186 (Newent) Squadron
Newent Air Cadet Squadron is one of the town’s longest established youth organisations. We pride ourselves on being one of the sector’s leading contributors to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, along with various sporting events including; Alpine Adventure (Skiing in Bavaria), Ten Tors, Road Marching, Rugby, Football, Netball, Hockey, Swimming and field and track events.
As an Air Cadet you will benefit from a wide array of activities and will find that your weekends quickly swell with exciting things to do. Some of the many activities that you can expect to do during your time as an Air Cadet include:
- Taking control of your own aircraft or glider on sorties with qualified pilots
- Learning to use a cadet target rifle safely and correctly
- Taking part in various sporting activities
- Building skills in fieldcraft and taking on Adventure Training
- Week long camps and museum and airshow visits
- Learning a variety of skills, including; map reading, camp craft, how to use a radio, learning how an engine works and how a wing generates lift - You can also take part in the cadet lead CVQO BTEC qualification for BTEC level 1, 2 and 3.
- Fundraising for the squadron and for the local RAF Association
- Taking part in ceremonial activities such as parades and services
There is a huge amount that you can do as an Air Cadet, to find out more, why not contact our Squadron's Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Sally-Anne Grimshaw to arrange a visit to the squadron during a parade evening. We look forward to seeing you very soon.
The Air Cadet experience is not only for the young people that we lead, we are also actively looking for adult volunteers to help make all of the activities that we do, possible.
If you are over 21 and can spare just an evening a week (3 hours) then we would like to hear from you.
Adult instructor roles are available in both a uniformed, and non-uniformed capacity and will give you the opportunity to experience the same challenges and activities that face our Cadets.
If you would like a different challenge, why not call in to the Squadron or contact our Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Sally-Anne Grimshaw on firstname.lastname@example.org.