What we do

Parade Nights

On parade nights, we start by forming up and having a uniform inspection, where we are scored for how good our uniform is, which counts towards the inter-flight competition. After the inspection we start one of many activities: • Classification Training – Cadets are taught all of the information needed to progress through classifications. Topics…

Qualifications

In the ACO there are great opportunities for you to earn qualifications and awards that will be valuable in both a civilian or military career. New skills can be gained and existing ones such as team work, time management and research techniques are strengthened as you work your way towards: Duke of Edinburgh Award –…

Flying & Gliding

As a cadet you can go on an air experience flight where you get the chance to take control of a Grob Tutor and perhaps perform aerobatics. These flights are a great opportunity to get some experience in the air before you apply for a gliding or flying scholarship. On a gliding scholarship you learn…

Sports

Air Cadets play and compete in these sports: Football – 5-a-side and 11-a-side Swimming Rugby Union Netball Athletics Volleyball Hockey Cross-country running Orienteering There are varying levels of sport within the ATC. You can represent 391 Squadron competing against other squadrons in our Wing. If selected, you can earn a Wing ‘Blue’ for Greater Manchester…

Fieldcraft & Shooting

All cadets have the opportunity to take part in the Number 8 rifle training which teaches you the safety procedures that are required to take part in a range day and enter competitions. To obtain a Squadron Marksman Badge you must accurately group 20 shots on 4 different targets at a range of 25 metres.…

Community

Wilmslow Air Cadets have a strong community presence. For example we volunteer in: Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day Parade Battle of Britain Day RAF Association Collection Heald Green Festival Wilmslow Rotary Club ‘Santa’ collection Bag packs for local charities Squadron fundraising events Wilmslow Triathlon Fulshaw Cross restoration ATC Sunday MT Jun15 Wilmslow Triathlon, September 2016…

Adventure Training

A variety of outdoor activities are included in the adventure training syllabus. With the squadron, we participate in activities including indoor climbing and day walks around the local area and the Peak District. On Wing camps other activities such as archery, white-water rafting, sailing and canoeing are available. Skills like teamwork, map reading, leadership and…

Camps & Trips

We go on various trips some of which are weekend camps such as Wing Training Weekend, which gives us the opportunity to attend development courses: Methods of instruction Fieldcraft Modelling Drill Other fieldcraft camps are one week long, these include: Operation Hunter Gladius Wolfpack Xmasize Finally there are a variety of annual camps where we visit…