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Commanding Officer, 1082 (Brimington & District) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

Cadets take part in RAF 100 Parade in Derby

Cadets from Trent and S&E Mids Wings were in Derby this afternoon to celebrate the centenary of the formation of the ! All cadets did very well, I am very proud of cadets who were very well turned out!

Brimington & District Air Cadets Open Evening Wed 21 Mar 2018

We are having an open evening tonight! Details on our public Facebook Page: 

Our open evenings are designed to showcase all our activities. Cadets who have done these activities themselves will be present on each stand to talk about their experiences. Staff will also be available to answer any questions from parents.

The open evening starts at 7:30 pm at our Squadron building at 26a Chesterfield Road, Brimington, S43 1AD, this is down the footpath opposite St Michael’s Nursing Home and Riverside Motors.

Next Monday 26th March will be the first night of our new intake, from 7 pm until 9.30 pm.

We operate only two intakes a year. This allows potential new cadets to start in one group, at the same time, and helps new starters form friendships quicker. From our last intake 8 out of 9 cadets have stayed on as a result of starting together.

We realise it is Easter time and many people may be on holiday. There is a grace period of two weeks to allow those who are on holiday to still join in this intake. Please do contact the Squadron if you need to do this though so we can plan accordingly.

We hope to see you all there tonight!


Open Evening Monday 19 Sep 2016

Our cadets will show you what they have been doing over the last year. You get chance to meet them and talk about what it is we do.

There will be many displays and talks about our activities. Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The Squadron will be open from 1900 until 2100 for you to visit. Drop in any time within those hours. A look around and chat should take 20-30 minutes.

We hope to see you all there!!!

If you can’t make it that night, don’t worry! You can turn up any Monday or Wednesday in September at 1900 and see what it is we do. There is no requirement to join on your first visit. Please do bring a parent though to fill out a consent form for the night.

Brimington cadets complete NCO course…

Four Cadet Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from Brimington Squadron have just completed the Trent Wing NCO Course, Part II at RAF Cranwell this weekend.

Congratulations to Sgt Maryanne Parkinson, Cpl Morgan Pether, Cpl Will Antcliff, and Cpl Owen Eyre for successfully completing the course and rising to the challenge!

This course is ran over two weekend (Parts 1 and 2). Part 1 was completed earlier in the year and saw the cadets learn leadership and team work theory.

The second weekend just completed saw the cadets putting their new found techniques in to practice in a series of leadership, team work, trust and communication exercises.

Cadet NCOs organise the day to day preparation of activities ready for staff to run training, so the activity can begin on time with the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment.

A cadet NCO also needs to be able to lead by example and mentor less experienced cadets to share their knowledge and experience. It’s a great way to learn team work and leadership, and key to developing interpersonal skills for a future career.

Cadet NCOs on Brimington Squadron also have additional duties. Cdt Sgt Parkinson mentors Junior NCOs, Cpl Pether helps our Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO – the highest rank a cadet can achieve) will drill, dress and discipline. Cpl Antcliff mentors the very new cadets in basic training, and Cpl Eyre helps with Public Relations – you’ll see many posts from him on this site in the coming months!

Congratulations to all and many thanks to the directing staff led by Sqn Ldr Rachel Waltz in Trent Wing ATC!

We’re raising money for Ashgate Hospice on 4th July with a sponsored abseil!

Ashgate Hospice helped our own Warrant Officer Richard Snell before he passed away earlier this year, so we’re going to try and raise as much as we can for them!

We’re going to try and abseil in total the height of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, which stands at 3560 feet!!!

Wish us luck, and if you’re asked for sponsorship from one of our cadets, please give whatever you can to help us. Thank you.