Silver Gliding Wings for Bedlington Air Cadet

Congratulations and well done to Sgt Esmee Webley, an Air Cadet with 2522 (Bedlington) Sqn, who has been awarded with her Silver Gliding Wings after completing the new Silver Gliding Course. Sgt Webley was the only cadet selected from the North Region and has spent a week at RAF Syerston where she completed 43 launches in the Grob Viking Glider as part of the course which ended with her completing a solo flight in the glider. This is a great achievement for Sgt Webley, who lives in Morpeth and attends the Air Cadet unit in Bedlington. It is a great experience and one step closer to her goal of becoming a pilot in the Royal Air Force.

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Cadets Support Anzac Day Commemorations

Cadets from 1801 Alnwick Sqn Royal Air Force Air Cadets took part in a special service of Commemoration at Chevington Cemetery in Northumberland at the weekend, in conjunction with the Newcastle and Gateshead Branch of the Royal Air Force Association. The service and parade marked Anzac Day, when we remember all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in war and on operational service.

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Morpeth Air Cadet Leader Retires After 20 Years

Morpeth Air Cadet Leader Retires After 20 Years A Northumberland Air Cadet Officer is retiring after notching up 20 years continuous service with Durham/Northumberland Wing ATC. Flight Lieutenant Bob Donothey joined 242 (Cramlington) Squadron in 1996 as a Civilian Instructor, and 4 years later was commissioned into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training Branch). He took over as Officer Commanding 404 (Morpeth) Squadron in February 2002 – a position which he has held for 14 years. In that time, Bob has ably led the Squadron through significant development, ensuring that his Cadets and Staff have had access to exciting opportunities and challenging training. Those opportunities offered to the Cadets by Bob and his team included overseas trips to Crete, where...

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Tall Ships Blyth 2016

Over the weekend, Cadets and Staff from across the Wing took part in the Tall Ships event at Blyth. The Wing Media trailer and marquees provided the backdrop for Cadets and Staff to tell visitors to the event about our organisation, and encourage some of them to join us! Cadets and Staff attended from Squadrons local to Blyth, including 1000 Blyth Squadron, 2522 Bedlington Squadron, 242 (Cramlington) Squadron and 1110 Ashington Squadron, as well as from further afield, including 131 (City of Newcastle upon Tyne) Squadron, 36 (Hetton-Le-Hole) Squadron, 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron, 1507 (Chester-le-Street) Squadron, 1509 (Blaydon) Squadron, and 1151 (Wallsend) Squadron. Well done to everyone - you put on a great display and were great ambassadors for our Wing!

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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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Join as a Cadet

To the join the Air Training Corps as a cadet and enjoy the exciting range of activities that young people near you are experiencing you need to be aged between 12 (and in Year 8 at school) and 17 years old. If you would like to locate your nearest squadron you can contact Durham Northumberland headquarters on 0191 213 1919 or use our Squadrons page by clicking here. If you live outside this area visit the Squadron Locator section of the Air Cadet Website. Whichever squadron you choose to join you are guaranteed a friendly welcome; it is recommended that you take a parent to the squadron with you when you go and enquire. All cadets are required to follow a Cadet Code of Conduct which...

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Squadrons

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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35 SQUADRONS AND OVER 1600 CADETS AND STAFF Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the ‘Air Cadets’, we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years. Durham/Northumberland Wing covers County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland  and includes 35 Squadrons from the Scottish Border to County Durham, and from the Pennines across to the North-east coast. We’re sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed...

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