News

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

Cdt Sgt Richard Beaumont selected as the Station Commanders cadet for RAF Fylingdales for 2017

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Squadron OC, Pilot Officer Clemitshaw said “This is a huge achievement for Sergeant Beaumont, and one he should be very proud of”. Sgt Beaumont looks forward to fulfilling this role for the next 12 months where he will be invited to RAF Fylingdales to spend time with the Station Commander.

May 11th 2017

Squadron visits front-line station RAF Fylingdales

On 25 April 11 cadets and 3 staff enjoyed a visit around RAF Fylingdales. The cadets were taken on a guided tour around the station, using the state of the art equipment to locate and track objects in space, as well as using the stations’ training simulator.

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A huge thanks to the staff at RAF Fylingdales for their hospitality and for creating this unique experience.

May 11th 2017

740 (Whitby) Squadrons Wing Athletics Success

On 23 April, 740 (Whitby) Squadron took part in the annual Inter Squadron Athletics competition at Costello Stadium in Hull. The Squadron had many successes, completing events in outstanding times, winning, 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.

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Gold-
1500m and 400m Junior men for Sgt Beaumont R
1500m under 17 Men for Sgt Swales M
800m under 17 Men for Cpl Featherstone

Silver-
1500m u nder 15 Boys for Cdt Beaumont C

Bronze-
800m under 15 Boys for Cdt Witney
Discus under 17 Men for Sgt Swales M

Well done to all our cadets who competed you have done the squadron proud. The Squadron puts this success down to their training and highly motivated teams of cadets, staff and supporters. Squadron OC, Pilot Officer Clemitshaw said “We expect the same motivation and sportsmanship shown here on the Wing Training day at RAF Linton-on-Ouse on 9 July 2017 from existing cadets and new recruits, and look forward to new records being set″.

May 11th 2017

FS Shaw Flies Solo!

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On 28th April cadet Flight Sergeant Will Shaw completed his solo flight for his Air Cadet Scholarship. Which resulted in him receiving his ACPS wings.

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He said: “I went up with my instructor, Rob, this morning at 0845 not expecting anything but a revision flight. After 6 circuits around Dundee we landed and he asked me if I wanted to give it a go on my own. Once Rob had left the aircraft to watch me from the air traffic control tower I started up the aircraft and took off for my solo circuit - the wind was perfectly calm. It was a surreal experiencing glancing over to the right seat and not seeing an instructor there. It’s an unbelievable experience to fly an aircraft on your own and knowing that you’re skilled enough to have been put in that position to start with. After about ten minutes flying I landed with no issues back at Dundee where Rob presented me with my ACPS wings”.

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Pilot Officer George Clemitshaw said, “This is a tremendous achievement for Will who is one of the few to fly solo in the RAFAC. Sergeant Sheona Swales was also lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship and is due to start very shortly.” Another great achievement from cadets at 740 (Whitby) Squadron.

May 11th 2017

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!


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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!
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February 21st 2017

Newsletter

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

(Click date to download PDF)

Issue 1 - Jan-Mar 2017

Issue 2 - Apr-Jun 2017