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Air Cadets Gain Gold at Palace

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson
2017-09-06 10:17:52
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Air Cadets Gain Gold at Palace

Two Longbenton Air Cadets have received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from the Countess of Wessex.

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Flying the Flag!

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2017-06-27 12:48:52
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Flying the Flag!

RAF Air Cadets from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron have Saluted our Forces this week by joining with veterans, dignitaries and serving personnel to celebrate Armed Forces Day at Debden Gardens Army Reserve Centre.

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Silver Medals for Team LB!

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2017-06-20 13:26:12
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Silver Medals for Team LB!

Longbenton youngsters enjoyed a silver lining as they won second place in the Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets Athletics Championships! 

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Alex Flying High on Cloud 9!

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2017-06-20 13:24:08
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Alex Flying High on Cloud 9!

A Longbenton Air Cadet is on cloud nine after earning his flying wings!

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Longbenton Air Cadets Enjoy High Praise!

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2017-04-05 14:06:57
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Longbenton Air Cadets Enjoy High Praise!

2344 (Longbenton) Squadron has received a High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear Award in recognition of the valuable services it provides to the community for the fourth consecutive year.  

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George Set for Royal Role!

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2017-03-27 09:58:11
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George Set for Royal Role!

Longbenton Air Cadet George Binfield has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s cadet for 2017.

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Longbenton Duo Set for RAF!

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2017-03-21 13:26:03
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 Longbenton Duo Set for RAF!

Two North Tyneside volunteers are set to join the Royal Air Force. James Nealings, 22, is set to become a RAF pilot whilst David Anderson, 27, is on course to become an aerospace battle manager (ABM.)

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Air Cadets Enjoy RAF Activity Day!

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2017-03-21 13:24:27
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Air Cadets Enjoy RAF Activity Day!

Longbenton Air Cadets got to grips with leadership tasks, marksmanship principles and engaged with the RAF’s Aerospace Battle Managers (ABMs) during an action-packed activity day at RAF Boulmer.

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Team LB Cross Country Win Gold!

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2017-03-01 10:03:02
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Team LB Cross Country Win Gold!

Longbenton youngsters have won Gold in the Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets Cross Country Championships!

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Air Cadets Celebrate Anniversary!

By Flt Lt G G Richards
2017-02-08 12:06:23
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Air Cadets Celebrate Anniversary!

More than 300 local people joined over 60 Air Cadets from Longbenton as they celebrated the formation of the Air Cadet Organisation.

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Longbenton Squadron Celebrate Half a Decade on Top!

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2017-01-09 15:57:40
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Longbenton Squadron Celebrate Half a Decade on Top!

Longbenton Air Cadets are on cloud nine after being recognised as the top performing training squadron in the region for a record breaking fifth year running!

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Flying Back 60 Years!

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2016-12-02 15:48:39
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Flying Back 60 Years!

Air Cadets from Longbenton flew back in time to 1956 when the Squadron first opened its doors to the community!

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Air Cadets Remember With Acting Tribute

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-11-14 13:32:07
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Air Cadets Remember With Acting Tribute

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Air Cadets Drive to Success!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-10-21 15:51:55
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Air Cadets Drive to Success!

Longbenton Air Cadets have earned a mechanical engineering qualification after refurbishing a vehicle as part of the squadron’s training and development programme leading to an apprenticeship for one of the youngsters.

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Top Recognition for North Tyneside Volunteers

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-10-10 13:05:06
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Top Recognition for North Tyneside Volunteers

Two North Tyneside Volunteers have been awarded a Certificate of Meritorious Service for their roles with 2344 (Longbenton) Air Cadets.

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Air Cadets Enjoy Praise From the Top

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-09-13 16:32:59
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Air Cadets Enjoy Praise From the Top

Group Captain Mark Leeming – the North Region boss for the RAF Air Cadets – went through the keyhole of Longbenton Air Cadet Squadron to celebrate the achievements of the young people over the past 12 months.

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The Hidden History of Longbenton

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-08-10 15:21:57
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The Hidden History of Longbenton

A missing local second world war RAF base has led to North Tyneside youngsters embarking on an historical mission that may unearth a secret. As the young detectives delve deeper into their history their inquisitive nature is being tested to its limits. Secrets, espionage and explosive tales may come to the surface so can you help?

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Air Cadets Fly in for Bolam Lake 200!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-07-25 12:02:50
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Air Cadets Fly in for Bolam Lake 200!

Longbenton Air Cadets flew in to a packed Bolam Lake in Northumberland as the country park celebrated 200 years!

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A Platform of Respect

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-07-07 15:27:05
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A Platform of Respect

A normal day at Newcastle Central was interrupted by a group of First World War soldiers arriving at the station on their way to the Front.

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Longbenton Youngsters Win National Bronze!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-07-01 10:11:46
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Longbenton Youngsters Win National Bronze!

With a striking throw and an outstanding jump two young people from Longbenton Squadron won Bronze at the Air Cadet’s National Athletics Championships.

The Championships, held at RAF Cosford, Shropshire, saw Courtney Cartwright, 14, and Ben Collins, 15, complete against the UK’s top air cadet athletes.

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Tyneside Teen at Palace Party!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-07-01 09:34:30
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Tyneside Teen at Palace Party!

He may not have been listed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, but a former Whitley Bay High School student has enjoyed a party at the palace, after being invited by Her Majesty the Queen as a thank you for the role he has played in the community.

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Teen Up for Ambassador Role!

By Flt Lt G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-05-04 12:42:58
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Teen Up for Ambassador Role!

A North Tyneside teenager is looking to become a Regional Ambassador to make other young people, employers and education providers aware of the benefits of vocational qualifications.

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An Air Cadet in Japan!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-04-25 09:39:11
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An Air Cadet in Japan!

A North Tyneside RAF Air Cadet has has just returned from a trip of a lifetime, having been chosen to represent the UK on the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) in Japan.  

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Hot Shots Enjoy High Praise!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-03-27 20:21:46
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Hot Shots Enjoy High Praise!

RAF Air Cadets from Longbenton have reached new heights after receiving its 5th High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear Award in recognition of the valuable services it provides to the community.  

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A Diamond Legacy!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-03-08 16:12:47
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A Diamond Legacy!

The hotly anticipated documentary celebrating 60 years of 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron has proven to be popular.

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On the CREST of a Wave!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-02-26 13:20:49
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On the CREST of a Wave!

Royal Air Force Air Cadets at 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron and have earned an engineering qualification after exploring real-world science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through rejuvenating a car engine.

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Longbenton Air Cadets Celebrate Double Anniversary!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-02-08 09:46:55
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Longbenton Air Cadets Celebrate Double Anniversary!

North Tyneside MP, Mary Glindon, flew in to join air cadets from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron for a double celebration - The Longbenton Squadron's 60th anniversary and also the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets.

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Longbenton Air Cadets Win Top North-East Trophy!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2016-01-04 09:33:00
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Longbenton Air Cadets Win Top North-East Trophy!

Longbenton Air Cadets lifted the Durham Trophy for the fourth consecutive year to be recognised as the Top Training and Development Air Cadet Squadron in Durham and Northumberland Wing.

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Volunteer Receives National Honour for His Work

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-12-09 15:55:43
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Volunteer Receives National Honour for His Work

A North-East volunteer who has voluntarily dedicated 36 years of his life to the Air Cadet Organisation has been recognised with a national honour.

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Youngsters Enjoy Adventure Day

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-12-01 12:15:35
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Youngsters Enjoy Adventure Day

Youngsters from Longbenton Community College and George Stephenson High School enjoyed an adventure day as the took-off with the 2344 Offer.  

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Air Cadets Try Their Hand at Aerospace Battle Management

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-11-19 09:40:54
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Air Cadets Try Their Hand at Aerospace Battle Management

Youngsters in North Tyneside put down their pens, closed their school books and became Aerospace Battle Managers (ABMs) for the day.

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Air Cadets Remember With Symbol of Peace

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAF VR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-11-16 10:18:51
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Air Cadets Remember With Symbol of Peace

Young air cadets from Longbenton laid a special poppy wreath on Remembrance Sunday that represents the moment peace echoed to end the First World War.   

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Air Cadets Take-Off With Charitable Lift!

By Jane Leigh of the RAF Charitable Trust and Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson of 2344 Squadron
2015-10-18 08:26:13
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Air Cadets Take-Off With Charitable Lift!

Local youngsters from across North Tyneside have took-off with Longbenton Air Cadets thanks to a grant from the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. The money helped fund training and development, during which cadets took their own programme into the community to help others gain skills and qualifications.

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Royal Praise for Air Cadets

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-09-14 10:37:05
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Royal Praise for Air Cadets

Air Cadets from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron enjoyed Royal praise from Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Mrs Susan Winfield OBE, at a special ceremony to mark their achievements over the past 12 months.

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Air Cadets Peak in Canigou

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-09-01 10:33:07
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Air Cadets Peak in Canigou

It’s one of the toughest summits to reach in the Pyrenees. At a mighty 2784m above sea level combined with a 20m final sharp ascent, stunning views and a test of nerve, few mountains can rival the excitement of the Pic du Canigou in southern France.

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Longbenton Air Cadets Set for Time Travel!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-08-12 10:56:29
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 Longbenton Air Cadets Set for Time Travel!

Air Cadets from Longbenton are flying back in time to 1956 when the Squadron first opened its doors to the community!

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Outstanding North East Air Cadets Rewarded at Boulmer

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-07-27 14:43:29
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Outstanding North East Air Cadets Rewarded at Boulmer

THREE prize winning Air Cadets from the north east were welcomed at RAF Boulmer and rewarded with a flight on a search and rescue Sea King helicopter.

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Gordon Honoured by Top Brass!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-07-27 14:36:39
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Gordon Honoured by Top Brass!

A former Royal Air Force officer from the region has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015 in recognition of his outstanding services in the Volunteer Reserves.  

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Flying the Flag!

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAF VR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-07-02 14:39:26
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Flying the Flag!

RAF Air Cadets from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron have Saluted our Forces this week by joining with veterans, dignitaries and serving personnel as part of Armed Forces Week, in the lead up to Armed Forces Day. 

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James Is Flying High!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-06-17 12:31:57
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James Is Flying High!

A Longbenton lad is flying high after earning his pilot licence and being announced as the top pilot in the Air Cadets!

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Air Cadets Join Vets for VE Day Celebration!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-06-01 13:15:23
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Air Cadets Join Vets for VE Day Celebration!

Air Cadets joined veterans and dignitaries to mark VE Day. 

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Longbenton Youngsters Enjoy Street Law Project!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-06-01 13:13:44
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Longbenton Youngsters Enjoy Street Law Project!

Air Cadets from Longbenton joined forces with Newcastle University Law Students to learn about cyber safety and personal safety. 

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Daniel's Delight at Golden Glory

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-04-15 15:32:46
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Daniel's Delight at Golden Glory

An 18 year-old from Longbenton has received his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at an official ceremony inside St James’ Palace, London.

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High Praise Hat-Trick for Longbenton Squadron!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-04-15 15:31:13
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High Praise Hat-Trick for Longbenton Squadron!

Longbenton Air Cadet Squadron has received a High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear Award in recognition of the valuable services it provides to the community for the third year running.  

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RAF Lead Air Cadets to New Skills.

By Cadets Willis Thomson, Megan McGloughlin and Michael Barclay - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-03-31 14:42:53
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RAF Lead Air Cadets to New Skills.

Longbenton Air Cadets have enjoyed the opportunity to gain leadership skills by working with RAF personnel at RAF Boulmer.

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Tobias Ready for Royal Role!

By Cadets Joe McAdam and Timothy Lee - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-03-16 12:00:09
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Tobias Ready for Royal Role!

A Longbenton Air Cadet has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for 2015.

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Volunteers' Service Awarded!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-03-16 11:32:33
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Volunteers' Service Awarded!

Two North Tyneside volunteers have been commended for their selfless commitment in helping and supporting young people in the community.

Steve Cavanagh, 53, of Killingworth, and Father Martin Lee, 48, of Benton, both received a Certificate of Meritorious Service for the role they fulfil with the Air Cadet Organisation at 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron.

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Longbenton Air Cadets Celebrate Freedom!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-02-11 14:40:56
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Longbenton Air Cadets Celebrate Freedom!

Longbenton Air Cadets let their colours fly as they celebrated their Freedom to mark the 74th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps.  

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Air Cadets Gain Employability Skills!

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAFVR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2015-01-04 10:10:17
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Air Cadets Gain Employability Skills!

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets at 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron and have engaged in an Adventure Training Development Course over the past four months.  The course was designed to enhance employability skills and seen the youngsters engage in climbing, archery, expeditioning and numeracy.

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Council Bestows Freedom of the Borough to Longbenton Air Cadets!

By Flt Lt G G Richards - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-12-18 13:57:05
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 Council Bestows Freedom of the Borough to Longbenton Air Cadets!

In recognition of their significant contribution to North Tyneside, at a special ceremony held last night (December 16), North Tyneside Council awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough to 2344 Longbenton Air Cadets Squadron.

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Longbenton Air Cadets in Record Treble Win!

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAFVR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-12-10 09:36:10
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Longbenton Air Cadets in Record Treble Win!

Air Cadets in Longbenton are flying high after being recognised as the most efficient and best training and development Air Cadet Squadron in the North-East for the third consecutive year!

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Air Cadets Cross Borders for Cancer Support!

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAFVR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-12-09 13:40:40
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Air Cadets Cross Borders for Cancer Support!

A group of talented young air cadets from the region flew in to Scotland this week to help raise £1,150 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

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Hardit Enjoys African Adventure!

By Cadet Warrant Officer Hardit Parmar - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-11-03 13:44:53
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Hardit Enjoys African Adventure!

Air Cadet Hardit Parmar has enjoyed a three week educational expedition in South Africa after being amongst the top cadets in the UK! The 19 year-old Longbenton Air Cadet has fondly looked back at his venture and given us a taste of his time in Africa.   

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James Is Top Pilot!

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAFVR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-10-21 09:42:27
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James Is Top Pilot!

A Longbenton Air Cadet is flying high after being recognised as the best pilot out of over 40,000 youngsters in the Air Cadet Organisation and won a scholarship to gain his Private Pilot Licence!   

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David Trots for Charity!

By Flying Officer Dave Elliott RAFVR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-10-21 09:35:58
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David Trots for Charity!

Volunteer Reservist, Pilot Officer David Anderson took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Trust dressed as Percy Pig!

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Gary Awarded Top RAF Honour!

By Flying Officer Dave Elliott RAFVR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-10-02 09:57:10
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Gary Awarded Top RAF Honour!

A Royal Air Force officer from the region has received the highest RAF accolade in recognition of outstanding services in the RAF.

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Air Cadets Join M&S to Raise Macmillan Funds!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-09-27 06:52:29
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Air Cadets Join M&S to Raise Macmillan Funds!

Air Cadets from Longbenton flew in to join forces with commercial giants Marks and Spencers to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Air Cadets Enjoy High Praise

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-09-27 06:49:55
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Air Cadets Enjoy High Praise

The High Sheriff for Tyne and Wear, Mrs Ruth Thompson OBE, flew in to celebrate the achievements of Longbenton Air Cadets and commend the young people for on their successes over the past 12 months.

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Air Cadets Support Year 7 Students!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-09-01 08:43:48
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Air Cadets Support Year 7 Students!

Air Cadets from 2344(Longbenton) Squadron have delivered a Training and Development Programme to new Year 7 Students at George Stephenson High School in Killingworth.

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Air Cadets Reach Summit of Pic Du Canigou

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-09-01 08:41:16
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Air Cadets Reach Summit of Pic Du Canigou

A team of nine cadets and staff from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron have succeeded in climbing their first foreign peak – the Pic Du Canigou in France. Flight Lieutenant Will Close-Ash, who famously assisted in rescuing a group of Belgian climbers on the peak in 2008, was leading the team.

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Longbenton Squadron Join the Frontline!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-08-05 10:04:23
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Longbenton Squadron Join the Frontline!

Air Cadets from Longbenton joined forces with Northumbria University to put pen to paper to write a book commemorating the First World War.

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Longbenton Youngsters Set for Pyrenees!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-08-01 09:24:09
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Longbenton Youngsters Set for Pyrenees!

A team of air cadets are planning an expedition to the Pyrenees. The team of eight cadets and two staff from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron are flying out to the French Pyrenees.

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Australian Cadet Enjoys a G'Day in Longbenton!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-07-22 07:16:40
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Australian Cadet Enjoys a G'Day in Longbenton!

Air Cadets from Longbenton enjoyed a visit from an Australian colleague and gave him a taste of life as an Air Cadet in the UK. 15 year old Australian Air Force Cadet, Corporal Keagan Weetman of 213 Squadron based in Elanora, Queenland enjoyed action-packed leadership activities with the Longbenton youngsters during his visit.

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Wybot Wins National Gold!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-07-21 16:16:54
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Wybot Wins National Gold!

With a stunning exhibition of pace, judgement and courage, fit for the Commonwealth Games, Longbenton Air Cadet, Zack Wylie, won Gold in the Air Cadet’s National Athletics Championships. Wylie ran a personal best of 4mins 36 secs in the Junior Men 1500m to take gold after winning silver in the 800m event.

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Top National Achiever Set for African Adventure

By Flt Lt G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-07-15 20:07:54
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Top National Achiever Set for African Adventure

Longbenton Air Cadet, Cadet Warrant Officer Hardit Parmar (19), has been recognised as a top achiever and received the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Achievement Award at this year’s CVQO Duke of Westminster Award. He was presented with his award, which recognises the top score achieved by a candidate, by Mr John Jenkins, ILM Chairman, at a prestigious awards ceremony at the House of Lords hosted by education charity CVQO.

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Longbenton Youngsters Fly to BTEC Success!

By Flt Lt G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-07-15 20:05:02
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Longbenton Youngsters Fly to BTEC Success!

A group of young people from Longbenton swapped their school uniforms for flying suits and took to the sky this week. The teenagers, all members of 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron, were given the present by staff at RAF Boulmer.

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Longbenton Volunteer Honoured for Outstanding Service

By Flying Officer David Elliott, Chief of Staff - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-06-17 10:52:50
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Longbenton Volunteer Honoured for Outstanding Service

A Longbenton volunteer has been honoured at the highest level in recognition of outstanding service in the Royal Air Force. Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson, Officer Commanding of 2344 (Longbenton) Air Cadet Squadron, has been awarded a Chief of the Air Staff Commendation in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014.

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Air Cadets Help Queen's Bat-on Its Way!

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAF VR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-06-16 11:27:24
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Air Cadets Help Queen's Bat-on Its Way!

Longbenton Air Cadets were on parade as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay as it made its way through Tyneside. The youngsters formed a Guard of Honour at The Walker Activity Dome in Newcastle, whilst the squadron band performed Blaydon Races as school children from Central Walker Primary School and guests sang along.

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Longbenton Teens Take to the Skies!

By Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson RAF VR(T) - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-05-22 12:03:01
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Longbenton Teens Take to the Skies!

Local students from Longbenton Community College, George Stephenson High school and St Mary’s Comprehensive, put down their pens and put on their flying suits at R.A.F Leeming this week.

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Longbenton Teens Enjoy RAF Life

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-05-01 14:32:43
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Longbenton Teens Enjoy RAF Life

Longbenton teens have enjoyed an action-packed Easter break with the Royal Air Force. The youngsters are Royal Air Force Air Cadets at 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron and have engaged in flying, adventurous activities, navigation training, first aid, sports and spent a week living with personnel at RAF (College) Cranwell and RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.

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Who Shot the Sheriff!?

By Flt Lt G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-04-06 21:47:37
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Who Shot the Sheriff!?

Air Cadets from Longbenton have picked up a community service award from the High Sheriff for Tyne and Wear at a ceremony held at The Centre for Life in Newcastle City Centre. The award for ‘valuable services in the community’ recognises the hard work the cadets have put in over the past 12 months in the local area.

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Air Cadet Enterprise Takes-Off!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-03-28 15:35:34
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Air Cadet Enterprise Takes-Off!

Air Cadets from Longbenton have swapped the cockpit for the City as they learn entrepreneurial skills by setting-up their own business.

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High Flying Hardit Up for National Awards

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-03-13 15:20:10
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High Flying Hardit Up for National Awards

19-year old Longbenton Air Cadet, Hardit Parmar is amongst the top cadets in the country and aiming to be the best and jet off on an African adventure!  

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Air Cadets Make Judgement Call

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-03-04 14:25:49
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Air Cadets Make Judgement Call

Longbenton Air Cadets were banged to rights and ‘court’ in the act recently as they took part in Operation Order as part of their Community Engagement Workshops.

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Air Cadets Gain New Skills With R.A.F.

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-02-21 13:47:24
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Air Cadets Gain New Skills With R.A.F.

Air Cadets from Longbenton have enjoyed living with personnel from R.A.F. Boulmer over the half-term break as they took part in an Aerospace and Leadership Development Programme. 

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Top Squadron Enjoys Celebration!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-02-04 12:01:00
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Top Squadron Enjoys Celebration!

The Top Air Cadet Squadron in the UK has enjoyed celebrating the formation of the organisation with its community. The young air cadets were joined by North Tyneside MP, Mary Glindon, to mark the occasion.

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Team LB Win Inspired Gold!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2014-01-23 22:32:03
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Team LB Win Inspired Gold!

Longbenton Air Cadets have won the Durham Northumberland Cross Country Championships for the third consecutive year!

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A-Ir Right Ole Lees Up !

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-12-28 09:20:07
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A-Ir Right Ole Lees Up !

Air Cadets from Longbenton were joined by the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear, Mr. George Scott as they celebrated their win of the Lees Trophy to be recognised as the best air cadet squadron in the UK.

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What's the Story?!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-12-22 12:58:34
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What's the Story?!

Air Cadets in Longbenton have enjoyed a festive leadership session with a difference...creative leadership with storyteller Chris Bostock.

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Air Cadets Gain BTEC Awards!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-12-03 13:46:30
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Air Cadets Gain BTEC Awards!

A group of air cadets have gained a new and exciting qualification after completing their initial training.

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Top Squadron Celebrates With Toon Army at St James' Park!

By A Curry - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-11-27 12:39:19
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Top Squadron Celebrates With Toon Army at St James' Park!

Air Cadets in Longbenton swapped the air under their wings for the grass under their feet as they proudly paraded at St James Park in recognition of their achievement in becoming the best Air Cadet Squadron the UK!

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Air Cadets Question Political Leaders!

By A Curry - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-11-27 12:35:32
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Air Cadets Question Political Leaders!

Longbenton Air Cadets swapped the drama of the skies for the drama of debate this week as they took part in Operation Indicium.

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James Helps Fellow Teens Soar to Success!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-11-03 19:46:00
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James Helps Fellow Teens Soar to Success!

A Longbenton pilot has been helping young people to learn to fly!

Longbenton Air Cadet, James Nealings, 18, of Westmoor, recently became a Grade 1 Glider Pilot  at 645 Volunteer Gliding School at RAF Topcliffe in North Yorkshire. James has also gained his Flying Wings at Tayside Aviation after earning a scholarship through the Air Cadet Organisation.

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Longbenton Air Cadets Are Best in Country!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-10-16 13:43:30
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Longbenton Air Cadets Are Best in Country!

Air Cadets from Longbenton are flying on cloud nine after officially being presented with the Lees Trophy and recognised as the Best Air Cadet Squadron in the country – an historic first for Tyneside!

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Best Air Cadet Squadron Opens Its Doors!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-09-21 15:18:08
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Best Air Cadet Squadron Opens Its Doors!

While other teenagers are getting ready to go back to school, young people from Longbenton Air Cadet Squadron have been looking back at an amazing summer of fun! The young people have spent the summer flying with the Royal Air Force, undertaking leadership courses and scaling mountains across the UK!

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Longbenton Youngsters Achieve Gold Award at Palace!

By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-09-21 15:14:30
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Longbenton Youngsters Achieve Gold Award at Palace!

Air Cadets from Longbenton have gained their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and received the qualification from H.R.H. the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward.

 

The young people attended an official ceremony at St. James’ Palace in London, where the Earl presented the award.

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Longbenton Air Cadets Secure Inspired Funding

By A Curry - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
2013-09-05 12:35:36
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Longbenton Air Cadets Secure Inspired Funding

Air Cadets from Longbenton have swapped their flying suits for sports kit to take part in Operation Perfectus thanks to a grant of over £1000 from Sport England and North Tyneside Council.

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