At 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron we actively promote and encourage an appreciation of Aerospace. We offer a wide variety of opportunities that enable our Cadets to gain the most from their Cadet experience.
We offer each Cadet the opportunity to:
Classifications – Complete a BTEC Level 2 in Aviation Studies through the classification syllabus. Lessons comprise of Basic Navigation, Jet Engines, Pilot Navigation & Principles of Flight. Further BTECs in Teamwork and Personal Development and Music for Practical Performance can also be obtain during cadet career progression.
Music – Our cadets take part in local and regional band activities. The Squadron performs in Wing competitions and many of our cadets represent the Squadron on many formal parades.
Flying – One of the biggest activities cadets get to take part in, is Air Experience Flights, in the Grob Tutors (pictured left). Flights take place at RAF Cranwell, and gives cadets the fantastic opportunity to experience flying, aerobatics, and gives them the chance to work towards becoming a pilot.
Shooting – Another activity the cadets get to grips with, is shooting. This can be done on Squadron, or at local shooting ranges, with cadets being able to quality on a multitude of weapons. Upon successful completion of the test, the cadets will then be allowed to shoot on a range under the supervision of a fully qualified range officer. Cadets also get to earn marksman awards, depending on how well they shoot.
DofE – Participate in Expedition Training and participate in qualifying walks the go towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Annual Camps – Each year, the Squadron is allocated places on one week camps that take place on RAF Stations, from anywhere such as RAF Halton, to RAF Marham. These camps offer many experiences and insights to the life of an active RAF base, and how some personnel operate daily. It can also include exclusive trips to local units on base, as well as day trips out to the local area. It provides a great social opportunity for the cadet, as they get to see other cadets from different squadrons, and partake in many activities throughout the week.
Community Activities – The Air Cadets often take part in a lot of local community activities, helping out the people, businesses, and in turn fundraising for the Squadron. Community activities are a great way for the cadets to socialise, as well as make the Squadron known outside just the local vicinity.
Sports – The Squadron not only hosts its own sports nights, but there are also regular sporting events against other local Squadrons. This ranges from football to netball, and rugby to athletics – plenty to take part in. Most of these activities are on all year round, so there are plenty of opportunities for cadets to participate, and compete against other Squadrons.