Archive - RAF Air Cadets

LNR ACF parading

October 29th 2020

Preparations for return to face-to-face training for Cadets

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) Army Cadet Force (ACF) have been working hard to get everything ready.  Following Government and Regional Command guidance, they have ensured all detachments are thoroughly cleaned and have updated their Risk Assessments to reflect the new situation.  Every Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV) has received a briefing and training on […]

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Sqn Ldr Thompson

October 23rd 2020

MBE for Cadet Force Adult Volunteer Sqn Ldr Thompson after 40 years of dedication

Squadron Leader Thompson, South & East Midlands Wing RAFAC, commissioned into the RAF Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch 40 years ago, and four years later became the 7th Officer Commanding of 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron. Following Squadron Leader Thompson having been at the helm for 35 years, Swadlincote is a jewel amongst the Corps’ 950 units, having […]

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Photo of Amelia Seymour with colleagues

June 26th 2020


The Youth United Foundation is a Government run organisation which was set up to represent uniformed youth organisations across the country.  The focus of the project Amelia was involved in was Mental Health and Loneliness.  The group interviewed members, evaluated strategies and presented their findings to representatives of the Department of Digital Culture, Media and […]

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Air Cadet Hunter receiving award

June 26th 2020


Air Cadet Ben Hunter had an amazing year, winning both a Sir Michael Knight pilot award and a place in the final of the CVQO Westminster award. Ben explained: “I was very privileged to be one of only 10 Cadets in the UK to be awarded a Sir Michael Knight pilot scholarship by the Royal […]

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Cadet being interviewed for forces TV

April 28th 2020


Cadet Sergeant Sam Mason and Cadet Neave Williamson are helping with the packing up and distribution of food and medicines to those within the Groby and Ratby area who cannot get around during this difficult time. The Cadets have also been helping with the assembly of 40,000 masks destined for NHS and retail staff, and […]

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Cadets on their aerospace instructing vourse

April 3rd 2020


The Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course, completed by Cadet Warrant Officer Samuel Page, 19, and Flight Sergeant Olivia Brown, 18, from 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron and Sergeant Joe Wilson, 17, from 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron, contains seven diverse subjects; air power, aerodynamics, air traffic control (including simulation), basic flight training, aviation studies, aerospace activity planning, instructional technique […]

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November 19th 2019

Cadet’s Canadian Adventure

Cadet Warrant Officer Sam Page, aged 18, travelled to Montréal with 80 Cadets from the UK, France, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Korea, Hong Kong, the USA and New Zealand. From Montréal they travelled around Canada visiting both Quebec and Ottawa where they took part in a number of both adventurous and cultural activities.  During […]

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October 10th 2019

West Bridgford Air Cadets win National Trophy

The evening started with the cadets from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron being inspected by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty in the grounds of the Squadron’s neighbour, Instinct Laboratory, who also generously opened their doors to allow the guests to witness the squadron’s Ensemble in their final rehearsal before an upcoming competition. Further demonstrations took place at […]

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August 5th 2019

Oldest living Air Cadet visits Squadron at 93

After joining at the age of 13 years Ken had already spent almost two years as a Cadet in the Air Defence Cadet Corps (ADCC) when it became the Air Training Corps in February 1941, Ken then  became a Cadet in the country’s first squadron, No 1 (City of Leicester). After leaving Cadets, Ken became […]

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The Squadron at the Church

February 13th 2019

80th Anniversary for Grantham Air Cadets

An open afternoon was held at the Squadron for some of the 2,500 former cadets and staff, with a service of thanksgiving and blessing of the Squadron Standard at St.Wulfrum’s Church the following day.   Flight Lieutenant Andrew Cutts RAFAC, a senior adult volunteer, said: “As the current Commanding Officer I am acutely aware of […]

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