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August 1st 2016

Air cadet centre complete in Chesterfield

New training centre

Cadets in Chesterfield have a new space to train in thanks to the conversion of a former storage hut at Wallis Barracks in the town.

331 (Chesterfield) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) previously trained in two modular training huts at the barracks on Boythorpe Road, but the facilities had become too small for the successful squadron to train in.

New classroom

New classroom

Radio room

Radio room

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, has project managed the developments. He said: “We have created a new drill hall, interactive classrooms, IT suite, offices and a store room as well as new kitchen and bathroom facilities.

“Works began on site in March this year and I am delighted to say the project has been completed on time. We have made the most of the resources available to us by transforming the former storage space, and I know the cadets are looking forward to making the new training space their own.”

Simon Donaldson, Officer Commanding of 331 (Chesterfield) Squadron, said: “This new building represents a really significant investment in the future of Chesterfield Air Cadets. The cadets and volunteer staff are thrilled with the extra space and the standard of both the building and the equipment provided. We fully intend to exploit every last ounce of flexibility that the building offers so that we can deliver an outstanding experience of all the many and varied activities that come with being an air cadet.”

Drill hall

Drill hall

 

“Works began on site in March this year and I am delighted to say the project has been completed on time. We have made the most of the resources available to us by transforming the former storage space, and I know the cadets are looking forward to making the new training space their own.”