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Introduction to 150 Squadron

150 (City of Oxford) SquadronWelcome to the web site of 150 (City of Oxford) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC), the area’s largest and best equipped Cadet Unit. We are a large and friendly squadron run by a dedicated staff team.  Unlike some other youth organisations we have high standards and expect a lot from our cadets… we give a lot in return though… For more information take a look at our prospectus, fill in the joining form or pay us a visit.

Have you got what it takes?

If so we’ll see you on the parade square!

Air Training Corps Aims

ATC LogoWe run and active and demanding program of activities in accordance with the three core aims of the ATC:

  • To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
  • To provide training which will be useful in both the Services and civilian life.
  • To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

Greens Camp 2014

Cadets from 31 Tower Hamlets Sqn recently joined 18 members of 150 Sqn for a day of field craft training and competition. The daytime saw all cadets undergo practical training sessions and the new team leaders get a chance to develop their skills. The evening brought a change of pace as teams went head to head on a 3.5hr exercise designed to tests skills and stretch the team leaders. Eventually Blue team came out on top although all teams did well and showed much improvement. Thanks to Tower Hamlets for joining us, we hope to see you again.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 19:41

 

Flying High

Oxford teenager Jake Witchalls can't drive yet, he's not even old enough to take his first driving lesson, but he can certainly fly solo. Jake, aged 16, is a Cadet Sergeant with 150 (City of Oxford) Squadron Air Cadets is celebrating after becoming one of only a handful of cadets and possibly the youngest within his Squadron to have ever gained the Air Cadet Advanced Glider Training (AGT) Gold Wings.

What's even more remarkable is that since starting his Gliding Scholarship (GS) course on the 19 th of February this year Jake has worked his way through the stages of Air Cadet glider pilot training, gaining his Silver GS wings after just a weeks training and eventually replacing them with the coveted Gold AGT wings. Jake's cadet glider pilot training began when he was awarded a Gliding Scholarship course with 612 Volunteer Gliding School at Dalton Barracks in Abingdon.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 20:50

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Silver Navigation Award in Windermere

There is a nationally recognised navigation award which is available to cadets and staff alike.  The National Navigation Awards (www.nnas.org.uk) have three levels: bronze, silver, and gold.  Don’t be fooled.  These awards are nothing to do with the DoE scheme.  NNAS Bronze is a good preparation for Bronze Expeds, it’s true.  Silver though is really training for the Gold DoE expedition.  The Gold Nav award is essentially the navigation component of the Mountain Leader Award and is very tough indeed.  Your editor is probably not good enough yet for this – working on it.  As I take a hold on my duties as WATTO, I am keen to get the Wing involved in offering the NNAS.  When I realised that Sgts Perkins and Sula were finished with Silver DoE, I took the opportunity to take them to Windermere and team up with the friend the WATTO of Cumbria & North Lancs Wing.  They would undertake the silver level of the award in the hills of the Lake District. (Ed.)

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