148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Barnsley Cadets Gain Blue Duke of Edinburgh Award

We are thrilled to announce that Cdt Fisher, Cdt Stott and Cdt McKevitt have been awarded with their Pre-DofE (Blue) Duke of Edinburgh Award! This concludes 6 months of hard work completing the First Class Training Syllabus as well as…

Cadet Warrant Officer Kirk Achieves Top Cadet Rank

Congratulations to our latest Cadet Warrant Officer Dylan Kirk on passing his Wing Board interview. The interview follows a similar format as one for applying to the Royal Air Force and is Chaired by our Wing Commander Brian Daniel. Dylan…

Cadet Warrant Officer Grange Achieves Top Cadet Rank

Congratulations to our latest Cadet Warrant Officer Jack Grange on passing his Wing Board interview. The interview follows a similar format as one for applying to the Royal Air Force and is Chaired by our Wing Commander Brian Daniel. Jack…

Battle of Britain Service 2019

On the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 15th September 148 (Barnsley) Squadron staff and cadets remembered at St Mary’s church. The Squadron reflected on those who fought and died in this campaign, which was one of the pivotal turning…

Lord Lieutenant Appointment for Flt Sgt Butler

On Tuesday 3rd September I attended the South Yorkshire Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards at Endcliffe Hall where I had the honour of being appointed as HM Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for the next year. The Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet is a prestigious position that very few…

Cadets Go Laser Questing!

On the 2nd September, our Squadron attended a fun night held in Quasar, Sheffield. It was an enjoyable evening – a nice, relaxing end to the summer. We even got to shoot at the staff members and get away with it!…

Success at 148!

Recently we have had several cadets achieve qualifications, badges and be promoted! Firstly we have promoted three cadets to the rank of Corporal. To get promoted, cadets have to show their commitment and good conduct towards the squadron as well…

Cadets Learn Life Saving Skills

From the 31st of August to the 1st of September, myself and several other cadets and staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron completed the Activity First Aid Course for our Silver First Aid Badge. Over the course of the weekend, we…

CVQO Success!

Congratulations to our recent cadets who have progressed through the CVQO Syllabus. Over the last few months they have received the following Qualifications; BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Aviation Studies Flt Sgt Dylan Kirk Flt Sgt Jack Grange Sgt Courtney…

RAF Scampton Heritage Visit

On the 27th August 2019, eight cadets along with four staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron went to RAF Scampton to visit the heritage centre.  We were able to sit in a Hawk T1, the same aircraft that the red arrows use and what…