148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


The Squadron visited South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

On the 1st of October 2023, a group of nine enthusiastic cadets embarked on an educational journey to the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. As they set foot on the historic grounds of the former RAF Doncaster airfield, anticipation and excitement filled the air. The cadets were about to embark on a unique adventure, immersing themselves in the rich history of aviation. The museum’s impressive collection of aircraft immediately caught their attention, offering a tangible connection to the RAF’s history. Each aircraft had its own compelling story to tell, revealing different eras and the men and women who once flew these remarkable machines in service to their nation.

What truly distinguished this visit was the immersive and interactive experience. The cadets had the chance to get hands-on with the aircraft, gaining insights into the intricate mechanics of flight and the technology behind these iconic machines. Engaging with the knowledgeable museum staff, the cadets absorbed the finer details of each aircraft and the heroic tales of the airmen who operated them. This experience left an indelible impression on these young minds, igniting a newfound passion for aviation and an unwavering commitment to the RAF’s legacy. As they left the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum that day, each cadet carried with them the aspiration to become future aviators and to honour the proud heritage of the Royal Air Force.

Mr Rogers engineering class had a great exposure to engineering and the largest collection of aviation engines in one place. All the cadets got a lot from Mr Rogers and put the last few weeks learning in to perspective. The museum was great with all the cadets and staff allowing entry to cockpits and areas not always given to anyone, a rare treat. A great day and one we hope the cadets remember for a long time.