148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Barnsley Air Cadet Attends International Leadership Course

The Cadet Officer School is the Civil Air Patrol’s – US Air Cadet equivalent – premier leadership training course, and I was lucky enough to join the 51st course along with 5 other North Region Cadets and 6 from Canada. This…

Open Night 2019

On the 12th of July we welcomed Cadets and their families to attend out Annual Open Evening. During the evening we celebrated the successes and achievements of the cadets over the past year and presented several annual trophies and certificates….

Cadets Complete Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

On the 6th-7th of July myself and 5 other cadets completed our bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition section. I originally felt nervous, due to the possibility of spending my weekend lost in the cold, wet Yorkshire fields. However I am…

Cadets Take to the Skies!

On the 17th June 4 cadets were taken flying in Grob Tutor aircraft. It was quite an early start where we took the minibus to our destination.  When we arrived, we took a briefing with the cadets from the other…

Sgt Richmond Completes the International Waendal March

On the 11th and 12th of May I took part in the Waendel road-marching walk. During the walk I would carry plenty of water and food for energy to help me walk the 25 mile distance per day, I also…

Barnsley Cadet Named Top 6 In the Country

On the 11th May 2019, I travelled down to RAFC Cranwell to be introduced to the other nominees for the RAFAC National Awards both ATC and CCF. I was North Region’s nominee for the ATC 75 Sword; The best female…

Cadets Complete RAF Cosford Road Marching Award

On the 27th/28th April, myself and Sgt Richmond travelled to RAF Cosford to participate in the Cosford WARMA Marches as a member of the South+West Yorkshire Wing Road Marching Team. The aim is to complete a 2x 40km walk throughout…

Archery Fun!

Recently I have participated in Archery and it was really interesting and fun! Before we did archery, we had to go through all the safety rules to make sure we were all safe in this potentially dangerous sport.  This was run at Squadron by the…

Cadets Complete Bronze Leadership Course

On the 7th April cadets attended the final phase of a Bronze Badge Leadership Course, held at 148 (Barnsley) Squadron. We arrived at 0900 to get through a busy day, which was well-worth attending!  Up until Lunchtime at around 1300,…

Cadet Warrant Officer Charlie Owen Ages Out

Tonight saw CWO Charlie Owen’s last night as a cadet. Charlie joined 148 (Barnsley) Squadron in November 2012 at 13 years old. During his time as a cadet, Charlie rose to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer and became responsible…