Cadets take part in regular fitness sessions on Squadron, similar to the tests for the police and armed forces. They also take part in skills training on Squadron, and competitions and athletics in the region.

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Cyber & Programming

From being safe online to programming computers and using radios to track aircraft flying over the Squadron – our cadets use Computers a lot!

Cadets are all given training around online safety as part of their initial and ongoing training. Later, cadets can take part in a set of Cyber awards to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold badges. The Gold course takes over 18 cadets to RAF Cosford to see how the RAF defend networks against threats.

On the Squadron we teach cadets basic computer programming skills, and even publish our own open source code on GitHub! Our Commanding Officer works in the industry for a living and so ensures the skills are both useful for GCSE and A level Computer Science as well as future careers in industry, or University degrees.

ADS-B based aircraft monitor application
ADS-B based aircraft monitor application

Recent projects on our Squadron have included:-

  • Trialing the Silver Cyber Programming module for HQ RAF Air Cadets
  • Cadets creating their own programmes to solve maths problems
  • Using a software defined radio (SDR) USB stick and antenna to track aircraft overflying the Squadron, in the same way that Flight Radar and similar websites work

In Sep 2019 we’re also kicking off our new Computer Club. We’ll meet at the Squadron for a day each month to talk through Computer Science homework from school, reinforce learning through practical programming, and take part in the Cyber Centurion national competition.


If you have an interest in computer security or programming and want a future career in the IT Industry, then 1082 (Brimington & District) Squadron will be perfect for you!


Looking for a youth group for your child? Want them to learn confidence, teamwork and leadership skills? Or simply want a couple of nights and weekends off!?!

Air Cadets could very well be for you! Have a look around the site for what the cadets get up to. Below though are a list of commonly asked questions you may find useful.

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1082 Squadron visit cosford air show!

On Sunday the 9th of June cadets from 1082 Squadron travelled with 739 Scarborough Squadron to Cosford Air Show.

Cosford Air Show is a yearly event with as many as 60,000 visitors. this year there were over 50 different types of aircraft wither flying or on a static display. The Red Arrows performed, the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and hurricane displayed as well as the Typhoon, Chinook, Falcons, Tucano and Tutor Display Team amongst others.

So on the whole a very fun outing for the Sqn!