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Passing Out Parade13th May 2016

Another outstanding night took place at Sqn HQ on Friday. We had three cadets who have worked hard preparing for their enrolment into the ATC and they did so fantastically. Welcome to Cadets Kehoe, Jackson and Stubbs.  

We were joined by several honoured guests including the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Mr David Briggs, The High Sheriff of Cheshire Mrs K H Cowell OBE DL, Congleton's Member of Parliament Mrs Fiona Bruce and Congleton's Mayor Cllr David Brown. They enjoyed a fantastic drill routine led by cadet Sgt Bonney. They also enjoyed watching the cadets take part in several activities under supervision of CWO Lightfoot.

A fantastic night was had by all and it was another perfect opportunity for photos with the torch!

Mayor Making Ceremony12th May 2016

The 75th anniversary torch took part in Congleton's Mayor making ceremony on Thursday night. 

Congratulations to Sgt Bonney who will be the Mayors Cadet for the coming year.

Cadets with the new mayor Cllr David Brown

75th Anniversary Torch Relay9th May 2016

This year is the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps. To mark this fantastic occasion Staffordshire wing have designed a torch that is being relayed to every Squadron in the Wing. Each Squadron has been tasked with taking the torch to local landmarks whilst delivering it in style to the next Squadron.

2151 Biddulph Squadron transfered the torch to us, it was then on a fabulous visit to Manchester Airport control tower and fire station followed by Congleton's park, ambulance station and war memorial.

The end of the week will see us hold a reception and passing out parade before transfer of the torch by canoe along the canal system to Sandbach!

 

 

   

Regional Hockey10th April 2016

Well done to Cpl Birch who represented Wales and West Region at hockey. This is the second time she has represented the region this year! A fantastic all round cadet. Well done Laura!

 

 

 

Laura (right) with Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR and teammate FS Watson 395 Sqn ATC at RAF Cranwell.

 

Junior Leaders Course XV1130th March 2016

Congratulations to Cpl Wedgwood and FS Spender on completion of the ten day test phase of the Junior Leaders course. They now join CWO Sam Lightfoot from 230 sqn ATC as QJLs. Sam returned to JL as one of the directing staff along with ex-cadet Sgt Si Brown RAF in his role as section leader.  

After a series of tough leadership exercises over seven days and nights in the field (Storm Katie adding to the challenge), all the cadets were treated to extraction by Chinook!

A superb graduation dinner, with Commandant Air Cadets Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR, was held in the Officers Mess at RAF Honington.

 

Congratulations to all five Staffs Wing graduates

(from right to left) FS Green, CWO Ellis,FS (F) Green,FS Spender,Cpl Wedgwood

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