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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.

Learning to Parachute

While the Air Cadets always make you wear a parachute to fly, they have so far never had anyone use one.  Never one to resist a challenge, Cdt Harris decided to throw himself out of a perfectly functional aircraft. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 00:38

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Royal Opening of the new Thames Valley HQ

As one of the local squadrons, we were invited to provide a presence of staff and cadets for the Royal Opening of the new TA centre at Dalton Barracks which includes new accommodation for the Headquarters of Thames Valley Wing.  Representing the staff were an officer (Flt Lt Levett), a SNCO (WO Howells), a CI (Miss Bradley) and a service helper (Cpl Skelton).  Six cadets also went, led by Sgt Sula. (Ed.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 00:29

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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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