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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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Bernwood Forest Walk 2010

Team 150 feast in the winter sunshine.

Each year we offer a day opportunity for our Jr Cdts to learn IET and map reading in a practical environment.  Older cadets are also invited to take part to brush-up their skills in anticipation of the Expedition Season.  We invite a more senior cadet to come and help teach, since this provides an opportunity to exercise leadership and instruction in the field.  So it was that Cdt Jess Perks took the lead as eight other cadets arrived at our HQ at 0730.  Now that Plt Off Christlieb has a Wing job, he invited staff from Banbury and Abingdon to join us – that way we make bridges and people get a chance to see how we train in the field.  The nine cadets were split into three groups and got on with route cards before setting off on the short journey to Bernwood. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 May 2010 14:44

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