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 squadron and their guests an insight into what in it was like to be a test pilot in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He shared his experiences leading up to becoming a Test Pilot, including serving as an instructor on Meteors, a
Sunday 12th November saw people across the UK join in acts of Remembrance to honour those who have given their lives in the defence of our Nation and the freedom of people across the Globe. Cadets and staff from 2524 (Oakington) Squadron RAF Air Cadets attended Remembrance Parades in Histon and in Longstanton, laying wreaths at both War Memorials in memory of the the Fallen. The Parades were followed by a church service at All Staints Church Longstanton. Following the church
2524 (Oakington) RAF Air Cadets Looking for fun and adventure? Want real flight experience? No problem. How about heading out on adventurous training and camps, including overseas? Normal for cadets. Competitive sports, drill, shooting, music, abseiling, engineering projects? Our list of activities is long, varied and open to all cadets. Air Cadets have the opportunity to do things that others only dream about. If you are a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports
On the weekend of 2nd of September 2017, cadets from 2524 Oakington Squadron ATC, along with nearly 80 other Air Cadets from around the Wing, deployed to The Shuttleworth Collection in Old Warden for a weekend of aviation focused activities. Keen to make the most of the weekend, the 2524 Cadets were the first to arrive on Saturday morning and soon set about erecting their camp. Once camp was set up, the cadets were split into flights and set off to undertake a range of exciti
On Saturday the 20th of August Cadets Gaishun and Thurston, and Cadet Flight Sergeant Margetts from 2524 (Oakington) Squadron, joined 24 other cadets from around the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire wing to go to RAF Odiham Summer Camp and experience life on an RAF Base and undertake many different activities. To start the week off the cadets all had a visit to the RAF fire section where the cadets were shown round two of the fire trucks that they had there. This inevitably en
This year, along with Flight Sergeant James Lunn, I was one of 30 cadets and supporting staff that were deployed to Nijmegen, Holland in July 2017. 10 months of training, walking in excess of 350 miles, had lead us to our destination: a 100 mile walk across 4 days. We arrived Saturday 15th and having unpacked, all meandered into town. The centre of Nijmegen had been transformed into one giant festival, with stages set up around every corner containing singers performing live.