84 Sqn ATC Crest

Friday, 31 March 2017

April Training Programme

See below links for the April Programme.


This month we are working towards the Wing Training Day (WTD) at the end of the month so lots of focus on these areas. There will be other activities for those cadets not in any of the teams selected.

We also have a small fundraiser at the start of the month - bring in your ironing to get pressed by the cadets for a small fee! We've split the cadets so they have been allocated one Sunday for each flight. Remember to bring in hangers if you want items to be hung and don't forget the money! 
50p for normal clothing items
£1 per larger item such as sheets, duvet covers etc.

This not only raises a little money for activities such as the very successful Space Centre Visit last week but also gives the cadets opportunity to practice their ironing techniques which forms part of our Life Skills lessons.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Coming up in May:
Wing Athletics - Sunday 7th May
Proposed visit to Bletchley Park - watch this space!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for 84 Squadron

On Sunday 26th March, Cadets and Staff from 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron took the giant leap to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester. They took along with them a few friends from 163 (Coventry Phoenix) Squadron to share the ride!

Cadets were given full access to the museum's exhibits including the simulator and the many interactive games which fill the Leicester based centre. After a lunch break they were tasked with exploring the tower containing the main rockets. Cadet Flight Sergeant Phoebe Jenner and Warrant Officer Nick Raske even posed with Astronaut Tim Peake who kept popping up around the museum! Mrs Jessica Jenner, parent and Civilian Committee Secretary, then had a go at presenting a weather report dated for the year 2025! This was then broadcast live on several TV screens around the exhibits.

Whilst the main event was to have some fun and enjoy the day out, the space theme is relevant for many of the cadets' academic subjects including understanding principles of flight, weather and rocketry subjects. We hope they all had a good time and have now come back down to earth without any bumpy landings!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Supporting the Coventry Half Marathon

On Sunday 19th March, Cadets and staff from 84 (Coventry Airport) and 163 (Coventry Phoenix) Squadrons were on hand to support the Coventry Half-marathon race by manning the bag deposit stands for all the race runners.

Cadets were there from the crack of dawn to organise the runner's bags into allocated numerical sections and then as each runner completed the race they reunited the bags with their owners. The job is non-stop and with over 2000 racers it was busy task making sure they didn't get mixed up.

During the morning Cadet Sergeant Georgia Roddis was interviewed for Coventry BBC Radio speaking about her involvement with the Air Cadets and their sterling effort during the events. The group were also lucky enough to meet a few of the city team mascots including the Sting from the Coventry Wasps!

Feedback from the race participants, the public and event organisers was really positive and praised the exceptional smart and diligent approach the cadets took in completing the task. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

International Women's Day 2017

Wednesday 08th March was International Women's Day and 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron got involved by celebrating the amazing achievements of some inspirational women from the past and present.

Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Ros
ie Robinson set the cadets and staff a challenge of correctly identifying 40 women from across history and from all disciplines in a guess who game. Women were selected from various fields such as Science and Exploration, Politics and Business, Sport, Aviation and the Military and Academia. Their pictures were posted up around the classrooms and each cadet then received two names with a brief description on their arrival. Their task was to match the names to the faces with a little help from the staff team. Clues were given for some examples to assist them where needed. Included in the list were the current Commandant of the Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty who has been the head of the organisation since 2012 and will continue to develop and lead us through till 2020.

In a general discussion that followed, cadets were encouraged to identify other prominent and influential women who had perhaps inspired them personally or as a group. Some of these were women of international fame, others were less known and perhaps had personal reasons for being important to the cadets. The clear message that came from the activity was that women had an important role in defining who we are today and that there equality is stronger than ever and women are just as powerful as their male counterparts!

Here's just a selection of the photographs, how many of these can you identify?