148 (Barnsley) Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Barnsley Air Cadet Gains Dacre Sword Nomination

On Tuesday 11th February, I travelled to South and West Yorkshire Wing Headquarters for a board, competing for the nomination to represent the wing in the national RAF Air Cadets Dacre Sword competition. The Dacre sword is a prestigious award given…

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 Cdt Wright, Cdt Sayles, Cdt Yates, Cdt Burton…

Cadet Warrant Officer Jack Grange Ages Out

Tonight saw CWO Jack Granges’s last night as a cadet. Jack joined 148 (Barnsley) Squadron in June 2013 at 13 years old. During his time as a cadet, Jack rose to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer and became responsible…

Dining In Night 2020

On 8th February 2020, I had the honour of being ‘Mr Vice’ at 148 (Barnsley) Squadrons annual Dining in Night as this was my last Dining in Night as a cadet. Guests were welcomed and offered a complimentary glass of Bucks…

Cdt Yates Attends Bronze Radio Course

On the weekend of the 25th of January, I attended a Bronze Radio Course held by the South and West Yorkshire Wing radio team at the Wing Headquarters in Castleford. During the morning of Saturday, we had a refresher to remind…

Flt Sgt Butler Earns Level 2 BTEC

Recently Cadet Flight Sergeant has been awarded his Level 2 BTEC in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community. As part of this nationally recognised qualification, Flt Sgt Butler has learnt about personal development through many adventurous training activities such…

Barnsley Cadets and Staff Attend Silver Instructional Leadership Course

On Saturday 11th December 2020, myself and Cpl Sophie Ellam met at South and West Yorkshire Wing Headquarters, alongside sixteen other cadets from across our wing (South & West Yorkshire), to begin part one of the course that would enable…

Barnsley Cadets Gain Air Rifle Marksman

Congratulations to Cdt Daniel Sayles and Cdt Katie Booth on passing their Blue Marksman Badge on the Scorpion Air Rifle. This follows a package of training that has been delivered by our Squadron Shooting Officer, CI Melia. In order to…

Inter-Squadron Cross Country Championships 2020

On the 12th of January 2020 148 Barnsley Squadron and other Squadrons from across South and West Yorkshire Wing attended the Annual Inter Sqn cross country championship.  We arrived at Thornes Park in Wakefield full of energy and ready to take…

Barnsley Squadron Gains a New Commissioned Officer

Congratulations are in order to newly commissioned Acting Pilot Officer Hannah Banks. After serving several years as a SNCO on the Squadron and supporting various Wing Teams, Acting Pilot Officer Banks chose to apply to become a Cadet Forces Adult…