12 staff and cadets attended the Activity First Aid course at RAF Linton on Ouse at the weekend, and I have great pleasure in saying everyone passed! Well done to everyone who was there, especially the cadets who gained their very precious green badges 😉
Special congratulations go to Cdt Broadbent who was singled out as the top cadet on the course 😆 Very many congratulations!
Congratulations to the seven new cadets who were enrolled into 266 (Stockton) Squadron on 9th December. This marks the end of 3 months of training which included lessons on the history of the ATC and the RAF, carrying out drill and learning how to polish their shoes and read a map. Special congratulations to Cadet Flaherty for getting Best Cadet of the intake.
On Saturday 7th December, the current and previous intakes of Probationary Cadets visited the Yorkshire Air Museum as part of their First Class Training. The museum is on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington, York. It houses 15 top class exhibitions and over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles.
The museum’s huge range of exhibits and collections spans the entire history of flight, from the early pioneers of aviation, through both world wars and on through the Cold War era, and a visit is an ideal way for the Cadets to support their studying of the History of Flight element of their First Class Training.
The visit was enjoyed by both Cadets and Staff and it will become a regular feature of the training programme.
On Friday 29th November, 10 cadets from 266 (Stockton) Squadron braved the cold for an evening of Go Karting. The cadets were given a safety brief by Teesside Karting before being let loose on the track. The cadets really enjoyed themselves and want to know when another visit can be arranged!
(Unfortunately, the Cadets were a bit too quick for my camera!)