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Award of BEM to WO Phil Wright PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Friday, 13 June 2014 22:27

The Sqn is pleased is announce that Her Majesty the Queen has honoured Warrant Officer (ATC) Phillip Wright with the award of the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Birthday Honours List for his 42 years of service on and to 241 Squadron. Phil, who is only the second Squadron Warrant Officer we have had since 1952, has followed in the footsteps of WO Norman McGrath who was also awaded the BEM in the 1970s.

Phil's service to the Squadron, Corps and local community of Wanstead and Woodford and beyond has been outstanding and has included being the ATC WO at the Royal Albert Hall for the Festival of Remberance coordinating the ATC contingent, training the Sqn Drill Team to win the Wing Drill Trophy 7 times, running the Sqn recruit courses, at times single handedly, organsing his team of Cadet NCOs and cadets to induct and train new recruits (averaging around 100 recruits a year), and ensuring hundreds of cadets have taken to the air by staffing weekday flying sorties amongst many, many activities, events, facilitation, training and unseen hard work to further the young people on the Squadron.
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A well deserved honour to a stalwalt of the Squadron, Wing and Air Training Corps.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 22:34
 
Cadets learn new skills PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Friday, 13 June 2014 19:08

Over the last few weeks cadets from the Squadron have been learning new skills in a wide variety of area. Mountain skills in north Wales where on the menu for cadets practising for their Silver expeditions with navigation, weather and fitness to the fore. Other cadets have been training on the L98 rifle and firing on the electric DCCT system and will soon be live firing on an external range, and Cdt Sgt Sadler has qualified as an Archery Leader (courtesy of 31 Sqn) and will now be instructing cadets in a different kind of marksmanship with the bow and arrow!

 
Are you up to the challenge? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 19:27

Our next recruit course starts on Wednesday 04 June at 7pm to 9.45pm at the Squadron HQ. If you are in the age group of 13 - 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 !

 
Cadets pass out PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 19:37

On Monday 19 May Recruit Flight 75 formally passed out of their recruit training. After a packed 6 - 8 months of training the cadets were posted into the main 2 Flights on the Sqn. Their training has consisted of learning about the ATC and RAF, Weapon Training, use of radios, Expedition Training, Drill, Sport, and Airmanship, having the opportunity to take part in powered flying and rifle shooting, and completing a recruit training weekend at Crowborough Training Camp.

Their proud parents watched a drill display by the cadets and were then given a presentation of what their young people had achieved and the opportunities open to them in the future by Plt Off Myles Webb and the Flight Commander, FS Tom Bean. The Flight was then marched onto the Sqns Final Parade and the cadets welcomed to the main Sqn by the OC, Sqn Ldr Jerry Godden, and then posted to their new Flights, where a bright future awaits them. A number of cadets were presented with awards; for Shooting - Cdt Hulbert, Best Cadet - Cdt Walton, Best Drill - Cdt Hutchinson, Best Exams - Cdt Holder, Best Sport - Cdt Hercules

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 19:45
 
The Sqn remembers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jerry Godden   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:41

On Monday the Squadron unveiled a permament memorial to ex Cadet Tom Curry who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007 whilst serving with 42 Commando Royal Marines. Martin Curry, Toms father was present, as were a large number of ex cadets and staff who had served with Tom on the Sqn. Tom won the Commando Medal during his training, having been voted by his peers as the man whose character best reflected the Commando qualities of unselfishness, leadership, determination, and cheerfulness in the face of adversity. He was also awarded a postumous Mention in Dispatches for his bravery in Afghanistan. We will remember him.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:54
 
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