148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Open Night 2019

On the 12th of July we welcomed Cadets and their families to attend out Annual Open Evening. During the evening we celebrated the successes and achievements of the cadets over the past year and presented several annual trophies and certificates….

Cadets Complete Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

On the 6th-7th of July myself and 5 other cadets completed our bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition section. I originally felt nervous, due to the possibility of spending my weekend lost in the cold, wet Yorkshire fields. However I am…

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…

Fg Off Hannah Banks

Flying 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 it…

Flight Sergeant Matt Smedley

Flight 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…

Sgt (RAFAC) Lewis Melia

Sgt Lewis Melia joined the ATC at the age of 13 and rose to become one of the senior cadets on the squadron ageing out at the age of 20 in May 2018. Since leaving as a cadet he been…

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…