2121 (Abingdon) Squadron
Welcome to 2121 (Abingdon) Squadron RAF Air Cadets, otherwise known as Abingdon Air Cadets. Located on the outskirts of Dalton Barracks (the old RAF Abingdon airbase) the Squadron attracts cadets and adult volunteers from the surrounding villages of Shippon, Wootton, Cumnor, Marcham and the town of Abingdon itself to name a few.
The Air Cadets offers its members a wide range of exciting and unique activities which are designed to challenge and develop the cadets. From Flying and Gliding to Adventure Training there is an activity to meet a wide range of interests. The Air Cadets also offers a range of qualifications such as BTEC’s in Aviation Studies and Music which can be achieved by participating in our Squadron.
As a cadet you will also experience what life is like in the Royal Air Force by attending residential visits and courses on RAF Stations throughout the UK. There is no obligation to join the RAF if you are a cadet, however many ex-cadets do go on to join the Armed Services.
The Air Cadets is supported by a framework of volunteers who assist in a variety of jobs, from training on a parade night to running activity weekends such as Duke of Edinburgh expeditions or range days. Adults involved in working with cadets are DBS cleared and given training before undertaking any activities.
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 from 2121 Abingdon Squadron spent the week in North Wales hiking, rock climbing and canoeing, all under the supervision of their mascot Cadet Bear. Continue reading
Well done to the Thames Valley Wing Road Marching Team who successfully completed the Nijmegen March last week. They covered a total of 100miles over 4 days. Prior to the marches they got to fly in a C-17, paid their respects at the Arnhem Battle cemetery and visit the Oesterbeek Airborne Museum. Continue reading
Cadets and adult volunteers from Sector 3 met up to spend a summers evening playing sports and learning teamwork.
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
2121 Abingdon Squadron supported the Abingdon Air and County Show on Saturday the 20th of May. The show was held on the former RAF Abingdon station, now Dalton Barracks. The cadets and adult volunteers of the squadron provided support to the show organisers but it was not all work, the cadets had the opportunity to go airside and meet the display pilots and groundcrew in between displays and be shown around the aircraft as well as watching the show.