148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Barnsley Air Cadets attend their Initial Expedition Training Weekend.

On the 2nd and 3rd of April, nine 148 (Barnsley) Squadron cadets were joined by cadets and staff from 23 (South Elmsall) Squadron and took part in an Initial Expedition Training Weekend. The cadets had lessons in packing rucksacks, map…

Shooting Success

Shooting success for Barnsley Air Cadets in obtaining Squadron Marksman badges on the air rifle. This is a very high standard of target shooting and we are very proud of the standard of the cadets shooting. Well done and our…

Promotions

We are thrilled to announce our recent promotions. A total of seven cadets have passed through the ranks by impressing the staff with their dedication and professionalism to the squadron. Congratulations to Cpl Fisher who have been awarded the rank…

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…

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…