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This evening we had the honour of Gp Capt Carol Vorderman visit the Squadron.

The Squadron spent the evening undergoing projects involving Band, Flight Sim, ITF Training, Aero-modelling and Drill.

Gp Capt Vorderman had the opportunity to speak to the whole Squadron about her involvement in the Corps and her passion for Flying and the Aviation Industry.

Thank you very much for showing your support.
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Success and achievements all round!

This evening after a busy night of sports, 104 Squadron could once again reward outstanding cadets for their achievements in the past couple of weeks!

CDT Pescod and CDT Kucernak both received their wing blues for their representation in inter-region cross country with CDT Pescod being selected to represent Central and East region at the Corps cross country event.

CDT Quigley also received her blue flying wings after successfully completing her Part Task Trainer (PTT) gliding simulator and air experience flying.

CDT McGrath also recently completed his Bronze Cyber qualification where he learnt a number of valuable skills in Cyber awareness.

Congratulations to all and we look forward to issuing more qualifications and certificates in the future!

Interested in joining? Our next recruitment evening is Mon 11th March, 1930 hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS.
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A history filled week at 104 (City of Cambridge) squadron! The cadets this week enjoyed a history lecture on rifles and bayonets used during WW1 and WW2.
Our very own Warrant Officer King conducted the history lecture and told of his previous shooting experiences during his fantastic career within the Air Training Corps.

Interested in joining? Our next recruitment evening is Mon 11th March, 1930 hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS.
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Four cadets from 104 Squadron, escorted by the Aviation Officer, CI Mike Jenvey, visited RAF Wittering for air experience flying in the Grob Tutor.

After watching a safety presentation, each cadet had to demonstrate correct use of the cockpit / canopy trainer & how to use a parachute.

Then they were each kitted out in flying suit & helmet, ready for their “Top Gun” experience.
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Cadets from 104 Squadron spent a day on the Squadron's indoor air rifle range.

Five cadets qualified on their first progressive stage of shooting; 3 others (practicing for the Corps Inter-Squadron postal competition), re-qualified (just for fun) with very high scores.
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Cadets & staff from 104 Squadron provided a Guard of Honour at Churchill College, Cambridge, for the Royal Aeronautical Society’s 19th Sir Arthur Marshall presentation.

The topic was the Empire Test Pilots’ School & how the syllabus & aircraft types have been brought up to date with enhanced technology & learning processes.
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Cadets & staff from 104 Squadron, along with other squadrons from the Eastern Sector, attended ATC Sunday at Swavesey St Andrew’s Church.

Sgt Chris Berridge led the banner group for the march past. The salute was taken by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.
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Another busy weekend at 104 Squadron!

This weekend 104 hosted two activities lasting all weekend.

We ran a successful Youth First Aid course where 9 of our cadets took their understanding of first aid and applying it in a real life scenario to the next level. All 9 were successful in passing.

The squadron also hosted the CVQO ILM course for almost 30 cadets across the sector. The cadets were busy all weekend and the activities were non-stop.

Well done to all on both courses!
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2 months ago

104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron

Been There, Done It, Got the Badge

West Bridgford Air Cadet, Rebekah Oldknow, has gained all the badges available to an Air Cadet, becoming one of a select band in the country to have achieved this milestone.

Nineteen years old Rebekah is a Cadet Warrant Officer(CWO) with 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron in Nottingham. CWO is the highest rank a cadet can aspire to.

Badges are awarded for qualifying on may varied subjects in addition to badges awarded for completing each stage of the Cadet Syllabus of Training. During her cadet service Rebekah has gained qualifications in subjects and activities as diverse as Music (playing in the Regions Concert and Marching bands), parachuting, leadership, target shooting, and First Aid, to name but a few. She has also successfully taken part in the Nijmegen March in Holland and successfully completed a Cyber Course at The Royal Air Force No 1 Radio School.

Aeronautics is important to the Air Cadets and Rebekah has been awarded gliding and flying “wings” under the Air Cadet Aviation Training Package. She is also a Qualified Aerospace Instructor, entitling the wearing of the Blue Lanyard.

Although hugely satisfying for the Cadet Warrant Officer, the awards and qualifications not only encourage other cadets on the squadron to achieve, it has also given Rebekah the skills and knowledge to mentor the other cadets at West Bridgford.

“We are all extremely proud of Rebekah and she is a great asset to us. She has grown in confidence and proved to be enthusiastic and committed, qualities that have endeared her to both staff and cadets”, said the Squadron’s Commander, Flight Lieutenant Jade Waring RAFAC.
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Cadets from 104 Squadron have been shooting the cadet service rifle, the L98A2.

Cpl Kirsten Jessiman (pictured) was successful the grouping exercise with “Cadet Live Firing 1” (CLF1). She subsequently passed Cadet Live Firing 2, the zeroing exercise.

Cadet Michael Hewitt was also successful with CLF1.

Well done to both!
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RECRUITMENT EVENING - MON 14 JAN

Interested in joining? Our next recruitment evening is Mon 14 Jan 2019, 1930 hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS.

Please message via this page if you would like to attend. It would be appreciated if cars could be parked (with due consideration to residents) in the adjacent street (Meadowlands Road).
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3 months ago

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First Aid - saves lives!CADET RYAN SAVES BOY’S LIFE

A switched-on air cadet used his First Aid skills to save the life of a fellow school pupil who was choking on a lozenge.
Cadet Ryan Moore, 13, of 2048 (Dagenham) Squadron Air Training Corps raced to the aid of a 12-year-old who was struggling to breathe.
Ryan put his First Aid training that he had learned at his local squadron into action instinctively at All Saints Catholic School, Dagenham.
He performed abdominal thrusts until the cough sweet dislodged.
Ryan said: “As soon as they told me he was choking, I switched on. I went straight into the Heimlich manoeuvre because for me it was instinct. We were taught to deal with a situation like this.
“I didn’t really think it was that deep until when in class he said to me, ‘Oh, you know you saved my life’ .”
Katarina Moore, Ryan’s mother, told the London Evening Standard: “This made me realise how beneficial the training is for everyone. It’s keeping kids off the streets and it’s refocusing minds.”
Harry, the 12-year-old he saved said: “I couldn’t breathe… my airways were blocked. I just felt really scared because I didn’t know what was going on.”
A spokesperson at HQ RAF Air Cadets, which manages 920 Air Training Corps squadrons and 230 Combined Cadet Force (RAF) units across the UK and overseas, said: “We teach all of our 39,000 air cadets First Aid skills and we are delighted that Ryan was able to assist and save the life of this young pupil.”
*If anyone wishes to join the RAF Air Cadets as a cadet or adult volunteer please call 0345 600 6601 or see www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets
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3 months ago

104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron
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104 Squadron Presentation of Awards
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Air Cadets from 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron celebrated their outstanding achievements awards with a visit, inspection and presentation from Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA, Chief of the Air Staff.

Sir Stephen Hillier, the Chief of the Air Staff commented: “Delighted to meet the cadets and it was a pleasure to present the awards and see their enthusiasm for aviation; hope the experiences they have received via the cadet force and the kind hosting by Marshall might inspire them to continue into STEM related roles in the future”.

There are strong ties between Marshall as the Squadron was founded in 1939 as a result of a joint initiative between Cambridge University Air Squadron and Sir Arthur Marshall, who became the first civilian Chairman of the Committee. Sir Michael Marshall is lifelong President of the Squadron.

Sir Michael Marshall commented: “Inspiring and recognising the importance of the future generations is incredibly important and it is a privilege that the Chief of the Air Staff has taken time to present these awards. It demonstrates his personal commitment to the Air Cadets and I am sure that many will never forget today”.

Flt Lt Henry Bowden RAFAC, OC of 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron commented: “There are over 1,000 Squadrons of Air Cadets in the UK, so this was very special. It was fascinating listening to Sir Stephen and a real inspiration to us about what is possible.”

If you are or know of anyone who is interested in being part of 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron we meet on Monday and Thursday evenings at Newmarket Road in Cambridge – for more information please call 01223 395324 or e-mail 104@aircadets.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
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3 months ago

104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron

What a pleasure to have Sir Stephen Hillier here to present the 104 Squadron Air Cadets awards. A great boost of enthusiasm for the future generation in #aviation.
#nextgeneration #aircadets
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104 SQN - PRESENTATION EVENING

The award winners, as presented by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB, CBE, DFC, ADC, MA.

Interested in joining? Our next recruitment evening is Mon 14 Jan 2019, 1930 hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS.
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Yesterday, FS Brown whilst on her High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire cadet duties had the honour of meeting The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles in Wisbech.
www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/news/royal-visit-for-wisbech-9049958/
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Whilst the main Squadron were parading at 11:00 hrs, 3 of our senior cadets of 104 Sqn attended St Mary’s church in the city centre of Cambridge, FS Brown the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire cadet, Sgt Ruby the Mayor of Cambridge cadet and FS Kidger the Squadron’s training officer.

Whilst there they also had the honour to escort the Corps Honorary Ambassador, Group Captain Carol Vorderman.

Interested in joining? Our next recruitment evening is Mon 14 Jan 2019, 1930 hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS.
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