|Sports Update20th March 2016|
Congratulations to SGT Bonney and CPL Birch at Regional Cross Country yesterday!
Also well done to CWO Goodwin and CPL Casey representing Staffordshire Wing at 5 a side football.
|Welcome to the latest recruits!26th February 2016|
230 (Congleton) Squadron Air Training Corps welcomed four new members to their ever increasing family recently after the latest recruits completed their probationary training and subsequently enjoyed a successful passing out parade in front of proud family and staff.
With congratulations to our new cadets who worked hard to perfect the parade routine, and special thanks to Cdt Sgt Daniel Bonney, our Officer in Charge Flt Lt Dave Bridgford and Squadron Padre Derek Balsden for kindly officiating on the evening.
From left to right: Officer Commanding - Flight Lieutenant Dave Bridgford, Cdt Jacob Muirhead, Cdt Tom Smith, Cdt Sgt Daniel Bonney, Cdt Bethany McCusker, Cdt Michael Howell, Padre Derek Balsden. KB
|Junior Leaders: John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation21st February 2016|
After 19 miles, mission accomplished - but please keep donating!
230 Sqn ATC cadets CWO Lightfoot, FS Spender and Cpl Wedgwood are part of the Staffs Wing team raising money for this excellent foundation. For more information and to donate please follow the links below;
|Team Success in Wing Cross Country14th February 2016|
Another day, another triumph for 230 (Congleton) Squadron Air Training Corps who ran their way to more success at the weekend, resulting in gold and silver awards for our talented cadets.
Over 150 cadets from across the Staffordshire Wing entered the cross country competition held at RAF Cosford in Shropshire, where they endured a strenuous course covering around 3 miles of steep hills and difficult terrain.
Cadets from Congleton braved very cold temperatures, and ran their way to victory, gaining one gold and three silver awards for their hard work. In the under 17 boys race, our successful team of Cpl Casey, Cdt Jennings, Cdt Hodgetts and Cdt Mason did extremely well in obtaining gold. Sgt Bonney won the junior men, coming first in his race. Under 15 girls earned silver in their race, ran by Cdt Casey and Cdt McCusker. A further silver was acquired by Cpl Birch in the junior womens.
Several high achievers now go on to represent 31 squadrons from the Staffordshire and Cheshire area, at the inter-wing competition this Sunday at RAF Cosford once again, where further golds are hoped to adorn our heavily stacked trophy shelf!
We wish our talented cadets the very best of luck and are extremely proud of you all. KB
|Awards Evening23rd January 2016|
The annual awards evening and dinner took place at the Chimney House Hotel this year. 230 Sqn ATC were delighted to welcome parents and honoured guests including 230 Sqn RAF Commanding Officer Wg Cdr Toby Sawbridge MBE, Fiona Bruce MP, Town Mayor Cllr Elizabeth Wardlaw, Sqn Ldr Tim Frogley and the President of 230 RAF Association Wg Cdr Rob Turner RAF (Retd).
During the evening cadets took turns to speak on the achievements and events of 2015 including shooting, flying, sports, Duke of Edinburgh's award, Swynnerton Leadership camp, visits to RAF Benson, Manchester Airport and the National Arboretum, a summary which showed what a successful and action packed year it was!
An excellent speech by Wing Commander Sawbridge remarked on the fantastic achievements and opportunities available to cadets, developing confidence and skills they can take forward into either civilian or service careers.
Cadet Awards were presented for:
Shooting : FS Spender
Most enthusastic cadet : Cdt Williams
Sports: Cpl Birch
Best Newcomer : Cdt Meigh
Most improved Cadet: Cpl Krinks
Flying : Cdt Ling
Best NCO : Sgt Lea
Colin Hingley Memorial D of E Award : Cpl Rogers
Matthias shield for Community Work : Cpl Tkaczyk
Cadet of the Year (and the coveted Tiger Bow Tie) : Sgt Bonney
Merit Awards : Cpl Wedgwood and Cdt Rous
CWO's Goodwin and Lightfoot also received a picture of Gazelle helicopters over RAF Shawbury in recognition of their service in the Sqn, their time as cadets soon coming to an end. IRS