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TA Centre
Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
Lancashire
OL6 7SF

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Monday & Wednesday
7pm until 9.30pm

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247 (Ashton-u-Lyne) Squadron
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Parade Times

Monday & Wednesday

7pm until 9.30pm


We are planning a Bonfire celebration

We plan to have a bonfire celebration on Saturday 4th November

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this will be our 1st Bonfire Celebration , there will be fireworks and a small bonfire in the gated area of the car park

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 13/09/17

 

Recruitment Night 27th September 2017

We will be holding a recruitment night for anyone aged 12 ( in year 8) and 17 that is interested in becoming an air cadet.

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At 1930 we will be presenting a video created by our own cadets showing what we do.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 13/09/17

 

21 cadets and 4 staff attended Parliament on 12th September 2017

25 members of 247 Sqn were invited to the houses of Parliament by MP Angela Rayner

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We had a tour of Westminster Palace, and then watched parliament in action from the viewing gallery before visiting the RAF Museum London on our way home.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

For more, click here.

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 13/09/17

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Cadets assist with Starchaser launch

7 cadets from 247 attended the launch in the North East

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The launch received national coverage with our Squadron even getting a mention on the Breakfast show on BBC2 by Chris Evans.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

For more, click here.

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 13/09/17

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Recruitment Night 07 August 2017 at 1900 hrs

To make sure that new cadets get the best start to their Cadet experience, we have introduced a new process for joining with specified joining dates which allow us to have a better structure and more enjoyable experience for new cadets

To deliver a structured start, and an action-packed programme for each intake, there are three start dates for new joiners each year. These will be in August, November and February. Children need to be in Year 8 or above to join and, of course, we take both boys and girls. Do not worry though if you want to join and you have missed the last induction date, we are always open to show new cadets down and do the paper work so you do not have to worry about it at the next induction date.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 07/08/17

 

Passchendaele Parade In Denton

We were invited to attend a remembrance parade in Haughton Green Village.

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Cpl Egerton and Cdt Taylor were banner bearers for the parade

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 31/07/17

 

Cadet Dylan Boys-Massey Get Silver

Last weekend Cdt Boys Massey competed at the Core Athletics Competition representing North Region

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Dylan competed in the discuss and came second a very close second.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 27/06/17

 

247 Squadron attends Cosford Air Show

Last Sunday 12 cadets and 3 staff from 247 Sqn attended Cosford Air Show

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The cadets enjoyed the static displays aswell as time on the fairgorund and looking around the stalls before enjoying air displays with the Red Arrows and Chinook being amongst the favourites

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 22/06/17

 

Armed Forces Day 2017

We will be attending the Armed Forces Day Festival at Victoria Park in Denton on 24/06 from 1300 to 1600

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Cadets are asked to attend at 1200 to help to set up , Dress Code is a mixture of Wedgewoods, Greens & Working Blues. We would like each and every cadet to attend.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 22/06/17

 

New Trip Announced

We will be visiting the Houses of Parliament and meeting our MP then visiting the RAF Museum in London

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This will be a very good trip and Cadets will have the chance to see "behind the scenes" at the Houses of Parliament with our local MP Angela Rayner and then we will be visiting the RAF museum in London before returning back to Sqn

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 27/04/17

 

Preparation for Dining in Night 2017

Tonight is our Annual Dining in Night

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Thank you to CWO Carroll, Sgt McCoy, Cpl Ghafoor, Cdt`s Simpson & Clarridge for helping today set the hall up for the evening

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 25/02/17

 

Inter Flight Competition 30 Jan 2017

There will be 50 points for the winning flight.

Flt Sgt Moran has planned a Gas-Ex and the flight that completes the task with the most survivors will win!

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 30/01/17

 

Sale Sharks V Scarlets

This Saturday we will be holding the flag as the players come onto the pitch.

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Dress Code will be Greens and we will be meeting at 1030.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Updated By:    On: 16/01/17

 

Battlefield Tour

We are considering running a battlefield tour in Sept / Oct this year

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If interested let a member of staff know

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 13/01/17

 

Dining In night Date Announced

247 Squadron`s Annual Dining in evening will be on February 25th 2017

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Manns Wharf will be the caterers for the evening , we will also have a DJ and Photobooth. Guest`s of Honour to be confirmed.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 09/01/17

 

Presentration Night

We will be hosting our annual presentation night on Wednesday 14th December 2016. We will be celebrating the achievements of all our cadets and everything they have done in 2016.

This will be our final parade night of the year however we will be attending Sale Sharks as thier community partner on Saturday 17th December for the game against Saracens.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 13/12/16

 

Cadets Attend Xmasize

GM Wing organised Xmasize with 10 Cadets and 3 staff attending from 247 Sqn

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This years Xmasize was at MOD Nesscliffe where cadets took part in various activities including Shooting, Navigation Task`s, An Assault Course, Sports and not to forget the Fancy Dress Disco.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

For more, click here.

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 13/12/16

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Cadets Head to the Skies

Yesterday 18 Cadets from 247 Sqn went to RAF Woodvale to Fly in the Grob Tutor.

Thank You to all at 10AEF for making us feel so welcome

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 05/12/16

 

Sale Sharks Training Visit.

Places still available to visit Sale Sharks Training HQ in Carrington

Take part in a training session before watching the first team train and then a Q&A with the players and a chance for photos

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 23/07/16

 

Information for Parents

Why air cadets? It's a fair question, but ask anyone who has taken part as a cadet, adult volunteer or parent and you'll know how special the organisation is. It offers young people from all walks of life a chance to get active, learn new skills and make new friends in an inspirational and safe environment.

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We ask parents for as little as possible. We provide most of the kit and encourage cadets to be self-sufficient and keep their uniform in good order themselves. Don't be upset if they ask you not to iron their shirt as there is a certain way of doing it and they are encouraged to handle it themselves! However, you are responsible for their uniform, which is valued at around £200 and is issued on loan - it should only be used for air cadet activities and must be returned at the end of their time with us.Footwear is not included, so shoes or boots will need to be provided. Beyond this, your responsibility is mainly for getting your son or daughter to the squadron promptly for meetings and supporting them as they progress. However, any further involvement is always gratefully received.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 18/04/16

 

Join as an adult volunteer

Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities and gain qualifications too?

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At Air Cadets, we constantly assess our past achievements, implement changes to meet the challenges of today and make plans for the future. And a huge part of that planning is you. As the backbone of our organisation we're always on the look out for high-calibre individuals to become volunteers, helping to run the activities that play such an important role in the lives of our young members.All kinds of people make up our volunteer staff, coming from a range of backgrounds and interests. Obviously if you have direct experience of working with young people, or any relevant skills such as flying or gliding, you would be particularly welcome. These aren't essential though, as we will train and support you at every stage. That said, you'll have some personal qualities that are essential, such as patience, maturity and responsibility along with an understanding of young people and their needs. You needn't be an athlete, but a good level of physical fitness also helps to ensure you can keep up with the cadets!We rely on our volunteers to help us operate as effectively as possible. Being well organised is an obvious must, ideally with good managerial and administrative skills, and an ability to listen to problems and deal with them tactfully and appropriately.Really show your skills in these areas and you could end up taking on more responsibility and moving up through the ranks as an officer or senior non-commissioned officer (SNCO). Of course, first you have to join as a Civilian Instructor and then have selection interviews at Wing HQs and Regional HQs but we guide you through that…if you have the potential then we’ll spot it!

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

For more, click here.

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 18/04/16

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Extra Flying Places Allocated

We have been allocated a further 12 flying places this Saturday at 10AEF Raf Woodvale

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This willgive us a total of 18 places. Cadets will have the chance to apply for these places tonight at Squadron.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 06/04/16

 

Morrisons Bag Packing this Sunday

This sunday we will be bag packing at Morrisons in Dukinfield.

We will be raising funds for the Squadron and for Morrisons chosen charity Sur Ryder

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 09/03/16

 

Promotion thoroughly deserved

Last night 3 Cadets were awarded for the hard work and service given to the Squadron as they were promoted to Corporal's

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Congratulations to Corporal's McGovern, McManus and San Antonio on your promotions

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 03/03/16

 

Open Evening for New Cadets

On the 21st March we will be holding an open evening where young people aged between 12 and 17 can attend with parents / carers to visit the Squadron and see some of the activities and projects that the Cadets participate in

Starting at 7.30pm if you know anyone that is interetsed ask then to attend

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 26/02/16

 

Open Evening for New Cadets

On the 21st March we will be holding an open evening where young people aged between 12 and 17 can attend with parents / carers to visit the Squadron and see some of the activities and projects that the Cadets participate in

Starting at 7.30pm if you know anyone that is interetsed ask then to attend

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 26/02/16

 

Well done 247 Cross Country Team

Congratulations to 247 Sqn cross country team who did very well in the Inter Squadron cross country competition. Well done to all the cadets who took part. Our Junior Boys and Girls teams both achieved Silver medals in their respective categories with all cadets finishing in the top 20. Our Senior Boys team also did the squadron proud with creditable finishes in their category as did the young ladies where F Sgt Terry came 3 and Cpl Bergin finished in the top 30. Our Girls team came second overall in the completion.

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Left to right main - Cdt Swallow, F sgt Turner, Cpl Bergin, Cdt Silcock, F sgt Skarratt, Cdt Brooks, Cdt McMannus, Cdt Boys-Massey, Cdt Doxey, F sgt Terry. Kneeling - Cdt McGovern

247 Sqn Cross country Team Junior Girls – Cdt Brooks, Cdt McMannus, Cdt Silcock. Junior Boys - Cdt McGovern, Cdt Swallow, Cdt Boys-Massey. Senior Boys – F Sgt Skarratt, F Sgt Turner, Cdt Doxey. Young Women – F sgt Terry, Cpl Bergin

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: David McGovern   On: 14/02/16

 

247Sqn attend Remember to remember Parade

Cadets and Staff from 247 Squadron attended the Quarterly Remembrance parade at Ashton War memorial on Sunday 7th February.

There was a good turn out of cadets with Flight Sergeant Turner and Cadet San Antonio as Standard Bearers Representing the Squadron and the Royal British Legion.

If you would like to know more about 247 Squadron, then get in contact via their website Contact Page. Think what you COULD be doing!

Added By: Steve Craig   On: 08/02/16

 

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