148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

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Success at 148!

Recently, various awards and achievements have seen cadets praised here at 148 (Barnsley) Squadron.  Firstly, Cdt West and Cdt Yates have been presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh certificates. This draws to a close their Bronze award. A true…

Cadets Go Mountain Biking

On the 3rd of February I went Mountain Biking with the Squadron around the local area. When I put my name of the list for Mountain biking I was nervous as I had not been on my bike for some…

Cadets Begin Gliding Training

On the 27th of January 2019, myself and Cdt Kirk got the chance to go gliding at RAF Syerston in Leicester. It was a windy day so unfortunately, we couldn’t fly, but we were able to complete the ground school…

Inter-Squadron Cross Country Championships

On the 13th of January 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the Annual South and West Yorkshire Wing Cross Country Championship. Once we arrived at Thornes Park we began by handing out the squadron sports tops and shorts so that we could…

Blue Badge Leadership Course

On the 12th of January, a Blue Badge Leadership Day was held for cadets at 148 (Barnsley) Squadron. 10 Cadets attended the course to develop their leadership skills and earn the Blue Leadership Badge.  The day was ran by the…

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CI Mandy Colton

CI Colton has been involved with the ATC as a staff member since 2010. She joined the Corps as she saw the positive influence it had on young people and her partner is and two children were also involved in…

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CI Brian Rogers

Wg Cdr R B Rogers RAFVR(T) Rtd. CI Rogers joined 148 (Barnsley) Sqn in 1949 as a cadet and progressed through the ranks finally becoming its Commanding Officer, a post he held for 19 years. He was then appointed to…

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Sgt Matt Smedley

Sgt Matthew Smedley joined 370 (North Sheffield) Squadron as a Cadet at the age of 15. Upon reaching the rank of CWO he transferred to 148 (Barnsley) Squadron where he saw out the rest of his Cadet career. His highlights…

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Flt Sgt Hannah Banks

Flight Sergeant Banks has been involved with the ATC since she started out as a Cadet at the age of 13.  She joined the ATC after seeing an advert and wanted to find out what it was all about.  Highlights…

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Sqn Ldr Andy Williams

Sqn Ldr Andy Williams has been in and around the Air Cadets for over 20 years as a cadet and staff member over that time.  He joined 366 (King Ecgbert) Squadron in 1986, being introduced to this great organisation by…