadets put into referring Boccia in the Disability Games in Scunthorpe earlier in the year for the third year in a row.

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FS Williams and Sgt Annetts Perform in ACO National Marching Band

By FS Heather Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-27 15:05:04
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FS Williams and Sgt Annetts Perform in ACO National Marching Band

On Saturday 27th of June, myself and Sgt Annetts arrived at RAF Cranwell for rehearsals with the ACO National Marching Band.

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Cadets Achieve Entry Level Award in Health and Safety

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-27 15:02:16
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Cadets Achieve Entry Level Award in Health and Safety

Congratulations to our latest batch of Junior Cadets who have been awarded their Entry Level Award in Health and Safety.

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Squadron Band Leads Armed Forces Parade in Leeds

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-13 14:03:20
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Squadron Band Leads Armed Forces Parade in Leeds

On Saturday 27th June 2015 the 148 (Barnsley) Squadron marching band was proud to lead the Armed Forces Day Parade in Leeds.

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Barnsley Armed Forces Day

By Sgt Emily Rogerson - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-13 13:58:19
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Barnsley Armed Forces Day

As the 2015 Mayor’s Cadet for Barnsley I was proud to take part in this years Armed Forces Day celebration. The day was full of celebration and reflection of those past and present in the military.

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Armed Forces Day at Nostell Priory

By Cpl Callum Taylor. - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-02 14:53:38
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Armed Forces Day at Nostell Priory

On Saturday 20th June myself and other cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the annual Wakefield Armed Forces Day held at Nostell Priory.

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MOI Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-02 11:07:31
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MOI Success

Congratulations to FS Louis Swaby, Cpl Aron Smith and Cdt Barnaby Braund-Smith who have been awarded their MOI Lanyards.

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Cadets Schofield and Hollis Run for Wing at Region Athletics Competition

By Cdt Caitlin Schofield - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-02 11:06:04
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Cadets Schofield and Hollis Run for Wing at Region Athletics Competition

I attended my first ATC inter Squadron athletics competition earlier this year in Leeds which I really enjoyed and I was pleased to qualify to to run for South & West Yorkshire Wing at the Region athletics competition along with Cadet Owen Hollis.

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Exam Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-02 11:04:19
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Exam Success

Congratulations to Sgt Megan Annetts, Cpl Dale Fuller and Cpl Louis Melia who have been presented with their Master Air Cadet badges by Flt Lt Williams this evening. In addition Cpl Emma Cummins was presented with her Senior badge and Cdt Troy Flynn was presented with his Leading badge.

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Cpl Copeland Gives Speech to the Vulcan Trust

By Cpl Shannon Copeland - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-07-02 11:02:49
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Cpl Copeland Gives Speech to the Vulcan Trust

On Saturday the 21st February I went to the Vulcan Member’s Day at RAF Finningley.

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Cadets Fly in a Sea King at RAF Valley

By Sgt Megan Annetts
2015-06-18 09:54:06
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Cadets Fly in a Sea King at RAF Valley

In May along with other cadets from South and West Yorkshire Wing I attended a week long camp at RAF Valley in Wales.

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CWO Williams Flies in a Hawk T2 at RAF Valley

By CWO Tom Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-06-18 09:48:43
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CWO Williams Flies in a Hawk T2 at RAF Valley

At the end of a wonderful last ATC camp at Royal Air Force Valley, the staff and cadets voted on who they believe was the best overall cadet on camp. I was massively shocked and proud to have received that honour, because I was granted a flight in a Hawk T2.

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Sgt Rogerson's First Duty As Mayor's Cadet

By Sgt ATC Hannah Banks - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-06-18 09:43:51
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Sgt Rogerson's First Duty As Mayor's Cadet

We are delighted to say that Sgt Emily Rogerson has been chosen as the Barnsley Mayor’s Cadet for 2015. This is a great honour for the Sqn to be asked to provide the Mayor’s Cadet for 2015.

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Lifewise Centre Treasure Hunt

By CWO Tom Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-06-18 09:36:35
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Lifewise Centre Treasure Hunt

This week I accompanied the newer end of our squadron at the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham.

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RAF Careers Visit to 148 (Barnsley) Squadron

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-06-18 09:31:42
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RAF Careers Visit to 148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Last week Cpl Adam Cook from the RAF Careers Office in Leeds came to visit 148 Squadron.

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CWO Williams Gains His Communicators Badge

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-06-18 09:29:12
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CWO Williams Gains His Communicators Badge

Congratulations to CWO Tom Williams, of 148 Squadron, who has been presented with his Communicators Badge.

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RAF Museum Cosford Trip

By Cdt Cameron Schofield - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-06-01 13:44:36
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RAF Museum Cosford Trip

On May 4th (Star Wars Day) I went with other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron to The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford .

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Exam Success!

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-06-01 13:40:56
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Exam Success!

Congratulations to Sgt Emily Rogerson, Sgt Megan Annetts and Cpl Charile Own and Cpl Lewis Melia who have passed their Senior exams.

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Wing Training Day 2015

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-06-01 13:39:34
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Wing Training Day 2015

Recently 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the 2015 Wing Training at RAF Linton-On-Ouse.

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Cadets Pass Radio Technical Skills Course

By Cdt Tom Slater - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-05-18 14:04:36
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Cadets Pass Radio Technical Skills Course

On the 28th of February 2015 along with Corporal Callum Taylor and Cadet Lewis Hamer I attended the Wing Technical Skills Radio Course.

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Cadets Attend JNCO Course

By Cdt James Major - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-05-18 14:02:55
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Cadets Attend JNCO Course

On the 10th to the 12th of April 2015 myself, Cadet Jack Grange, Cadet Barnaby Brauns-Smith, Corporal Charlie Owen and Corporal Shannon Copeland attended a weekend at Castleford Wing HQ for a  Junior NCO course.

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Wing Athletics Competition

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-05-18 14:00:47
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Wing Athletics Competition

On Sunday 10th May Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron took part in the South and West Yorkshire Inter Squadron Athletics Competition in Leeds.

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VE Day 70th Anniversary Service

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-05-18 13:57:07
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VE Day 70th Anniversary Service

Recently Cadets and Staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended a special Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) service at St. John’s Church in Penistone. This year the VE service marked 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe.

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FS Williams and Sgt Annetts Attend National Marching Band Camp at RAF Halton

By Sgt Annetts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-05-18 13:54:09
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FS Williams and Sgt Annetts Attend National Marching Band Camp at RAF Halton

On the 4th to the 11th of April 2015 Flight Sergeant Williams and I attended the Easter National Marching Band camp at RAF Halton.

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Leadership Night

By CWO Tom Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-05-18 13:52:07
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Leadership Night

On the 6th of February 2015, the cadets managed several leadership activities created by themselves in prior sessions to impressive effect. Through weeks of preparation they had developed very unique and highly entertaining tasks that had gleaming reviews unanimously from the participants.

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Cadets Referee Boccia at Disability Games

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-04-29 16:05:54
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Cadets Referee Boccia at Disability Games

On the 26th April cadets and staff from Barnsley Air Cadets attended the Disability Games in Scunthorpe. Cadets have trained over time and become qualified referees in the sport of Boccia. This has been the third year in a row the air cadets have run this event for the Rotary Club and we were honoured and pleased to do this again. We had a long day travelling across to be ready for the competitors to start, but the day was well worth the hard work and the early start.

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Cpl Frost's JNCO Course

By Cpl Jake Frost - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-04-29 16:01:56
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Cpl Frost's JNCO Course

I recently went on a JNCO course at South & West Yorkshire Wing HQ. On the course we did lots of leadership exercises and other tasks, all of which will be helpful towards my role on Squadron as a JNCO.

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An Afternoon of Archery

By Cadet Joe Brown - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-04-24 10:11:44
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An Afternoon of Archery

On Saturday 18th April several Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron travelled to 23 (South Elmsall) Squadron for an afternoon of archery. We were joined by some of the finest archery instructors in the Wing and we were also joined by a few Cadets from 23 (South Elmsall) Squadron.

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Regional Commandant Group Captain Steve Harpum and Assistant Regional Commandant Sqn Ldr Sue Gossow Carry Out Squadron Inspection

By Flt Lt Andy Williams RAF VR(T) - Officer Commanding 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-04-24 10:05:20
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Regional Commandant Group Captain Steve Harpum and Assistant Regional Commandant Sqn Ldr Sue Gossow Carry Out Squadron Inspection

This evening saw the Regional Commandant Group Captain Steve Harpum and the Assistant Regional Commandant Squadron Leader Sue Gossow attend 148 (Barnsley) Squadron to inspect the Squadron for the Lees Trophy. The cadets were all well pressed and polished and the staff and civilian committee all turned out in style to welcome our VIP guests.

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Cpl Smith Gets Promoted to Sgt.

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-04-15 15:47:56
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Cpl Smith Gets Promoted to Sgt.

148 Sqn are thrilled to announce that we have recently promoted Cpl Aron Smith to the rank of Sgt.

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Mayor of Barnsley Thanks Cadets at Special Dinner

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-04-15 15:43:34
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Mayor of Barnsley Thanks Cadets at Special Dinner

On March 26th the Mayor of Barnsley Tim Shepherd hosted a dinner to honour Cadets from all three services who raised a combined total of £3,476.19 for the National Poppy Appeal 2014.

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MOI Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-04-08 10:22:03
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MOI Success

Congratulations to FS Heather Williams and Cpl Callum Taylor, of 148 Squadron, who have been awarded their MOI Lanyards.

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Barnsley Air Cadets Welcome the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for Maundy Service

By Flt Lt Andy Williams RAFVR(T) - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-04-08 10:18:39
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Barnsley Air Cadets Welcome the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for Maundy Service

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Guard of Honour for HM the Queen

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2015-04-02 15:35:59
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Guard of Honour for HM the Queen

Royal Air Force Air Cadets from148 (Barnsley) Squadron provided a Guard of Honour for Her Majesty the Queen at Sheffield Cathedral this morning as she distributes Maundy money. Her Majesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

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A Weekend of Shooting

By Cadet Courtney Lancaster - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-03-25 12:33:27
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A Weekend of Shooting

On March 14th and 15th several Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) took part in a weekend of shooting.

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Activity First Aid Award

By Cpl Lewis Melia - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-03-25 12:28:32
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Activity First Aid Award

At the end of last year I was lucky enough to attend a Activity First Aid Course at Wing.

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Raising Vital Funds

By Sgt Bryn Roberts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-03-25 12:25:24
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Raising Vital Funds

On 21st February 16 Cadets and staff were bag packing at the Tesco in Penistone to raise money for 148 Squadron to buy equipment.

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Classification Success

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-03-25 12:17:31
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Classification Success

Congratulations to Cdt Hayden Riley and Cdt Matthew Roberts who have both passed their Leading Cadet exams.

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Mountain Biking

By 148 Sqn Website
2015-03-25 12:15:33
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Mountain Biking

On the 8th of February cadets and staff from 148 Squadron traveled to Dalby Forest to go mountain biking.  It was a cold day but everyone was well prepared.  We only had limited areas to ride because not all the park was ride-able, but the cadets all had great fun. all the same. We look forward to more mountain biking throughout the year.  

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Cross Country Success

By Sgt (ATC) Hannah Banks - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2015-01-19 12:33:00
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Cross Country Success

On the 11th January, 12 Cadets from Barnsley Squadron took part in the Wing Cross Country that took place in Wakefield.

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Bag Packing

By CI Mandy Colton - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-12-18 13:48:40
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Bag Packing

The date was set, so on the 7th December cadets and staff from 148 (Barnsley) Sqn Air Training Corps attended Morrisons in Barnsley to raise some much needed funds by bag packing.

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South and West Yorkshire Wing DofE Presentation 2014

By Flt LT A Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-12-15 13:58:11
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South and West Yorkshire Wing DofE Presentation 2014

Sunday 7th December saw 13 Barnsley Air Cadets receive a certificate from Wing Commander Daniel, South and West Yorkshire Wing. The certificate was for their personal achievements in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, either on a personal level or as staff courses. Particular mention goes to FS Williams who has completed 2 staff courses and her own Gold Award, alongside her older brother CWO Williams who also achieved his Gold award. Three cadets, Sgt Stoner, Cpl Taylor and Cpl Nuttall all received staff qualifications and Sgt Roberts completed his Silver award. A great achievement for all.

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Remembrance Day Parade 2014

By Cdt Cpl Callum Taylor - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-11-27 15:08:58
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Remembrance Day Parade 2014

On November 9th 148 (Barnsley) Squadron took part in Remembrance Day Parade in Barnsley town centre.

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Festival of Remembrance

By Cdt Sgt Ben Stoner - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-11-27 15:05:54
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Festival of Remembrance

On November 6th myself and several Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron were proud to take part in the annual Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance held at Horizon Community College.

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Cadets Sell Poppies at Football Match for the Royal British Legion 2014 Poppy Appeal

By Cadet Jake Frost & Cadet James Major - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-10-28 15:28:14
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Cadets Sell Poppies at Football Match for the Royal British Legion 2014 Poppy Appeal

On the 25th of October a number of 148 (Barnsley) Squadron Cadets attend the Barnsley Football Club match against Bristol City to sell poppies for the Royal British Legion (RBL).

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Cpl Copeland Spends a Day With the Red Arrows

By Cpl Shannon Copeland - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-10-28 15:24:43
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Cpl Copeland Spends a Day With the Red Arrows

Though Air Cadets I recently entered a National competition to design an original poster for the 50th Anniversary of the Arrows.  I was lucky enough to be included in the short list of 10 finalists. All finalists were invited to spend a day at RAF Scampton with the Red Arrows, with the over all winner planned to be announced after a display by Red 6.

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Barnsley Rotary Club Donate Funds to the Squadron

By 148 Sqn Website
2014-10-08 10:45:12
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Barnsley Rotary Club Donate Funds to the Squadron

Earlier in the year several Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron volunteered to help out and referee the Boccia matches at the Disability Games which were held in Barnsley. The Cadets put a great amount of effort into the training and they really enjoyed the actual games, it was a great experience for everyone involved.

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Battle of Britain Parade

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-09-26 10:55:07
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Battle of Britain Parade

To mark the Anniversary of The Battle Of Britain, Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Sqn took part in two parades.

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Sgt Stoner Takes on the Nijmegen March

By Sgt Ben Stoner - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-09-12 09:33:55
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Sgt Stoner Takes on the Nijmegen March

On the 11th of July myself and 10 others from South and West Yorkshire Wing set off to the Nijmegen marches in Holland.

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Cadets Achieve Entry Level Award in Health and Safety

By CI Kyle Bingham - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-09-12 09:20:13
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Cadets Achieve Entry Level Award in Health and Safety

Congratulations to the latest batch of Junior Cadets from 148 Sqnuadron who have been awarded their Entry Level Award in Health and Safety.

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WW1 Penistone

By Sgt (ATC) Gareth Heppenstall - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-08-12 11:33:33
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WW1 Penistone

On August 3rd  several of our  Cadets and Staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended a ceremony at Stottercliffe Cemetery in Penistone to commemorate the fallen soldiers from WW1.  Our commanding Officer Flt Lt  Andy Williams lead the Cadets in paying tribute to all the fallen by laying a wreath on a fallen Airman’s grave.

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Waddington Air Show

By Cadet Anais Wood - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-08-12 11:29:17
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Waddington Air Show

Last Saturday myself and 8 other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Sqn set off to RAF Waddington at 6am for the annual air show.

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Red Badge First Aid Course

By Cadet Courtney Ingram - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-08-12 11:16:46
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Red Badge First Aid Course

Myself and Cadet Jack Hartshorne were joined by Cadets from 2460 (Pontefract) 2388 (Castleford) Squadrons for a Red Badge first aid course at 148 (Barnsley) HQ.

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Race for Life

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-08-05 14:34:14
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Race for Life

On the 20th of July 148 (Barnsley) Squadron took part in a sector one event. We were volunteering at the Race For Life event at Pontefract Racecourse. Five cadets and four staff attended the event from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron along with many other staff and Cadets from the other sector one squadrons.

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CWO Ben Barnes-Martin Ages Out

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-08-05 14:28:04
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CWO Ben Barnes-Martin Ages Out

This evening was CWO Ben Barns-Martin’s last night as a Cadet at 148 (Barnsley) Squadron as he has aged out.

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First Time and Last Time Flyers

By CWO Matt Smedley - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-28 15:55:45
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First Time and Last Time Flyers

On the 10th of July, 6 Cadets got the opportunity to go flying at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. For me it was my last ever flight as a cadet before I age out in a few days time, but for Cadets Jones, Richmond, Sargesson, Ingram, Tawn it was there very first flight.

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Police Dogs Visit

By Cdt Jack Grange - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-28 15:50:32
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Police Dogs Visit

On Monday 9th June the South Yorkshire Police Dog Section paid 148 Squadron a visit.

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Cadets Raise Vital Funds

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-24 12:53:26
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Cadets Raise Vital Funds

It’s been a long day for 148 (Barnsley) Squadron and 23 (South Elmsall) Squadron bag packing. The cadets worked very hard and were complimented on a number of occasions for being polite, respectful and smart. This is something I can’t agree with enough, we had a very good turnout of 27 cadets and several staff, all working hard.

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Relocation of Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau Helps Air Cadets

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-16 11:46:32
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Relocation of Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau Helps Air Cadets

Recently we welcomed Frank  Parnham who is the Vice Chair of the Barnsley Citizens Advice Trustee Board to the Squadron.  

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CWO Matt Smedley Ages Out

By Flt Lt Andy Williams RAF VR(T) - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-16 11:45:02
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CWO Matt Smedley Ages Out

Tonight was CWO Smedleys’ last night as a cadet. He has had a very full cadet career and has given a lot to cadets, but has got a lot out of cadets too. We are glad that Matt has spent his time with us at 148 Sqn and wish him well as he progresses into the world of ACO staff.

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Double Awards for CWO Smedley

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-16 11:43:02
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Double Awards for CWO Smedley

This evening was a major night for CWO Matt Smedley’s Cadet Career, he was awarded his MOI lanyard and also his Radio Communicator Badge!!

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Cadets Raise Funds for Vulcan to the Sky Club

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-16 11:38:49
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Cadets Raise Funds for Vulcan to the Sky Club

In February 2014 148 Squadron held it’s first dining-in, formal dinner for some years.

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Region Training Day

By Flt Lt Andy Williams RAF VR(T), OC 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-01 16:13:36
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Region Training Day

On the 15th June 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the North Region training and competitions day at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.  We won at the South and West Yorkshire Wing full band and Percussion competitions so were competing at the next level.

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RAF Northolt Camp

By Cdt Shannon Copeland - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-01 16:08:45
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RAF Northolt Camp

From the 5th to the 12th of April, myself and 3 other cadets from 148 Squadron attended Annual Wing camp at RAF Northolt.

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Wing Training Day

By Flt Lt Andy Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-01 16:05:08
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Wing Training Day

148 (Barnsley) Squadron went to RAF Linton on Ouse to compete in various competitions against 33 other Squadrons in South and West Yorkshire Wing.
 

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Trip to Elvington Air Museum

By Cdt Dylan Kirk - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-07-01 16:00:40
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Trip to Elvington Air Museum

On Sunday 6th April I visited Elvington Air Museum with 148 (Barnsley) Sqn.  
 

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Promotions

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-05-20 12:25:11
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Promotions

148 are thrilled to announce that they have recently made some well deserved promotions.

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MOI Success for Sgt Conor Ramskill

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-04-29 15:55:16
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MOI Success for Sgt Conor Ramskill

Congratulations to Sgt Conor Ramskill who has passed his Cadet Method of Instruction course.

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Cadets Attend Special Dinner With the Mayor of Barnsley

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-04-29 15:53:47
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Cadets Attend Special Dinner With the Mayor of Barnsley

Recently some of our Cadets, along with Cadets from the Sea and Army Cadet Services attended a dinner held by the Mayor of Barnsley Councillor Richardson in their honour to thank them for fundraising for the Royal British Legion last year.

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Barnsley Disability Games 2014

By Sgt Louis Swaby - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-04-15 14:14:20
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Barnsley Disability Games 2014

Judgement day, all the training and practice had come down to this…..  The disability games, the Metrodome Leisure Centre in Barnsley.  Eager Cadets turned up between 08:00 and 08:10, each and everyone had an enthusiastic and cheerful attitude even though the clocks had gone forward the following night.  The Cadets attended a briefing about the details of the day to follow.  Once the briefing had finished the Cadets had chance to recap some of the training by playing a few matches before the event got underway.

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Boccia

By Sgt Louis Swaby - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-04-01 09:46:56
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Boccia

On the 11th of March myself and other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron who have volunteered to help out and referee Boccia matches at the Disability Games in Barnsley attended our first training sessions which was held at Honeywell Sports Centre.

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Red Badge First Aid Course

By Cdt Matthew Clay - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-03-25 10:51:11
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Red Badge First Aid Course

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March I attend a first aid course at 148 (Barnsley) squadron, with some others from 148 and a Corporal Tom Pledger from 370 (North Sheffield) squadron.

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Inter- Flight Competition January 2014

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-02-18 20:46:26
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Inter- Flight Competition January 2014

The results are in for January 2014 Inter-Flight Competition, from 148 Sqn!

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Commanding Officers First Anniversary in Command

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-02-18 20:40:53
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Commanding Officers First Anniversary in Command

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.

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First Aid

By Cpl M Annetts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-02-18 20:37:59
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First Aid

On the weekend beginning February 1st a group of 19 Cadets embarked on completing their red badge St John Ambulance first aid course.

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Cpl Annetts Attends JNCO Course

By Cdt Cpl megan Annetts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-01-31 16:16:42
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Cpl Annetts Attends JNCO Course

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.  

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Cross Country Success

By Flt Ll A Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-01-14 16:18:13
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Cross Country Success

Last weekend 148 (Barnsley) Squadron took part in the annual Wing cross country competition.

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148 Squadron Inter-Flight Competition

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-01-09 15:58:50
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148 Squadron Inter-Flight Competition

The results are in for December 2013 Inter-Flight Competition!

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Cdt Copeland Gains Region Marksman Badge

By Cdt Shanon Copeland - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-01-06 14:09:49
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Cdt Copeland Gains Region Marksman Badge

Recently at 148 (Barnsley) Squadron  I participated in air rifle shooting in an attempt to achieve a Marksman Badge. It was more or less the first time I ever took part in anything like that so I wasn’t expecting much of a good result. To my surprise I actually managed to achieve my Squadron Marksman Badge! After that (on the same day) I also got Wing Marksman!

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Annual Wing Duke of Edinburgh Presentation

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2014-01-02 11:08:23
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Annual Wing Duke of Edinburgh Presentation

On December 8th a large number Cadets and Staff from South and West Yorkshire Wing gathered at Wing HQ for the annual Wing Duke Of Edinburgh Presentation.

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Good Luck to Flight Seargent Sutcliffe

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-22 12:20:09
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Good Luck to Flight Seargent Sutcliffe

Tonight we wished Flight Sergeant Sutcliffe good luck as he moves onto another Squadron to further his career in the Air Training Corps.

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Promotions!

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-22 12:17:37
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Promotions!

Last week Flt Lt Williams announced the latest promotions at 148 Sqn.  The following Cadets were recognised for their hard work and dedication to the Squadron among many other qualities.

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CWO Heppinstall Ages Out

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-22 12:14:07
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CWO Heppinstall Ages Out

Tonight Cadet Warrant Officer Gareth Heppenstall has aged out of the Air Training Corps marking the end to his Career as a Cadet.

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A Visit to Elvington Air Museum

By Sgt Heather Williams - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-22 12:06:54
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A Visit to Elvington Air Museum

On Sunday the 4th of August, myself and some of the cadets and recruits went on a visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington.

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Mountain Biking Thrills

By 148 Sqn Website - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-22 12:04:32
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Mountain Biking Thrills

At the start of the 2013 calendar a group of Cadets including myself went on a trip to Dalby Forrest to enjoy a day of mountain biking fuelled with thrills.

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148 Raise Vital Funds

By Cdt Shannon Copeland - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-22 11:53:00
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148 Raise Vital Funds

Recently I had taken part in a fundraising opportunity with our Squadron (148, Barnsley) to offer our services courtesy of Tesco, Stairfoot. We offered customers of the store to have their bags packed for a voluntary donation. We were raising money to fund the purchases of equipment for our Squadron.

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Cpl Roberts Takes on the RAF Cosford March

By Cpl Bryn Roberts - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-22 11:47:18
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Cpl Roberts Takes on the RAF Cosford March

The WARMA (walking and road marching association) 2 day march at RAF Cosford was a great experience; the march consisted of 2 days walking about 25 miles per day. The event is a qualifier for the Nijmegen marches in Holland, which is a 100 mile march over 4 days. Teams from all over Europe, some teams from beyond Europe’s borders. It was great getting to interact with other nationalities, even exchanging gifts.

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Cadet Stoner Becomes Corporal Stoner

By Corporal Ben Stoner - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-22 11:43:59
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Cadet Stoner Becomes Corporal Stoner

Recently in cadets I have been promoted from cadet to corporal.

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Barnsley Cadets Take Part in Remembrance Parade

By Barnley Sqn Facebook Page - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
2013-11-12 11:23:38
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Barnsley Cadets Take Part in Remembrance Parade

Over 60 cadets and staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron took part in the Remembrance Sunday parade at Barnsley Town Hall on Sunday, 10th November.

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