Best foot forward for Wellingborough Air Cadets

Cadets from 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps turned out on Friday and Saturday last week (13 and 14 May) to support Wellingborough’s International Waendel Walk.  The popular local event, which welcomes over 5,000 walkers from far and wide, is a highlight of the Squadron’s calendar and this year saw the cadets taking part in the opening ceremonies as well as the walk itself.  Continue reading

Wellingborough air cadet takes sporting gold

Cadet Corporal Sean Lyddall, 16, from 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps, has retained his hard-earned reputation as a local sports star.  Sean was at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium in Leicester last week to represent the Squadron at the South and East Midlands Wing Athletics Competition.  Not only did Sean achieve gold in both long jump and the 100 metre sprint, but he comes fresh from representing the whole of Central and East Region at the highest level in rugby. Continue reading

Wellingborough cadets make flying visit to aerobatics team

Last week a group of cadets from Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron were invited to the home of the legendary air show display team, The Blades, for a tour of the aircraft and to find out more about what it takes to be an aerobatic stunt pilot. 

The cadets travelled to Sywell aerodrome in Northamptonshire where they were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the team’s hanger and shown around the four Extra EA-300s display aircraft made famous by their air show performances.     Continue reading

Wellingborough RAF Air Cadets take to the skies

Last week three lucky cadets from Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron were given the opportunity to take to the skies and take the controls of a trainer aircraft for the first time. 

The cadets travelled to RAF Wittering, near Peterborough, to visit No.5 Air Experience Flight, where the day started with a thorough safety briefing, before the young people were strapped into parachutes and allowed to climb aboard the Grob Tutor aircraft along with their RAF reserve pilots. Continue reading

Wellingborough RAF Air Cadets unit welcomes new recruits

Cadets and adult volunteers from Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps are gearing up for their next Recruits’ Intake Night.  On Monday 14 March 2016 the cadets and staff of the unit will be opening their doors to welcome new potential cadets and boost the membership of this active organisation in the heart of Northamptonshire.  The Squadron are recruiting youngsters who are currently in school year 8 and those up to 17 years of age.  Continue reading

RAF Air Cadets join forces for 75th anniversary parade

The sound of drums could be heard right across Rushden yesterday (Sunday 7 February), as cadets from neighbouring Squadrons joined together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps.

Over fifty cadets and adult staff from Rushden’s 858 Squadron and 378 (Mannock) Squadron, which is based at Spring Gardens in Wellingborough, joined together to mark ATC Sunday, an annual anniversary event celebrated right across the country. Continue reading

Wellingborough Air Cadets get new boss

Cadets and staff at 378 (Mannock) Squadron in Wellingborough are celebrating the recent appointment of a new Officer in Charge

Flying Officer Phil Warr, 33, from Wellingborough, joined the unit this week after transferring from 858(Rushden) Squadron where he has spent the last year as second in command. Continue reading