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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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Silver Navigation Award in Windermere

There is a nationally recognised navigation award which is available to cadets and staff alike.  The National Navigation Awards (www.nnas.org.uk) have three levels: bronze, silver, and gold.  Don’t be fooled.  These awards are nothing to do with the DoE scheme.  NNAS Bronze is a good preparation for Bronze Expeds, it’s true.  Silver though is really training for the Gold DoE expedition.  The Gold Nav award is essentially the navigation component of the Mountain Leader Award and is very tough indeed.  Your editor is probably not good enough yet for this – working on it.  As I take a hold on my duties as WATTO, I am keen to get the Wing involved in offering the NNAS.  When I realised that Sgts Perkins and Sula were finished with Silver DoE, I took the opportunity to take them to Windermere and team up with the friend the WATTO of Cumbria & North Lancs Wing.  They would undertake the silver level of the award in the hills of the Lake District. (Ed.)

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Prospectus

150 (City of Oxford) Squadron, the Air cadet squadron in the heart of the University town of Oxford.  Venture in and let the adventure begin...

An Easter Camp Parade.

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