104 Squadron Presentation of Awards ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.”
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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. ...
Following yesterday's post of uniform tips Squadron Leader Jess Bradshaw, who was the parade commander for the 2018 Drill and Ceremonial Camp, has given her top tips for anyone taking part in a Remembrance event tomorrow.
🔴Make sure you have a good breakfast with plenty of fluids.
🔴Wiggle your toes and clench your muscles in you legs and back to allow for blood flow.
🔴Lay out your uniform the night before to allow for a relaxed start to the morning and so you don't forget anything.
As a former cadet, squadron OC and now CCF Test Officer, Jess has taken part in her fair share of Remembrance parades.
Jess said: "Remembrance Sunday is an important day in the year for me as it is a chance to remember all those who gave their lives for us but also all those who are no longer here no matter if they were or were not in the Forces."
"The Remembrance event that stands out the most for me was the first time I took my Squadron as the OC.
"Listening to my Squadron Band led the parade through St Ives with 60 cadets from my Squadron marching behind me with pride was extremely emotional." ...
Air Cadet lighting the lamps at the Tower of London.
106 Orsett Hundred Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets Today was an amazing day for the Squadron, today our very own corporal got to represent the whole of the air training corps, by lighting the candles at the Tower of London. He then had an interview with the BBC news. Well done CPL Smith ...
Cadets from 104 Squadron, escorted by OC104, Flt Lt Henry Bowden & CI Mike Jenvey, visited wet & windy RAF Coningsby to see exhibitions of RAF equipment / deployable & main units & static aircraft. Overall, some 500 cadets & 100 staff from Beds & Cambs Wg took part in the visit. Unfortunately, the bad weather meant that the planned Tornado display could not go ahead.
After an initial presentation, fortunately in a nice dry hangar, the cadets & staff were split into 4 large groups, & were escorted around the different ground displays.
There were too many exhibits to mention them all, but they included Aviation Medicine, RAF Space, Forward Logistics, Air Movements, Force Protection & deployable Intelligence. The highlights were being able to look around the Atlas A400 tactical / strategic transport aircraft & an American P-8 Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft - the RAF is scheduled to receive deliveries of the P-8 in 2020, to be based at RAF Lossiemouth.
Despite the cold & rain, it was a very enjoyable & informative day's visit - with strong reminders that there are numerous departments / personnel not often seen in main view of RAF operations - but without them, the overall product would be very poor indeed!
Interested in joining? Our next recruitment evening is Mon 05 Nov, 1930 hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS. ...
Day sixty-one of #100Faces is Cadet Georgia Pescod from 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron.
Although she has only been in the Corps for a little over a year, she has already attended the RAF 100 camp, completed bronze cyber, blue leadership, radio and heartstart! She placed 3rd in the Corps at 800m and 2nd in the Corps at 400m at the inter-region athletics competition this year. ...
Congratulations to FS Kidger on receiving best achiever for 2017-2018 during his apprenticeship.
Well done!Today our top #engineering Apprentices were awarded following nominations for best achiever and top apprentice across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students. We proudly recognise the achievements of our #apprentices as they lead into the future of the aerospace and defence industry. ...
Two cadets from 104 Squadron, Georgia Pescod & Paige Quigley, travelled with the Squadron Aerospace Officer, CI MIke Jenvey, to visit 614 VGS at their new site at Swanton Morely (ex-RAF airfield, but now an Army barracks).
The cadets went to attend classroom lectures about principles of flight & aircraft flight controls, but more importantly, to experience the Part Task Trainer (PTT). This is a "no-motion" form of aircraft simulator, but a huge step up from a home computer / flight simulator software. The PTT is based around the full-sized front section of a glider, with associated instruments & flight controls.
In order to gain a Blue Flying badge, cadets have to complete a session in the PTT & either a glider or AEF flight. Cadets Pescod & Quigley are now halfway there, having been instructed in, & demonstrating how to fly & land aircraft; they were presented with their certificates after successfully completing the "Cadet Aviation Familiarisation Course."
Interested in joining? Our next recruitment evening is Mon 10 Sep, 1930 hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS. ...
It's a little quieter than normal, but we are still parading as normal, & looking ahead to more exciting activities.
On the horizon, we have 2 cadets going to 614 VGS to experience the gliding simulator, the first stage towards their Blue Flying badge.
We have the possibility of cadets going sailing on a tall ship, TS Royalist, attending Duxford to be part of the RAF100 centenary year, paddle sport courses, & the annual Inter-Sqn Swimming Competition.
Interested in joining? Our next recruitment evening is Mon 10 Sep, 1930 hrs at 104 City of Cambridge Squadron HQ, 730 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RS.
TS ROYALIST is the Sea Cadets flagship, a training brig that takes twenty-four cadets to sea for six day voyages. The vessel was designed by Acubens, built during 2014 / 2015 at the Spanish shipyard of Astilleros Gondan. The Princess Royal officially named the Marine Society and Sea Cadets’ flagsh...