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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.

150 (City of Oxford) Squadron

Oxford Squadron gets a new OC

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After 20 years of dedicated service, Flt Lt Levette stands down as Officer Commanding and hands over the reigns to Pilot Officer Hamish Forbes-Forsyth.

Plt Officer Forbes-Forsyth started as a cadet during his schooling in Pretoria, South Africa. After completing his high school education, he completed his military service in the South African MedicalServices section of the SADF. After completing his National Service he enlisted in the reserve force, first with the Pretoria Highlanders and then the Cape Town Highlanders before emigrating with his family to the UK in 2003, when he joined the Scots Guard Association Pipe Band.

Pile Off Forbes-Forsyth joined the Air Cadets in 2016 and has served at the Training Officer at 2121 Abingdon Squadron and Central Sector Duke of Edinburgh officer. He has a keen interest in adventurous training and holds a Lowland leader qualification, is Mountain Leader trained, a Climbing Instructor, Shooting safety supervisor, Duke of Edinbrough Leader, Supervisor and Assessor. No doubt these skills will insisted in driving 150 Oxford squadron into its next chapter as the 16th Officer Commanding.

 

Beaudesert Greens Camp 2009

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2009 OP CANNOCK Recce.  It snowed a lot more than last year.

Last year we had a really good weekend at Beaudesert Campsite, but it was a little cold.  This year we delayed the camp until the end of February and were rewarded with much milder weather.  We were disappointed that our colleagues from Abingdon, Kidlington and Cowley were unable to come, but we had five replies from Banbury Squadron.  The format was very similar to last year, except this time we had two senior NCO Instructor Cadets with us.  We put them to work running the weekend and keeping the team commanders briefed.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 May 2009 22:20

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Sqn Ldr Garrett and the Berlin Airlift

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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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