News

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

Sergeant Wharrick’s Gold Duke of Edinburgh Ceremony


After countless days of hard work, Whitby Squadron’s Sergeant Wharrick
travelled to Buckingham Palace to accept her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award.

The event took place on Thursday 17 May, where over 2000 award
holders travelled from all over the country to accept the most prestigious
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and also get the chance to meet Royals and
celebrities.

“It’s not every day that you get to visit Buckingham palace, meet the
Royals and celebrities, but it just shows how rewarding the Duke of
Edinburgh’s Award is.

On the 17th of May I went along to Buckingham Palace to celebrate my
Gold achievements and receive my award. Over 2000 award holders
gathered from across the country and from a wide range of groups, along
with former Whitby Air Cadet Kerryn Atkinson.

The event took place in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, where we had
time to explore and take in the lovely views before gathering in our groups
ready for HRH Princess Royal. Princess Anne came to speak to us about
what we got up to during the award and was surprised to hear about my
expedition in Bavaria.

Many celebrities were around throughout the day and each one presented a
group with their certificates. World champion and Olympic rower Jonathan
Walton presented my award.
What an unforgettable and proud day we had!”

- Sergeant Wharrick 740 Whitby Squadron

It was definitely a successful and proud day for Sergeant Wharrick, the
squadron and the other award holders from around the country. We hope
to see more of our cadets take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards in
the future!

May 28th 2018

3 New cadets join Whitby squadron


On 15th February, 740 (Whitby) squadron welcomed 3 new cadets to the Air Training Corps. The new cadets were among the first cadets to be enrolled by the squadrons new padre.

We hope that this will be a long and exciting journey for both the cadets and squadron.

March 22nd 2018

A fond farewell to FS William Shaw


On 5th February, the cadets and staff of 740 (Whitby) Squadron said a fond farewell as FS William Shaw left the squadron to concentrate on his studies.

William gained a lot of achievements in his 5 and a half years with the squadron, including the Lord Lieutenants cadet, where only one cadets from each of the cadet forces is chosen each year; his gold D of E awards and his wings. 

William will be missed by both cadets and staff, but we hope that he can show as much half in his future, as he did as a cadet.

March 22nd 2018

Central and East Yorkshire Wing annual ATC Sunday 


On the 4th February, cadets and staff from 740 (Whitby) Squadron traveled to Bridlington for Central and East Yorkshire Wings annual ATC Sunday parade. 

The parade started with a short mass at St. John’s Burlington Methodist Church. After the mass, cadets and staff from the Wing formed up to make multiple squads. The Wng then proceeded to march through Birdlington town center, toward the Birdlington Spa were the cadets could refresh themselves with food and drinks. 

In addition well done to Cdt Welford who represented our squadron in the Wing Band.

March 19th 2018

Air Cadets descend upon Morrisons Stores


On the weekend of 27th January, 740 (Whitby) Squadron took part in the North region air cadets fund raising event. North region air cadets had organised a fund raising event for the squadrons in the region and Morrison’s chosen charity, CLIC Sargent “Young Lives vs Cancer”. 

From 10 am to 4 pm the cadets provided help to the locals in Scarborough with their bag packing at Morrison’s. On both days the cadets had their hands busy with the large number of locals completing their weekend shopping. The squadron proved their own collection tins for the donations which were split between the squadron and Morrison’s charity. 

Finally, we would like to say thank you to all of Morrison’s “Scarborough” customers for all their generous donations yesterday, the money gained by the squadron will go towards a minibus for the cadets.

March 12th 2018

Wing Cross Country January 2018


On 21st January, 10 cadets from 740 (Whitby) Squadron attended the Wing Cross Country event at RAF Linton on Ouse. Out of the 10, 8 cadets took part in the cross country, whilst 2 helped out the staff with car marshaling. The 8 cadets showed excellent effort by all completing the cross country despite the horrible cold weather including snow.

The squadron achieved the following awards:

Under 17 boyes - CPL Catchpole - 1st Place.

Under 17 boyes team - CPL Catchpole and FS Swales - 2nd Place.

Well done to the cadets that took part in the event and thank you to CDT Wright and CDT Davies who helped the staff with the car marshaling.

March 12th 2018

740 (Whitby) Squadron visits the Pantomime


On 17th January, cadets and staff attended a pantomime at the local Whitby Pavilion on the West Cliff. Returning this year was the Whitby Apollo Players who were presenting the tale of Sleeping Beauty.

The cadets had a wonderful time joining in with audience participation and showing great enthusiasm.

March 12th 2018

Cadets receive their Heart Start certificates and badges.

Congratulations to the 9 cadets who received their HeartStart certificates and badges tonight.

March 12th 2018

Remembrance Day 2017

On the weekend of 11th November 2017, 740 (Whitby) squadron showed their respects at Remembrance Day. The squadron presented themselves to to public with impressive number of 26 cadets and 7 adults. 

At 11:00 pm, the cadets and adults assembled at Whitby’s War Memorial for a short service, at 12:00 pm, as the church bells rang, the squadron and members of public had a moment of silence.

At 2:00 pm, the squadron took part in a Service of Remembrance by sending the poppy anchor to sea. The squadron was able to take part in this service with the help of the local Whitby RNLI. Two cadets (Humphreys and Brighton) were chosen to accompany the poppy anchor to sea, where the RNLI would lay the anchor to rest.

Thank you to all cadets and staff who volunteered their time over the weekend.

November 20th 2017

740 (Whitby) Squadron welcomes Adult Sergeant Worsey to their team.

Sgt (ATC) Worsey recently spent a week at RAF College Cranwell in Linconshire on the week long Senior, Non-Commissioned Officer Staff Initial Course. Above, Sgt (ATC) Worsey is photographed being presented his certificate by Wing Commander McNeill from Headquarters Air Cadets.

Staff are essential to the RAF Air Cadets and they attend various courses to progress and better the cadets experience. All courses are done in the volunteer’s own time, often involving taking time off of work.

Congratulations Sgt (ATC) Worsey.

November 9th 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

Issue 3 - Jul-Sep 2017

Issue 4 - Oct-Dec 2017

Issue 5 - Jan-Mar 2018