As a former Cadet Flight Sergeant on 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron, Tom Norton knows a thing or two about flying high. Holder of a Gold Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award, gliding scholarship, and years of leadership and training experience prepared him to take up the offer of a place at university. But now, heâ€™s gone a step…Details
Four cadets joined members of 343 (Camberwell) Squadron at 615 Volunteer Gliding Squadron for a day’s gliding. Thanks to Sqn Ldr Rajen Patel, and all the 615 staff for an awesome day!
After our friends from the Worshipful Company of Fletchers joined us for our Passing Out Parade, we were invited to provide a Carpet Guard for their Installation Dinner. Held at the Ironmongers’ Hall in central London, the cadets were smart and well turned out, and received many compliments throughout the evening.
With the help of their Recruit NCO team, and CI Farzana Khan, the cadets have worked hard to master a range of basic skills that they will need to be Air Cadets. Tonight, in front of proud parents, friends and supporters, they passed out as cadets, and were presented with their 3822 books by Colonel…Details
Colonel Jane Davis OBE DL, the Representative Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Lewisham, presented FS Travis Tomlin and FS Izzy Theodoreson with DL Certificates – demonstrating the Borough of Lewisham’s support and endorsement for these two exceptional SNCOs. Commander Tim Eltringham OBE RN (ret), a former Commando Helicopter pilot, joined us from the Worshipful Company of…Details
The Squadron is delighted to announce the launch and inauguration of the Flight Simulator project – completed after months of really hard work, and now fully operational for cadet and instructor training. See the photos in the gallery, and find out how we converted a small store room in to what we think is an…Details
Are you between 13 and 16 years old, and want a new adventure? 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron is running their latest recruit intake of 2014, starting on Monday 28 April at 7pm. Over the course of the recruit training, you’ll try new activities, learn new skills, and could even start your new career in aviation! Email…Details
While the military provided defence and deterrence for the Olympics, the Squadron took the opportunity to visit HMS Ocean while she was moored in the Thames at Greenwich. Hosted by various sections of the ship, cadets and staff were able to take the shipâ€™s boat to see what life was like defending London. Tours of…Details
RAF Shawbury, in Shropshire, is home to the Defence Helicopter Flying School â€“ an advanced training centre for Army, Navy and Air Force pilots and crews to learn how to fly, navigate and operate helicopters. For two weeks, over Summer 2012, it was also home to sixty cadets and staff from London Wing ATC â€“…Details
As the Spring and Summer start to offer a range of better weather conditions, our training focus moves towards supporting and developing cadets in their camp craft, navigation and independence to help them with the expedition section of the Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award. The training takes several months to cover a range of activities, including…Details