News

June 3rd 2015

Topping off Dronfield ATC Training Centre

Construction works are developing on site at Dronfield Air Training Corps (ATC) Training Centre, with a new roof being added to the building shortly.

The centre, that will be used by 1890 Dronfield Squadron is being constructed on the same site as the Cadets’ former training hut and is currently on target to be completed by early autumn.

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA), is project managing the new building’s construction. He said: “We are happy with the way in which the works are going on site so far. The site is fairly small but we have been able to construct a modern building including a training hall, lecture rooms and storage facilities which will be used by Cadets and their adult volunteers for years to come.

“Works began on site in January this year so we have faced a few periods of poor weather which has slowed the project down slightly, but we seem to be back on track now for the Cadets to move in to the new facility later this year. The centre can be used by up to 60 Cadets and adult volunteers at any one time.”

Commanding Officer Flight Lieutenant Steve Broomhead said: “The modern purpose-designed building provides a greatly improved training environment for the Cadets, who are all aged from 12 to 18 years of age.  We’ve always had good attendance as a unit, but with this brilliant new building I think we’re going to get even more young people joining us”.

Being an Air Cadet offers young people from all walks of life a chance to get active, learn new skills and make new friends in an inspirational and safe environment. There are lots of activities on offer at both training evenings and organised camps such as survival skills, learning to work as a team, adventurous training and gliding.

To learn more about joining the ATC visit www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/

“The modern purpose-designed building provides a greatly improved training environment for the Cadets, who are all aged from 12 to 18 years of age. We’ve always had good attendance as a unit, but with this brilliant new building I think we’re going to get even more young people joining us”.