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!
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!
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.
Whitby Air Cadets Open Evening
Whitby Squadron visit Search & Rescue helicopter & The Deep
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!
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!
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.
Wing Cross Country 2017
22nd January 2017
Whitby cadets recently
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.
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!
The squadron also publishes a quarterly newsletter that can be downloaded below.
(Click date to download PDF)
1st Quarter 2017
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