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Wantage Parade

Today staff and cadets from 12410 (Didcot) Sqn took part in the 80th anniversary of the Air Training Corps and Centenary of the Royal British Legion parade in Wantage.

Volunteers and cadets then joined in the Royal British Legion sponsored Poppy Walk in Ardington.

Didcot Squadron Awards

A busy night at 2410 (Didcot) Squadron with new recruits joining us for an open night as well as Cadets passing their blue leadership course. Congratulations to those awarded with their blue badges as well as DofE certificate for progress in the Silver Award!

RAF Benson Families Day

Cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron had a busy day at RAF Benson today! It was Families Day, and as well as helping out, the cadets got to watch the air show, which included Chinook and Puma helicopters, and the RAF Falcons! There were plenty of other exhibits on display, including classic cars, fire engines – the cadets even got to meet the crew of a visiting USAF Osprey aircraft and take a quick tour! Well done to all cadets and volunteers for their hard work!

STEM

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets is at the forefront of STEM activities and last week the Cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron were learning new skills in robotics and programming with the aid of battery operated tracked vehicles.

We won’t be stopping there, with more STEM activities in planning for the Air Cadets of Didcot.

Gliding at Didcot Squadron

Cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron have returned to the air with 622 Volunteer Gliding Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets at Upavon Airfield in the Viking T1 glider.

As our return to service picks up we look forwards to taking part in the full range of activities on offer including further gliding and eventually powered flying.

Didcot return to Face-to-Face

After more than a year of virtual only activities 2410 (Didcot) Squadron is back at our Headquarters in Newlands Avenue!

Tonight our volunteers welcomed back our Cadet NCOs and we look forwards to seeing the rest of the Squadron over the course of the month and delivering face to face activities safely and covid securely.

Didcot Squadron are back!

We are back! After more than a year since the first lockdown paused all Air Cadet activity the Cadets and Staff of 2410 (Didcot) Squadron have met for their first face-to-face event of 2021 for a day walk in the Oxfordshire countryside around Blewbury.
We will be returning to parade nights in May and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish over the coming year.

2020 Awards – RAFAC Commandant’s Certificates

Flt Lt K Kisley
Flt Lt P Bennett
Fg Off S Morris
WO A Mchenry
WO G Rawlings
WO S Robinson
FS R Reeve
CI Mr J Bowsher
CI Mr N Parramore
Rev Harwood
Rev Hillier
Mr S Haines
Mrs Y Miller
Mr J Payne
Mrs U Bozeck
Cadet Wo Fell
Cadet FS Southey
Cadet FS Van Rooyen
Cadet FS Pon-Guimares
Cadet FS Honor
Cadet FS Hammond
Cadet FS Meechan
Cadet FS Doe
Cadet Sgt Bhamra
Cadet Sgt Smith
Cadet Sgt Andrews
Cadet Sgt Lewis
1460 Banbury Sqn
155 Maidenhead Sqn
Wing Staff Officer
Wing Warrant Officer
2477 Britwell Sqn
211 Newbury Sqn
2121 Witney Sqn
155 Maidenhead Sqn
2477 Britwell Sqn
211 Newbury Sqn
153 Slough Sqn
155 Maidenhead Sqn
447 Henley Sqn
Wing Executive Committee
Wing Headquarters
211 Newbury Sqn
2121 Abingdon Sqn
153 Slough Sqn
153 Slough Sqn
447 Henley Sqn
447 Henley Sqn
155 Maidenhead Sqn
136 Chipping Norton Sqn
153 Slough Sqn
211 Newbury Sqn
2120 Witney Sqn
2120 Witney Sqn

Combe Gibbet Walk

Knowing the importance a keeping active. It was on a cold autumnal morning, that a socially distanced group of Thames Valley staff gathered at the car park near Walbury Hill. At 279m above sea level this is the highest point in Berkshire. We met for a walk in the local countryside.  This was aimed at maintaining staff currency for walking in the outdoors. The area is also good territory for completing DofE expeditions. Continue reading