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Gold Comms Badge Award

Cadet Sergeant Smith-Maddocks attended the week long Gold Cyber Course and No 1 Radio School at RAF Cosford. The course gives a real insight into some of the training and skills required of RAF recruits in the trade. The week long course covers everything about the cyber environment including security and how use of cyber…

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Nijmegen March Medals

    As a squadron we have been quite successful in having cadets attend the Nijmegen marches over the past few years. This year Cadet Sergeant Smith-Maddocks, Cadet Flight Sergeant Robinson and Cadet Warrant Officer Whyatt attended the grueling four day march. They were among 45,000 who took part in the marches. Sergeant Smith-Maddocks said…

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Cyber Comms Gold

  Over a week long course, Sgt Sophie Knight, who had already qualified as a silver communicator, progressed to the Gold Cyber badge, being the first Greater Manchester Air Cadet to do the new course. Over the week course at No1 Radio School at RAF Cosford, Sgt Knight and other cadets from across the Corps…

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Hill Reaches The Top

  Cadet Warrant Officer Daisy Hill has reached the top rank of the cadet rank structure. It is a rank befitting the amount of responsiblity and experience CWO Hill provides the squadron. Reaching the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer means that Hill joins CWO Suzanne Wyld and CWO Ryan Street at the top of the…

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Robinson Rises Up The Ranks

  OC 162 recently strenghtened the SNCO team with the promotion of Cadet Corporal Richard Robinson to Cadet Sergeant. Sgt Robinson has had an action packed cadet career so far that he has siezed with enthusiasm. This year alone he has completed Junior Leaders and Gold Dofe; two awards some would consider to be the…

Our cadets had an amazing time! Left to right - Cadet Warrant Officer Daisy Hill, Cadet Drew Smith-Maddocks, Cadet Sergeant Rick Robinson, Cadet Ezara Petrie, Cadet Henry Johnson, Cadet Yana Smethurst, Cadet Warrant Officer Suzanne Wyld.

162 at 75th Anniversary Wing Skills Week

Over the last week some cadets and staff from 162 attended the 75th Anniversary Wing Skills Week. The camp was at Holcombe Moor; organised by Greater Manchester Wing. The cadets and staff had a great time doing a long, long list of activities. The cadets were split into bronze, silver and gold categories depending on…

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162 at 75th Anniversary Wing Skills Week

It’s 75th Anniversary Wing Skills Week this week and some of our cadets and staff are currently at Holcombe Moor Training Centre. They’re enjoying a long list of activities including; arms drill, obstacle courses, kayaking, apprenticeship talks and mountain biking to name a few! The cadets on the camp are split into Bronze, Silver and…

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Your Band Needs You!

Our squadron band is looking to recruit new members! Since its’ creation our band has been very successful in both public performances and competitions. Come and learn a new skill, no prior experience required. We look forward to seeing new cadets become a part of our amazing band. Saturday 28th May 0900-1700

Qualified Junior Leaders at 162!

After 8 months of intensive training weekends, revision and finally a grueling 7 day test phase 162 has two QJLs in the form of Cadet Sergeant Miller and Cadet Corporal Robinson. The two NCOs have hit the ground running with their cadet careers and managed to obtain multiple qualifications; the most recent being Junior Leaders.…