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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 […]

Posted on July 15th, 2019

Monday 15th July saw the Squadron celebrate the many achievements of the cadets from the past year. Cadets’ families and friends were invited to the Squadron to see them presented with awards ranging from classification achievements to first aid certificates. The cadets also demonstrated their Continuity routine to the guests. The Squadron also had a […]

Posted on June 1st, 2019

The Air Cadets offers a number of national camps throughout the year where cadets from across the country are invited to apply to attend. One such camp is the National Marching Band camp, which this year, saw 216′s Cdt Cpl Keme attend. “The week 13th April to the 20th April I went to the National […]

Posted on January 1st, 2019

Leadership training is an important part of what we do at 216 Squadron. The Air Cadets follows a rank structure like our parent service, the RAF, and with that cadets fill junior and senior cadet NCO positions from Corporal to Cadet Warrant Officer. With the Squadron growing in size we recently held Exercise Saxon Warrior […]

Posted on October 13th, 2018

The first step for most of our cadets in their theory and practical flight training is a visit to the Part Task Trainers. On the 3rd November a number of cadets were up early to travel to MoD St Athan in Wales to undertake either their Blue or Bronze ATP. This involved the cadets visiting […]