Exercise Assistant Training

#CESATT #WABSAFT #LookingFine209 #SEMWwhoweare #WhatWeDo #toomanyhashtags This weekend saw our Officer Commanding using his qualifications and experience in order to train members of Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Shooting and Fieldcraft team as exercise assistants for their upcoming Section Battle Drills demo. The demo will support advanced fieldcraft training and expose realism by incorporating blank ammunition Read more about Exercise Assistant Training[…]

Rushcliffe Mayor and Mayoress Visit 209

‪#LookingFine209‬‪#‎SEMWWhatWeDo‬‪#‎WhatWeDo‬ Thursday saw the Mayor of Rushcliffe Francis Purdue-Horan and Mayoress Maureen Stockwood take a trip to West Bridgford Joint Cadet Centre, home to 209 (West Bridgford) Royal Air Force Air Cadets and West Bridgford Detachment.   Both the ACF and ACO stood on parade together as the dignitaries walked around both organisations inspecting the Read more about Rushcliffe Mayor and Mayoress Visit 209[…]

209 Celebrates Armed Forces Weekend

#‎LookingFine209 ‪#‎SEMWWhoWeAre ‪#‎WhatWeDo Cadets and Staff from 209 West Bridgford Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets have spent two days with other Nottingham Squadrons from South and East Midlands Wing for a weekend of celebration and remembrance to honour our Armed Forces past and present.   The event was held at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham and Read more about 209 Celebrates Armed Forces Weekend[…]

209 at Local Cub Group

#LookingFine209 #SEMWWhoWeAre #WhatWeDo A team of Staff and Cadets from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets travelled to Bingham’s  Carnarvon School to help a local Cub Scout group gain their Air Activities Badge. The evening was part one, of two, training nights to gain the required skills and knowledge and be awarded the Read more about 209 at Local Cub Group[…]

209 Bronze DofE Presentations

‪#‎LookingFine209‬ ‪#‎SEMWwhoweare‬ ‪#‎WhatWeDo‬ Seven Cadets from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets who have recently completed their Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh Award Expedition spent the evening presenting their findings. The Bronze group collated all of their findings from the two day expedition and put together a presentation for Officer Cadet Brock who Read more about 209 Bronze DofE Presentations[…]

Fieldcraft & Military Tactics

Fieldcraft & Military Tactics #CESATT #LookingFine209 #WhatWeDo Last weekend our Squadron Commander, one of only two staff in the Region qualified to run exercises with weapons and pyrotechnics, ran the first training course for Central & East Region Small Arms Training Team (CESATT). The course focused on basic military tactics such as the Section Battle Drills, how Read more about Fieldcraft & Military Tactics[…]

Loughborough University Community Prize

#LookingFine209‬ #WhatWeDo #LoughboroughUniversity Tonight saw some nostalgia for Officer in Charge, Flying Officer Simon Howroyd, who nominated staff from his former Squadron for the TS Shipman Community Prize awarded by Loughborough University.  The nominees are all undergraduate students, and Simon is a postgraduate student outside of Cadet life. Congratulations go to Pilot Officers Webber and Leathard, Officer Read more about Loughborough University Community Prize[…]

Bronze DofE for 209 Cadets!

‪ #LookingFine209‬ #WhatWeDo Day two and the Cadets from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron had a difficult time waking up to rain this morning! Now the sun is shinning and the moral has improved as 7 Cadets complete their Bronze DofE Live and 4 complete their Bronze DofE Practice!   Everyone has stopped for lunch on the Read more about Bronze DofE for 209 Cadets![…]