148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

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148 Squadron shares Festive Spirit

2023 has been yet another tough year for many and as such having the ability to give to others has been a big ask, but as ever the cadets of 148 Squadron have dug deep. On the 15th of December,…

Battlefields Tour (France and Belgium) 2023

On the evening of Monday 23rd of October 2023, 10 cadets and 4 staff members from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron, joined by cadets and staff from 4 other squadrons in the wing, embarked on a journey to France and Belgium, for…

Initial Expedition Training Weekend

On the 14th and 15th of October, eight 148 (Barnsley) Squadron cadets and four staff and took part in an Initial Expedition Training Weekend. The cadets had lessons in packing rucksacks, map reading, grid references, camp craft, first aid and…

Cadets awarded with Blue First Aid Badges

In November 2023 cadets attended the Essential First Aid Course to achieve their blue First Aid badges. Congratulations on the 24 cadets being awarded their badges this evening. Well done, a first aid qualification is an essential life skill and…

Squadron Promotions

In a significant moment of recognition and achievement, Cpl Wallis, Cpl Bloomer and Cpl Sanger were recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Cdt Ball, Cdt Swallow and Cdt Ellis to the rank of Corporal. Their unwavering commitment, leadership,…

Remembrance Parade 2023

On 12th November 2023, the members of the Squadron stood united in their commitment to honour the fallen at the Remembrance Parade. Dressed in impeccably pressed uniforms adorned with the iconic poppy, the cadets exuded a sense of discipline and…

Festival of Remembrance 2023

This year the Festival of Remembrance held at St Marys Church on 9th November 2023, 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 2023

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…

Squadron Promotions

In a significant moment of recognition and achievement, Sergeant Fisher and Sergeant Parr were recently promoted to the esteemed rank of Flight Sergeant. Their unwavering commitment, leadership, and exemplary service have not only demonstrated their passion for the organization but…

The Squadron visited South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

On the 1st of October 2023, a group of nine enthusiastic cadets embarked on an educational journey to the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. As they set foot on the historic grounds of the former RAF Doncaster airfield, anticipation and excitement…

YFA Course 29th and 30th August  2023

On the 29th and 30th of July, myself and 10 other cadets completed a St Johns Ambulance Youth First Aid course in order to qualify for the bronze first aid badge. Over the weekend, we learned how to do a primary…

RIAT Camp 2023

Early on Tuesday 11th July, cadets from all over South and West Yorkshire Wing set off on a long journey to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire to become part of the larger cadet detachment that is made up of over 800…