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Great night tonight at 485 sqn delivering safeguardimg refresher training. A total of 17 staff from sector 2 attended and some good debate was had. ... See MoreSee Less

YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD COURSE ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight saw our two most senior Cadet NCOs get Promoted to the next rank. Sergeant’s Edmondson and Watson were both promoted to the rank of Flight Sergeant. These two have worked very hard over the last few months being the key in keeping our cadets in line and motivated. Very well done FS Edmondson and FS Watson. ... See MoreSee Less

If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our Warrant Officer Jim Sinfield who was presented with his 2nd clasp for his Cadet Forces Medal at the Squadron yesterday evening.

The presentation, made by Wing Commander Iles, represents an amazing 24 years uniformed adult voluntary service to the Air Cadet Organisation. A fantastic commitment to our young people.
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Congratulations to 2286 cadets Cooper and Mobbs who passed their Principles of Flight exams, thereby completing their Leading classification levels. Well done to you both. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to 2286 cadets Cooper and Mobbs who passed their Principles of Flight exams, thereby completing their Leading classification levels.  Well done to you both.

Could everybody please share this as widely as possible across the wing and your own contacts. Many thanks. Simonwww.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/want-to-join/ ... See MoreSee Less

Could everybody please share this as widely as possible across the wing and your own contacts. Many thanks. Simon

Birmingham Half Marathon - 13 Oct 2019
495 Sqn along with 165 & 487 Sqns volunteering to help by giving out finishers packs.
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Cadets and Staff from 165, 487 and 495 Squadrons turned out yesterday to volunteer for the Great Birmingham Marathon yesterday. We were responsible for handing out the finishers packs to about 11,000 runners. The weather was miserable but the spirits remained high throughout the day. Well done the three Squadrons and to CI Michelle Jeffries (487 Sqn) for coordinating the squadrons and liaising with the event organisers.We would like to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers, marshals and emergency services who worked across our event today
Simplyhealth UK #GreatBirminghamRun.

We couldn't do it without you. ❤️
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Cadets and Staff from 165, 487 and 495 Squadrons turned out yesterday to volunteer for the Great Birmingham Marathon yesterday. We were responsible for handing out the finishers packs to about 11,000 runners. The weather was miserable but the spirits remained high throughout the day. Well done the three Squadrons and to CI Michelle Jeffries (487 Sqn) for coordinating the squadrons and liaising with the event organisers.

Cadets from 29F (Rugby) Sqn took part in today's memorial service for the crew members of Halifax Bomber WL-C of 434 Sqn, Royal Canadian Air Force, who lost their lives 75 years ago when their aircraft crashed near Dunchurch. Cadets provided a Banner Party and read the poem 'High Flight' at a re-dedication service attended by family members of the crew. ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to all the cadets and staff who successfully marshalled the Birmingham Half Marathon today. You did very well and I'm extremely proud of you all. Thank you also for the support from 495 and 165. Thank you all.
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Drill practice underway on the Jnco course at Cosford ... See MoreSee Less

Drill practice underway on the Jnco course at Cosford

Good luck from all in the wingThis weekend, Emma Hart and her partner Jim Wilson will be among the thousands of people taking on the SimplyHealth Great Birmingham Run around the streets of the second city.

Emma and Jim are both raising money for Fisher House, the home away from home for military patients and their families at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

This is the second half marathon that Emma is taking on, having run two years ago also in aid of Fisher House.

She said: “I’m a bit nervous about it, I had a bad ankle sprain last summer which hampered my training but I’m looking forward to getting around.”

Emma was inspired to raise money for Fisher House through her work with the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Air Cadets, and has raised funds for the home from home since 2010.

Emma, who works at University Hospitals Birmingham, said: “I wanted to do something to give back to those who have given up so much in the service of our country. Friends of mine have served in Afghanistan and have themselves spent months in hospital, so I know what an impact this has on them and their families.

“Having Fisher House at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham means that families can stay close to their loved ones whilst they’re receiving treatment. Working at University Hospitals Birmingham I often get to hear first-hand the great work that the team are doing.”

Emma is the Officer Commanding 495 Sutton Coldfield Squadron, and her Cadets will be amongst those handing out the finisher packs at the finish line of the half marathon. She said: “It will be a great day and it’s so special for the Cadets to be involved, I’m looking forward to the moment when I see them on the finish line!”

You can support Emma and Jim's fundraising here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runningforfisherhouse
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Good luck from all in the wing

495 Sqns OC, Flg Off Emma Hart and WO Jim Wilson are taking part in this weekends Birmingham Half Marathon. We wish them the best.This weekend, Emma Hart and her partner Jim Wilson will be among the thousands of people taking on the SimplyHealth Great Birmingham Run around the streets of the second city.

Emma and Jim are both raising money for Fisher House, the home away from home for military patients and their families at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

This is the second half marathon that Emma is taking on, having run two years ago also in aid of Fisher House.

She said: “I’m a bit nervous about it, I had a bad ankle sprain last summer which hampered my training but I’m looking forward to getting around.”

Emma was inspired to raise money for Fisher House through her work with the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Air Cadets, and has raised funds for the home from home since 2010.

Emma, who works at University Hospitals Birmingham, said: “I wanted to do something to give back to those who have given up so much in the service of our country. Friends of mine have served in Afghanistan and have themselves spent months in hospital, so I know what an impact this has on them and their families.

“Having Fisher House at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham means that families can stay close to their loved ones whilst they’re receiving treatment. Working at University Hospitals Birmingham I often get to hear first-hand the great work that the team are doing.”

Emma is the Officer Commanding 495 Sutton Coldfield Squadron, and her Cadets will be amongst those handing out the finisher packs at the finish line of the half marathon. She said: “It will be a great day and it’s so special for the Cadets to be involved, I’m looking forward to the moment when I see them on the finish line!”

You can support Emma and Jim's fundraising here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runningforfisherhouse
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495 Sqns OC, Flg Off Emma Hart and WO Jim Wilson are taking part in this weekends Birmingham Half Marathon. We wish them the best.

2286 are proud to announce the award of Blue PTS radio badges to Cdts Galuba, Keza and O'Connell. Well done. ... See MoreSee Less

2286 are proud to announce the award of Blue PTS radio badges to Cdts Galuba, Keza and OConnell.  Well done.Image attachmentImage attachment