County Durham Air Cadet Leader Retires After 52 Years

County Durham Air Cadet Leader Retires After 52 Years A Cadet Officer from Murton in County Durham is retiring after notching up more than 52 years continuous service with the Air Training Corps. Flt Lt David Button joined 1338 (Seaham) Squadron Air Cadets back in 1964 at the age of 14 years old, and progressed on to be a Civilian Instructor, Adult Warrant Officer, and finally a Commissioned Officer in 1987. He paraded at 1338 (Seaham) Squadron for the most part of his cadet career until he took over 1932 (Blackhall) squadron in May 1999. Upon taking over the squadron, Flt Lt Button was greeted with as few as six cadets on his first night, and spent many years nurturing...

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Cadets March Through City to Mark 75th Anniversary

Almost 700 Air Cadets and Staff from Durham/Northumberland Wing and across North Region took part in a celebratory parade on Saturday 23rd July to mark 75 years of the Air Training Corps. The Cadets and their officers and senior NCOs marched through the City of Durham and held a service of thanksgiving at Durham Cathedral. They were joined by dignitaries including the Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon, a number of local Mayors, and members of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. Mrs Snowdon gave an address during the Service, praising the work of the organisation in delivering challenging opportunities to the young people of the region. The occasion also saw a new North Region banner being dedicated. The...

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Join as Staff

Are you seeking a new challenge? The Air Training Corps requires high calibre adult volunteers to assist with the running of its squadrons. No previous experience or military training is necessary, however you do need to be a minimum of 20 years of age. There are a number of ways in which you can help out. As a member of staff on a squadron you will start your career as a Civilian Instructor helping to deliver training on the squadron. Having served as a Civilian Instructor and with the recommendation of your squadron commander you may want to apply to become a uniformed member of staff, either as Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) or as a commissioned officer. Our uniformed members...

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Tyne and Wear 111 (Sunderland) Sqn 131 (City of Newcastle) Sqn 324 (South Shields) Sqn 346 (Tynemouth) Sqn 361 (Gateshead) Sqn 607 (Wearmouth) Sqn 733 (Newcastle Airport) Sqn 861 (Wideopen) Sqn 1027 (Jarrow) Sqn 1114 (Gosforth) Sqn 1151 (Wallsend) Sqn 1156 (Whitley Bay) Sqn 1313 (Whickham) Sqn 1509 (Blaydon) Sqn 2214 (Usworth) Sqn 2344 (Longbenton) Sqn 2510 (West Denton) Sqn Northumberland 224 (Hexham) Sqn 242 (Cramlington) Sqn 404 (Morpeth) Sqn 1000 (Blyth) Sqn 1016 (Berwick) Sqn 1110 (Ashington) Sqn 1248 (Prudhoe) Sqn 1801 (Alnwick) Sqn 2522 (Bedlington) Sqn County Durham 36 (Hetton-le-Hole) Sqn 234 (City of Durham) Sqn 473 (Hartlepool) Sqn 1338 (Seaham) Sqn 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Sqn 1409 (Consett) Sqn 1507 (Chester-le-Street) Sqn 1932 (Blackhall) Sqn 2505 (Bishop Auckland)...

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