Cadets from 2210 Colwey Squadron celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by playing the national anthem before friends and family. 2210 Squadron hosted Wing Commander Colin Burrell, Officer Commanding Thames Valley Wing RAFAC and Flight Lieutenant Lewis Quilter from RAF Benson.
2210 (Cowley) Squadron
If you're a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then you're in the right place. Welcome to 2210 (Cowley) Squadron.
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the 2210 Squadron! We are the biggest and most vibrant cadet unit in Oxford. Better known as "Cowley Air Cadets', we're part of the UK-wide Royal Air Force Air Cadets with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years.
We're sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills giving you real qualifications and experience to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
Cadets received certificate for completing training courses and also two being promoted to cadet corporal having successfully completed leadership and Junior NCO training courses.
Putting the air into Air Cadets! We had an excellent visit to the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service station on Rewley Road. A big thank you to our hosts for showing us the important work they do to keep the community safe.
Cadets from 2210 Cowley Squadron were hosted by 622 Volunteer Gliding Squadron at Little Rissington which saw three of our cadets obtain their blue gliding wings!
On Sunday the 8th of May cadets from Cowley Squadron came out in force to support the Royal British Legions Poppy Walk, a 10 mile walk through the Oxfordshire countryside near Wantage.
A large crop of awards were earned by cadets of 2210 Cowley Squadron. It’s excellent to see these young people achieve recognition for the new skills they have learned!
Congratulations to Pilot Officer Sabine Furlong on passing her Officers Initial Course and is now a cadet forces commissioned officer in the rank of Pilot Officer!
During the recent lock down period, Thames Valley Wing of the RAF Air Cadets moved to using online platforms to continue activities for our cadets. 217 of our air cadets have completed radio communications and cyber security training courses during this time and we even trained 10 adult volunteers as instructors.
The radio communications and cyber security training is highly beneficial to the cadets, as it improves their knowledge of cyber security, social media safety and how to protect themselves and their devices from malware and viruses. Continue reading
As you may know the Royal Air Force Air Cadets have suspended all face to face activities due to the Coronavirus situation. Tonight was our first Virtual Parade Night where the cadets saw what they could do during this period to continue their training!
By Cadet Corporal Thomas Williams 2210 Squadron
I arrived on a cold damp Friday afternoon. I climbed aboard with my waterproof rucksack in one hand and my TG21 and 3822 in the other.
I was there on my own and knew none of the staff or any of the other cadets on board.Continue reading