We decided after weeks of the hot weather that we needed to cool off, So a water fight it was... it was also an excuse to check out the new GoPro camera's durability. We do need some more training on it, as for the whole of the water balloon fight a Cadet was videoing.. well she thought she was. So this is just a taste of the evening.
In July we were invited to the Runcorn Fire Station by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. Here's what happened...
We should of took spare clothes...
On the 10th July 2018 cadets underwent training and a range day (evening) with a Bow and Arrow. A big thanks to Mr Kirkham for running the range.
If you love aircraft, action and adventure, then the Air Cadets is for you. The Air Cadets is a UK-wide cadet force sponsored by the Royal Air Force. As a cadet, you’ll get the chance to do things that others only dream about such as adventurous training, camps, drill and real flight experience. So if you’re aged 12 (and in Year 8) - 17 and you’re looking for a challenge call 01928 890 200 (calls will only be answered on parade nights) email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Where are we ?
We are located in the former TA Barracks, opposite the Post Office Sorting Office.
When are you open?
We Parade Tuesdays and Fridays from 19:00 until 21:30 (approximately)
So, are you ready to take the first step towards all the opportunities and benefits that the air cadets can offer you?
It's important to know that we're not a recruiting organisation for the Services (but it's great if you decide you want to join later on). We're not interested in anything but you and your potential, and will help you get the most from your experience as a cadet.
Worried about fitting in? Equality is a central part of the Air Cadets’ ethic. The cadet experience is open to everyone, so whatever your nationality, background or ability, whether you're male or female, if you're between 13, or at age 12 when beginning school year 8 and 17 years old you can join us.
The maximum age for entry is 17 years old, therefore you can request to join us anytime between your 12th and 17th birthday. If you are above that age group and still want to enjoy all of our activities and more, you could join as a volunteer.
Aside from flying, sports, target shooting, adventure training and great fun? You’ll soon find that being an air cadet is its own reward - you constantly see the benefits of your own efforts, building on your achievements and earning BTECs and DoE Awards. You'll be expected to take part in as many of the activities we run as possible, but with what's on offer you won't need much persuading!
We have high standards to maintain as we are a 'military' youth organisation and you'll naturally take pride in your uniform (we supply that) and appearance. You'll be well mannered and self-disciplined. You'll be joining an organisation of which you’ll be very proud.
On 27th April 2018, Officer’s, Staff and Cadets of 306 (Runcorn) Sqn RAFAC unveiled their new state of the art flight simulator.
(Pictured above: Cdt P Diprose, Cpl T Westwood with SM Devereux, David Keane and Insp Khan)
Amongst the guests invited to the opening ceremony was David Keane PCC for Cheshire, Insp Fez Khan from Runcorn Local Policing unit and Station Manager Stuart Devereux from Runcorn fire station, Squadron civilian committee members who helped to raise funds for flight sim were also present.
The flight sim will be used by cadets to learn basic aircraft controls and handling before they take to the skies in one of the RAF’s Tutor training aircraft. We are also fortunate enough to have 2 qualified pilots as staff members who will teach the cadets how to fly using the simulator.
Cadets also prepared and delivered a short demonstration of activities they can take part in for the guest to get a better understanding of what the RAFAC has to offer young people within the community.
The RAFAC is open to any young person aged 12 (in year 8 of school) and 18; 306 Sqn is based on Crown Gate Barracks in Runcorn, opposite the Royal Mail sorting office near to Runcorn Shopping City and meets on Tuesday and Friday evenings 7pm-9.30pm