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Armthorpe Take Part in Menin Gate Ceremony

By Flt Lt R Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2016-08-07 22:01:51
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Armthorpe Take Part in Menin Gate Ceremony

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps, 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron undertook a 'Battlefields Tour' during July 2016.

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Gold Award for Flight Sergeant Holdridge

By Flt Lt J Docherty - Dept. MCO, South and West Yorkshire Wing
2015-09-28 13:27:56
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Gold Award for Flight Sergeant Holdridge

An Adult Volunteer from Armthorpe Air Cadets, Flight Sergeant (ATC) Nicolas Holdridge, has recently returned from St James' Palace where he received his Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the highest Duke of Edinburgh Award possible.

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Doncaster Stalwart Receives Empire Medal

By Sqn Ldr M Wadsworth - North Region Media Communications Officer
2014-12-03 20:40:06
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Doncaster Stalwart Receives Empire Medal

A life long member of the Air Cadets in Doncaster and a former Doncaster Magistrates was presented with the British Empire Medal  by Her Majesties Lord Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, Mr David Moody in front of family friends and many of the staff and cadets from Armthorpe Air Cadets.

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Sainsbury's Bag Pack

By Corporal Keiran Bennett - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-10-22 14:59:00
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Sainsbury's Bag Pack

On the 18th of October, 1053 Armthorpe squadron helped the local community by bag packing at their local Sainsbury’s.  Over thirty cadets attended the event between the hours of 10AM and 3PM, through the hard work and determination of the cadets, civilian committee and staff they managed to raise over £800 in donations. These funds will be used for IT equipment, Duke of Edinburgh equipment and sports equipment

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First Aid Success at 1053 Armthorpe Squadron

By Cdt.A.Burton - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-07-15 20:28:07
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First Aid Success at 1053 Armthorpe Squadron

St. John's Ambulance 'Activity First Aid' Certificates and badges presented to Cadet Corporal Daniel Baker, Cadet Corporal Adam Shillito and Cadet Amy Burton.

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January "Cadet of the Month and NCO of the Month Award" Presentation at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By Cadet Corporal D Baker & CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-02-12 09:24:12
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January

On Tuesday 11th February 2014, Cadet Sergeant T Hannan was presented with the 1053 Squadron ‘Cadet NCO of the Month Award’ for January 2014; whilst Cadet J Wood achieved the ‘Cadet of the Month Award’. 

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Royal British Legion Bag Pack Presentation at 1053 Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-02-08 15:29:45
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Royal British Legion Bag Pack Presentation at 1053 Squadron

On Saturday 8th February 2014, the ‘Civilian Committee (CIVCOM)’ and a presentation party of cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron accepted a cheque for £968.88 following a ‘Bag Pack’ at Edenthorpe (Doncaster) Sainsbury’s Supermarket. 

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Double Cadet CV Presentation at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-02-05 09:20:21
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Double Cadet CV Presentation at 1053

On Tuesday 4th February 2014, Cadets A Shilito and U Rashid of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron were presented with their impressive ‘Air Cadet CVs’. 

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BTEC Diploma Success at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-01-29 09:41:27
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BTEC Diploma Success at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

On Tuesday 28th January 2014 a former top cadet from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron attained the coveted ‘Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services’.  The former Cadet Flight Sergeant, Hayley Sutcliffe, achieved a ‘Merit’ pass. 

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1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron Cadets Glide Into GIC Success

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-01-23 10:14:55
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1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron Cadets Glide Into GIC Success

On Sunday 19th January 2014 three young cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron undertook their ‘Gliding Induction Course (GIC)’ with 644 Gliding Squadron based at RAF Syerston. 

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Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award Presentation at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-01-11 08:29:35
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Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award Presentation at 1053

On Tuesday 7th January 2014, there was a ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’ presentation at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron, when Cadet Thomas Morris was presented with his ‘Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’. 

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New Year Promotions at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2014-01-11 08:07:48
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New Year Promotions at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

On Tuesday 7th January2014, 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron promoted two new Cadet NCOs.  Cadet Corporal Cameron Calder received his SNCO Cadet Sergeant ‘tapes’, whilst Staff Cadet Matthew Ward received his Cadet Corporal ‘rank slides’ from OIC ‘Taff’ Jenkins on ‘Final Parade’. 

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Duke of Westminster Award Shortlisting for 1053 Cadet

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-12-17 09:03:53
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Duke of Westminster Award Shortlisting for 1053 Cadet

Congratulations to Cadet Corporal Keiran Bennett of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron, who has recently been successfully shortlisted to the top 40 cadets for the CVQO BTEC 'Duke of Westminster Award'.  Further shortlisting down to 20 cadets will take place in January 2014. Congratulations and good luck Keiran!

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Silver Service at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-12-17 08:58:43
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Silver Service at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

On Friday 13th December 2013 Staff Cadet Corporal Jade Burton of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron was presented with her Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Badge.  Along with her, Cadet Corporal Liam Wilburn, Cadet Kieran McKee and Cadet David Baker were also presented with their 'Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Awards'. 

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Rose Hill Cemetery Remembrance Parade

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-12-17 08:52:26
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Rose Hill Cemetery Remembrance Parade

Sunday 8th December 2013, saw 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron parade at Doncaster Crematorium, ‘Rose Hill’ along with several other Squadrons from ‘Sector 2’ of the South and West Yorkshire Wing. 

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Cadet Christmas Party at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-12-16 23:12:11
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Cadet Christmas Party at 1053

Well it's that time of year again where the Squadron prepares to shut down for the Christmas and New Year period. This year Cadet Corporal Owen organised a fantastic Christmas party allowing all the cadets to bond together and enjoy themselves.

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New CI at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban
2013-12-16 22:43:40
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New CI at 1053

On Friday 13th December 2013 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron gained a new Civilian Instructor, CI Rob Wenban.  CI Wenban was presented with his Corps certification by the Squadron Commander ‘Taff’ Jenkins. 

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New Senior Cadet at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-12-16 22:37:25
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New Senior Cadet at 1053

On Friday 13th December 2013, a new ‘Senior Cadet’, Cadet Corporal Zoe Owen of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron, was presented with her classification award.

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Radio Operator Certification at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-12-16 22:32:30
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Radio Operator Certification at 1053

On Friday 13th December 2013, Cadet Amy Burton of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron was presented with her ‘Corps Radio Operator - Full Certificate’.  

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Supermarket Bag Packing at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban
2013-12-16 22:24:30
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Supermarket Bag Packing at 1053

On Saturday 14th December, cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron took part in a ‘bag pack’ at their local Sainbury’s supermarket. 

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November "Cadet of Month Award" Presentation at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-12-11 09:12:03
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November

On Tuesday 10th December 2013, Leading Air Cadet Joshua Wood was presented with the 1053 Squadron ‘Cadet of the Month Award’ for November. 

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1053 Squadron's Full Page Spread in Match Programme

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-11-30 19:24:09
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1053 Squadron's Full Page Spread in Match Programme

Over the last month 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron took part in numerous highly successful ‘RBL Poppy Appeal’ collections at various venues across Doncaster. 

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A New Brace of 'Leading Cadets' at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-11-22 10:43:26
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A New Brace of 'Leading Cadets' at 1053

On Tuesday 19th November 2013, there was a double cadet classification presentation at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron, when Cadet C Ritchie and Cadet J Hoyle were presented with their ‘Leading Air Cadet’ badges. 

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Local 1053 Cadet Standard Bears at Remembrance Parade

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-11-11 09:57:03
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Local 1053 Cadet Standard Bears at Remembrance Parade

On Sunday 10th November 2013, Cadet Corporal Austin Morris of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron paraded through Hatfield, carrying the colours of the Royal British Legion.  The parade started with a Service of Remembrance at Hatfield Church, Doncaster and ended at Hatfield Woodhouse Cenotaph where several airmen from RAF Finningley and RAF Lidholme are buried. 

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Double "Bronze Duke of Edinburghs Award" Presentation at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-11-02 09:58:07
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Double

On Friday 1st November 2013, there was a double ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’ presentation at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron, when Cadet Corporal Keiran Bennett, and Cadet Adam Shillito were both presented with their ‘Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards’.

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1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron Triple Success on Wing JNCO Course

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-10-26 04:24:03
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1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron Triple Success on Wing JNCO Course

Three cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron, Instructor Cadet Corporal Cameron Calder, Cadet Corporal Liam Wilburn and Cadet Joshua Wood, recently all completed the 'South and West Yorkshire Wing JNCO Course'.

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Quadruple "Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award" Presentation at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban
2013-10-16 13:34:54
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Quadruple

On Tuesday 15th October 2013, a quartet of cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron were presented with their ‘Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’ certificates and badges by OIC WO (ATC) ‘Taff’ Jenkins. 

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1053 Battle Wet Weather to Successfully Complete Bronze D of E Expedition

By CI Rob Wenban
2013-10-13 19:41:43
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1053 Battle Wet Weather to Successfully Complete Bronze D of E Expedition

Over the weekend of 12th/13th October 2013, a plucky group of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron cadets successfully walked for two days around the rural outskirts of Doncaster, with an overnight camp at ‘Squirrel Wood’, in order to complete their ‘Final Assessed Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition’. 

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September "Cadet of Month Award" Presentation at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban
2013-10-04 10:06:40
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 September

On Tuesday 1st October 2014, Cadet Sergeant Ryan Fox was presented with the 1053 Squadron ‘Cadet of the Month Award’ for September. 

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Successful Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award Walking Expedition at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban
2013-09-29 20:42:42
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Successful Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award Walking Expedition at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2014, eleven cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron successfully completed their ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze Expedition Walk’ in the Doncaster area; seven on their ‘Final Assessed Expedition’ and four on their ‘Practice’.

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Successful Sector 2 UHF/VHF Radio Course at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-29 20:36:01
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Successful Sector 2 UHF/VHF Radio Course at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

On Sunday 29th September 2014, Sector 2 Radio Staff, CI C Shipton and CI A Bradley, delivered an intensive two day radio course open to all cadets from Sector 2.  The course comprised course tuition and practical sessions on ‘Day 1’ and revision, followed by a paper examination and a practical ‘Exercise’ on ‘Day 2’. 

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New Brace of SNCOs at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-27 23:17:53
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New Brace of SNCOs at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

On Friday 27th September 2014, 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron promoted two new sergeants.  Cadet Corporals Michael Thomas and Thomas Hannan were promoted received their Sergeant ‘tapes’ from OIC ‘Taff’ Jenkins on ‘Final Parade’.

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AFA 1st Aid Certificates and Badges Presented at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-25 09:10:04
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AFA 1st Aid Certificates and Badges Presented at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

One CI and two cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron recently developed their 1st Aid skills and undertook a ‘South and West Yorkshire Wing’ Activity First Aid course led by the Wing 1st Aid Team.  The course programme is designed for older cadets (over 16) and adult staff.

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Battle of Britain Parade 2013 (Doncaster)

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-22 17:53:24
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Battle of Britain Parade 2013 (Doncaster)

On a very inclement Sunday last week, South Yorkshire Wing Sector 2 held its inaugural ‘Battle of Britain Parade’ at Doncaster Air Museum. 

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'Roger', 'Wilco' and 'Out' at Armthorpe Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-21 16:17:12
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'Roger', 'Wilco' and 'Out' at Armthorpe Squadron

Two cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron recently developed their communication skills and undertook a ‘South and West Yorkshire Wing’ Radio course led by Wing Radio Officer, Flt Lt A Owen. 

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Silver Success at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-21 16:10:06
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Silver Success at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

On Tuesday 17th September 2013 Cadet Flight Sergeant Sutcliffe and Staff Cadet Corporal Shaw of 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron were presented with their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Badges and Certificates. 

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Cadet of the Month at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-21 16:05:09
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Cadet of the Month at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron

On Tuesday 17th September 2013 Cadet Sergeant Ryan Fox was presented with the ‘Cadet of the Month’ Award for August at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron. 

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New 'Staff Cadet' at Armthorpe

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-21 16:00:11
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New 'Staff Cadet' at Armthorpe

On Friday 13th September 2013, 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron awarded a pair of ‘Staff Cadet’ rank slides to Cadet Matthew Ward following his successful attendance at a ‘BASIC’ course provided by ‘South and West Yorkshire Wing’. 

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New Instructor Cadets at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-09-21 15:49:03
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New Instructor Cadets at 1053

On Sunday 18th August 2013 three cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Sqn travelled to Goole Squadron in order to start the process of gaining their prestigious yellow ’Instructors lanyard’. 

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1st Aid Flourishing at 1053 Squadron

By CI Rob Wenban
2013-09-08 22:32:34
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1st Aid Flourishing at 1053 Squadron

Cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron recently improved their 1st aid skills by undertaking the ATC 1st Aid Course conducted by ‘South and West Yorkshire Wing 1st Aid Officer’ FS ATC Dave Rouse at Armthorpe Squadron HQ. 

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Promotions at 1053

By CI Rob Wenban
2013-09-01 10:18:05
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Promotions at 1053

On Friday30th September 2013 following a Junior Cadet ‘passing Out Parade’ at 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron, Sector 2 Commander, Sqn Ldr Iain Kirk promoted three new corporals and two sergeants, ahead of the Squadron losing several Cadet NCOs due to entry into the Services and going off to University. 

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Armthorpe Squadron BTEC Success

By CI Rob Wenban - 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron
2013-08-28 12:15:04
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Armthorpe Squadron BTEC Success

On Tuesday 27th August 2013 two top cadets from 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron attained the coveted ‘Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services (QCF)’.  CWO Zoe Inman achieved a ‘Distinction’; whist Cadet Flight Sergeant Megan Andrew achieved a ‘Merit’. 

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