Below you can find the latest news from 740 (Whitby) Squadron.

The sky is the limit for two 740 cadets

FS Shaw and Sgt S Swales have both been selected to undergo training as part of the Air Cadet Flying Scholarship scheme.
Congratulations to you both!

March 2nd 2017

Cross country success for 740 Sqn cadets

Two of our cadets attended cross country representing Central & East Yorkshire Wing, Air Training Corps and came back with medals.

5th place for Sgt M Swales and 3rd place for Sgt R Beaumont.

Sgt Beaumont will now go on to represent North Region Air Cadets at the next round in the competition.

Well done lads!

March 2nd 2017

Pancake Making Night

Tonight (23/2/17) saw the Cadets work as part of teams to complete a quiz on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day).
Cadets raced each other to complete the quiz, to gain their ingredients to begin cooking their own pancakes.
Plenty of pancakes were made with a variety of toppings which includes chocolate spread and lemon juice.
Some pancakes were more successful than others, while even mastered the art of flipping get a pancake. No easy task using a Trangia cooking stove and pan.

February 24th 2017

Whitby Air Cadets Open Evening

Monday 10th April 2017 Aged between 12 (and in school year 8) and 17? You can now join the Royal Air Force Air Cadets! Come along to our open evening to find out what the cadets get up to and see some of the amazing opportunities available. Flying, Shooting, UK & Overseas camps, DofE Awards, First Aid, BTECs, Sports, Adventure training & Field craft are just some of the many things the RAF Air cadets has to offer.Our open evening will give you a chance to meet current cadets and staff and an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.We are located behind Caedmon College (Scoresby Site).image
February 21st 2017

Whitby Squadron visit Search & Rescue helicopter & The Deep

Today (19/2/17)  saw 19 cadets and staff visit the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter at Humberside airport. Cadets and staff were shown around the helicopter, a Sikorsky S-92, after a full safety brief by Pilot Jon Stanley.
Cadets enjoyed the visit to HM Coastguard and even got to watch the crew take off to undertake a mission before we departed for Hull’s The Deep.
Cadets and staff then enjoyed a couple of hours in The Deep aquarium before returning to Whitby.
Many thanks to HM Coastguard Search and Rescue at Humberside airport for accommodating us.

February 21st 2017

Cadets receive their Classification certificates and badges

17 cadets received their classification exam certificates tonight, and are in the coming weeks going to be moving onto their next classification.
We had several of each classification presented this evening which are as follows- First Class, Leading, Senior and Master Air Cadets!Two cadets also received their St Johns Ambulance first aid certificates.
Well done everyone!

February 21st 2017

Busy Night on Squadron


Tonight the cadets were busy learning lifesaving skills by completing their Heartstart training and assessments.
The Heartstart course is delivered to all new cadets and gives them a basic understanding of first aid.
Cdt Kolley was also presented with his First class badge having completed his logbook covering subjects on the RAF, Radio, History of the ATC and many more subjects.
Below is Cdt Bateman receiving his Heartstart certificate.
Well done!

February 7th 2017

Squadron visit by RAF Fylingdales Station commander


2nd January 2017

The squadron was delighted to welcome Wing Commander Whiteley, Station commander RAF Fylingdales who was visiting the squadron for the first time since recently taking post at RAF Fylingdales.

He gave the cadets an interesting talk on his role at Fylingdales and his career in the RAF to date and answered some of the varied questions the cadets had!

The Wg Cdr was also kind enough to offer to make some presentations on final parade.

Sgt Beaumont was awarded his Silver DofE Badge and certificate,
Cdt Puckett was presented with the Cadet of the Month certificate for January and Cadets Featherstone & Puckett were promoted to Cadet Corporal.

Well done to all the cadets, and especially to our two new Corporals and thank you to the Wg Cdr and RAF Fylingdales for their support to the squadron.

February 6th 2017

Wing Cross Country 2017

22nd January 2017

Whitby cadets recently represented the squadron in the 2017 Wing Cross Country event. The event was held at the RAF station Linton on Ouse near York.

The cadets representing the squadron had a hugh success at the event, achieving two 1st place awards and one 4th place award. Overall, the squadron achieved 4th place within the wing.

This was the first time the squadron has been represented within the wing, and therefore the squadron would like to congratuate the cadets on their amazing achievements.

February 6th 2017

Squadron Bowling Trip

On Saturday 21st January 2017, the staff of 740 (Whitby) squadron took the cadets on a well deserved trip to the Teeside Park hollywood bowl, for a full day of bowling.

After a full year of squadron and wing acheivements the cadets deserved a break from the normal squadron activities.

The cadets really enjoyed the day!

February 6th 2017


The squadron also publishes a quarterly newsletter that can be downloaded below.

(Click date to download PDF)

1st Quarter 2017