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June 22, 2018

On June 21, 2524 (Oakington) and 2461 (Sawston) RAF Air Cadets were treated to a mesmerising talk and presentation from Air Vice-Marshal Alan Merriman CBE AFC* FRAeS RAF (Rtd).  The event was held at 2524's HQ in Longstanton.

Air Vice-Marshal Merriman gave the...

June 22, 2018

The opportunity to fly was one of the main reasons I joined Air cadets.

On Saturday 16th June, myself, Flight Sergeant Margetts, Corporal Baxter and Cadet Holland, all from 2524 (Oakington) Air Cadets, traveled to RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire to go flying with 5 AEF.  F...

June 13, 2018

Team work is key to many successes in life. 

Cadets in the Air Training Corps undertake lots of activities which require excellent team working skills.  The forth coming Wing Field Weekend (a weekend packed with Team exercises) draws on every aspect of those team work s...

June 9, 2018

The Oakington Squadron were visited by the Vice President if the Histon & Impington Branch of The Royal British Legion on Thursday 7 June. 

Philip Starling, a former Commanding Officer of 2524 (Oakington) Squadron, joined the cadets on parade to award them with a certif...

May 31, 2018

We started off with an early start as usual as we needed to be at Duxford early in the morning. Then we we're briefed about all the RADIO Communications and Call signs. This then lead to us learning the sites of the airfield as the day ahead would be busy.

After the bri...

May 16, 2018

Nine 2524 (Oakington) Squadron cadets have successfully completed their Leadership Blue Badges.

Under the tuition of Flight Sergeant Margetts, the cadets learnt about the essential skills needed to be a good leader and how to deliver a good exercise brief using a clear,...

May 7, 2018

On Saturday, May 5th, Flight Sergeant Margetts and Corporal de Soissons from 2524 (Oakington) Squadron ATC ran one of the exercises for Sector Field Day.  The task involved setting up, briefing cadets on the exercise, and marking each squadron's team.  The exercise was...

May 6, 2018

On Saturday the 5th of May, 2524 (Oakington) cadets attended the Beds and Cambs Wing’s Eastern Sector Field Day.

During the day we completed in a variety of exercises ranging from Drill to First Aid.

First on our timetable was the drill competition. Corporal Baxter march...

April 25, 2018

This Sunday, Oakington Squadron attended the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire annual athletics and competed bearing the squadron number proudly on their chests. We partook in as many events as we possibly could, resulting in two gold medals in javelin and shot-put from...

April 21, 2018

On Saturday 21 April 2018, myself and Cadet Lindsay arrived at RAF Wyton at 08.45 eager to learn more about what our day on the Flight Simulators would hold.  We were met at the Main Gate by Flight Lieutenant Salter who escorted us onto the base.

Our morning consisted o...

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