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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.

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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Visit of Flt Lt Adrian Parker RAuxAF

On 1 Dec, we were very pleased to welcome Flt Lt Parker to the Squadron.  Flt Lt Parker serves with the RAuxAF and met Cpl Skelton when they both served in Iraq.  He came to tell us something about the RAuxAF, Iraq and his role.  (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 May 2010 21:09

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Wing Challenge 2009

We’d trained hard and a determined team met at the squadron at 0900 on Saturday 4 July.   The team was met by Cpl Skelton who was unable to come, but wanted to see them off.  The team gathered final pieces of kit and packed themselves into the minibus.  A fortunate text message from Cpl Skelton reached us as we pulled out of the gate; we dashed back to the bottom hut to collect the tents and started again.  Arriving at Bramley, we parked the minibus and the team was whisked away by the directing staff.  Your editor spent the afternoon teaching compass skills and the evening running an NEWD exercise based on the enigma code.  I spent Sunday marking a pacing and bearing exercise.  I saw our team once or twice during the weekend.  They looked more professional than the last time I went to Wing Challenge.  Spirits seemed high and they worked to the end of a long 36 hrs.  The weekend was hot and my first aid skills were put to use with a case of heat exhaustion.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 May 2010 21:09

 

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