News Archive

Summer Camp 2014: My Camp Diary ...

In August 2014, four cadets and two staff from Wantage Air Cadets attended a week long camp at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire along with other cadets from Thames Valley Wing. Here Cdt Edwards shares his experiences through his camp diary.

Day 1

An introduction to .... Road Marching

An article by Cadets Cpl Beckett & Cpl Smith

What's the most challenging weekend you've ever had? If you've ever done road marching, you already know the answer. For those who don't know, road marching is one of the most physically enduring, but also fun, activities the ATC has to offer.

Looking for a challenge and adventure? Join us on 16th September


Gallery: Wantage Cadets in the 1940/50s

The gallery below shows a selection of archive material maintained by the squadron. If you have material that could expand our archive, then we'd love to .

A short history of the squadron is available in the section

Gallery: Wantage Cadets on Night Exercise

Central Sector Land at Henlow

Article taken from  24 cadets and a number of staff from Thames Valley wing attended the second in a series of weekend camps which Central sector visiting RAF Henlow. The majority of the cadets were new to their squadrons and this was their first camp with the ATC (Air Training Corps) and for some their first time staying away from home.

A once in a lifetime flight in an RAF Hawk

Article originally posted at  Sgt (ATC) Russ Aitkins is a volunteer member of staff at 1861 (Wantage) Sqn.

Cdt FS Osasona from 2477 (Britwell) squadron attended RAF Valley in January to experience a once in a life time opportunity to have a flight in a hawk aircraft. She attended Easter Camp last year and was awarded Best NCO to which she was award the opportunity to fly in the Hawk and has told us how the day went.

Happy Christmas from Wantage Air Cadets

Wantage Air Cadets wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

As the squadron stands down for Christmas we hope that you'll all have a safe and enjoyable break. In particular, the squadron staff would like to thank the contribution and support from the cadets, squadron Civilian committee, parents and other supporters throughout 2013.

Although we're not parading for the next two weeks, plans are still underway for our Annual Awards night on 14 January, and for our next intake night in January. The 2014 training programme begins on Tuesday 7 January.

An International Success at Shrivenham Defence Academy

On Saturday 23 November 10 cadets and 3 staff wowed the officers at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham.  ARTICLE TO FOLLOW.  Sgt (ATC) R Aitkins. 

Flickr photos from the album Shrivenham Families Day, 2013 by

Wantage Cadets Remember the Fallen

On Saturday 10th November staff and cadets from Wantage Air Cadets paraded through the streets of Wantage in remembrance of those who have given their lives for their country.