Monthly Archives: November 2011

National Silver For Woodley!

A team of Air Cadets from Woodley have being celebrating their success at the National Drill Championships held at RAF Halton.

Whilst drill, or marching, is something that all cadets participate in, few squadrons will reach the standard achieved by the teenagers of Woodley squadron, based in Mowhawk Way, who qualified for the national championship following a resounding victory in the South West heats. Continue reading

CAS: Air Cadet Organisation “Worth its weight in gold!”

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton went back to his roots recently, to visit the Reading Air Cadet Squadron he was a member of in the 1960s.  He toured the Squadron seeing projects the cadets were undertaking, before briefing the cadets on his journey from cadet to RAF Chief and answering questions from the cadets and staff.

Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Gail Andrews takes up the story “We were quite surprised when we had a call from Whitehall accepting the invitation to visit us. Continue reading

House of Commons visit for a lucky Newbury Cadet

On Tuesday 25th October, Cdt Cpl John Pritchard visited the House of Commons and met Richard Benyon MP to discuss the benefit of the cadet services for the youth of today.

Travelling by train in the morning, Cpl Pritchard arrived at the House of Commons and was whisked away on a boat trip around London with the other cadets and members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Associations (RFCAs). Continue reading

Newbury triumph at Calshot Cadet Challenge

On the last weekend in October, Newbury Air Cadets competed against Totton Squadron and a collaboration of Sea Cadet Units in the inaugural Calshot Cadet Challenge event, and came away winners!

Competing in events such as archery, raft building, ski-bob relay races, climbing, crate stacking and more, the 10-strong team from Newbury powered their way to victory, getting some impressive scores in the process. Continue reading