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2056 Sqn, Cadet Training Centre
Blackhill Lane
WA16 9DB


Parade Nights

Tuesday & Thursday
1845 until 2130

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2056 (Knutsford) Squadron
Air Training Corps

Parade Times

Tuesday & Thursday

1845 until 2130

  Welcome to 2056 (Knutsford) Squadron

Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we're a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 (school year 8) and 20 years.

We're sponsored by the Royal Air Force and through the partnersip with the RAF we can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that you would simply not get outside of the ACO. We hope to challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do!



2056 (Knutsford) Squadron is one of many squadrons that make up Greater Manchester Wing, part of the national youth organisation, the Air Training Corps. Our Commanding Officer, together with his staff team are waiting to welcome new recruits to the squadron. If you want to join, check out the Join Us page and send us a message. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

 Aims of the ACO

  •   Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people
  •   Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life
  •   Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship


 Future Activities

Shooting and Fieldcraft Camp 24-30Aug19
24 - 30 August
Greater Manchester Wing will hold a residential training camp covering fieldcraft and shooting activities 24-30 Aug 2019 at DTE Beckingham. The camp will be open to all first class or higher classification cadets over the age of 13.
DofE Silver Expedition Preparation Day
27 August
Preparation for practice expedition options on 28-30Aug19 or 11/13Oct19 and qualifier expedition on 26/28Oct19.
DofE Gold Expedition Preparation Day
27 August
Preparation for practice expedition on 28-31Aug19 and qualifier expedition on 26/29Oct19.
Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course (QAIC)
06 - 08 September
The QAIC aims to deliver an exciting programme of aerospace related activities for senior cadets. The course will take place over a series of weekends from September 2019 to April 2020 culminating in a week long graduation camp. Selection is in two stages. The first stage is an electronic application to be completed at by 2Aug19. Successful applicants will then be asked to attend a selection weekend at RAFC Cranwell for assessment 6-8Sep19. Successful candidates will need to attend seven specific weekends plus the final camp.
DofE Bronze Expedition Preparation Day
12 - 13 October
Preparation for practice expedition options on 19/20Oct19 or 26/27Oct19 and qualifier expeditions on 19/20Oct19 or 26/27Oct19 or 29/30Oct19.
Squadron Guest Night
22 November
Squadron Guest Night for cadets, parents, staff, Civilian Welfare Committee, and invited guests.

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Squadron Messages

Training Programme

  Tuesday, 20 Aug
Meet and greet new Wing Staff Officer and Presentation by Wing Staff Officer


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