Having been pipped to the post in previous years, we deservedly won this years Christmas quiz! Squadron Leader Bob Timothy reward our team effort by presenting the Squadron with a limited edition Airifx model of the T
Cadets Pipe, Foster, Cousins and Jones visited 625 Volunteer Gliding School in Hullavington on Saturday 30th October 2010 to complete their Gliding Induction Course Level 1. Each Cadet experienced flights in a winch-launched Viking glider.
Visit the RAF website for more information about the Viking T1.
As per usual, the Squadron was well represented at the Inter-Squadron Swimming competition.
The efforts were rewarded in the form of two medals and a cup. Sergeant and Cadet Furley won 1st place medals for back stroke and freestyle respectively. The third achievement of the Squadron was 'Overall Junior Boys', awarded for the most points amongst the category. The Junior Boys team was made up of Cadet Gunter, Green, Foster, Cousins and Taylor. The aforementioned Cadets then went on to represent the Wing at RAF Cosford.
This years event took place on Sunday 17th October 2010 at Barry Leisure Centre.
A GWENT air cadet is preparing for the experience of a lifetime after being selected for an exchange programme to train with air cadets in America.
Joe Chesterman, 17, of Pontnewydd, has been with the 2308 Cwmbran Squadron Air Training Corps for the past five years where he has attained the rank of Flight Sergeant.
After applying last December to take part in the International Air Cadet Exchange programme, Joe was told he had been successful making him the first cadet in Torfaen to be selected for the programme.
This will see him stay with a host family in America for two weeks in July and attend the Air Training Corps Squadron there with the family’s son or daughter.
He will also have the chance to visit different states and sites including the White House.
The Croesyceiliog Comprehensive student said: “It has always been my dream since I was young to become a pilot and air cadets has opened up many doors for me in working towards my future career.
“I am very excited and proud to be part of this year’s exchange to America.”
Joe also thanked his squadron commander Flight Lieutenant Simon Furley and the air cadets for their support and help with funding.
South Wales Argus, 2010. Cwmbran air cadet set for US adventure [Online]. Available: http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/8156466.Cwmbran_air_cadet_set_for_US_adventure/ [accessed 24th May 2010]
Today we are re-launching a new and improved online fundraising webshop. We are asking everyone involved with the Organisation to shop online at buy.at/2308atc and raise money, at no extra cost to yourself, for the Squadron.
Over 100 retailers are accessible through the webshop, including BT, Play.com, Marks & Spencer, Waterstones and Next. Many retailers also provide exclusive offers to our webshop, such as discounts or offering free delivery to the customer, providing more reasons for supporters to buy products through the webshop.
Flight Lieutenant Simon Furley said: "The webshop facility is such a simple but effective idea. We receive a commission on each purchase you make so donating to our organisation couldn't be easier!"
This year we teamed up with 212 (Risca) Squadron to raise money for Children with Leukaemia, a charity founded by Great Ormand Street Hospital. In total we raised an enormous £217 for the charity, bringing our three year total to almost £1000!
For more information about the Challenge, and the Charity, visit paperplanechallenge.org.
On Monday 20th August we will be holding our fist Paper Plane Challenge night in aid of Children with Leukaemia, a charity of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a charity we have supported for the last 2 years, raising over £750 so far!
We had another great result on this years Area 2 Training Day; coming 1st place in the Field Cooking competition, 3rd in the Modelling competition and 3rd Overall! Well Done to all the Cadets involved and keep up the good woork - you did our Squadron proud. See the pictures of the days activities by clicking the 'Gallery' tab at the top of the page.
Ten Cadets represented the Squadron at No. 1 Welsh Wing's Inter-Squadron Athletics Competition on Sunday 19th April 2009. Corporal Wheeler and Cadet Rowlands walked away with medals for their efforts in the under 15 Girls track events.
Back in November, six Cadets applied for the rank of Corporal and were all then invited to attend the Squadrons JNCO selection process day on Sunday 8th March.