Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gala presentation for cadets at Wallingford

Staff and cadets from 966 (Wallingford) Squadron gathered to witness the final act of their current Commanding officer during a recent awards ceremony.

On the academic side the Squadron has been fortunate enough to have achieved three passes in the BTEC First Certificates in Aviation Studies qualification and eight examination passes during the recent round of classification exams which are held for all cadets in the Air Training Corps. Additionally once cadet was fortunate enough to be presented with his Heartstart First Aid certificate which represents the first rung on the potential ladder of First Aid training offered by the Corps. Continue reading

Wokingham On Target for Epic Win

A team of 4 cadets from 2499 (Wokingham) Squadron have lifted the prestigious Nowell Cup trophy in a tough, shoulder to shoulder, shoot off with the Army Cadets.

The competition held annually at Reading’s Brock Barracks is a test of marksmanship using small-bore rifles on a 25 metre range. Each firer has to fire two shots against 5 separate bull eye targets – a tough discipline requiring a steady aim and solid skills. Continue reading

Newbury Air Cadets take to the field

Fourteen cadets from 211 Newbury Squadron were joined last weekend by two from 1861 Wantage Squadron for 36 hours of field craft training.  The cadets arrived on Saturday loaded with kit and ready for their first task, a one mile walk to the spot that was to be their home for the next thirty six hours –  a field!  The group included cadets who were experiencing their first taste of field craft and they were all quick to learn and practice the skills taught and demonstrated by the eight staff members involved.  The cadets were split into flights for the training which included the basics of field craft including building bivvies, cooking their rations, personal admin and for some spending their first night sleeping outside.  During the day they also learnt the finer points of camouflage and concealment, patrolling and contact drills, some basic first aid, use of radios and the duties of a sentry. Continue reading