181 held an open evening for all parents to come by to the squadron to see what we do and what we have done over the past 12 months. We were pleased to welcome 181 squadrons new honorary representative, Group Captain RAF Peter Hodcroft. Congratulations to Sgt Mock for his promotion to Flt Sgt and […]
The squadron was closed on Monday 26th whilst cadets from 181 and 2322 squadron met at the Warehouse in Gloucester for a split 1.5 hour session of bouldering and indoor climbing. We hope that all cadets involved had a good time… Even the boss had a go!
Thanks to all those who attended Project Propeller and Armed Forces Day hosted by the Jet Age museum on the 23rd and 24th June. Those involved helped the day run smoothly, making the day even more memorable for our veterans. Below we have received an email from one of the event organisers, Harry Burgoyne. I had […]
Thank you to everyone who attended Wing Athletics from 181 (City of Gloucester) Squadron on Sunday 14th May and congratulations to Sgt Corder for achieving Gold in the Long Jump and Cpl Wells for his Gold in Discus and Silver in 800m and High Jump events.
Each year, Great Western Railway volunteers hold wartime in the Cotswolds over stations between Cheltenham and Toddington. The day offers its patrons a day pass on the steam train, ferrying customers between the stations, and a unique insight into what life was like during World War 2. The show is filled with enthusiasts and paraphernalia […]
On Friday 28th October, cadets and staff met, ready for a drive down to Kent for the weekend. An educational visit to the county, codenamed Exercise Invicta, had been planned to show the cadets the importance of the events of World War 2 and the RAF’s role throughout. Day 1: We arrived at Capel-le-Ferne (a […]
2016 marks the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, so on Sunday 18/09, cadets from around Gloucestershire met at St Mary’s church, Cheltenham to remember those who helped keep the skies above Britain secure throughout WW2. After a ceremony at St Mary’s, the cadets paraded to the Cheltenham Cenotaph (in-front of the Municipal Offices), that has […]
2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the ATC. Started in 1938 as the ADCC (Air Defence Cadet Corps) by J.A. Chamier, the ATC was oficially formed in 1941 in recognition of their help and support towards the RAF throughout the outbreak of WW2. To celebrate, the ATC held a torch relay around all squadrons throughout […]
Each year, ATC Sqns are expected to arrange a meeting whereby parents of cadets are invited on-to the squadron to meet our staff members, committee members and of course our other cadets. We take the opportunity to discuss what has been happening at 181 and to award some of our cadets. This year, we would […]
On Sunday, 3rd July 2016, Air Cadets from throughout Bristol and Gloucester wing congregated in Gloucester city centre to both celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps and also commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Following a parade through the city centre, cadets were shown in to the Cathedral for […]