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March 17th 2016

New training facility for Chesterfield cadets

The current training facility for 331 (Chesterfield) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC)

Young people who volunteer with the air cadets in Chesterfield will soon have a new training facility to use.

331 (Chesterfield) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) currently train in two modular huts at Wallis Barracks on Boythorpe Road in the town, but over time these facilities have become dated and it has been identified that the youth organisation needs a larger space to train in.

The storage area which will be transformed into a new training facility

To create a new training space, a previous 350 square metre storage space is going to be converted at Wallis Barracks, meaning the cadets will not have far to travel to their new squadron building.

Work will begin on site later this week and will be completed in late summer 2016.

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, said: “Both the cadets and adult volunteers at 331 (Chesterfield) Squadron have been hoping a new training facility could be identified for them to use for some time, so renovating the storage facility on the same site the cadets currently train on is an ideal solution. When completed, the new training space will allow the cadets to continue expanding as well as allowing them more space to complete activities.”

The new improved training space will include new classrooms, storage facilities, office spaces, additional toilets and a kitchenette. New windows will also be installed to open up the space and let more natural light inside.

"When completed, the new training space will allow the cadets to continue expanding as well as allowing them more space to complete activities.”