On Saturday, a group of 11 cadets from 181 squadron visited the Duxford Imperial War Museum. Arriving at 10am, the cadets had plenty of time to explore the 6 hangars at Duxford, and were able to board a Concorde prototype, and a BOAC Comet, before taking a look inside a DeHavilland Chipmunk which was the […]
Over the weekend, cadets from 181 squadron were taken to RAF Little Rissington and given the opportunity to fly the cadet glider, the Grob Viking. After a morning of initial training on the facilities simulator, and practising parachuting drills, cadets were able to get airborne in the winch launched glider. Additionally, a group of cadets […]
Yesterday evening, 181 squadron hosted a Halloween party. Joined by Dowty and Newent Sqn, prizes were awarded for best costume and best carved pumpkin, followed by a disco and food.
Last night, we went up to our local training area, at Robinswood Hill, where cadets practised taking compass bearings to landmarks around Gloucester.
Parents were invited to 181 squadron on Wednesday for our annual open evening and awards presentation ceremony. The cadets had a chance to show parents what 181 have been doing over the last year, and put on show rooms to display our new radio set-up and flight simulator, a practical exercise on the Enigma machine, […]
On Sunday 10th June, a minibus took cadets from 181 and 2322 sqn to RAF Cosford, for the airshow in the RAF’s 100th year. The cadets had a great time, exploring the show ground, visiting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) hangars, and of course watching the various aerobatic displays. The cadets toured the […]
The Wing Padre, Bernard Rumbold, visited 181 squadron to enroll our cadets and meet our soon to be squadron padre, Susan Cooke.
In celebration of the centenary of the RAF, RAFA Gloucester have spent the last year organising tapestry pieces to celebrate the RAF stations of Gloucestershire. The tapestries were unveiled by Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller on Easter Sunday at St John’s Church in Churchdown and from there will tour the county.
181 Squadron arranged a learning visit to Bletchley Park, which included cadets from Tewkesbury, Innsworth and Dowty sqn’s. The estate was founded during the second world war as a designated code breaking and reconnaissance establishment, where its most publicly noteworthy role was the decryption of the Enigma machine. Now largely taken over by GCHQ, the […]
Four cadets from 181 squadron were taken to Buckley Barracks, where staff from neighbouring Dorset and Wiltshire wing had arranged a clay pigeon shoot. Results of the shoot were mixed, but all cadets had a good time.