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News 2019

  • Happy New Year
  • Cross Country
  • Wing Training

Happy New Year!


Welcome to the start of 2019 and a Happy new Year to you all.


Into the New Year, we welcome a new Civilian Instructor, Mr Jacob Beaver.

Jacob was a cadet at the Squadron for much of his early air cadet career and has been on staff at a squadron local to us until recently.
He is keen to get cracking with the Squadron and we wish him every success.

Inter-Flight Cross Country

Sunday 13th January

Thanks to Sergeant Daniel Murphy, Corporals Thomas Maher, Justin Markland, Cadets Emma Dawson, Bradley Haff, Emily Kalis, Megan Morris, Oscar Miles, Madeline Rigby, Jake Robson and Phoebe Woodard, who turned out on a cold and damp morning to run for their flights.

This allow us an opportunity to select the team to represent the Squadron in the forthcoming Wing Cross Country Competition

Thanks to the staff Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Miss Grace Leather and Mr Joe Morrell for their support.




Wing Cross Country

Sunday 25th January

What a super effort by our team today at Woodbank Park, Stockport.


Junior Girls Team

Cadets Megan Morris and Phoebe Woodard   5th


Senior Girls Team

Cadets Emily Kalis and Madeline Rigby   4th


Junior Boys Team

Cadets Oscar Miles, Jake Robson and Joshua Speakman   3rd

Joshua Speakman   Silver Medal - Individual Event


Intermediate Boys Team

Sergeant Daniel Murphy and Corporal Justin Markland   1st - retaining the trophy for the second year running


Senior Boys Team

Cadet Bradley Haff   7th


The total position for the girls teams was 3rd and the boys teams was 1st.

The combined and overall position in the Wing Cross Country Championships was 2nd.
Fabulous result, well done to all again for your excellent performance.

Thanks to the staff team Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Mr Steve Everett, Miss Grace Leather and Mr Joe Morrell for their support.

Wing Training Weekend

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th January

Several cadets took part in training this weekend at Nescliff Camp, Shrewsbury and passed their respective courses.


Practical Aerospace Course

Cadets Bobbi Adamson and Megan Morris


Bronze Leadership

Cadets Emily Kalis and Madeline Rigby


Junior NCO Part l

Cadets Emma Dawson and Jake Robson


Senior NCO Part l

Sergeant Daniel Murphy


Method of Instructor Award

Sergeant Shannon Bradley


At the Wing Training Centre, Ashton, an AFA Course was being run, with Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell amongst the trainers.

January 2019

  • First Aid Instructors
  • GM Wing Conference
  • Regional Cross Country
  • Regional Football
  • Awards

First Aid Instructors
Gold Course

Friday 8th - Friday 15th February

The first ever Gold Course for North Region ran at RAF Topcliffe in Thirsk. Cadets and Staff assembled on Friday, arriving from all over North Region.
The Regional First Aid Training Officer, Squadron Leader Phil Hadfield was the organiser.

Amongst the staff from Greater Manchester Wing and South West Yorkshire supporting the training, were Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Warrant Officers Barry Young, 1005 (Radcliffe) Squadron and Stephanie Collinson, 318 (Sale) Squadron.

From Greater Manchester Wing, Sergeant Shannon Bradley and four other cadets were students.
The cadets had an amazing week and worked incredibly hard. As a result they qualified as Heartstart Instructors, Activity First Aid Assessors, Youth First Aid Trainer/Assessors and AED Operators.

We also had an excellent visit to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which was on site where we lived for the week.

Wing Commander Steve Molloy presented the awards to each of the Cadets and Staff.

During the week, the cadets had very limited spare time. When they had, the Flight Staff cadets at the Gliding School very kindly gave the cadets opportunities, to take flying or gliding courses on the state of the art Flight Simulator.

During this week, Sergeant Bradley also gained her Aviation Bronze Wings. Another great achievement, well done.

Thanks to all that were involved in the organising and management of this week.
Thanks to the staff of the Gliding School that accommodated us for the week.

Greater Manchester Wing Conference

Sunday 10th February

All our Civilian Instructors attended the conference today, where a presentation took place by the Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty.

Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Mr Steve Everett, Miss Grace Leather, Mr Joe Morrell and Squadron Treasurer, Mr Ged Bithell, then visited different presentation sites.
This included the Bader Management System, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and STEM Activities.

Thanks to you all for giving up your day.

Regional Cross Country

Sunday 17th February

Intermediate Boys

Well done to Sergeant Daniel Murphy and Corporal Justin Markland who represented Greater Manchester Wing at cross country held at Witton Park, Blackburn.
The team of four gained Bronze Medals.


Senior Boys

Well done to Corporal Bradley Haff who also represented the Wing.


Wing Blues and Flashes will be presented in due course.

Regional Football

Sunday 24th February

Senior Boys

Thank you to Sergeants Justin Markland, Daniel Murphy and Corporal Bradley Haff who represented Greater Manchester Wing at football, held at Witton Park, Blackburn.


Greater Manchester Wing came 3rd in the football.

Wing Blues and Flashes will be presented in due course.

Congratulations to Sergeants Justin Markland and Daniel Murphy who have been selected to attend the Regional Team trial, to represent North Region in the National Competition in April.
We wish them success in getting selected.

Awards


Promotions

Promotion to Flight Sergeant

Sergeant Shannon Bradley

Promotion to Sergeant

Corporals Thomas Maher and Justin Markland

Promotion to Corporal

Cadets Emma-Leigh Dawson, Bradley Haff and Jake Robson


Classifications

Method of Instruction Lanyard

Sergeant Shannon Bradley

Master Air Cadet Badge

Sergeant Daniel Murphy and Corporal Justin Markland

First Class Cadet Badge

Cadet Joshua Speakman


Duke of Edinburgh

Silver Award

Corporal Thomas Maher


Leadership

Cadet Foundation Leadership Blue Badge

Cadets Megan Morris and Alaistair Wilson


First Aid

Instructor First Aid Gold Badge

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley

Heartstart Blue Badges

Cadets Jake Colledge, Baz Fretwell, Matthew Holt and Alaistair Wilson


Marksmanship

Marksman Blue Badge

Cadet Jake Robson


Wing Blue

Swimming

Corporal Thomas Maher

February 2019

  • Staff Training
  • Expedition Kit Night
  • Football Trial
  • Wing Training
  • First Aid

Staff Training

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th March

Civilian Instructor Mr Jacob Beaver started his Lowland Expedition Leaders training this weekend.
One of several weekends to be held through-out the year.

His assessment will take place at the end of this expedition season. We wish him all the best during his course.

Parent/Guardians Expedition Kit Night

Wednesday 13th March

Thank you to those parents and guardians who supported the evening of discussion and presentation of expedition kit.
A good way of looking at what kit to buy and borrow, in order to keep our cadets as safe and as comfortable as possible, whilst being out on expeditions.

Thanks to Civilian Instructor Mr Steve Everett who organised the evening.

North Region Football Team Trial

Sunday 17th March

Sergeants Justin Markland and Daniel Murphy were selected to trial for the North Regional Football Team today, following good playing skills at the Inter-Wing Competition.

Whilst Sergeant Murphy did get selected, Sergeant Markland was picked as a reserve.
We congratulate them both on their achievement.

Sergeant Murphy will represent North Region on Saturday 27th April.

Wing Training Weekend

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th March

Well done to the following cadets who attended the WTW at Swynnerton Camp and passed the following courses;


Initial Cadet Training Course

Cadet Baz Fretwell


Bronze Leadership

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Corporals Emma Dawson, Bradley Haff , Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Katie Hyde, Megan Morris and Phoebe Woodard


Senior NCO Part l

Sergeants Justin Markland and Thomas Maher


Cadet Drill Course

Sergeant Daniel Murphy


Fieldcraft Course

Cadets Jake Colledge and Madeline Rigby


We also saw three of our Civilian Instructors support this weekend, with Mr Jacob Beaver supporting Senior NCO l, Miss Grace Leather supporting Junior NCO part ll and Mr Joe Morrell supporting Bronze Leadership.

Many assessments take place over these weekends, in order to allow the cadets to qualify for their badges.

Our staff were complimented on their support to the courses. Thank you for that.

North Region First Aid Conference

Sunday 31st March

Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell as Deputy Wing First Aid Training Officer, along with her colleague, Squadron Leader Gavin Roberts, Wing First Aid Training Officer attended the conference this weekend, for an update following the National First Aid conference.

A new first aid package was launched for cascading down to the cadets and will be used for subsequent courses.

We also discuss the role of training our new first aid trainers and assessors within the Wing and a new initiative to train volunteers as AED Operators.

March 2019

  • Flying
  • Communications
  • Navigation Day
  • First Aid
  • Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
  • Shooting
  • Annual Presentation
  • Wing Training Day
  • Food Hygiene

Flying Opportunity

Tuesday 2nd April

How lucky we were to bid for flying places at RAF Leeming during this midweek slot today.
Regrettably the weather was not planned to be kind and flying was in jeopardy.

100 Squadron

We decided to go along anyway, as the first girl to officially join 1099 (Worsley) Squadron back in January 1984, is now a Training Officer on 100 Squadron.

Mrs Jane Rudd, formerly known as Jane Allcroft took time in her busy schedule, to show the cadets around the hangar which house the Hawk T1 aircraft.

The aim of 100 Squadron is to provide aggressor aircraft, as trainers for our modern fighters.
We saw lots of flying and got really close up to the flight line.

Thank you to Jane for allowing the cadets to sit in one of the Hawks and to see close at hand what 100 Squadron does.

Flying

As a bonus, the weather was unexpectedly kind around the airfield in Yorkshire that day.

Sergeant Justin Markland, Cadets Taylor Higson, Jakub Mika, Megan Morris, Madeline Rigby, Daniel Short and Erin Wilson, managed to get an excellent consolidation flight, to their Ground School Training that they had taken part in during 2018.
This meant they were all awarded their Aviation Blue Wings. Congratulations!

The Staff of 11 AEF School were excellent and we cannot thank them enough for making the day memorable.

Bronze Communications Written Exam

Wednesday 3rd April

Following a weekend of intense practical skills, the time had to come to allow the cadets to sit their written exam.

Congratulations to Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Justin Markland, Thomas Maher, Daniel Murphy, Corporal Emma Dawson, Cadets Taylor Higson, Madeline Rigby, Erin Wilson and Phoebe Woodard, who passed and will be awarded their badges in due course.

It has been commented that 1099 (Worsley) Squadron are only one of two squadrons where all cadets have passed the exam.

We also have the first cadet in the Wing to have gained 100% in the exam.
Well done to Cadet Emily Kalis!

Navigation Day Walk

Sunday 7th April

To kick off the new expedition season, we offered cadets the opportunity to attend a day walk around Rivington, to refresh their skills in the art of map reading
A good weather day for walking and practicing navigation techniques.

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Alex Lambley, Justin Markland, Thomas Maher, Corporal Emma Dawson, Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Baz Fretwell, Taylor Higson, Matthew Holt, Katie Hyde, Finlay Mercer, Oscar Miles, Madeline Rigby, Daniel Short, Erin Wilson and Phoebe Woodard, did great and all came away with new skills.

Thanks to Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Civilian Instructors Mr Steve Everett, Mr Joe Morrell and Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, who gave up their day today.

GM Wing First Aid Meeting

Wednesday 10th April

A meeting took place at 1099 (Worsley) Squadron with all the current Wing First Aid Trainers and Assessors.

We had good support and cascaded the new packages to the training staff and updated the opportunities for planned courses within the Wing.

The team shares great enthusiasm, are highly committed and very well trained.
We look forward to the next 12 months.

D of E Bronze Qualifying Expedition

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April

Bronze Qualifying Expedition

The priority this weekend was to qualify, Corporal Jake Robson, Cadets Baz Fretwell, Katie Hyde, Daniel Short and Phoebe Woodard.
They did not qualify for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition at the end of last year’s season, due to a variety of different reasons.

A very mixed skill group with varying levels of ability, were demonstrated this weekend but they all managed to finish the weekend on a high.
Well done to you all!

Mixed Groups

A second group of cadets who were out and about this weekend.

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Justin Markland, Daniel Murphy and Cadet Madeline Rigby.

Cadets Bobbi Adamson and Matthew Holt who were out for the very first time.

Corporal Emma Dawson and Cadet Megan Morris came out for a day walk on the Sunday.

It was a very mixed skills group, some new and out for the first time and others who are building up their skills towards their Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold levels.
Well done to you all!

Thanks

Thanks to Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Mr Steve Everett, Miss Grace Leather, Mr James MacDonald, Mr Joe Morrell and Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, who gave up so much of their time again this weekend.

Thanks to Brocklehead Camp Site of Darwen for their support.

Shooting - Air Rifle

Monday 22nd April

Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, Fight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeant Justin Markland, Cadets Baz Fretwell, Emily Kalis, Madeline Rigby and Daniel Short, used our new air rifle range.

The new rifles are pretty accurate and the cadets enjoyed the day.

Congratulations to Cadet Emily Kalis who gained her Blue Trained Shot Badge during the morning. Then went on to gain her Blue Marksman Badge in the afternoon.
Cadet Madeline Rigby who had already gained her Blue Trained Shot Badge at summer camp went on to gain her Blue Marksman Badge. Well done to you both.

Thanks to Civilian Instructor Mr Joe Morrell who spent the day pumping up the air rifles when needed and to Range Conducting Officer Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell who lead the session.

Annual Presentation

Friday 26th April

Held at the Top Club in Little Hulton for the first time in many years, the staff of the club were very impressed at the behaviour of all our cadets.

There were significant achievements for all our young people in what has been another exceptional year. Special mention to the following.


Cadet of the Year

Sergeant Thomas Maher


Junior Cadet of the Year

Cadet Madeline Rigby


Sports Cadet of the Year

Sergeant Daniel Murphy


Best Newcomer

Cadet Matthew Holt


Thanks to our guest presenter this year, Officer Commanding Greater Manchester Wing, Wing Commander Dave Archibald.
He was good humoured through-out the evening and posed for the many photographs and individual awards, allowing all our guests to take their necessary pictures.

Thanks to our staff and committee who make all this possible and to their partners who support them doing it. We look forward to another exciting and rewarding year.

Wing Training Day

Sunday 28th April

A 13-hour day for many of our members held at Cheadle High School.
Our overall final result for the day was an impressive 3rd Place.


Aircraft Recognition Teams

Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Baz Fretwell and Joshua Speakman   Under 16's

16th

Corporal Bradley Haff, Cadets Oscar Miles and Daniel Short   Open Age

17th

Traditionally the squadron does not do too well at aircraft recognition. The result reflected on this but are working on it, great effort.


Band - Fanfare Team

Sergeant Daniel Murphy, Corporals Emma Dawson, Jake Robson and Cadet Oscar Miles

1st

The team played a piece of music for two minutes using Eb Cavalry Trumpets and will go on to represent Greater Manchester Wing at the Regional Competition in September


Band - Percussion Team

Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Justin Markland, Thomas Maher, Cadets Taylor Higson and Emily Kalis

3rd

This section involves instruments that are hit, beaten or banged together. The team consisted of five side drums and a tenor drum.


Banner Drill Team

Sergeant Daniel Murphy   Banner Bearer

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Thomas Maher, Justin Markland and Corporal Bradley Haff

10th

Thanks to the Warrant Officer Dave Cooper, who came to the squadron for a couple of nights to support us for this competition.


Drill Team

Sergeant Justin Markland   Drill Commander - 5th

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Thomas Maher, Daniel Murphy, Corporal Emma Dawson, Bradley Haff, Jake Robson, Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Emily Kalis, Oscar Miles, Megan Morris, Madeline Rigby and Phoebe Woodard

Drill - 9th
Inspection - 8th

A completely different routine to the 2018 competition.
Sergeant Justin Markland lead the drill team confidently and competently and gained a high score in his uniform, deportment and presentation.
Good results for the team, reflected on the efforts during training, leading up to the competition.


First Aid Team

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Thomas Maher, Daniel Murphy and Cadet Emily Kalis

1st

Congratulations to our the team who won for a second year.
Lead by team leader Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, they dealt with a complex scenario consisting of a choking casualty and one suffering from anaphylaxis.
They will go on to represent Greater Manchester Wing, in the Regional Competition in September.

I would like to thank Cadets Katie Hyde, Daniel Short and Alaistair Wilson, who were casualties for up to 37 entries today and suffered some interesting and varied treatments.


Leadership Team

Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell, Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeant Thomas Maher, Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Emily Kalis, Megan Morris and Phoebe Woodard

Joint 1st

The team had a fantastic result and shared 1st place with cadets from 1005 (Radcliffe) and 247 (Ashton) Squadrons.


Media Competition

Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell

13th

This year was the submission of an A3 poster that advertised the Squadrons activities during the last year. It will be used for future recruitment opportunities.


Super result from super effort and non-stop commitment.
Thanks once again to all involved.

Thanks to all the staff who have spent many weeks, training all these teams since the New Year.
Especially to Civilian Instructor Miss Grace Leather on first aid and the supporting Wing Staff for the drill elements.

Thanks to Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver and Mr Joe Morrell for supporting the teams today.
Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell supported the running of the First Aid Competition.

Food Hygiene Catering Course

Monday 29th April

It never stops! Endless requirements for gaining and extending qualifications so that we can run year to year with our planned activities.

Civilian Instructor Mr Joe Morrell and Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell attended a course which qualifies them to support our work when we need to self-cater.

Each gained 100% on the exam.
They are ready to do the breakfast shift when we go up to Scotland in August.
Thanks for giving up another one of your days.

April 2019

  • Athletics
  • Sports Leaders
  • First Aid
  • Expedition Training
  • Wing Band
  • Wing Skills Week
  • CWO Katie Morrell

Inter Flight Athletics

Friday 3rd May

A great effort by many cadets this evening at Bolton Arena on the track and during the field events.

Almost maximum turn out to allow us to pick the best teams for the coming Wing Competition.




Wing Athletics Competition

Sunday 12th May

There are many days when the Squadron excels through-out the year but today was truly exceptional.
At the Radclyffe Arena in Chadderton, the team of lads and girls in five classification groups gained medals throughout all classes.


Junior Girls

Cadets Katie Hyde, Megan Morris, Erin Wilson and Phoebe Woodard

Cadet Megan Morris   Silver Medal - Shot Put   100m finalist

Cadet Erin Wilson   Gold Medal - Long Jump   Silver Medal - Javelin

Cadet Phoebe Woodard   Silver Medal - 400m   Bronze Medal - High Jump


Senior Girls

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Cadets Caitlin Beckley, Emma Dawson, Emily Kalis and Madeline Rigby

Cadet Caitlin Beckley   Bronze Medal - 100m Relay   400m finalist

Cadet Emma Dawson   Bronze Medal - 100m Relay

Cadet Emily Kalis   Bronze Medal - 100m Relay   100m and 200m finalist

Cadet Madeline Rigby   Bronze Medal - 100m Relay


Junior Boys

Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Baz Fretwell, Taylor Higson, Mathew Holt and Alistair Wilson

Cadet Bobbi Adamson   Silver Medal - Discus

Cadet Joshua Speakman   Gold Medal - 400m   Gold Medal - 800m

Cadet Alistair Wilson   5th - 1500m


Intermediate Boys

Sergeant Thomas Maher, Corporal Jake Robson, Cadets Oscar Miles and Daniel Short

Sergeant Thomas Maher   Gold Medal - 800m   Gold Medal - 1500m

Corporal Jake Robson   200m finalist


Senior Boys

Sergeants Alex Lambley, Justin Markland and Daniel Murphy

Sergeant Alex Lambley   Silver Medal - Shot Put

Sergeant Justin Markland   Gold Medal - 200m   Bronze Medal - Javelin   4th - 1500m

Sergeant Daniel Murphy   Gold Medal - 100m   Gold Medal - 400m   Gold Medal - Long Jump


Trophies

Trophies are awarded to the class winners, the winning girls team, the winning boys team and the overall winners.
The Squadron won both boys and girls overall and subsequently were Greater Manchester Wing Athletics Winners for 2019.
Great effort and super result.


Regional Representatives

Several cadets will be called to represent Greater Manchester Wing in the North Regional competition in June. We wish then well in advance of that competition.


Thanks to Flight Lieutenant Samantha Morrell, Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver, Mr Joe Morrell and Miss Katie Morrell, who supported the running of the event today.

Sports Leaders

Monday 6th May

Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Jake Colledge, Baz Fretwell and Alaistair Wilson started their courses today.
Thanks for getting stuck into the tasks and challenges.

Cadets Oscar Miles, Megan Morris, Joshua Speakman and Phoebe Woodard continued training for their awards, having started their courses earlier in the year.




Annual Accreditation

Tuesday 14th May

Suzanne Ramsey from Sports Leaders UK, assessed the Squadron on its annual accreditation as a Centre.

They are responsible for checking the administration and procedures which allows the Squadron, to remain an accredited centre.

The Squadron has been invited to remain as a provider for these awards, that are valuable on any cadet or staff CV.

First Aid

Wednesday 8th - Wednesday 15th May

Over four evenings, Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Baz Fretwell, Taylor Higson, Katie Hyde, Megan Morris, Jake Robson, Erin Wilson and Phoebe Woodard undertook their assessments and have been awarded their Youth First Aid Bronze Badge.
This comprises completion of the three assessments in CPR, unconscious casualty and a scenario consisting of a serious bleed.

Corporal Emma Dawson and Cadet Oscar Miles requalified for their Bronze Award having been a holder of Youth First Aid previously.

Gold D of E Expedition Training Weekend

Friday 17th May - Sunday 19th May

Thanks to our Mountain Leader and Civilian Instructor Mr James Macdonald who lead the way up Fairfield and High Street, two Lake District Mountains near Brotherswater to extend the fitness and navigation skills for the group.

The gold expedition group consisting of Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeants Alex Lambley, Justin Markland, Daniel Murphy and Thomas Maher, with Corporal Rebecca Collins from 1330 (Warrington) Squadron, were getting in some extra training prior to their qualifying award in July.

Great effort, well done! Even the weather was kind this weekend.

Thanks to Civilian Instructor Mr Joe Morrell and Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell for their assistance.

Wing Band Practice

Tuesday 21st May

Civilian Instructors Mr Jacob Beaver and Mr Joe Morrell have supported extra nights to take some cadets to the Wing band practices.
These are held every first and third Tuesdays of each month at Ashton Training Centre

Flight Sergeant Shannon Bradley, Sergeant Daniel Murphy, Corporal Jake Robson and Cadet Daniel Short have attended a few practices.
Some of them are learning a new instrument such as the marching flute or are extending their current instrument skills.

Sergeant Daniel Murphy and Cadet Daniel Short have also been rehearsing with the Wing Ensemble with their guitars.

Wing Skills Week

Friday 24th – Friday 31st May

Greater Manchester Wing held it’s annual skills week at Altcar Training Camp near Formby.
The camp is split into bronze, silver and gold courses according to age and experience of each cadet.

They take part in all levels of shooting from air rifle, L144 and L98A2 on various ranges, foot drill, arms drill, radio comms, sports, water sports and STEM activities.


Bronze Course

Cadets Bobbi Adamson, Jake Colledge and Alaistair Wilson

Gold Course

Sergeants Justin Markland and Daniel Murphy

CWO Katie Morrell’s Final Parade!

Friday 24th May

Tonight was Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Morrell's last night as a cadet as she moves onto the staff team, after her 20th birthday at the end of May.

We would like to thank her for all her genuine efforts and dedicated commitment in the last seven years.

Having made remarkable progress through-out her cadet career, she is embarking on staff training opportunities to continue to support the air cadets.

In particular the Squadron and 2284 (Dunblane) Squadron where she attends, whilst studying for her English degree at Stirling University.

We welcome her on board our excellent staff team and wish her many more successful years.

May 2019

  • Regional Athletics
  • Flying

North Region Athletics Competition

Sunday 2nd June

Following the success of the Wing competition, Sergeants Thomas Maher, Justin Markland, Daniel Murphy, Cadets Joshua Speakman and Erin Wilson, represented Greater Manchester Wing. This was held at Witton park Stadium in Blackburn and once again excelled in some events.


Cadet Erin Wilson   4th in the long jump


Cadet Joshua Speakman   Silver Medal - 4 x 400m Relay   4th in the individual 400m and 800m events


Sergeant Maher   Bronze Medal - 800m   Bronze Medal - 1500m


Sergeant Justin Markland   Gold Medal - 4 x 100m Relay   Silver Medal - 200m


Sergeant Daniel Murphy   A fantastic 4 Gold Medals in 100m, 400m, Long Jump and 4 x 100m Relay   Silver Medal - 4 x 400m Relay


The cadets will be awarded with their Wing Blues in due course.

Flying Detail

Wednesday 5th June

Thanks to Civilian Instructor Mr Joe Morrell who gave up a working day today to take 4 cadets flying at RAF Woodvale near Formby.

Sergeant Daniel Murphy and Cadet Bobbi Adamson had previously attended ground school glider training at RAF Topcliffe in Yorkshire. They were unable to go gliding because the weather was too bad at the time.

They got to put the theory into practice, flying in a Tutor and gained their Aviation Training Package (Aircraft) Blue Wings

Cadets Baz Fretwell and Joshua Speakman flew but have not yet done ground school training.

They had an unbelievable time and all really enjoyed the experience.

June 2019