84 Sqn ATC Crest

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Can we fix it? Yes we can! ... with your help!

Are you a builder? Or do you have building experience? If so, we need your help!
The Squadron has been given an old flight simulator which is set into the body of a Piper Cherokee. There are grand plans to get this up and running for the cadets to use, but it’s too big to go inside any of our existing classrooms, so our plan is to build a ‘shed’ by the front door to house it.

We have already had offers of help from experienced programmers, engineers, electricians and DIY experts, but we need some expertise to check our plans for the shed. If you can offer this, or know someone who might volunteer to help us out, please let us know as soon as you can, by sending an email to mail@84sqnatc.co.uk

We need to get this done as soon as possible to get the flight sim inside before the winter weather arrives, so quick responses would be appreciated!

Many thanks.

Saturday, 17 June 2017


4 selected cadets from 84 SQN -  Cdt Ayers-hunt,  Cdt Childs,  Cdt Kemp and Cdt FS Jenner,  spent a very sunny but blustery day being coached by Miss Kelly and Mr Giles in the art of kayaking, working towards their 1 star award.  

The staff were very impressed with how well they had learnt during the day and how they handled the extra challenge of the wind.  Their skills were then put to the test as they participated in the group water polo game! 

More paddling planned this summer, with white water kayaking and introduction to paddlesport.  Don't miss out, sign up on the board in Sqn!  

Friday, 9 June 2017

June Training Programme

The June training programme is now live!


Some points to note are:

Sun 11th - Paddlesport weekend with Miss Kelly and Mr Giles, those that are not going paddling have the Drill and Bass Mix Up to look forward to!

Sun 25th - Animal Defence Centre visit

In July:
Wing Green Camp to Sennybridge Training Area (SENTA)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A Bloomin' Marvellous Send-Off

On Wednesday 31st May, 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron gave Officer Commanding Flight Lieutenant Rosie Robinson a perfect send off as she embarks on her maternity leave with the next generation air cadet due at the end of July.

The Squadron held an open-house style evening with visitors from within the unit, across the Wing and local contacts such as the Royal Air Force Association Leamington Branch Chairman. Everyone enjoyed tea and cake before completely surprising Rosie with a large bundle of gifts, cards and flowers and for once she was speechless! Included in the gifts were a camouflage baby outfit, RAF personalised baby-grows, a baby rocker and, most impressively, a sleeping suit embroidered with the 84 Squadron crest!

Since joining 84 Squadron in 2008, Rosie gained her commission in 2009 and then took over command in 2015. Over the years, Rosie has dedicated her time to providing the best possible cadet experience for everyone and often surprised the cadets with a variety of different challenges. Her last night was no exception as she challenged the cadets to a blind-fold nappy challenge and a baby food tasting game.

As the sun set over Coventry Airport, the cadets formed up for Rosie's last final parade. There were certificates and promotions given out as well as an enrolment ceremony for the latest group of new recruits. Rosie was also very proud to announce that Cadet Flight Sergeant Phoebe Jenner had been awarded the honour of being the Coventry Lord Mayor's Cadet for 2017-18 season.

Taking her final salute for a little while, Rosie said “I am so very proud to have been part of such an amazing Squadron for so long. I've seen cadets come into the unit young, inexperienced and naive about the world but then they develop and progress to finish as young adults ready to face the world. There is no greater feeling than to see that change right before our very eyes. I will miss everyone greatly but now is the time to refocus on my own home-based squadron!”

We wish Rosie all the best for her next adventures and look forward to meeting her little one later in the summer.

For all the photographs - check out the 84 Squadron Facebook Page.