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Recruiting now - are you up to the challenge?! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 20:19

If you are looking for adventure, fun and something different then our next recruit course starts on Wednesday 02 March 2016 at 7pm to 9.45pm at the Squadron HQ. If you are in the age group of 12 (already in School Year 8)  - 16 and want to join the team and rise to the challenge come down for a look around on any Monday or Thursday at 8pm, or turn up on the night, or email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2016 21:24
January Activities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Sunday, 31 January 2016 20:59

January has seen the Sqn celebrate its 75th anniversary but we also were busy with First Aid assesments, Navigation training in Epping Forest, L81 shooting starting the 2016 season, L98 shooting and obstacle course training with 31 Sqn and 5 cadets attending the Region Cross Countr. More details of these and other events are on our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/241-Wanstead-Woodford-Squadron-Royal-Air-Force-Cadets.

75 Years Strong! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 21:43

Sunday 17 January 2016 saw the Squadron mark the 75th anniversary of its formation in 1941 with a formal parade at the Squadron Headquaters.

A Guard of Honour met the principal guests - The Deputy Lieutenant for Redbridge Thomas Chan, The Mayor of Redbridge Barbara White, Assisitant Regional Commandant for London & South East Region Sqn Ldr Bob Hall, our affiliated Livery Company of Jojners and Ceilers and OC London Wing Wg Cmdr Colin Gale. We also welcomed the Wing Warrant Officer Ivor Thomas, an ex 241 Sqn cadet, and several other wing staff and Sqn Commanders, as well as a large contingent of parents, friends and ex cadets.

CWO Taylor Leonard gave a presentation on the history and ethos of the Squadron and then the 3 officers, 3 SNCOs and 112 cadets formed the parade and where inspected by the guests. A presentations was made by the DL to CWO Jameel Campbell of his Cadet Warrant and the news announced that CWO Campbell is the London Wing nominee for the Dacre Sword. The Livery Company made a generous donation to the Sqn funds and CIs Lucy Russelland Kris Kretovs recieved their certificate of appintment.

The OC Sqn, Sqn Ldr Godden then lead the Squadron in a march past of 3 Flights, Banner Party and the Sqn Band before all ranks and guests retired to the main hall for a buffet lunch provided by the Sqn Civilian Committee. Afterwards OC31 (Tower Hamlets) Sqn Flt Lt Rex Nicholls presented the Sqn with a engraved presentation crests marking the close assocation of the 2 Squadrons.

This was a day which the last 75 years was fittingly celebrated and we look forward to our 100th anniversary! The photos show the whole Sqn, Cadet 100s or 50s, the parade and the 31 Sqn presentation to 241. "One of Many - Second to None"

Sqn looks forward to 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Thursday, 31 December 2015 14:31

As 2015 draws to a close the Sqn looks back at a successful year which has seen cadets win the Elworthy Sword for a 7th time, the London Wing Field Day Competition, the LaSER Region Field Day Shooting section, The London and Middlesex Cadet Rifle Meeting and coming 2nd in the National Service Rifle Championships against the Army, Air and Sea Cadets.

The cadets achieved 7 Cadet 50s (surely a record in the ATC),  5 Cadet 100s, 4 Corps, 4 Region, 14 Wing & 9 Sqn Marksman awards, an International Air Cadet Exchange to Australia, 2 Flying Scholarships, 67 air experience flights on the Tutor and 11 on Sea King, an Air Cadet Leaderrship Course at RAF Cranwell, 3 Cadets in South Africa as part of the London Wing expedition,  2 cadets to Cyprus and 4 Cadets to Gibraltar camps, 27 Wing Blues for sports and 19 for Shooting, 2 Region Blues for sport, 6 Corps Blues for shooting. 8 cadets attended the Remberence Day ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres.

The Duke of Edinburghs scheme has also been to the fore with cadets gaining 8 Gold, 9 Silver, and 33 Bronze awards and expeditions in the Lake District. Cadets have also gained 7 band badges and seen the band go from strength to strength and 33 cadets gained a First Aid qualification. We have also seen 3 cadets on the first ever parachute course at Nevethavon. UK Camps and courses for cadets and staff also kept us very busy!

We also strengthened our links with our affiliated Company - the Joiners and Ceilers, and raised over £5000 for the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal.

None of this would have happened without the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff team who have worked long and hard to facilitate the achievements of our cadets. We also thank our friends in 31 Tower Hamlets Sqn, 1838 Elm Park Sqn and 2048 Dagenham Sqn for their help over the year and we look forward to working with them in 2016.

2016 is the Sqns and the ATCs 75th Anniversary and we look forward to celebrating this milestone in style.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2015 14:39
December Activities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:27

December has seen the Squadron flying, shooting, visiting the Police Helicopters, bagpacking, annual awards night and the xmas party! More details of these and other events are on our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/241-Wanstead-Woodford-Squadron-Royal-Air-Force-Cadets.

2016 is our 75 Anniversary - we are holding events including a Anniversary Parade in january and a Dinning In night in February to mark this event and any old boys or girls who would like to attend should email us on the above address for details!

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