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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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JANUARY 30TH 2019

Earning all the badges in the Air Cadets

Cadet Warrant Officer Rebekah Oldknow, aged 19, is part of 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron and has gained every badge in every area of the diverse Air Cadet syllabus. During her cadet career Rebekah has gained qualifications in subjects and activities including Music (playing in the Region’s Concert and Marching bands), parachuting, leadership, target shooting and […]

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The new Lord Lieutenant's Cadets for Lincolnshire

OCTOBER 31ST 2018

Lincolnshire’s new Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets

Cadet Staff Sergeant Josh Chapman from Horncastle detachment was appointed to represent Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force, the Combined Cadet Force representative is Cadet Colour Sergeant Matthew Barmby from King Edward VI Grammar School CCF, representing the Air Cadets is Cadet Flight Sergeant Matthew Mayers of 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron ATC and for the Sea Cadet Corps, Leading Cadet […]

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Cadet Sergeant Jade Duce and Cadet Flight Sergeant Melissa Doody with HRH The Duke of Gloucester. Please credit image to Eve Hopkinson

OCTOBER 22ND 2018

Cadet’s Royal encounter

The Cadets from both the Army Cadet Force and the Air Training Corps were at Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Railway Centre to support the Lord-Lieutenant it was their first event since their appointment. Both were taken by surprise when the Lord-Lieutenant asked HRH The Duke of Gloucester to present them with their badges in his place. […]

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OCTOBER 16TH 2018

Derbyshire Air Cadets given £1,000 to mark RAF100

Looking for a fitting tribute to mark the various anniversaries, the Provincial Grand Master for Derbyshire Freemasons, Steven Varley decided to present to all Air Cadet Squadrons within Derbyshire with a cheque for £1,000.   In addition, the squadrons each received a framed print of a Lancaster Bomber signed and presented by Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM, who at 96 years […]

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Cadet Flight Sergeant James Hudson (1)

SEPTEMBER 12TH 2018

Shotput success for air cadet

Cadet Flight Sergeant James Hudson, aged 19, initially joined a number of cadets from the Central and Eastern Region to compete against the other five regions that make up the wider RAF Air Cadets. Winning the shot put championship at both Wing and Regional level, James then threw 10.94 metres to take the Corps crown. […]

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AUGUST 8TH 2018

Cadets and reserves at the Nijmegen Marches

The marches are four days long with participants walking either 30KM, 40KM or even 50KM around the city of Nijmegen on each day. The event begun as a way to promote healthy living and exercise but has grown into something much bigger. It is the largest multiple day marching event in the world with more […]

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JULY 30TH 2018

Wellingborough land transfer is complete

An official signing ceremony took place last week (Thursday 26 July) to transfer the deeds of the land based at Spring Gardens on which the cadet centre used by both 378 Mannock Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) and Wellingborough Army Cadet Force (ACF) is based. It was agreed by the council’s resources committee that 2018 […]

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126 (City of Derby) Squadron Wing Field Day Drill Team

JULY 19TH 2018

Derby cadets competition success

The competition took place on Sunday 8th July at RAF Wittering and tested cadets on the various skills they have developed through the organisation, including First Aid, Aircraft Recognition, Drill, Leadership and Shooting. 126 (City of Derby) Squadron had several cadets who performed exceptionally on the day including Cadet Corporal Jack Foster who won his […]

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Cadets taking part in the flag raising event

JUNE 26TH 2018

Raising a flag to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week

The event that took place at Nottinghamshire County Council on the Embankment, saw cadets be joined by Cadet Force adult volunteers, veterans, council employees and civic dignitaries. The annual event included a veteran raising the flag who had previously served in as a National Serviceman in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the late 1950s […]

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