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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

Shooting / Fieldcraft Weekend
06 - 08 March
Shooting and fieldcraft various - details to follow.
Wing Training Weekend 0220
13 - 15 March
Courses are yet to be confirmed but typically include the following: 1) Practical Aerospace - Introduction to aerospace using practical methods. CRITERIA: 1st Class Cadet 12 months service, completed ICTC. 2) Bronze Leadership Badge - AIM: Complete the syllabus for the bronze leadership badge. CRITERIA: 1st Class Cadet 12 months service, completed the Blue leadership badge. 3) Silver Leadership Badge - AIM: Complete the syllabus for the bronze leadership badge CRITERIA: Leading Cadet 24 months service, minimum 14yrs old completed the Bronze leadership badge but not within the last 6 months. 4) JNCO – Revised course to replace classroom-based elements of old JNCO1 & JNCO2 courses. AIM: Preparation and assessment for suitability to become an effective JNCO. The course is for those cadets who are considered to be a good candidate for promotion. CRITERIA: Leading Cadet – minimum 14yrs old - minimum 12 months service. Must have completed bronze leadership or, for this WTW only have completed the old JNCO Pt1 course. Excellent standard of dress, deportment and knowledge of Drill. 5) SNCO - Revised course to replace classroom-based elements of old SNCO1 & SNCO2 courses AIM: Preparation and assessment for suitability to become an effective SNCO. The course is for those cadets who are considered to be a good candidate for promotion to Sgt. CRITERIA: Senior Cadet – minimum 15 ½ yrs old - minimum 24 months service. Rank of Cpl Passed silver leadership or, for this WTW only have completed JNCO Pt2 course. Excellent standard of dress, deportment and knowledge of Drill. 6) Advanced SNCO Course AIM: This course is designed to provide experienced SNCOs with tools to become a more active member of a Sqn’s staff team and able to deliver activities on unit other than academic study. Additionally SNCOs will receive preparation for the process for application to CWO. CRITERIA – As a minimum completed the old SNCO1 course. Excellent standard of dress, deportment and knowledge of Drill along with a high standard of RAFAC and RAF knowledge.
RAF Woodvale 10 AEF Tutor Flying
08 April
20 minutes flying per cadet - subject to weather
Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club Training Week
12 - 17 April
Flying tuition with up to 15 flights. This activity is not sponsored by the cadets and is subject to parental coordinated supervision.
Greater Manchester Wing Road Marching Team Selection
17 - 19 April
Greater Manchester Wing is to offer a road marching programme to eligible cadets, with the objective of introducing cadets to road marching, the badges, and the events associated with this activity.
Wing Training Day
26 April
Wing will be running courses, probably at the Wing Training Centre. Courses available for you to bid for are to be confirmed, but are typically as follows: 1) Youth first aid (>14yrs), 2) Bronze cyber badge (>14yrs), 3) Blue comms badge (must be 1st class cadets). This activity will be part 1 which will focus on repairing the hovercraft, working on the body and controls. The second part will be carried out on the next WTW in March where cadet will finish off the hovercraft and test it. Cadets place will be confirmed and JIs issued on 21st Jan.
GREATER MANCHESTER WING SKILLS WEEK 2020 (22 MAY – 29 MAY 2020)
22 - 29 May
Main activities will include L98A2 Training & DCCT LFMT, Adventure Training, Fieldcraft Exercise, Clay Target Shooting, STEM Activity, L98A2 Live firing at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels depending on cadet classification level.
Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club Training Week
24 - 29 May
Flying tuition with up to 15 flights. This activity is not sponsored by the cadets and is subject to parental coordinated supervision.
THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO CAMP - CALLING NOTICE 2020
14 - 20 July
The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) will be held at RAF Fairford from 17 - 19 Jul 20. As usual, cadets and staff will be deployed at the Tattoo carrying out tasks in support of the RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE) during the build-up phase, the Tattoo itself and the clear-down afterwards.
UK Summer Camp Allocations
18 - 25 July
GM Wing have been allocated 4 weeks at RAF Lossiemouth this year for summer camp. Week 1 is 18-25 July and the 3 subsequent weeks. Cadet allocations will be promulgated in the new year along with deadlines.

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The closing date to apply for a RAFA Flying Scholarship is 29th February 2020. Go to https://www.rafa.org.uk/what-we-do/air-cadets/flying-scholarships/
Tuesday 24th March 2020 is the reprogrammed date for enrolment evening at HQ 1900 to 2100 - all family members welcome. Please confirm attendance (RSVP).
Reprogrammed date for enrolment evening at HQ 1900 to 2100 - all family members welcome. Please confirm attendance (RSVP).

Training Programme

  Thursday, 27 Feb
Aircraft knowledge for leading cadets; other cadets on Jet Engine Propulsion

 

  Tuesday, 24 Mar
Reprogrammed date for enrolment evening at HQ 1900 to 2100 - all family members welcome. Please confirm attendance (RSVP).

 

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