Squadron supports Armed Forces Day in Wellingborough

Cadets and volunteer staff from 378 (Mannock) Squadron were out in force today to support their home town’s Armed Forces Day events.

The national day of celebrations is a chance for the public to show their support for the Armed Forces community, and in the town of Wellingborough there is never a shortage of local people lending support.  Continue reading

Wellingborough Air Cadets walk tall at international event

Cadets from 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps were out in force last weekend (12 – 14 May) at Wellingborough’s International Waendel Walk.  The event, which sees over 5,000 walkers from around the globe visiting the town, is always keenly supported by the local Squadron and this year saw the cadets taking part in the opening ceremonies as well as the gruelling walks. 

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Wellingborough Cadet hits the right note for gold

A budding choral star from 378 (Mannock) Squadron has recently returned from the Royal Air Force Air Cadets National Choir Camp with the gold award for music. 

Cadet Alexis Spillane, 14, was selected to join the organisation’s national choir following a series of auditions which saw her competing against fellow Air Cadets from around the country. Continue reading

Wellingborough Air Cadet unit seeks new recruits

Cadets and adult volunteers from Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps are gearing up for their next recruitment evening on Wednesday 22 February at 7.30pm.  The event, which will take place at the unit’s Spring Gardens headquarters in Wellingborough, is expected to see a boost to the teenage membership of this active youth organisation.   

The Squadron are recruiting youngsters who are currently in school year eight and those up to 17 years of age.  As well as cadet recruits, the unit is also actively recruiting adult volunteers to assist with training and welfare of the cadets. Continue reading

Wellingborough cadets’ design has real Poppy Appeal

Two artistically gifted cadets from Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron, Air Training Corps have won a competition to design unique pin badges for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.  Air Cadets Annabel Wight, 16, and Julia Wzgarda, 13, were recently presented with the badges made from their very own designs by Mr Ian Nunney, the Chairman of Wellingborough Branch of the Legion.  Continue reading