84 Sqn ATC Crest

Thursday, 8 December 2011

84's Annual Christmas Quiz

The Annual Christmas Quiz will be happening at Baginton British Legion from 1000 onwards on Sunday 11 December 2011.

Parents welcome to create a challeging team to take on the staff and cadets.

Food to be provided by cadets as per allocations.

Come and take part, test your knowledge and enjoy time to celebrate the festive season with the Squadron.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

December Training Programme

See below the training schedule for the last few weeks of 2011.

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Please note that the squadron will be closed for Christmas period following the Bagpack on Sunday 18 December.

Our first parade of 2012 will be Wednesday 04 January.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Training Programme - Sun 27 Nov 11

Football is POSTPONED

Due to the clash with the DataComms Course, we have decided to postpone the football practice so that the whole team can be practice together. We will also try and find a cheeper venue with better 'alternative' games options to keep everyone else amused as well!

Sunday shall revert to drill and admin activities, in preparation for our inspection on Wednesday.

Dress: No2C (Working Blues) with Coveralls.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Polish Memorial Parade

Sunday 06 November 2011

For those wishing to stay after normal parade for the Polish Memorial at Baginton, please bring with you:

Wedgewood Blue shirt and Tie

Foul Weather Jackets

Packed Lunch and Drinks and/or Money for the shop

You will need to arrange collection from The British Legion in Baginton at approx 1630.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

November 2011 Training Programme

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

Note the following unusual times/locations/activities for this month:

  • Polish Memorial Parade (after hours)
  • Classification Exams
  • Bedworth Parade (Fri 11th)
  • Remembrance Sunday Parade *COMPULSORY PARADE* (early start)
  • Possible Football session (off-squadron)
  • Regional Commandant's visit

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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

September Training Programme

See training programme for September below: [HTML] This includes a mix of academic lessons, project work, activities and night-ex. Our new intake will start on Sunday 18 September - please encourage all those interested to contact the Squadron in advance.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Imagineering Fair

84 Squadron will be taking part in Imagineering Fair at Airbase this Bank Holiday Weekend, providing a recruitment stall for visitors to learn about the Air Cadet Organisation and volunteer cadets to help the event run smoothly.

The fair will be packed with scores of fun, exciting hands-on engineering and technology activities. There will be everything from robotics, flight simulators, pneumatics and IT to mechanical and electrical challenges, aviation and automotive engineering. Youngsters will be able to see and learn at first hand about the mind-blowing technology behind our everyday lives, and hopefully be inspired to go on to explore more opportunities in modern technology and engineering.

Prize Draw

We will be drawing the winner of our Prize Draw on Monday afternoon. Tickets will be on sale to visitors all weekend. Cadets are to ensure that all stubs for tickets sold are brought to the Adjutant on our AIRBASE stand by 1400hrs on Monday. Good luck everybody!

Squadron Briefing

Time: Staff and cadets volunteering should, where possible, report to the Adjutant or OC at 0900hrs for the daily briefing. Our Sunday Parade will take place at Airbase, not our HQ. Duties will finish at 1730 on Saturday and Sunday, 1630hrs Monday.

If you can only make the core parade hours on Sunday, then please find and report directly to the Air Cadet stall (or as otherwise directed) to sign-in and receive the parade briefing. Everyone is encouraged to stay for the rest of the day though, and food will be available for volunteers.

Dress: on Saturday and Monday will be No2C (Working Blues), and No2/A on Sunday. GS-qualified cadets may wear flying suits whilst working on the stand.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Summer Training Programme

See training Programme for August below:

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As usual, some gaps still to be filled but they will be confirmed ASAP.

Please ensure you let us know when you are away over summer either by submitting an absence form, emailing or leaving a voicemail.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Sunday 17 July 2011

Presentation Day

Uniform: No2 Wedgewoods

Arrival time at AIRBASE: 1000

(Parents & Guests arrive at 1030)

Bring some money for purchasing food & drinks.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

July Training Programme

See attached Training Programme for July.

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Sunday 3rd July: Swimming Proficiency

If you wish to take your Basic Swimming Proficiency please bring your swimming kit along with you and arrange for parents to take you to Coventry Baths immediately after parade (they can wait there as it only takes 15mins max). All events and activities involving water require this basic level swimming qualification which is very simple to complete. Any questions, please email Miss Kelly for more info.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Come to our Presentation Day Parade and Garden Party at AIRBASE, 17 July 2011

Our squadron will be holding a 'Presentation Day and Parade' on Sunday 17 July 2011, hosted by Air Atlantique at AIRBASE, Coventry Airport. It will be an opportunity for the squadron to celebrate the achievements of all the cadets and staff through the academic year 2010/11; presenting certificates for classifications and qualifications received, and publicly presenting the trophies awarded previously at our Annual Dinner back in February.

As well as the parents and families of the cadets being present, the parade will take place in front of members of the public visiting AIRBASE – indeed, we shall be one of the attractions of the day!

The day will include the taking of a Squadron photograph, drill display, the launching of a special prize draw in aid of the squadron, and following the parade, a social 'garden party' during which food will also be available.

Dress will be No1A for visiting staff and cadets, No 1SD for service guests. We ask that our civilian guests and visitors dress 'smart casual' (shirts and trousers/slacks, or ladies equivalent).

Arrival for guests will be between 1030 and 1100hrs, with the parade at around 1130 and the garden party continuing into the afternoon. Parking will be available at the AIRBASE car park.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Kayaking Paperwork

Those selected to attend the Kayaking Trip with Miss Kelly MUST bring £6 and the completed consent forms tomorrow!

This has to be submitted by 01 July so please remember so you secure your place.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sunday 26 June 2011

Wing Training Day:

Only those selected (and called out on Wed) will be required to attend. Please be at The Oak pub for 0800 LATEST tomorrow morning. Travel in DPMs but also bring Full Blue Uniform, jumpers, ties, etc. for drill competition and the final parade. Also highly recommended: Suncream and Waterproofs. Bring packed lunch and plenty of water. Shoe polishing can be done but ONLY outside (not indoors in any building). Bring your swimming kit if you wish to do your swimming proficiency (basic or intermediate) You will need to be collected from squadron (not The Oak), time TBC. For those NOT attending Wing Training Day - Enjoy a Sunday off!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Sunday 19 June

Training Programme for tomorrow:

For those who are in the Wing Field Day teams (Drill, modelling or Aircraft Rec) - come along as usual in Working Blues.

For all others NOT involved in Wing Field Day prep please come in civies (sensible shoes please!) ready to go to Ryton Pools for some Orienteering / Map Reading. DON'T FORGET WATERPROOFS!!!! Also, please bring £1 for purchasing orienteering maps.

Alternative activites planned at the squadron if weather is terrible.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June Training Programme

Programme for June. Still one or two blanks pending but almsot there! [HTML]

Fun Run - Sunday 5 June

Fun Run in Aid of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) Sunday 5 June 2011 Following a successful (free!) visit to the WNAA at Coventry Airport earlier this year, we are repaying the favour by helping to support and raise money for this very worthwhile charity. The 5k Fun Run is being held at Stoneleigh Park (the venue for the last two Race-For-Life's) and there is option for all cadets to take part either running or walking. Therefore ALL cadets are required to attend and luckily as this falls between our normal parade times so no excuse! We will ALL be contributing the £5 entry fee AND offering our support to the organisers in the usual cadet ways. Arrive at Stoneleigh Park Main Gate at 1000hrs Check Google Maps for Directions Uniform: No3s (DPMs/Greens). Those wishing to run the course, bring trainers. Weather dependent kit: Suncream if looking hot (and plenty of water!) or waterproofs if looking thundery! Bring with you: Food & Drink, £5 entry fee. Race begins at 1100hrs therefore it is predicted you will be finished by 1300hrs however any volunteers to help onwards will be appreciated. This is not jut for cadets so bring family along either to take part or as supporters!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Wed 25 May 2011

Please ALL bring your Coveralls! (no matter what activity you think you are going to be doing!)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Training Programme - May

Training programme is being updated but information for the next week is set.

Remember:

  • Exams - Wed 11 May
  • Night Ex - FRIDAY 13 May
  • Stand-Down - Sunday 15 May
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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Wing Athletics Sunday 08 May

Wing Athletics is this Sunday (8 May!) at Tudor Grange, Solihull For those taking part in events only, see details below. We would love to take you all to support each other but due to limited places in vehicles we are unable to take supporters (The boss can cheer on your behalf!)

For those NOT attending see further details at the bottom.

Athletics

Travel Details: Arrive at SQN HQ at 0845hrs for a 0850hrs departure.

The last race is usually around 1630hrs so we estimate departure for 1700hrs but please be prepared to call parents and let them know our exact time for return to SQN HQ.

Uniform:Smart Civilian Clothing (including track suits)

Bring with you:

SPORTS KIT!

Lunch

Plenty to drink

Small amount of money as there is a cafe/vending machines on site (optional)

Revision/books/something to keep you entertained between events.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to make it.

For those NOT going the Squadron will be open for the routine parade as normal. Uniform: No3's/DPMs

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Training Programme - April

Training Programme for April is now available.

Please be aware there will be Squadron Stand-down on Easter Sunday (24 April) and also Sunday 01 May.

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Friday, 4 March 2011

Training Programme - March 2011

The training programme is now available for March. As always, it's a dynamic beast, so keep an eye on it!

March 2011: [HTML] [PDF]

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Air Ambulance Visit

Saturday 05 March 2011

Timings: arrive at 1030hrs and the visit will last approx 1.5-2hrs depending on whether the aircraft is called out.

Uniform: Working Blue

Bring: 3822, Camera,

Directions: Take the turning into the airport next to the Air Museum and between the railway carriages of Rowley Road. It is sign posted All Flight Training. Follow the road around to the Right and drop-off is on the right hand side of the lane BEFORE the security gates. Please do not block access to these gates at any time. If you wish to park and wait, cars can be left in the spaces to the right of the lane.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Flying Sunday 27 Feb 11

AEF allocations have landed through the post and our first 6 slots flying are on Sunday 27 February 2011.

As we are intending NOT to be at the squadron HQ for Sunday's parade, please email the adjutant (Plt Off Robinson) if you wish to bid for a place stating how many times you have been flying before (not gliding).

Priority will be given to those NOT flown AEF before.

It will be an all day event and probably transport by coach with the other squadrons also allocated that day.

Happy Bidding!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Orienteering Sunday 13 Feb 2011

Parade on Sunday 13 Feb will be at Coombe Abbey Country Park. Normal parade times (1000-1230hrs) but meeting in the main carpark at Coombe Abbey. Uniform: Civillian Clothing. We advise sturdy footwear i.e. walking boots/shoes, warm layers and all MUST BRING WATERPROOFS. See map below for location:

Thursday, 3 February 2011

ATC Sunday 06 Feb 2011

In order to get to Daventry in time for the afternoon parade the main squadron will finish early.

Therefore we will finish at 1150hrs and the Squadron will be closed at 1200hrs.

Remember to arrange early transport collection.

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For those attending the parade: please bring snacks to eat on the minibus en route (you will be fed and watered after the parade).

Uniform: Wedgewood blues (No.2) for ALL cadets

Return to Unit: we aim to be back at the squadron by 1700hrs.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Dining-In Night 2011

Friday 25 February 2011

The squadron will be celebrating the achievements of 2010 at their annual dining-in night at The Newbold Comyn Arms on Friday 25 February 2011.

The Civilian Committee are subsidising this event so the cost for cadets is £10 to include a three-course silver-service dinner.

Letters have been sent home with cadets but for those who have 'misplaced' them, please see the office for a replacement.

Returns in by 13 February 2011 LATEST please.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Training Programme - February 2011

Training Programme for February 2011 [HTML]

Training Programme Sun 30 Jan

Change to the uniform for Sunday:

Please come in No3, CS95 ('Greens') ready for lessons and First Aid Refreshers.

RTF please come in No2 (Working Blues) and bring coveralls just in case!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Training Programme - January 2011

The training programme is now available for January. A couple of gaps to fill in, so keep an eye on it!

December 2010: [HTML] [PDF]