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2017 Tri-Service Band Camp

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2017 Tri-Service Band Camp

Earlier this month six cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron attended the annual Tri-Service Band Camp at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh.

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First Time Flyers

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First Time Flyers

On the 19th April, 3 cadets from 361 squadron experienced their first flight in a Grob Tutor T1 training aircraft with 11 Air Experience Flight at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

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Recent Presentations

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2017-04-05 14:05:12
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Recent Presentations

Recently four cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron received a variety of awards.

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Lord Lieutentant's Presentations

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2017-04-05 13:53:33
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Lord Lieutentant's Presentations

Ten cadets from Durham/Northumberland Wing were recently presented with BTEC Diplomas by Mrs S Winfield, the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear in a formal ceremony held at HMS Calliope on Gateshead Quayside.

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New First Class Cadets

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2017-03-21 13:21:07
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New First Class Cadets

Last night, eight cadets from 361 squadron completed their basic training and were presented with First Class Cadet badges to mark this stage of their progression in the RAF Air Cadets syllabus.

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Air Cadet National Concert Band

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2017-03-01 11:08:14
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Air Cadet National Concert Band

Recently Corporal Sam Dawson from 361 Squadron attended the Air Cadet Organisation National Concert Band Camp at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell.

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2017 Wing Cross-Country Competition

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2017 Wing Cross-Country Competition

Last Sunday 361 squadron took part in the Durham/Northumberland Wing Inter-Squadron Cross-Country Competition at the Rising Sun Country Park in Wallsend. Unfortunately the park did not live up to it's name as the sun remained hidden and the weather was wet, cold and miserable throughout the day.

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Air Experience Flying at RAF Leeming

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2017-03-01 10:59:52
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Air Experience Flying at RAF Leeming

On Friday, 10th February four cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron went flying with No. 11 Air Experience Flight at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

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A Gold Star for 361 Squadron!

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-08-18 11:57:36
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A Gold Star for 361 Squadron!

On the 11th August 2016, following an inspection by the North Region Health, Safety & Environment Advisor, 361 (Gateshead) Squadron was awarded a Gold Star Award for its contribution towards the Air Cadet Organisation Safety Management System.

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Method of Instruction Course

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-03-29 11:59:37
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Method of Instruction Course

Two members of 361 (Gateshead) Squadron recently successfully completed a Method of Instruction (MOI) course where they learnt the skills required to successfully deliver training to other cadets in the squadron.

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Latest 361 Squadron BTEC Awards

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-03-29 11:52:49
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Latest 361 Squadron BTEC Awards

On Tuesday, 15th March six members of 361 (Gateshead) Squadron were presented with their BTEC Level 2 Certificates in Aviation Studies.

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Latest Squadron Training Awards

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-02-15 10:57:33
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Latest Squadron Training Awards

On Thursday, 11th February three cadets from 361 squadron were presented with badges and certificates to mark the completion of the latest stage of their training.

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New Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-02-03 14:29:58
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New Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

On Tuesday, 26th January, Sgt Jack Dawson was presented with his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Certificate and Badge.

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New Squadron First Aiders

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-02-03 14:25:24
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New Squadron First Aiders

Four members of 361 (Gateshead) Squadron were recently presented with their St John Ambulance Youth First Aid Certificates and Badges after completing a weekend course of practical training.

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Air Experience Flyers

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-02-03 14:22:32
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Air Experience Flyers

On the 13th January, Cadets Corrigan, Irvine and Knaggs went Air Experience Flying at 11 AEF, RAF Leeming.

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Health and Safety Cadet Entry Level Awards

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-01-20 10:23:53
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Health and Safety Cadet Entry Level Awards

On Thursday, 7th January 2016 twenty one cadets from 361 Squadron were presented with Health and Safety Cadet Entry Level Awards which recognised their knowledge of hazards and safety issues which can occur in both the workplace and when they are participating in a range of Air Cadet activities.

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2015 Squadron Presentation Evening

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2016-01-20 10:21:02
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2015 Squadron Presentation Evening

On December 10th, 2015 the squadron held its Annual Presentation Evening at the Army Reserve Centre in Gateshead.

Cadets received a wide variety of awards which they gained throughout the year in front of of an audience of Parents and friends of the squadron who were also entertained by members of the squadron band.

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Central Sector Archery Competition

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-12-15 12:31:11
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Central Sector Archery Competition

On Saturday, 5th December a team of cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron participated in the Wing Central Sector Archery competition which was held at 1248 (Prudhoe) Squadron.

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A Birthday Surprise

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-12-01 16:41:06
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A Birthday Surprise

Members of the Durham/Northumberland Wing Band surprised a former RAF Sergeant on his 60th Birthday today at his nursing home, Covent House in Birtley.

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The National Band Competition at RAF Halton

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-12-01 16:40:04
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The National Band Competition at RAF Halton

Last weekend, three cadets from 361 Squadron attended the National Band Competition at RAF Halton. All three are members of of the Durham/Northumberland Wing Band which was representing North Region against the other five regions of the Air Training Corps. 

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First Time Flyers

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-10-08 12:43:54
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First Time Flyers

On Friday, 2nd October three cadets from 361 squadron went Air Experience Flying for the first time at RAF Leeming and although the day started off very foggy, grounding all flights, the weather later improved and by the afternoon it was clear and sunny allowing flying to take place.

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Cadet Luke Robinsons Last Parade With 361 Squadron

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-07-27 14:56:49
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Cadet Luke Robinsons Last Parade With 361 Squadron

Last Thursday was Cadet Luke Robinson's last parade with 361 (Gateshead) Squadron before his families move to Australia.

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361 Squadron Success at the 2015 Wing Competitions Day

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-06-01 13:11:15
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361 Squadron Success at the 2015 Wing Competitions Day

On Saturday, 9th May 361 (Gateshead) Squadron participated in the Durham/Northumberland Wing Competitions Day which was held in South Shields.

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Beating the Retreat at Edinburgh Castle - 2015

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-05-18 11:54:32
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Beating the Retreat at Edinburgh Castle - 2015

On Saturday, 2nd May 2015 the Tri-Service Cadet Band performed the Beating of the Retreat on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle.

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Air Experience Flying at RAF Leeming

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-05-18 11:51:34
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Air Experience Flying at RAF Leeming

Today, four cadets from 361 squadron went flying at 11 Air Experience Flight at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

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Ice Skating at Whitley Bay

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-04-15 15:39:17
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Ice Skating at Whitley Bay

March 31st was a recreation evening at 361 squadron when a group of cadets went ice skating at Whitley Bay Ice Rink.

A good time was had by all despite one or two cadets getting closer to the ice than they planned (i.e. falling over!)

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National Navigation Award Scheme Training

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-04-15 15:36:49
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National Navigation Award Scheme Training

Seven cadets from 361 Squadron were amongst a large number from Durham/Northumberland Wing who participated in a Bronze NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) training session at Chopwell Woods in Gateshead.

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Recently Qualified Instructor Cadets

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-03-25 11:19:31
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Recently Qualified Instructor Cadets

Cpl Owen McPake, Flt Sgt Sam Hogg and Cpl Ellie Clelland from 361 Squadron recently successfully completed a Method of Instruction Course which qualifies them as Instructor Cadets.

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St John Youth First Aid

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-03-16 11:23:45
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St John Youth First Aid

Ten cadets from 361 Squadron were recently presented with their St John Youth First Aid Certificates and Badges following successful completion of a weekend training course held at the Squadron Headquarters.

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361 Squadron Staff Qualifications

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-02-10 15:34:38
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361 Squadron Staff Qualifications

Staff from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron with recently gained qualifications including St John Ambulance Activities First Aid, British Heart Foundation Heartstart Trainer, H & S Entry Level Award Tutor and Risk Assessor certificates.

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First Time Flyers

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-02-10 15:25:03
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First Time Flyers

After one aborted visit to RAF Leeming caused by poor weather, Cadets Callum Tearney, Jack Tunnell and Logan Gibson flew last Wednesday.

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100 Squadron RAF Visit

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-02-04 11:23:07
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100 Squadron RAF Visit

Cdts Tearney, Tunnell and Gibson from 361 squadron travelled to RAF Leeming last Wednesday for Air Experience Flying, however unfortunately due to poor visibility the Grob Tutors of 11 AEF were grounded.

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2014 Squadron Presentation Evening

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2015-01-13 12:22:25
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2014 Squadron Presentation Evening

On Thursday, 18th December 361 (Gateshead) Squadron held its Annual Presentation Evening at the Gateshead Army Reserve Centre. The event was attended by 35 cadets and around 45 guests and a wide range of awards were awarded most of which were a closely guarded secret until they were announced on the night.

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An End of An Era (but Start of a New One...)

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-12-02 15:42:31
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An End of An Era (but Start of a New One...)

Last Thursday was CWO Beth Ainsley's last parade as a Cadet member of 361 Squadron as she reached her 20th birthday. 

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Remembrance Sunday 2014

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-11-19 13:48:14
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Remembrance Sunday 2014

On Sunday the 9th November, 361 Squadron members took part in the Remembrance Parade and Service at Gateshead War Memorial.

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Autumn Camp - RAF Valley

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-11-19 13:45:50
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Autumn Camp - RAF Valley

37 cadets from Durham/Northumberland (including members of 361 squadron) and Central and East Yorkshire Wings attended camp at RAF Valley on Anglesey in North Wales from the 25th October to 1st November.

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Wing Cadet NCO Drill Instructor Course

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-10-15 14:44:03
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Wing Cadet NCO Drill Instructor Course

Durham/Northumberland Wing recently held its first Cadet Drill Instructor Course which was attended by seven specially selected cadet NCOs and organised by the Wing Warrant Officer, WO Vicky Farrimond.

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361 Squadron's Newest Corporal

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-10-13 11:12:26
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361 Squadron's Newest Corporal

Congratulations to Corporal Owen McPake who has just become the newest member of the 361 Squadron NCO team.

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Battle of Britain Parade in Durham

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-09-17 10:40:24
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Battle of Britain Parade in Durham

Last Sunday the annual Battle of Britain Parade and Service took place at Durham Cathedral and the Palace Green.

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Corporal Clelland's Music BTEC

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-09-12 09:25:35
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Corporal Clelland's Music BTEC

Cpl Elisha Clelland was recentely presented with her Music BTEC Extended Certificate in which she achieved a Distinction which is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A* level.

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Recent Presentations

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-08-29 11:45:41
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Recent Presentations

On Tuesday, 20th August Sgt Sam Hogg was presented with his Wing Marksman Badge, Cdt Owen McPake received his Master Cadet Badge and Cdt Callum Tearneywas awarded with a Leading Cadet Badge.

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Our Recent Bag Packs

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-08-29 11:40:45
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Our Recent Bag Packs

Gateshead Squadron recently took part in two bag packs at the Asda stores at the Metro Centre in Gateshead and the Galleries Shopping Centre in Washington.

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Pretty Muddy in Newcastle

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-07-24 12:31:56
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Pretty Muddy in Newcastle

Last Saturday cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron helped with marshalling at the Pretty Muddy event at Newcastle Racecourse which is an annual women's charity obstacle course in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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Beating the Retreat at Edinburgh Castle

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-07-01 15:46:04
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Beating the Retreat at Edinburgh Castle

Following a week long band camp at Barry Buddon near Dundee, Cadet Owen McPake from 361 Squadron was selected to take part in a Tri-Service Beating the Retreat ceremony at Edinburgh Castle.

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Latest Cadet Uniform!

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-07-01 15:43:55
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Latest Cadet Uniform!

Cadet Jack Dawson is seen wearing the latest version of uniform which will be issued to all cadets in the near future.

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Wing Competitions Day 2014

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-06-16 14:53:34
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Wing Competitions Day 2014

On the 10th May, the squadron took part in the the Durham Northumberland Wing Competitions Day in South Shields.

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Ray Margerison

By 361 Sqn Website
2014-04-29 15:45:29
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Ray Margerison

Ray Margerison, long time member of 361 (Gateshead) Squadron, passed away peacefully at 11.00pm on 23rd April following a battle with lung cancer.

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Radio Communicators Awards

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-04-04 13:43:41
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Radio Communicators Awards

Cadet Warrant Officers Beth Ainsley and Chris Dolphin have been presented with their Radio Communicators Certificates and Badges having completed all of the required modules for this award.

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Heartstart Awards

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-04-01 09:40:34
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Heartstart Awards

Ten cadets from 361 squadron recently qualified for Heartstart awards following training by  Sgt K Laws who is one of our staff instructors.

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High Flyers

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-03-06 20:46:09
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High Flyers

It was third time lucky (after two cancellations on previous dates due to poor weather) for three cadets from 361 squadron who today completed their first flights in Grob Tutor aircraft at RAF Leeming.

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Cadet CV for Corporal Purdy

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-03-06 20:41:52
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Cadet CV for Corporal Purdy

Cpl Matthew Purdy was this week presented with a Cadet CV which is awarded to cadets when they have achieved the following goals:

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Durham/Northumberland Wing Band Practice

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-02-11 15:42:21
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Durham/Northumberland Wing Band Practice

The first Durham/Northumberland Wing Band practice of 2014 was held on Sunday, 9th February at Tynemouth Squadron.

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Flying High

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2014-02-11 15:39:00
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Flying High

Three cadets from 361 Squadron recently went flying in Tutor aircraft at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire. For Cdts Adam Easton and William Fletcher it was their first flights in a Tutor whilst for Cdt Eliza Baron it was her second time in the air at RAF Leeming.

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CWO Chris Dolphin

By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
2013-12-06 09:24:45
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CWO Chris Dolphin

Congratulations to Chris Dolphin, of 361 (Gateshead) Squadron, who has been promoted to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO) following a successful interview by Wing Commander D Harris, Officer Commanding Durham/Northumberland Wing.

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