Sunday 13th November saw our cadets partaking in the annual remembrance parade in the town.
All of our newly joined cadets formed the marching body in the parade, whilst many of our more experienced cadets formed our band that took their usual position, leading the parade through the town.
For one of our cadets, it will be her last outing on a major parade as a cadet as she will age out early next year. Cadet Sgt Blackwell took this opportunity to place our air cadet wreath on the memorial, watched over by the entire congregation for the service on the town square, as well as performing with our squadron band.
Sunday 18th September 2022 saw our cadets and staff attend St. Nicholas Church in Little Bowden to commemorate the battle of Britain.
On Sunday 15 September 1940, the Luftwaffe launched its largest and most concentrated attack against London in the hope of drawing out the RAF into a battle of annihilation. Around 1,500 aircraft took part in the air battles which lasted until dusk. The action was the climax of the Battle of Britain. RAF Fighter Command defeated the German raids; the Luftwaffe formations were dispersed by a large cloud base and failed to inflict severe damage on the city of London. In the aftermath of the raid, Hitler postponed Sea Lion. Having been defeated in daylight, the Luftwaffe turned its attention to The Blitz night campaign which lasted until May 1941.
Battle of Britain Day, 15 September, is now an annual commemoration of the battle in the United Kingdom. The commemoration takes place on the closest Sunday of September.
On Sunday 10th July we attended Wing Field Day and all the cadets worked incredibly hard. So a big well done to all those who attended. Especially with the weather being so hot which added an extra challenge.
A special shout-out to Cpl Singer for being IC for both banner and foot drill. As well as, Cpl Kelham for taking on leadership. So an extra massive well done to them both especially as newly promoted cpls!
The members of 1084 (Market Harborough) Squadron Air Cadets recently held the annual Dining in Night. This is a formal dinner during which new members of the unit are formally welcomed and goodbyes are said to those that left during the previous year.
Over 30 members of the squadron met at the Masonic Hall in Market Harborough to enjoy a Three-course meal followed by after-dinner speeches. All uniformed members of the squadron attended in mess dress. For the cadet NCO’s this meant wearing a white shirt and a bow tie, with their uniform trousers or skirt.
An early start for eight of our cadets was warmly welcomed by the Market Harborough branch of the Royal British Legion as we lent a hand to run their fundraising coffee morning at the Harborough Theatre on Saturday 23rd April.
Manning the hand made cards, books and cake stalls proved easy but vital work for the coffee mornings success and many comments made to us (the supervising staff) made us realise how respected and acknowledged we are in our local community.
Well done team, keep it up.
Cadet Units from around the UK took part in Exercise Blue Ham, which was run over the weekend of March 26/27th using the 5MHz (60m) shared band. Cadets who took part would have had to pass their Blue and Bronze Radio Operator Modules as a minimum and the ‘on-air’ time would also count towards their Foundation Licence. The exercise was introduced to enhance the Cadet experience of radio operation and to reach out to radio amateurs who may wish to join the Cadet Organisations as radio instructors.
Acting Pilot Officer Wale has been away at RAF Cranwell for a week, completing the final part of his Initial Officer Training.
PO Wale has now lost his white tapes, indicating that he was "Acting" and can now continue to develop his skills in managing the squadron.
Well done Pilot Officer Liam Wale.
Congratulations to our newly promoted Cadet Corporals
Cadet Macefield (Left) and Cadet Spencer (Right) have both worked hard, proved their worth and have fulfilled the criteria to become our newest NCO's.
Corporals Macefield and Spencer can now move on and build on their hard work and success with the help of the Squadron staff, and further opportunities afforded to them by leadership and development courses available through the Air Cadet Organisation, to mention just a few.
Well done once again to Cadet Corporal Macefield and Cadet Corporal Spencer.
On Sunday 6th February 2022 cadets & staff from the Squadron in Market Harborough attended St. Nicholas Church in Little Bowden to mark the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps. The service was presented by our padre, Revd Alison Iliffe and our previous padre, Revd Pip Clements.
Making and throwing paper aeroplanes during the church service (Yes this was an activity based sermon) made an interesting new focus for the cadets. I have never done this before in church!
Happy 80th Birthday Royal Air Force Air Cadets.