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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Easter Camp CANCELLED!

Unfortunately due to operational commitments RAF Manston can not support our camp planned for Easter therefore the week has been cancelled.

Summer weeks have not yet been allocated so please submit a request into the office to pick up any unfilled slots.


Sunday, 26 January 2014

February Training Programme


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Coming up this month:
  • ATC Sunday - 02 February: Celebrating the anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps with a Wing parade in Daventry. Normal Sunday parade will finish at 1200hrs to allow time for those selected to attend the afternoon parade (travel details to be advised)
  • Wing Cross-Country - Sun 09 February: Run (or walk) through the mile long course at Tudor Grange, Solihull to compete for a place in the Regional Competition. Travel will be arranged (possibly by coach) but expect an 0800 meet at SHQ
  • Greens Exercise - Wed 12 Feb: Lead by our resident Green's expert, Civilian Instructor Mike Walton, this evening of activities is aimed at teaching cadets tactical night movements, roles and responsibilities of night patrols as well as the art of camouflage and concealment for night time cover.
  • Junior Leadership and Development Course - 14-16 February: Selected Cadets have been nominated for this excellent weekend to learn skills involved in leadership and management of fellow cadets with a view to possible promotions within the squadron. Selected cadets will be given further details in due course. 
  • Live Marksmanship Training  - Sat 15 Feb: Qualified cadets can get the opportunity to improve their marksmanship skills with a day on the range. 
  • Gliding Induction Course - Sun 16 Feb: three lucky cadets will get the chance to fly up up and away in the Vigilant Glider from RAF Little Rissington and complete their first Gliding Induction Lesson. Those who wish to progress further with gliding can do so by applying for a Gliding Scholarship (once aged 16yrs +)
  • New Intake Starts - Sun 16 Feb: Following on from the Open Evening planned for Wed 29 Jan (See post below) the next intake will begin on Sun 16 Feb (1000-1230). If you are aged between 13-17yrs old and interested in the Royal Air Force or other military services, Aviation industry or simply enjoy the challenge of getting involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities along with the chance of gaining valuable qualifications, please get in contact or come along to our Open Evening (Wed 29 Jan) to find out more.
  • Royal Aeronautical Society Meggitt Presentation - Thursday 20 Feb: Following our attendance at the monthly lectures in 2013, cadets and staff have been invited to attend 'The Meggitt Presentation' at The Holiday Inn, Ryton on Dunsmore. The presentation will be about the use of modern technology and materials on engines and aircraft using state of the art methods of manufacture. A FREE hot buffet is provided after the talk. Cadets need to sign up on the noticeboard in the squadron if interested in attending
So, another busy month to keep us going!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Calling all New Recruits!

Come along to our Open Evening on Wednesday 29 January at Coventry Airport. 
The evening will start an 19030hrs and last approximately one hour.

Any interested 13-17yr olds who would like to find out more about how to get involved in this vibrant and energetic squadron, please come along to have a look round and to find out more. 

The Next Intake will begin in early February.

If you are under 13yrs old and wish to find out more, please come along and we can sign you up for the future!

If you are an adult wishing to find out more about becoming a staff member, please come along to the Open Evening.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

January 2014 Training Programme

Lots of training this month in preparation for DofE expeditions later in the year, First Aid Training and our first modelling master class planned for later in the month.

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Looking ahead to February:

  • 02 February - ATC Sunday: Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing will parade through Daventry to mark the anniversary of the formation of the ATC. Details of the afternoon parade are on the Squadron Noticeboard for cadets to sign up.
  • 09 February - Wing Cross Country: Whatever the weather, cadets will take part in the 1mile race to compete on behalf of the Wing at the Regional Competition. No running expertise required (you can even walk it!!!!).
  • 14-16 February - Wing Junior Leadership and Development Course at RAF Cosford. Selected Cadets have bid to attend this high-level leadership course in preparation for potential promotion.
  • 16 February - Gliding at RAF Little Rissington: 3 slots allocated open to all but with priority going to those never flown in a glider before.

Monday, 6 January 2014

All in a Weekend's Hard Work!


Over a windy weekend in December, Air Cadets from 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron worked hard helping to pack bags in Sainsbury's raising a staggering £1779 to help fund the exciting and diverse activities planned for 2014!!

The Cadets from 84 Squadron, based at Coventry Airport, have become festive regulars at their local Sainsbury's store in Kenilworth earning them an excellent reputation for their smart appearance, professional manner and dedicated work in assisting Christmas shoppers to pack their bags. Cadets manned the tills all day both Saturday and Sunday earning themselves a whopping £1779.87 which will be used to fund special projects such as a kayaking taster weekend, provide essential equipment for adventure training activities as well as contribute towards the upkeep and maintenance of the highly valuable Squadron-owned minibus which transports the cadets to and from their exciting adventures.

Flight Lieutenant Nathan Adams RAFVR(T) who took over command of the squadron in July 2013  joined forces with many of the store's customers and the Sainsbury's staff in complementing the cadets on their exemplary and professional conduct throughout the weekend. “Not only do we provide a service for the public in helping with their shopping, the cadets help keep the queues to a minimum, thus allowing Sainsbury's staff to manage the store in the Christmas rush a lot easier. The Cadets did themselves and the organisation proud and they should feel extremely pleased with the amount raised.”

Cadets and staff from 84 Squadron would like to thank Sainsbury's for allowing them in store at such a busy time and look forward to future fundraising events in 2014.


Flight Path Protection Team Visit 84 Squadron

Air Cadets from 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron were visited by Flight Path Protection Team, based at Birmingham Airport for an evening presentation

PCs Mitchell Granger and Ian Powell met staff and cadets at a local open day event held at the Coventry Aero Club earlier in 2013 and a visit was arranged for the team to present their work to the cadets and give an insight into a different aspect of the aviation world. Cadets were treated to an interactive presentation from both PCs Granger and Powell followed by a question & answer session. One lucky cadet, Joshua Evans, aged 13, was selected to help demonstrate some of the equipment the team are striving to prevent being used in attacks on in coming and out-going flights at Birmingham International Airport.



Junior Cadet Joshua Evans getting a hands-on demonstration of equipment brought along by the team!
PCs Mitchel Granger & Ian Powell amongst the cadets