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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.

Leadership weekend 2010

Last year we set about teaching leadership according to the RAF preferred SMEAC method.  The method is designed to introduce a systematic method for problem solving and command.  This method will form part of the Officer and Aircrew Selection process and dealt with heavily during Officer Initial and Aircrew Sgt training courses.  CI Boyce has taken charge of this process and as 2010 began she determined to see what our cadets had learned.  Several weekends have been held and we asked some of the cadets to tell about it. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 October 2010 22:18

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Sqn Ldr Garrett and the Berlin Airlift

CI Scott told us about the events that divided Berlin and Germany for nearly fifty years following the Second World War (Link).  We were lucky enough to be able to find someone who actually flew during the Airlift which supplied Germany during 1948-1949.  Sqn Ldr Garrett was a Dakota pilot and he came to tell us of his first hand experiences. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 May 2010 20:10

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Search and Rescue Expedition

The Camp Photo.

This feature covers the six days of our trip to Cornwall.  This trip was triggered by our strong tradition of expedition training.  Many of our cadets have been taught first aid.  They know that an accident while on expedition could require evacuation from areas that are inaccessible.  Even the Chilterns and Cotswolds are not completely ambulance friendly.  On a gold expedition, in wild country, specialist equipment is required and this often means calling on air support.  Cornwall contains some major Search & Rescue facilities including RNAS Culdrose, the RNLI and the Coastguard global coordination centre at Falmouth.  In addition, the area is home to an outstanding area of wild country (Dartmoor), some of Britain’s most spectacular coastlines, and one of Britain’s most successful millennium projects (The Eden Project).
Plt Off Christlieb RAFVR(T)

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:46

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