1861 (Wantage) Squadron
Situated in the heart of the Vale of the White Horse, 1861 (Wantage) Squadron has been serving the towns of Wantage, Faringdon and the surrounding villages with opportunities and activities for aviation interested young people since 1941.
Squadrons from Sector 3 (Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Abingdon, and Didcot) participated in the RAFA Battle of Britain Commemorative service at St Peter and St Paul Church in Wantage on Sunday 17th of September as part of events across the UK to mark the Battle of Britain. Continue reading
During the Summer cadets from 966 Wallingford. 1861 Wantage, 2121 Abingdon and 2410 Didcot Squadron spent the day at RAF Little Rissington gliding. Continue reading
Cadets and adult volunteers from Sector 3 met up to spend a summers evening playing sports and learning teamwork.
Well done to Cdt Warden, Cdt Okwesili and Cdt Dimond for receiving their first class Classification with the RAF Air Cadets.
Last night we said happy birthday and goodbye to Cadet Warrant Officer Dwight as he has now reached the age of 20 and is now moving to 2121 Abingdon Squadron as an Adult volunteer.
On Friday the 2nd of June 1861 Wantage Squadron and 2121 Abingdon Squadron visited RAF Brize Norton and had a super time visiting departments of the station ranging from Air Movements Operations to Air Traffic Control to being shown around transport aircraft based at RAF Brize Norton. Continue reading
On Thursday the 25th of May the Deputy Wing Chaplain came to 1861 Wantage Squadron to enrol two new cadets in the RAF Air Cadets. Welcome to the RAFAC family and we hope you give everything a try and exceed in all you do!
Cadets from 1861 Wantage Squadron and 966 Wallingford Squadron visited RAF Benson and flew with No2 Air Experience Flight, flying in the Grob Tutor two seat training aircraft. Continue reading
Today 1861 cadets and adult volunteers have spent the day at RAF Brize Norton visiting No 47 Squadron and were lucky enough to have a flight in a C130J Hercules.