84 Sqn ATC Crest

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Festive Greetings from all at 84 Squadron

So as 2015 draws to a close, the Cadets and Staff took part in a final photoshoot for the year. Dressed in their smartest No 2 (Wedgewood) blue uniform the cadets stood ready before Officer in Charge, Flying Officer Rosie Chapman gave a final last minute order......to swap their blue berets for a more festive headgear!

This is the end of another busy year for the cadets, with too many activities and accomplishments to possibly list them all but some of the highlights include:

  • Attending formal parades for ATC Sunday in February, Remembrance Day and Battle of Britain Memorial Day
  • Completing Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme consistently
  • Receiving Btec Qualifications in Public Services
  • Attending the Wing Training Day and walking away with our head held high as worthy competitors and ones to watch for next year!
  • Supporting the local British Legion in their Poppy Appeal Launch in Leamington Spa
  • Taking part in regular live fire training opportunities at both short and long ranges
  • Raising money at our '84-does Countdown' Quiz evening and at the Annual Christmas Bagpack 
  • Attending Summer Camp in the UK at active RAF stations experiencing visits to aviation museums, flying, shooting, sports and a whole lot more
  • Three very luck cadets even travelled abroad to attend overseas camps in Gibraltar and Cyprus

The list goes on! 

All this would not be possible without the constant support of staff and volunteers both at the Squadron, at Wing level and also out in the community so a huge THANK YOU goes to all those who made this year happen. 

Next year brings much of the same with a lot more on top! We will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps as well as the 70th Anniversary of our own Squadron so watch this space about the many exciting things we have planned.

On a personal a note, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, I hope you all have a good break from the busy lives we all lead and here's to a Happy New Year! 

Flying Officer Rosie Chapman RAFVR(T)

P.S. First parade back for ALL Cadets is 6 January (Staff and NCO meeting on 3 Jan).