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

Sunderland International Air Show 2017

On 22nd July, the 740 (Whitby) Squadron, including cadets, staff and parents traveled over to Sunderland to see the 29th annual Sunderland International Air Show.

The event includes displays from the RAF, Army and navy military, as well as crafts and trade stands. The Saturday event included a number of returning air displays, including the famous Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon, Battle of Britain fleet (Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane), and many more.

The squadron will be looking forward to the next event in 2018.

September 7th 2017

Rocket Building

On 20th July the cadets were tasked with the mission of Building a Rocket that will transport a single egg safely. In groups the cadets were presented with a Wing Commander Dracula egg which they were to protect through out the exercise.

Using a water bottle and sheets of card the cadets were too design and build their rocket with the purpose of providing the best protection for the egg.

This exercise gave thee the cadets the opportunity to improve on their team working skills.

September 4th 2017

Cadet Master Chef

On 18th July the staff of 740 (Whitby) squadron organised an night of campcraft cooking for the cadets.

The cadets were tasked with creating a 3-course meal on the squadrons camping stoves in a Master Chef type event. The cadets were to create their own menu ideas and cook them within the hour. 

The event was a perfect opportunity for our cadets registered on DofE to get in some practice before their upcoming expeditions.

September 4th 2017

740 Squadron at the Whitby Armed Forces Day.

On 24th June, cadets and Staff from 740 (Whitby) Squadron took part in the annual Armed Forces Day in Whitby. The event was a chance for the squadron to show their support for the men and women who make up the armed forces.

The cadets and staff could be found at the Whitby memorial opposite the Co-op; where they had pitched up a tent advertising the activities and achievements obtainable within the Air Training Corps. The Cadets used the day to interest upcoming 12 year old’s into joining the ATC, either through the Whitby squadron or their own local. The cadets where also out raising funds for the squadrons future activities including sport, DofE, training equipment, etc. 

Later on in the day, cadets presented their current drill routine to passes by; that would later be performed at the annual Wing Training Day in July.

Overall, the day was a great chance for the cadets to show the public the current goings on within the ATC.

August 14th 2017

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


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.


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.


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

1500m u nder 15 Boys for Cdt Beaumont C

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!


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.


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”.


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!

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


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