Monthly Archives: January 2013

2267 Sqn Visit AirTanker

On the 24th January Brize Norton Air Cadets had the privilege of a tour around the latest Voyager aircraft to be delivered to AirTanker Services and the associated facilities that will support the fleet at RAF Brize Norton. 50 of the 90 cadets who parade at the resident Air Cadet unit were split into two groups across the evening to take the opportunity to have a personal guided tour of the facilities at the AirTanker Hub by Lindsay Harbottle, Corporate Communications Officer at AirTanker.

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2210 Contacted by 1950s Cadet

What are the chances of spotting a letter of Air Cadet interest and in so doing, establishing communications with an ex-cadet from the 1950s? Well that is exactly what happened when the OC of 2210 (Cowley) squadron, Flight Lieutenant Nigel Furlong spotted an article in the Oxford Mail.

The letter to the paper was written by 70 year old Mr Bryan Cole, formerly of Oxford but, since 1975 a resident of Adelaide, South Australia. In his subsequent letter to Flight Lieutenant Furlong he said: Continue reading

Thame win Hope Trophy

Thame Squadron have won the prestigous Hope Trophy in the national Media and Communications Awards.

The Squadron were recognised for their role in the high-profile funeral of Bee Gee and music legend Robin Gibb, including the forming of a Guard of honour. As a result of the support that they provided in support of the late singer and his family, cadets were filmed on national television, where they were immaculately turned-out and showed a clear demonstration of Robin’s close link and support to his local unit. Continue reading