Monthly Archives: June 2011

211 (Newbury) Sqn’s 70th Anniversary Reunion

Saturday 18th June saw 211 (Newbury) Squadron’s 70th Anniversary Reunion and although it started with a heavy shower the sun soon came out again on what proved to be a very successful and enjoyable day.

Over thirty ex cadets joined current staff and cadets to celebrate the Anniversary. Amongst the ex cadets were four who had joined in the very first year of the Squadron, 1941; Jack Nickson, Bill Lloyd, Alfred Wells and Alan Sheppard were thrilled to meet up again and chat about the early days as cadets. Continue reading

Burghfield Royal Flypast

A trio of Air Cadets from 2402 (Burghfield) Squadron were granted the rare privilege of leading the Queens Birthday Flypast onboard a Chinook helicopter from RAF Odiham.

The cadets, who flew alongside colleagues from Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire were greeted by members of number 27 Squadron and given a safety brief regarding the helicopter itself before it was time to get issued with their flying helmets. Next stop was the briefing room where the pilot, Squadron Leader Stu Hague and his co-pilot, Flight Lieutenant Tim Andrews gave them an overview of the planned route of the flight and provided them with some last minute safety instructions. Continue reading

ACE Show for Tadley Cadets

2403 (Aldermaston) Squadron showed they are the business when they took a huge recruitment display to the Tadley Treacle Fayre.

Spread over a large area, the cadets mixed aerospace with field craft, aeromodelling and fundraising. In a large marquee there was a varied display of over 100 aircraft models highlighting some of the cadets achievements whilst outside a field craft display consisting of two camouflaged landrovers and a bivouac site was on display to show the outdoors aspects of being an Air Cadet with the added chance of getting your face “cammed up”. Continue reading

Air Cadet Blue at the Tattoo

If you are organising a major event and require first class assistance to deal with the multitude of customer facing tasks that need to be performed, where do you turn? If the event is the Royal Windsor Tattoo then the answer is simple, the Air Cadet Organisation.

That’s how come cadets from 259 (Windsor), 2477(Britwell) 153 (Slough) Squadrons, under the command of OC Windsor Squadron,  Sqn Ldr Neil Knowles came to be involved in this immensely high profile event. Continue reading