August Activities

August has been a busy month with cadets rock climbing in the Peak Disitrict, FS Campbell on IACE in Australia, 2 week long camps at RAF Linton on Ouse and Wittering, a weeks shooting camp at Pirbright, Cdt Bachar on a weeks aerospace camp at RAF Syerston and the Gold and Silver expeditions in the Lake District. 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.

Interested in joining our team? Our next recruit course starts in October. Contact us on  241@aircadets.org for more information.

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

July Activities

July has seen the Sqn compete in the National Target Rifle Championship at Bisley, with 5 cadets gaining their Cadet 100s, participate in a Battle of Britain parade at North Welad, hold a Sqn Open Day, support a communtiy safety day at Woodford Fire Ststion, suport at VE Day concert and take part in an expedition practise in the Lake District, as well as L98 shooting! 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. Interested in joining our team? Contact us on  241@aircadets.org for more information.

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

June activities

June has seen the Sqn participaiting in Armed Forces Day in Central London and Redbridge, L98 rifle training, Bronze Duke of Edinburghs expedition, L81 shooting, flying at RAF Benson amongst other events. 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. Interested in joining our team? Contact us on  241@aircadets.org for more information.

We are holidng an open Day on Sunday 19 July from 11am – 2pm – why not come along and see what we do!

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

May Activities

May has seen the Sqn win the LMRA Cadet Shooting Competition, Sgt Campbell going solo on his flying scholarship, Flying, shooting, mountaineering trip to Snowdonia, Athletics competition, Bronze DoE practise and mounting a guard of Honour for our affiliated Livery Company. 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. Interested in joining our team? Contact us on 241@aircadets.org for more information.

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

April Activities

April has been a very active month for the Sqn with Flying, shooting, mountaineering trip to Snowdonia, the Innes Sword, McGrath Trophy and Deputy Lord Lieutenants presentations. 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. Interested in joining our team? Contact us on 241@aircadets.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

March Activities

March has been an active month for the Sqn with the passout parade of No5 Recruit Flight, Staff winter mountaineering in Scotland, Recruit and Field Crowborough, summer expedition planning, a new recruit course starting, Wing sports.  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. Interested in joining our team? Contact us on 241@aircadets.org for more information.

February 2015 Activities

February has been busy for the cadets. 2 Flight won the Inter Flight Full Bore shooting competition at Pirbright Ranges, cadets went flying with the RAF in the Tutor aerobatic aircraft, Epping Forest navigation training, potential NCO training, L98 shooting, Football and Hockey Blues and Jack Petchy Awards! 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 – also please note our next Recruit Course has started and recruits can join for the next 4 wednesday at 7pm at the Sqn HQ – if you are aged 12 – 16 why not take the challenge?! Contact us on 241@aircadets.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Recruiting now – are you up to the challenge?!

Be Inspired – Become an Air Cadet! Join our Team and rise to the challenge! Our next recruit course starts on Wednesday 08 March 2017 at 7pm to 9pm at the Squadron HQ, and you can join until the end of March. If you are in the age group of 12 (in school year 8) – 16 and want to have fun, have experiences out of the normal, gain great qualifications and make new friends then register your interest here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QSDPR52

or come down on the night with a parent or guardian – for more info ring us on 020 8505 4744 or email us on 241@aircadets.org

January 2015 Activities

After leave over Christmas the Sqn returned to a busy January with cadets being assessed for First Aid qualifications, competing in the Region Cross Country, trialing with London Wing for football and hockey with 10 cadets selected for the Wing Team, rifle training and shooting, rock climbing at Mile End, band training and practical navigation training in Epping Forest.  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 – also please note our next Recruit Course starts on Wednesday 25 February at 7pm at the Sqn HQ – if you are aged 12 – 16 why not take the challenge?! Contact us on 241@aircadets.org for more information.

Sqn looks forward to 2015

2014 has been a great year for 241 Sqn with the cadets and staff achieving a huge amount! WO Phil Wright was awarded a well deserved British Empire Medal for 40 years of service to the ATC, and saw the Sqn winning the Elworthy Sword (for a 6th time), the Wing Innes Sword and the Wing Cross Country. Sgt Outzen was awarded a Flying Scholarship and Gold Gliding Wings, Sgt Spence a Navigation Scholarship, Sgt Campbell a Glding Scholarship, CWO Chavner went to Ghana and FS Goldsmith to Holland as part of the IACE, Sgt Campbell completed the Nimegan 4 Day march, FS Lenoard and FS Bean passed Cadet Leadership Courses at Cranwell and Frimley Park with Sgt Raj passing the course at Nesscliff and CWO Mandalia represented LaSER in the Dacre Sword Competition
26 Cadets achieved Wing and Region Blues for sports and the Sqn Shooting Team achieved 2 Cadet 100s at ISCRM and 4 Cadet 50s at CISSAM and also won the national Falling Plate Competition and the CORPSAM LSW Trophy. Cadets attended camps in Germany and Cyprus, and at RAF Boulmer . Cadets attended the Invictus Games, Lord Mayors Show, Cenotaph Parade and the Festival of Remberance.
The Sqn raised over £7000 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and was affiliated with the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers and we look forward to working with this City Livery Company in the comming years.
We welcomed the Commandant Air Cadets to the Sqn in January to award the Kregie and Cubby Trophies for excellence in leadership to Sgt Puzrikova and Cpl Richards and in the summer we unvieled the memorial to Tom Curry, an ex cadet and Royal Marine who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2007.
Cadets have achieved BTECs, First Aid qualifications and 38 Duke of Edinburghs Awards including 6 Golds. The Sqn was active in the mountains of England and Wales and carried out several field exercises at Crowborough, and flying was back on the agenda after the grounding of 2013, with over 50 cadets taking to the air in the Tutor aerobatic plane. The Sqn Band has come on significantly since its foundation in 2013 and we would like to thank Dave Collet for his work with the drummers. We have introduced Archery as a new activity and we have welcomed several new staff to the Squadron, who are mostly ex cadets from the Sqn.
We look forward to 2015 and another busy year of rising to the challenges ahead and I would like to thank all the staff and committee for all of the hard work that they put into the Sqn over the last year and the cadets for their enthusiasm and comittment