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Air Cadets Gain Their Water Wings!

By Flt Lt J H Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2016-05-03 09:40:07
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Air Cadets Gain Their Water Wings!

Air Cadets from 861 (Wideopen) Squadron and 111 (Sunderland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets have taken part in an exhilarating weekend with the Sea Cadets learning how to operate powerboats and sailing dinghies on the River Tyne.

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Former Wideopen Cadet Graduates Into the Royal Air Force

By Flt Lt J H Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2016-05-03 09:29:00
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Former Wideopen Cadet Graduates Into the Royal Air Force

Senior Aircraftsman (SAC) Cameron Nicholson, a Service Instructor with 861 (Wideopen) Squadron and now serving regular Airman with the RAF, recently graduated from No.1 Radio School at RAF Cosford passing out from Course No.4000-155 with a Merit.

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Wideopen Air Cadets Celebrate 75 Years of the Air Training Corps

By Flt Lt J H Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2016-02-08 15:37:22
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Wideopen Air Cadets Celebrate 75 Years of the Air Training Corps

861 (Wideopen) Squadron have been celebrating the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps this weekend as part of national celebrations to mark this significant milestone in the organisations history.

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Top Air Cadet Squadron in the North Looking for New Recruits

By Flt Lt J H Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2015-09-08 16:21:02
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 Top Air Cadet Squadron in the North Looking for New Recruits

861 (Wideopen) Squadron, the top performing Air Cadet Squadron in the North of England for 2015/16, is on the lookout for new recruits to join its ranks.

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Wideopen Air Cadets Inspected by Top Boss

By Flt Lt James Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2015-06-16 10:33:28
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Wideopen Air Cadets Inspected by Top Boss

861 (Wideopen) Squadron has been inspected by the head of the Air Cadet Organisation, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR, for the final phase of the prestigious Sir Alan Lees Trophy competition, the search for the top performing squadron in the UK.

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861 (Wideopen) Squadron in National Competition to Identify the Top Squadron in the Country

By Flt Lt James Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2015-05-01 12:26:15
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861 (Wideopen) Squadron in National Competition to Identify the Top Squadron in the Country

The Sir Alan Lees Trophy is a nation-wide competition, which is held annual to find the best Squadron in the country. 

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Treble Win for 861 Squadron

By Flight Lieutenant James Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2015-01-01 23:15:40
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Treble Win for 861 Squadron

High flying Air Cadets from Wideopen are celebrating a historic achievement after winning three trophies for excellence in less than seven days!

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Another Successful Night for 861 Squadron

By Flt Lt Elliot - OC 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2014-09-17 10:34:11
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 Another Successful Night for 861 Squadron

861 (Wideopen) Squadron Air Cadets has had another busy night with the visit of Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Sandy Hunter who attended to tour the Squadrons facilities and meeting the cadets and Adult Staff that run the unit.

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Another First for 861 Squadron

By Flt Lt Elliot - OC 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2014-09-17 10:31:25
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 Another First for 861 Squadron

The Cadet Leadership Course is renowned throughout the cadet forces for being an all-inclusive, action-packed and demanding course.  It is aimed at all suitably-qualified cadets over 16, excited at the prospect of a week of arduous physical and mental challenges.  It is designed to develop cadets' initiative and self-reliance by using the challenging and physically demanding problems of practical leadership.

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Trip of a Life-Time for Air Cadets

By Flt lt J H Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2014-08-01 09:17:23
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Trip of a Life-Time for Air Cadets

On Saturday 12th July 2014, 41 excited Air Cadets from Durham/Northumberland Wing ATC swapped their school uniforms for RAF No.3 Field Dress and made their way to RAF Odiham in Hampshire for a week-long action-packed summer camp.

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Wideopen Goes for Gold!

By 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2014-03-28 15:21:51
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Wideopen Goes for Gold!

861 (Wideopen) Squadron Air Cadets has been awarded a coveted Gold Award for the units safety management system.

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Musical First for Local Wideopen Air Cadet

By 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2014-03-18 21:58:48
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Musical First for Local Wideopen Air Cadet

A local Air Cadet from 861 (Wideopen) Squadron ATC has achieved a first for his Squadron – a BTEC in Music which he has earned through his musical exploits in the Air Cadet Organisation!

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Air Cadets Meet the Royal Air Force in Northumberland

By Flt Lt Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2013-09-21 15:34:45
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 Air Cadets Meet the Royal Air Force in Northumberland

Air Cadets from 131 (City of Newcastle), 733 (Newcastle Airport) and 861 (Wideopen) Squadrons have been meeting the Royal Air Force in Northumberland at their local Station, RAF Boulmer.

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Local Air Cadets Awarded BTEC in Aviation Studies

By Flt Lt Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2013-09-21 15:31:31
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 Local Air Cadets Awarded BTEC in Aviation Studies

Three local Air Cadets from 861 (Wideopen) Squadron Air Cadets based in North Tyneside have been awarded with their BTEC Intermediate Awards in Aviation Studies following their completion of the national aviation based syllabus of training.

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Wideopen Cadets Come Top in Durham/Northumberland Adventure Training Challenge

By Flt Lt Elliott - 861 (Wideopen) Squadron
2013-09-21 15:28:14
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 Wideopen Cadets Come Top in Durham/Northumberland Adventure Training Challenge

The 861 (Wideopen) Squadron Adventure Training Challenge team have won the 2013 Durham/Northumberland Wing Adventure Training Challenge!

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