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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.

Practice Bronze expedition - June 09

It’s been a late start to the DoE year this year.  Many of our cadets have only just turned 14 and anyway, March is cold.  We chose the longest days of the year to begin our DoE training in the field with a return to Bourton-on-the-Water and Folly Farm campsite. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 00:21

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The Mazda Blenheim Triathlon

Prizes for all - Blenheim says thanks.

Last year 20 cadets and 5 staff helped run the second biggest Triathlon in Europe.  This year we bought together 48 cadets and 13 staff.  The green village of last year was bigger and swelled further by a mess tent, a cook house and a temperature controlled truck.  The army joined us in the form of two NCOs from Dalton Barracks who made sure we were fed and watered.  Another innovation this year was a shower truck … a generator fed both water and heat into the showers; bliss!  Last year we melted in the heat of cloudless days.  This year we shivered in cold air and almost continuous rain from 2100 Friday evening to 1000 on Sunday.  Plt Off Christlieb spent much of Saturday arranging a mobile tea wagon.  The highest standards were set by the cadets who cheered the athletes and marshaled crowds for two very long days.  The organizers, athletes and public all made a trip to the ATC tent to pay tribute to our cadets.  One of the organizers begged us to come back next year because, “I don’t ever want to work with civilians again after you lot.”  Our congratulations to Flt Lt Smith and Cpl Skelton for putting together food, housing and comforts, but the biggest congratulations to 48 cadets from Thames Valley who turned out and gave their best in dreadful conditions; you should be very proud of yourselves – you rock! (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 00:21

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Region Athletics 2009

Two of our cadets were selected to represent Wing at this year’s inter-wing competition.  Sgt Sula and Cpl Dodson left the Blenheim Triathlon early to be at Pear Tree Park and Ride for the coach trip to the competition. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2009 23:46

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