84 Sqn ATC Crest

Monday, 30 November 2009

Save Money by Raising Money this Christmas!

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Save time and buy your Christmas presents online. Buy your gifts through our online shop and the Squadron will receive a donation or percentage of what you spend.

Here's a great way to get some fantastic online bargains, find cheaper gas and electricity services and even book a holiday. Remember, anything you buy through our webshop will help towards our fundraising targets.

So go on, top up your CD/DVD collection, or, if you're making business purchases, why not make them from our webshop? For example, you can buy computer equipment, great value broadband or stationery from Euroffice. There's also plenty of offers on DIY products, clothing and lots more from big high street names.

You can even use a search facility to compare a product name (e.g. kettle) with all of the retailers to help you find the best price!

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Don't forget not only do these offers help you to save money; every purchase you make will raise funds for 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron Air Training Corps.

M&S Competition

M&S Competition

December Training Programme

The training programme is now available for December. This master TP is subject to revisions, so keep an eye on it!

December 2009: [HTML] [PDF]

Thursday, 26 November 2009

JNCO Cse - Final Instructions

Attendees of the JNCO Cse this weekend are to travel in uniform (working blues), meeting at Sqn HQ for a 1630hrs departure. Note that there will be NO MESSING on arrival at Cosford; refreshments only will be available during the evening lecture breaks. You must have dinner before you leave, or bring a packed dinner with you.

Fg Off Chapman is the point of contact for this activity.

Monday, 16 November 2009

November Training Programme

The training programme is now available for November. This master TP is subject to revisions, so keep an eye on it!

November 2009: [HTML] [PDF]

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Bedworth Parade

Photo from LIFE.com: World War II veteran Bill Crozier observes two minutes silence as Big Ben strikes 11am on Armistice Day November 11, 2003 in London.Up to 14 Cadets from 84 Squadron will be making up a large part of the Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing ATC contingent taking part in the Bedworth Armistice Parade, one of the few annual parades that actually takes place on The Eleventh Day of The Eleventh Month.

Those taking part must be at the Squadron by 0920hrs for an 0930hrs departure. Estimated time of return is 1230hrs. Dress is No2 (Wedgwood Blues). The forecast is dry but cold: dig out your thermals - you can wear whatever you like under your shirt/trousers, as long as it doesn't show!

Friday, 6 November 2009

Remembrance Sunday Parade

Let's keep this simple:

  1. This is a COMPULSORY PARADE.
  2. Dress is No2 (Wedgwood Blues and Tie).
  3. Everyone is to be IN the Squadron by 0930hrs.
  4. Poppies are to be brought, but NOT worn.
  5. Parents are welcome to attend the church service, but parking is limited at the church, so cars should be left (in the new designated parking area) at the Squadron.

Grass Parking Area Withdrawn From Use

Please would all parents, staff and visitors note that the the Airport Authority has withdrawn access to the grass area opposite the Squadron gate due to the damage our cars have caused over the last couple of weeks - since the weather turned soggy.

Two new areas have been designated for our use during parade hours, both 'around the corner' behind the Squadron hut - please ensure you use the right one:

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Waiting Area: Second-left after the bend, the concrete hardstanding directly opposite the northern side of the Squadron is available as a waiting area ONLY. Cars must not be left unattended as the area is the airport 'Emergency RVP' - a holding area for civil emergency vehicles responding to inbound aircraft in distress - so you must be ready to move on if lots of blue lights appear over the horizon.

Parking: Just beyond the RVP, the gravel parking area is available for us to leave our cars parked unattended.

Please take care walking from the new car parking areas to the Squadron gate - there is no footpath, and with the minibus parked where it is, it makes the bend practically blind.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Nordic Skiing - Places Still Available

If you're quick, you might be able to catch the last available place on the 2010 Air Cadet Nordic Skiing exercise in Zwiesel, Germany, 15-24 January.

Cadets must be 16 years of age or over by 15 Jan 10, be prepared to stay for the duration of the Course and be prepared to ensure they arrive in good physical condition and sufficiently fit to undergo strenuous activities for a week in winter conditions.

Accommodation will be in a complex of self-catering chalets at Zwiesel. These have kitchens and communal areas with a central block which will be used for communal activities and briefings. The ATC Insurance Scheme and the MOD covers the cadets taking part in Nordic Skiing for third party public liability and personal accident. An additional winter sports premium is included within the personal contribution to cover medical and CASEVAC just in case you turn into a snowball, along with cancellation cover.

This is a heavily subsidised activity, so the cost to participants is a remarkable personal contribution of just £230 - to include the following main elements:

  • Self catering accommodation
  • Hire of Nordic ski equipment
  • Ski school fees
  • Additional winter sports insurance premium
  • Registration Fee for International Langlauf Award
  • Presentation night including meal on Fri 23 Jan 09
  • Extra Messing of £20.00

If you want to snatch up this opportunity, contact the OIC NOW!