Its been a busy 2 months of the new year for the Squadron with L98 shooting, navigation training in Epping Forest, a visit to the Police Helicopter at Lippetts Hill, the Fanfare Team playing at ATC Sunday at the Region Church Service at St Clements Danes, night navigation in the Forest, air rifle shooting, first aid assessments, potential JNCO training, a Dinning In night, Nimejgan March trg, FS Sachdev being appointed as Lord Lieutenants Cadet for London and Best Female Cadet in London Wing and much more. Our next recruit course starts on Wednesday 06 March at 7.15pm at the Sqn – if you are aged between 12 (in school year 8) and 16 please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Albeit a little late as a post the Sqn was busy in December with a Bag Pack at Chingford Morrisons, the London Wing Cross Country competition (in which the Sqn won every category), the Sqn Presentation and Awards night, L98 shooting (in the rain!) said goodbye to CWO Holder after 7 years service and held the Xmas Party. For a review of 2018 please see here our Facebook page at 241 Wanstead & Woodford Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets
November has seen cadets taking part in Remembrance parades in Loughton, Wanstead and Whitehall, with the Sqn band in fine form at the Loughton parade, after collecting over £5000 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal. Sgt Chandler sounded the Last Post at the Department for Education,
Junior cadets have been shooting on the Air Range with marksman qualifications gained, and the Sqn Fanfare Team won the national championships at RAF Honnington, the first time the Sqn has achieved this accolade. Cadet have also been flying at RAF Benson in the Tutor aircraft, the Inter Flight cross country – won by No 1 Flight and Recruit Flight have joined the main Sqn.
October has been busy with the Squadron being crowned the top Cadet unit in the National Service Rifle Championships at Pirbright winning the Champion Unit and cadets winning 6 Cadet 50 Badges. Cadets have also been flying the aerobatic Tutor at RAF Benson, competing in the Elworthy Sword where we won the dead weight pull and archery, our Fanfare Team winning the LaSER Region Fanfare competition, and a local World War One memorial. A great month for 241
Straight back from the summer holidays and the Sqn has been Shooting, Flying, Gliding, taken part in a drill camp, and won the overall Wing Field Day in London Wing for the fourth consecutive year, with wins in Solo Bugler, Fanfare, Air Recognition, seconds in First Aid, Full Band, Percussion, Aero Modelling, a fourth in drill and fifth in Banner Drill, and a Recruit and Field training camp at Crowborough. A great month for the cadet experience!
Although its the summer the Sqn has continued on its busy year, with cadets July has busy for the Sqn with cadets attending a weeks shooting camp at Pirbright, Gold and Silver expeditions, Air Cadet Leadership Courses, The London Wing Namibia expeditions, parachuting course, 2 International Air Cadet Exchanges, High Ropes courses and aviation and drill camps- full details can be found on our Facebook page at 241squadron Air Cadets
July has busy for the Sqn with cadets representing the Region at the Inter Service Rifle Meeting at Bisley with 3 cadets gaining the converted Cdt 100, supporting the parent service at the RAF 100 events, conducting a Gold and Silver practise in the Lake Districts, cadets on an RAF Regiment Camp, the national Drill and Ceremonial Camp and the Royal international Air Tattoo- full details can be found on our Facebook page at 241squadron Air Cadets
June has been hectic for the Sqn with cadets representing the Region at Athletics, L98 shooting, an aviation muster at RAF Benson, supporting Armed Forces Day in Ilford and Chingford, visiting the Army School of Music, Recruit Flight 87 passout out of basic training, a Bronze DoE expedition, supporting our afiliated Livery Company of Joiners and Ceilers with a carpet guard and Part Task Trainer aviation instruction at Kenley– full details can be found on our Facebook page at 241squadron Air Cadets
May has seen the Sqn win the London & Middlesex Rifle Association Cadet Target Rifle Competition for a fourth consecutive year, the London Wing Athletics competition for a second year, vist RAF Odiham home of the Chinook helicopter, 2 Mountain weekends in North Wales, a Bronze DoeE practise expedition, Cadets supporting DoE at Buckingham Palce and the appointment of FS Ponteen as the Mayors Cadet for the London Borough of Redbridgeand much more! – full details can be found on our Facebook page at 241squadron Air Cadets
April has seen the cadets very busy winning the London Wing Inness Sword Military Skills competition, conducting an L81 target rifle camp at Pirbright, running the annual McGrath Trophy intersection competiton (won by Cpl Ahmed with No 4 Section), supporting the RAF 100 celebrations and much more! – full details can be found on our Facebook page at 241squadron Air Cadets