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2056 Sqn, Cadet Training Centre
Blackhill Lane
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 9DB

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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!

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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

Band Support to Knutsford's Rotary Club 80th Celebrations
21 May
To do a brief performance at the celebrations of 80 years of Rotary in Knutsford at the Courthouse hotel. The Rotary Club will be delighted if the band could open their evening with some marching music from 7.30pm for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Wing Skills Week
24 - 31 May
A residential week with activities including: Adventure Training, Fieldcraft Introductory Course, Basic Fieldcraft Exercise, Basic Drill Training, Clay Target Shooting, STEM Activity, L144 CSBTR Shooting, L98A2 Training - DCCT/LFMT/live firing, etc.
Gliding Week at the Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club (DLGC)
26 - 31 May
A fun residential week of learning to fly, with a personal instructor. All flying, launches, simulator and accommodation is included in the approximate cost below. Food for the week costs 65-1?? depending on appetite! Evenings may include talks and are under coordinated parental oversight.
Wing Training Weekend
21 - 23 June
Various cadet courses
Aerospace Careers Exhibition
06 July
Pilot / Aerospace Careers exhibition
Family Bletchley Park Visit For Cadets & Parents (all in civvies)
07 July
A fun visit to the famous code cracking Enigma secret World War 2 site. Transport by coach departing Sqn HQ at 0730. Amongst a host of different places try a visit to the
Gliding Week at the Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club (DLGC)
21 - 26 July
A fun residential week of learning to fly, with a personal instructor. All flying, launches, simulator and accommodation is included in the approximate cost below. Food for the week costs 65-1?? depending on appetite! Evenings may include talks and are under coordinated parental oversight
National Aerospace Camp - Aerospace Training/Visits/Flying
17 - 24 August
A variety of aerospace events including training in Blue/Bronze/Silver Badge Comms, Bronze Cyber, engineering, systems, space, air traffic control, aerospace battle management; with in addition visits and flying.

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Training Programme

  Tuesday, 21 May
Stand down except for band members playing for the Rotary Club Annual Dinner

 

  Thursday, 23 May
Western Front Games competition preparation - volley ball, table tennis, tug-of-war, hockey, netball, cone ball.

 

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