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Air Cadets Remember the Fallen Overseas.

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2016-09-08 11:28:21
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 Air Cadets Remember the Fallen Overseas.

On Friday 02nd September 2016, 18 cadets and 6 staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets were privileged to visit the WW2 Mohne Dam in Germany, famous for the ‘Dambusters’ raid led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC. During the tour they learnt much of the history and remembered those from all sides who died during the attack.

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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Mark Corps 75th Anniversary

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T)
2016-06-22 11:01:29
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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Mark Corps 75th Anniversary

On Saturday 04th June 2016 cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets joined with ex-cadets, parents and invited guests to mark 75 years of the Air Cadets.

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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Speak Out "Loud and Clear"

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2015-12-11 10:46:06
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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Speak Out

On Thursday 10th December, four members of 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron of Royal Air Force Air Cadets were awarded provisional radio operators certificates.

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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Receive Awards

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2015-12-07 13:14:15
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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Receive Awards

On Thursday 3rd December, 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets held their annual presentation evening with parents and guests in the Reserve Forces Centre, Bishop Auckland. During the evening nine outstanding cadets were recognised with squadron awards by the Mayor, Cllr Lee Brownson.

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2505 Squadron Has a Fun-Packed Weekend - From Heights to Flights

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2015-06-10 15:34:42
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2505 Squadron Has a Fun-Packed Weekend - From Heights to Flights

On Saturday the 6th June, a large team of cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, climbed to the summit of Pen-Y-Gent in the Yorkshire Dales. On the summit at the height of 694 metres, the team raised the squadron ensign to mark 71 years to the day since the famous D-Day, the allied invasion of Northern Europe. On Sunday the 7th June, the team went on to visit the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial near York. The highlight of which was the ground running of both an ex-RAF Dakota, many of which were used during the World War Two, and a post-war Nimrod maritime reconnaissance aircraft.

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New Year Starts on Target

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2015-01-06 13:31:22
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New Year Starts on Target

Two Royal Air Force Air Cadets have achieved regional marksman awards.

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High Flyers Recognised at Bishop Auckland Air

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2014-11-28 15:24:20
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High Flyers Recognised at Bishop Auckland Air

On Thursday 27th November 2014, The Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon, presented 19 awards to Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron at their annual presentation evening in the Reserve Forces Centre, Bishop Auckland.

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Ex-Bishop Auckland Air Cadet Visits Squadron and Is Awarded a BTEC

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2014-11-16 08:07:56
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Ex-Bishop Auckland Air Cadet Visits Squadron and Is Awarded a BTEC

On the evening of Monday 10th November, Senior Aircraftsman Daniel Barron returned to 2505 Squadron to talk to the cadets about his experiences as a member of the Royal Air Force. An ex-cadet of 2505 (Bishop Auckland) squadron, Daniel had achieved the rank of cadet Flight Sergeant and taken part in numerous activities including shooting, flying, swimming and camps, before leaving to successfully complete his basic, trade and operational training as an RAF Logistics Operator. Since qualifying, Daniel has also completed a tour in Afghanistan and supported humanitarian aid in the Philippines.

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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Complete "Little and Large" to Mark 50 Years.

By Flt Lt I Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2014-10-06 10:56:42
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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Complete

On Saturday 04th October seven cadets from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets scaled to the summit of the 1085 metre high Mount Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park, the highest peak in both England and Wales. The aim was to reach the summit to mark 50 years since the squadron was first formed.

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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Mark the Prelude to WW1

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2014-07-30 13:09:35
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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Mark the Prelude to WW1

On Saturday 26th July cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Air Cadets joined with residents of Fir Tree and Harperley in County Durham to hold a service of remembrance to mark the prelude to the 1914 declaration of war.

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High Flyers at Bishop Auckland Air Cadets

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2014-07-02 09:56:57
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High Flyers at Bishop Auckland Air Cadets

Three Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron have achieved their BTEC Level 2 in Public Services passing with distinction. The BTEC is awarded through the Cadet Vocational Qualifications Organisation. For almost two years the cadets have studied tirelessly passing examinations in a range of subjects including navigation, volunteering and public services in order to achieve the awards, which were presented at the Reserve Forces Centre in Bishop Auckland on Thursday 26th June.

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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Reach the Summit and Memorial

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2014-05-18 19:09:15
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Bishop Auckland Air Cadets Reach the Summit and Memorial

On Saturday 17th May, cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, practicing navigation for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition, climbed to the 702 metre summit of Buckden Pike in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Flying High

By Jade Beeston - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2014-02-06 20:04:38
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Flying High

Cadet S Edwards, 18, of Bishop Auckland Air Cadet Squadron is flying high after successfully completing her Gliding Scholarship.

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2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron and 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron Air Cadets Join Forces

By Flt Lt Dr. Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2013-12-04 08:54:45
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2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron and 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron Air Cadets Join Forces

On the cold but clear Saturday 30th November 2013, nine cadets from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron and 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron, joined forces to take part in National Navigation Award Scheme training in and around Hamsterley Forest, County Durham.

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2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Air Cadets Reach New Heights!

By Flt Lt Dr. Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2013-10-28 11:20:40
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2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Air Cadets Reach New Heights!

On Saturday 26th October 2013, three new cadets from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron, scaled the 716 metre high Great Shunner Fell in the Yorkshire Dales as part of their expedition training.

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Teesdale Duke of Edinburgh Expedition.

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2013-09-23 15:20:17
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Teesdale Duke of Edinburgh Expedition.

Using a bridge to cross the River Tees in County Durham was one of the many highlights at the start of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh qualifying expedition completed by cadets from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Air Cadets over the weekend of the 21st to 22nd September 2013.

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2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Air Cadets Take Part in St Cuthbert Service and Procession

By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
2013-09-21 15:55:30
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2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Air Cadets Take Part in St Cuthbert Service and Procession

On a wet evening on Friday 6th September 2013, the spirits of the cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Air Cadets were raised by taking part in a procession and service at Durham Cathedral.

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