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.

Hadrian's Wall Expedition

The Hadrian's Wall Walking Party

This article is a report of the five days of our combined 150 (City of Oxford) and 2532 (Milton Keynes) Squadron trip to explore some rather more rugged terrain than we’ve been able to experience in the Chilterns and Cotswolds.  The inspiration for this expedition came when Dr Lodge (CI at 150 Sqn) and I went walking over Easter this year to try and chalk-up some mountain days towards the ML award.  While there’s nothing wrong with lowland walks, there’s nothing like standing on a decent sized hill and feeling a sense of ‘I just climbed that!’ so I began to plan a way to share that feeling with the cadets.  The fact that Hadrian’s Wall is a major piece of British military history seemed a nice bonus.
CI Christlieb

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 23:03



Officer’s Initial Course, RAFC Cranwell

The Deadalus Crest.

The more eagle-eyed members of the squadron will have spotted that two members of staff have changed their rank-badges.  Plt Off Christlieb and Plt Off Lodge were promoted, or confirmed in rank (depending on your point of view), following their successful completion of the Officers’ Initial Course at RAF College Cranwell.  (Ed.)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2009 22:57



A short history of the rank of Warrant Officer

The badge of an ATC CWO.

Recently, the squadron had to dig out the regulations for the appointment of cadet warrant officers.  Promotion to flight sergeant is a fairly simple matter, but warrants are only issued by HQAC under advice from Wing HQ.  The last cadet to be appointed to warranted rank while serving at 150 Sqn is now Flt Lt Emma Jackson-Tweedle, the CO at Cowley.  We’ve had others, but they have all come to 150 as CWOs.  In order to become a WO you must be appointed an instructor cadet, have achieved staff cadet and be assessed by the area commander Sqn Ldr Beardsley.  The assessment takes the form of an observed lesson delivered by the cadet and an interview on various aspects of the ATC, RAF and staff responsibilities.  We thought we’d take this opportunity to examine the rank of warrant officer which is a more recent innovation than either the NCO ranks of sergeant and corporal, or the commissioned ranks. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 November 2009 22:30



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