148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Staff Success!

During these unprecedented times where it has been impossible to meet physically and the difficulties and limitations in running virtual parade nights for the last year have caused challenges.  We have continued through these dark times to provide learning, fun…

ATC 75th Anniversary Wing Parade

In 2016, 148 (Barnsley) Squadron joined over 1000 cadets from across the North of England to parade through Doncaster and attend a service at Doncaster Minster. Led by our band, the parade marched through the Town Centre and included a…

148 (Barnsley) Squadron Hosts a serving USAF F-15E Strike Eagle Pilot.

On Friday 3rd July, cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron were privileged to host an active duty F-15E Strike Eagle pilot from the US Air Force over Microsoft Teams. The pilot spoke in detail about their USAF journey to date, the…

Barnsley Air Cadets Become Cyber Specialists

To advance a stage further in the progressive training syllabus, myself and Cpl Thomas Yates have invested time into completing our Silver Cyber Badge and become Cyber Specialists.┬áThis has been a perfect way to spend the first few weeks of…

New Virtual Parade Night

Last night saw the Squadron use the new Microsoft Teams meeting to hold a virtual parade night for cadets while the Squadron is stood down. It was business as usual for 148 as over 40 cadets and staff got involved and completed their cadet training from…

Flt Sgt Bray Gets Promoted

We are thrilled to announce our most recent promotion. Well done to Cadet Sgt Bray who has been promoted to the rank of Flight Sergeant. Flt Sgt Bray has earned her promotion by impressing the staff with her dedication and…

Cpl Ellam Gains Silver Leadership Badge

On the 16th of February, myself and Cpl Crawford attended the Silver leadership Course assessment day at South and West Yorkshire Wing headquarters. The day commenced with a theory test on knowledge we had gained at an earlier date, ensuring…

Barnsley Squadron Gains 10 New Basic Radio Operators

On the 2nd of February myself and other cadets attended a Blue Radio Course ran by squadron staff. In this course we learnt about various things such as: how to operate the radios, signal and causes of signal disruption, the…

Barnsley Air Cadet Gains Dacre Sword Nomination

On Tuesday 11th February, I travelled to South and West Yorkshire Wing Headquarters for a board, competing for the nomination to represent the wing in the national RAF Air Cadets Dacre Sword competition. The Dacre sword is a prestigious award given…