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Gallery: Dining In Night 2015

Gallery: Easter Camp 2015

Wantage eats cake!

On Saturday 28th March, eight cadets from 1861 (Wantage) squadron held a fund­raising event to raise money for the squadron events and building, as well as the cadets experiences at the squadron.

The event started at 0900 on a cloudy but sunny morning. Many of the public had bought the cakes that were on sale which were made by cadets beforehand. Fortunately, we managed to sell all of the cakes provided by the end of the five hour event.

For the squadron, we raised £197 to help organise 1861(Wantage) Squadron events and other cadet activities.

Gallery: Visit to 612 Volunteer Gliding Squadron

Wantage Cadets learn from Wantage Firefighters

An article by Cadet Cpl Eatwell.

With the Christmas break over and our first night back to cadets, we got the chance to visit .

Merry Christmas from Wantage Air Cadets

Wantage Cadets win National Championships!

On Saturday 27th November, 5 cadets from Wantage Air Cadets won the National Banner Championship at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. This win places the Wantage team first out over 1000 squadrons around the UK.  The reviewing officer, Air Commodore Andy Hall MBE, Commandant-General of the RAF Regiment said afterwards, "with their performance the cadets exemplified the RAF core value of excellence". The Banner Drill competition is a sequence of drill movements completed without orders which demonstrate the ceremonial handling of a squadron / wing banner (i.e. a flag).

Lest we forget. Gallery: Wantage 2014

Wantage Cadets are the South West Region Champions

The Regional Activities Day (RAD) held in early October each year is a competition with multiple disciplines between each of the 6 wings in the South West region of the Air Training Corps. Representatives from over 160 units compete in events after winning their local Wing Activities Day.  This year cadets from Wantage Squadron represented Thames Valley Wing in the Banner Drill competition for the third year running on Sunday 5th October at RAF Odiham.

Wantage success at Wing Activities Day 2014

The Wing Activities Day (WAD) held in September each year is a competition with multiple disciplines between each of the 26 squadrons in Thames Valley Wing. The winners of many of the competitions go on to compete in the Regional Competitions and perhaps even the National Championships. This year the WAD was held on Sunday 28th September and was attended by 15 cadets and several staff from Wantage Air Cadets.

An article by Staff Cadet Sgt Casey.