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Congleton Lions Half Marathon2nd October 2016

Congleton Lions Half Marathon 2016


On what turned out to be a very warm October day the Cadets manned one of the water stations on the Congleton Lions Half Marathon.

The support the Cadets gave the runners seemed to be well appreciated on a day that was warmer than most of our days in the Summer!

Some of the runners were quite happy for the Cadets to douse them with water never mind drink it!

A pleasure to support the local community.     EW        





Comms Award For Sgt Bonney12th September 2016

Well done Sgt Bonney on your radio communications instructor award..

"Students on the Wing's first Bronze Comms Award instructor and assessor course at Staffs Wing's Aerospace Centre. Our first nine qualified Bronze badge award assessors, some additional Blue badge award assessors - and seven new cadet comms awards..."
Flt Lt Swift 
Wing Comms Officer

Wing Field Day3rd July 2016

On Sunday 3rd July cadets from 230 (Congleton) Squadron attended Wing Field Day at MoD Stafford 4 Site. An event where squadrons from across Staffordshire wing compete against each in other in a variety of different activities from drill to modelling.

Aircraft recognition was the first event for cadets to take part in. A team of three, (cadets Rous, O’Bree and Price) entered for 230. They had to name thirty aircraft from all around the world. Banner drill was next led by banner bearer CWO Lightfoot the team performed very well and their efforts paid off. Drill was the big event of the day and SGT Bonney ably lead the drill team onto the parade square shortly after banner drill was over. The drill team had an inspection first and then proceeded to do their drill sequence which included some difficult new sequences.

Four events had been completed for the event prior to the day. The first aid competition was held the day before (02.07.16) at the same location. A team of four lead by team captain CPL Rogers were tested on different scenarios including a burns patient and an unconscious casualty. The media presentation had been completed at squadron parade nights, the video they produced was based around the past 75 years of the Air Cadet Organisation and how it has progressed and changed. CPL Krinks put the final video together, a link to this video can be found here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GvM13j3BDn0.

Modelling had also been completed on squadron nights and the final models were presented to the judges on the day. Shooting had also been completed prior to the day at RAF Cosford. The team did very well and gained an excellent result.

The day concluded with a huge final parade with over 800 cadets present. Lead by OC Staffordshire Wing, Wing Commander Sharrard-Williams, the parade performed a march past with the VIP guest taking the salute. The honorary guest this year was Group Captain Middleton.

Overall, 230 (Congleton) Squadron performed well at Wing Field Day. They came 10th in drill, 6th in banner drill, 5th in first aid, 10th in modelling, 2nd in shooting, 27th in media and 20th in aircraft recognition. Meaning overall they gained 9th position. A fantastic effort all round by staff and cadets alike. 


Report by Cadet Cpl Ling







 Wg Cdr E L Sharrard-Williams RAFVR(T) at the head of the final parade. 800 cadets plus staff marched past our Reviewing Officer Gp Capt Middleton.  

Ghana Expedition1st July 2016



Follow our two cadets Sgt Wedgwood and FS Spender and the five other QJL's and three directing staff on their expedition to Ghana, working with the charity Village by Village* and sponsored by the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.

During their time in Ghana they will be helping construct a medical centre and football pitch for the people of Otwitri Village in the eastern region.



*       http://villagebyvillage.org.uk/what-we-do/  









Royal British Legion - Armed Forces Day26th June 2016

230 (Congleton) Squadron Air Training Corps put the fun into fundraising at the weekend when they attended an event to support Armed Forces Day.

The Congleton branch of the Royal British Legion organised various stalls and displays at Alcumlow Hall Farm, where the local community turned out in their droves to enjoy the many activities in the sunshine.

Numerous cadets and adult volunteer members attended to help raise funds and awareness for a very worthy cause. 


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