Mannock Air Cadets bring Christmas cheer

The cadets and staff of 378 (Mannock) Squadron we’re on track this week to raise funds at Wellingborough railway station.

In association with East Midlands Trains, the Squadron offered weary commuters tea, coffee and mince pies as they arrived in the town. With donations to the Squadron’s welfare funds totalling over £193, the event was considered a great success.

Wellingborough air cadet soars to new heights

Cadets and staff gathered together this week to celebrate as Macauley Tinston, 19, of 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps, was promoted to Cadet Warrant Officer.  This achievement comes in the same month as he marks seven years at the Squadron.   

The role of Cadet Warrant Officer is a prestigious one and comes with the highest level of responsibility a young person can achieve as a cadet.  The promotion means that Macauley will now take on a more active role in helping to run the Squadron in addition to supporting the junior cadets. Continue reading

Air Cadet friends turn to pedal power to raise funds

Adventurous cadets from Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps have taken to the saddle to complete an epic bicycle ride, all in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Cadet Flight Sergeants Maddy Morgan and Leah Catterall, both aged 17, cycled an impressive 54 miles from London to Brighton on Sunday (6 September) and managed the feat in just seven hours.

Maddy said:  “This was a real challenge for both of us, but we’re up for a challenge and we wanted to raise some much needed funds and raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.” Continue reading

Wellingborough cadet unit opens its doors to new recruits

Wellingborough’s 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps, have recently announced a change to the way they will be recruiting young people.  From 14 September 2015 the unit will be opening its doors to new prospective cadets as part of an open-ended recruitment campaign.  The Squadron are looking for new recruits who are currently in school year eight or above and between 12 and 17 years of age.  The new policy will allow would-be cadets to join the Squadron at any time of the year and is expected to boost its membership. Continue reading

Seasoned volunteer flies in to support Wellingborough Air Cadets

Cadets and staff at 378 (Mannock) Squadron in Wellingborough are celebrating, thanks to the arrival of a new adult staff member.

Flight Lieutenant Mike Stock, 50, from Wellingborough, joined the squadron this week after transferring from Towcester where he has spent the last 14 years volunteering. 

Mike has been part of the Air Training Corps (ATC) since July 1978 and to mark over 37 years as a volunteer has decided to focus his efforts closer to home.

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RAF Air Cadets soar up the ranks

Several air cadets from 378 (Mannock) Squadron have been awarded promotions at a recent ceremony at the unit’s Headquarters at Spring Gardens, Wellingborough.  The Air Training Corps cadets were elevated to their new ranks, including Corporals, Sergeants and Flight Sergeants, as a result of their good service and ability to lead and mentor the more junior members of the Squadron. 

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