148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Cadets Awarded with Blue DofE Badges 2023

12 Barnsley Air Cadets have recently completed their Blue Duke of Edinburgh award badges, which are the pre-cursor of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards. The award takes 3 months to complete and involves taking part in sporting ventures, learning…

Master Degree Graduations 2023

The Squadron would like to congratulate OC Squadron, Squadron Leader A.Williams on his graduation for his Masters Degree. He completed this whilst juggling his OC duties, Wing DofE, full time job and his home life. It was also a nice…

Festival of Remembrance 2022

This year the Festival of Remembrance held at St Marys Church on 10th November 2022, allowed all to reflect on the core values of ‘service’ which make our Armed Forces such an inspiration to all.    Through words, song, and storytelling,…

Poppy Collecting 2022

For three Saturdays in October, cadets and staff assisted the Barnsley Branch of the Royal British Legion with the Poppy Appeal in Barnsley Town Centre.  All the cadets were a credit to themselves and the Squadron. Despite the at times…

Remembrance Day 2022

On Sunday the 13th of November, 148 (Barnsley) Squadron were out in large numbers to commemorate those who have fought and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country’s freedom, on Remembrance Sunday 2022.  Everyone was smart and…

Squadron Promotions

We are thrilled to announce our recent promotions. Five cadets have passed through the ranks by impressing the staff with their dedication and professionalism to the squadron. Congratulations to FS Yates who have been awarded the rank of Flight Sergeant…

Youth First Aiders Course August 2022

On the 27th and 28th of August, myself and eight other cadets completed St Johns Ambulance Youth First Aid course for the bronze first aid badge. Over the weekend, we learned how to do a primary survey, how to do…

Cadets Awarded Blue Flying Wings

After the cadets attending their first AEF (Air Experienced Flight) on the 15th August. They recently earned their Blue Flying Wings. They had to part take in training before their AEF, which included basic knowledge of the flight instruments, such…

Air Experience Flying

It was very early on the 15th August that Barnsley Air Cadets rose and met at the Squadron HQ.  This was all to ensure we arrived at RAF Leeming for Air Experience Flying (AEF) for the day.  Seven cadets and two…

Initial Expedition Training Weekend.

On the 30th and 31st of July, seven 148 (Barnsley) Squadron cadets and three staff were joined by cadets and staff from 1384 (Askern) Squadron and took part in an Initial Expedition Training Weekend. The cadets had lessons in packing…