148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Cadets Begin Gliding Training

On the 27th of January 2019, myself and Cdt Kirk got the chance to go gliding at RAF Syerston in Leicester. It was a windy day so unfortunately, we couldn’t fly, but we were able to complete the ground school…

Inter-Squadron Cross Country Championships

On the 13th of January 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the Annual South and West Yorkshire Wing Cross Country Championship. Once we arrived at Thornes Park we began by handing out the squadron sports tops and shorts so that we could…

Blue Badge Leadership Course

On the 12th of January, a Blue Badge Leadership Day was held for cadets at 148 (Barnsley) Squadron. 10 Cadets attended the course to develop their leadership skills and earn the Blue Leadership Badge.  The day was ran by the…

Contact Us

Contact Us If you are interested in joining, or have any questions, please fill out a contact sheet below and a member of the Squadron Staff will be in touch soon. Alternatively please ring the squadron phone on 01226 283049…

Staff

CI Mandy Colton

CI Colton has been involved with the ATC as a staff member since 2010. She joined the Corps as she saw the positive influence it had on young people and her partner is and two children were also involved in…

CI Brian Rogers

Wg Cdr R B Rogers RAFVR(T) Rtd. CI Rogers joined 148 (Barnsley) Sqn in 1949 as a cadet and progressed through the ranks finally becoming its Commanding Officer, a post he held for 19 years. He was then appointed to…

Sergeant Matt Smedley

Sergeant Matthew Smedley joined 370 (North Sheffield) Squadron as a Cadet at the age of 15. Upon reaching the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer he transferred to 148 (Barnsley) Squadron where he saw out the rest of his Cadet career….

Acting Plt Off Hannah Banks

Acting Pilot Officer Banks has been involved with the ATC since she started out as a Cadet at the age of 13.  She joined the ATC after seeing an advert in the local paper and wanted to find out what…

Sqn Ldr Andy Williams

Sqn Ldr Andy Williams has been in and around the Air Cadets for over 20 years as a cadet and staff member over that time.  He joined 366 (King Ecgbert) Squadron in 1986, being introduced to this great organisation by…

Why Air Cadets?

What makes the Air Cadets different from other organisations? You can ask any cadet or member of staff and they will tell you about their experiences and achievements during their time with the ACO. The ACO is unique as it…