Monthly Archives: December 2012

Former Newbury Air Cadet goes to new heights!

Tom Small, a former Air Cadet of 211 (Newbury) Squadron, Air Training Corps, recently undertook an amazing TV Challenge. Working alongside James May and a BBC Production team, Tom, along with his colleagues from Brunel University, was involved in a “James May’s Toy Stories: Flight Club” being aired over the festive period.

In early 2012, Brunel University’s Aerospace Engineering department was approached by the production company to look into the feasibility of flying a model balsa wood glider from the UK to France. Whilst the plan was feasible, the French proved slight hostile towards the idea, and soon the project was downgraded – flying from the British mainland (Ilfracombe) to the small island of Lundy – but still breaking records as it did it! Continue reading

Bicester Ready to Mow a Meadow!

When Bicester Squadron’s compound went out of control, local firm EP Barrus leapt to the rescue with the donation of a top of the ranger lawn mower.

Boss of the Squadron, Flying Officer Dan Azizian takes up the story:-
“Since our surrounding MOD site was sold, we’ve struggled to keep our land tame and safe. Thanks to this donation, the task will be far easier and will allow us to again devote our time to the cadets.” Continue reading