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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.

Banbury Squadron’s greens weekend

2 150 cadets plan for action.

Wing is strongly encouraging squadrons to act together to make better use of staff time and resources.  We have had other squadrons on our activities and enjoyed their company.  On 15th May we were invited to join Banbury Squadron in a weekend of fieldcraft exercises.  Cpl Gomm is a keen greens man and he bought back this report. (Ed.)

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Wing Atheltics 2009

150 Cadet gone gold.

Each May begins with the opportunity to pit our muscles and tactics against other squadrons in the Wing.  This year HQ decided to move the event to the weekend after the bank holiday.  We are grateful for this since it allowed us to run our Silver DoE without staff taking leave.  Once again our cadets bought back a healthy collection of gongs and we thank all the cadets for turning-out, supporting the squadron and making such a big effort.  Cpl Dodson and Cdt Witchalls bought back a medal each and I’ll leave it to them to report on the day. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 June 2010 19:07

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Radio operator’s course

The Air Cadets teaches you to use radios right at the start of the first class course.  Unfortunately most people leave it there and never use it.  This is a shame.  We do occasionally get tested on this stuff and we do use radios to communicate on exercise.  Most importantly, radio comms is part of learning to fly – either as front seat aircrew (pilot) or as back seat aircrew (load master).  Obviously air traffic controllers also need radio skills in order to do their job.  Not content with their first class training Cdts Ruffell and Witchalls went off to do the first of two courses that lead to the radio operator’s badge. (Ed.)

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