594 (Thame) Squadron

We are based in Thame and serve the town and the surrounding villages. If you love flying and all things aviation, then come and see us on any Monday or Thursday to find out more.

Latest News for: 594

Wing Drill Day

Over 100 cadets from around Thames Valley Wing attended a wing drill day.

Wing Warrant Officer, WO Uzzell said:

This activity brings resources and instructors together to provide drill training and a taster of different forms of drill for the whole Wing

Successful first Initial Weapons Training of the year

This weekend at RAF Benson Cadets from across Thames Valley Wing met for the first session of a year-long programme of initial weapons training and live fire. 15 cadets left with a trained shot badge and a further 2 gained the marksman badge. Our next session is planned for March with details already available through Cadet Portal.

Thame Visit Cosford

Cadets and adult volunteers from 594 Thame Squadron visited the Imperial War Museum Midlands located at RAF Cosford as part of their training programme for the BTEC in Aerospace Studies and looking at the history of the Cold War.

Cycling for Charity

On Saturday the 5th of March cadet Flight Sergeant Herman Van Rooyen of 594 Thame Squadron cycled from Aylesbury to John Thornton’s old Air cadet squadron in Dorset. He is raising money for JTYAF charity (https://www.jtyaf.org/) because in his words “they are such an amazing foundation that have done so such to help young people achieve their dreams.”

He cycled to J.Thornton’s old air cadet squadron because he wanted to push himself physically and show people that with commitment and resilience you can achieve anything.

Radio and Cyber Success

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