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Big changes continue to happen around us at the airfield. The photo shows the demolition of the hangar as part of the major redevelopment of the airfield. Some things don't change. Flying, sport, swimming, BTEC, D of E, adventure training, shooting, parading, drill, music, walking, camping in the UK and overseas, canoeing, sailing, parachuting, remote control flying, etc, etc, etc. The Royal Air Force Air Cadets. 76 years young and still going from strength to strength. Contact us today to join.
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In late November, our annual camp took place at Gradbach in Staffordshire based in the large farmhouse owned by the Scout Association. We travelled on the Friday evening and on arrival we had tea and then had our camp briefing.
Six exceptional young people will get the chance to fly thanks to the Royal Air Forces Association’s Flying Scholarships programme.
The Flying Scholarship programme runs annually as a thank you to members of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO), which includes the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF), Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets (GVCAC) and Air Scouts/Air Explorer Scouts for their continuous support to the Association.
On 20th November 2016, 2425 Cadets, Staff and Comittee took part in a Guiness World Record attempt at the most aircraft modellers building kits at one time in one place. This record attempt took place at The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden in Bedfordshire. Click the above image to see all photos from the event. We will publish an update when the record is verified.
2425 Squadron led the parade at Tollerton on 13/11/2016. A service followed the parade, in the church, followed by a memorial service at the War Memorial.
2425 Squadron Staff and Cadets in front of the Church at Ruddington (12/11/2016). Collecting for the Poppy Appeal on behalf of the Royal British Legion Ruddington Branch.
Twenty Eight Cadets from South and East Midlands Wing Air Cadets, have just completed a week long outdoor activity camp at the National Air Cadet Adventure Training Centre, Llanbedr, in Wales.
This flagship event celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps and took place at RAF Cranwell on August 13th.
A team of Cadets, led by Staff member Sgt (ATC) Ben Walden, entered the prestigious 4 day Inter-Services Cadet Rifle Meet, taking on other Air Cadets, Sea Cadets and Army Cadets.
Annually every Squadron in the country undergoes a detailed Health and Safety inspection. Sgt (ATC) Ben Walden proudly holds the gold certificate we have just been awarded.
Three cadets from 2425 Sqn have recently completed NCO course. Cpl Scully has completed his Cadet Drill Instructor course which is designed to train cadets in the theory and practice of parade drill. Cpl Woodier has passed his initial NCO course which provisions those with leadership potential with the basic skills they might require to be an effect NCO and lead teams of cadets. Flt Sgt Hinchley has passed his Advance NCO course which is an opportunity for more experienced NCOs to do some personal development training and is now a prerequisite for attaining the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer.
As a military-style organisation we have a lot of empathy with the armed services and an interest in military history. Recently four staff from 2425 Squadron visited Belgium to plan a potential future visit by the cadets and toured various important war sites and memorials.
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It was the event we had all been waiting for! Cadets, Staff and Committee celebrated their fantastic achievements over the past year.
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On Saturday 31st October one of the Squadrons officers attended a careers event with CTC Aviation.