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It's Official: Rotherham Squadron Is the Best in the United Kingdom

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It's Official: Rotherham Squadron Is the Best in the United Kingdom

Air Cadets of 218 Squadron attended a special presentation evening at Rotherham Town Hall held to celebrate becoming the best drill foot team in the country.

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Sunday 10th May 2015

By CWO Robson - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2015-05-18 12:15:23
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Sunday 10th May 2015

Last week saw 25 cadets and 5 members of staff at the JCCS Stadium in Leeds for South and West Yorkshire Wings annual Inter-Sqn athletics competition. It was an early start for some cadets as we had to meet outside SQN HQ at 0745hrs ready to board the coach (even some members of staff could not get there in time).

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Bag Pack Sucess for 218

By CWO Robson - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2015-04-21 11:47:03
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Bag Pack Sucess for 218

Last Sunday saw 16 cadets and 4 members of staff, from Rotherham Squadron, at Morrisons in Bramley ready to pack people's shopping in to bags for the lovely customers.

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218 Rotherham Squadron Presentation Evening 2014 - Video

By 218 Sqn Website - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2015-02-01 11:34:28
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218 Rotherham Squadron Presentation Evening 2014 - Video

218 Rotherham Squadron Presentation Evening 2014

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Sunday 11th January 2015

By 218 Sqn Website - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2015-02-01 11:28:29
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Sunday 11th January 2015

This saw 218 participating in the first event of the year - inter-squadron cross country. The event took place at Thornes Park in Wakefield with the Squadron taking a good contingent of cadets that participated in all of the age categories.

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Marching to Success

By FS Dovey - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2014-12-16 09:57:55
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Marching to Success

In November, a group of young people from Rotherham travelled down to Buckinghamshire to attend the annual National Drill Competition for the third year running. As part of their local Royal Air Force Air Cadet squadron, 218 Rotherham competed against the rest of the UK in drill. This required a huge amount of practice and discipline, which the cadets had been working towards for the full year following the preliminary competitions at Wing and Regional level. Out of the seven competing regions, 218 Rotherham came third overall representing the North of England- that’s third out of over 900 squadrons. The team were overjoyed with the result and even more determined to try again for the fourth year running to become 1st in the UK. 

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Seeing Double

By Fg Off K Wright - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2014-08-26 09:50:54
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Seeing Double

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum flew their Avro Lancaster to RAF Coningsby this week to join the aircraft at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).

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Arduous Adventures in Ardres!

By Fg Off K Wright - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2014-08-01 15:23:08
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Arduous Adventures in Ardres!

At 5am on 22nd July 45 people met in a quiet street in Rotherham. Their common aim was to experience a range of outdoor adventurous activities. A coach arrived, with fake leather bright orange seats and a driver named Tristan. The journey was to begin which would lead to the Acorn village at Ardres in France. Not a soul slept on that extensive journey as most were teenagers and they knew that if their eyes shut, they would awaken with a marker moustache drawn across their upper-lip ………… or worse!

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Setting the Standard

By Fg Off K Wright - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2014-08-01 15:13:34
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Setting the Standard

Congratulations to Adult Sergeant Stuart Haywood on completing his Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Initial Course (SSIC). The course consists of a number of elements including communication skills, instruction and tuition skills and drill, dress and deportment. Stuart’s recent service as an RAF Police dog handler obviously helped with demands of the course and he was presented with the award for top student.

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Fund Raising at Asda

By 218 Sqn Training Officer - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2014-07-24 12:50:51
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Fund Raising at Asda

Cadets and staff from the Rotherham branch of Royal Air Force Air Cadets held a bag packing day at the Rotherham Asda store on Saturday 14th June. With the assistance of the Asda staff and the great input from their customers we raised over £1200. Which means that the generous folk of our local community gave us an amazing £200 per hour.

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War Veteran Almost "Flies West" Unnoticed

By Fg Off K Wright - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2014-06-06 09:02:38
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War Veteran Almost

After an appeal from the Rotherham branch of the RAF Association, Cadets from 218 Squadron joined hundreds of people in attending the funeral of a WW2 veteran who died with no surviving family members.

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Learning to Lead

By 218 Sqn Training Officer - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2014-01-27 11:12:29
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Learning to Lead

The Wing Training Team delivered the first of this year’s cadet development courses during the weekend. The aim of the course is to provide cadets with the necessary information, instruction and training to enable them to become effective Junior Non-Commissioned Officers (JNCO).

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Squadron Presentation Evening 2013

By 218 Sqn Website - 218 (Rotherham) Squadron
2013-11-27 12:53:35
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Squadron Presentation Evening 2013

On Saturday 16th November the Rotherham Squadron hosted its annual Presentation Evening to celebrate the achievements of all our Cadets over the last year.

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