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Posted on November 24th, 2023

In August Cadet Sergeant Barker took part in Exercise Mountain Storm, an incredible two week trip took to Banff, Canada. The overseas expedition involved a six day wilderness expedition and a whole range of outdoor adventure activities, including white water rafting. Read more about the exercise from Sgt Barker below. Exercise Mountain Storm 2023 When […]

Posted on April 30th, 2023

The Squadron held is annual presentation evening on 27 March to celebrate the achievements of the cadets over the past year. This was the first presentation evening for 4 years and was held at the Squadron’s headquarters and was attended by the cadets families and friends. One of the highlights of the evening was the […]

Posted on November 14th, 2022

As part of the National act of Remembrance, the Squadron took part in this years Remembrance parade in Redditch town centre. Most of our cadets who took part in the parade did so as their first public engagement. With it being our bands second performance since returning post-COVID. The cadets paraded from the palace theatre, […]

Posted on April 10th, 2022

The Squadron had a chance to support our sister RAF Squadron recently at their unveiling of the 216 Squadron RAF Memorial at the Nation Memorial Arboretum. Our unit has had a strong connection with 216 Squadron RAF for a number of years, having had the chance to visit RAF Brize Norton on numerous occasions when […]

Posted on May 23rd, 2020

Huge congratulations to Cadet Warrant Officer Ben Hudson on his joint win of the Dacre Sword, presented to the best male cadet in the Air Training Corps! Cadets where nominated early in the process by their Squadrons and Wings, and progressed through rounds of interviews to make it into the finals. The winners of the […]

Posted on April 10th, 2020

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Squadrons and wider Air Cadets has decided to cancel all face-to face air cadet and staff events currently planned to take place between now and 31 Aug 20.  This aligns with Government direction to restrict non-essential activity.  The situation is constantly developing, and the Air Cadets and […]

Posted on February 8th, 2020

To kick off 2020 the Squadrons cadet NCO team took part in a development course run at the Squadron HQ. The Air Cadets is a military youth organisation based on the Royal Air Force and therefore there are opportunities for promotion. We encourage cadets to take responsibility for others and events through the chain of […]

Posted on October 28th, 2019

When most people think of adventure training, they think of D of E, or the Duke of Edinburgh award. The D of E scheme is the world’s leading youth achievement award, with over 438000 young people currently doing their award in the UK. The middle of October saw cadets from 216 Squadron travel to the […]

Posted on September 30th, 2019

Following the Squadrons outstanding success in winning the Wing Field Day drill competition, the unit was chosen to represent the Wing at the Regional Field day held at the end of September. Competing against the best units from across Wales and the West Midlands the cadets first had a full uniform inspection by the directing […]

Posted on July 16th, 2019

A fantastic end to months of training saw 216 (Redditch) Squadron attending Wing Field Day at the weekend, coming away with 2nd overall! The day saw the Squadron compete against all of the other units in the Wing at RAF Cosford. We saw a number of successes, one of which being CWO Hudson & Sgt […]