Remembering the Fallen

#PoppyAppeal #mypoppy #LookingFine209 #SEMWwhoweare #WhatWeDo On Sunday the 8th November we will all be gathering at the War Memorial in West Bridgford to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. Please spare half an hour of your time to join us, or pause Read more about Remembering the Fallen[…]

209 Flying High

#LookingFine209 #SEMWWhoWeAre #WhatWeDo   Recently, 6 cadets from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron joined together with cadets from 138 (1st Nottingham), 504 (West Nottingham) and 2425 (Nottingham Airport) to go flying at RAF Cranwell.   After our safety video, the first lot of flyers took to the sky. Although the weather wasn’t too bad it was Read more about 209 Flying High[…]

Squadron Commander’s Update 2015 Summer

Rising Above the Best! #LookingFine209 #SEMWwhoweare #WhatWeDo The focus over the past two months has been on training.  This is currently split down two avenues; with the West Bridgford Detachment of Nottinghamshire ACF, who we proudly share our superb new building with, and also multi-Squadron activities enabling us to spread our wings outside of the Read more about Squadron Commander’s Update 2015 Summer[…]

Fieldcraft, Military Skills and Tactics in the Region

#CESATT #WABSAFT #LookingFine209 #SEMWwhoweare #WhatWeDo This week saw our Squadron Commander supervise and teach on a blank firing and pyrotechnics exercise with Cadet observers under his secondary position as an instructor on the Central & East Small Arms Training Team. Last month OC209 qualified a number of staff from Warwick and Birmingham Wing Shooting and Read more about Fieldcraft, Military Skills and Tactics in the Region[…]

L98 Training

#LookingFine209 #SEMWwhoweare #WhatWeDo Training courses for the L98A2 service rifle are few and far between at the moment so it gives me great pleasure in announcing that one staff and two Cadets from 2195 (Long Eaton) Sqn successfully completed their training and weapon handling test this weekend, provided by our OC and hosted at 1360 Read more about L98 Training[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]