Open evening for new cadets

Are you interested in finding out more about Wetherby Air Cadets?

We are holding an open evening on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 7:30pm at our headquarters Pegasus House, Barleyfields Road, Wetherby, LS22 6PN.

During this evening parents and potential cadets are welcome to come and see what being in the Air Cadets is all about.

Air Cadets is open to young people aged 12 or older and also in school year 8 and above.

We are also interested to talk with adults who would be interested in becoming an adult volunteer.

Wing Camp at Stainton CTC – one cadet’s view

Stainton Camp from a cadet’s point of view.

The Central and East Yorkshire Wing held a Wing Camp at Stainton Cadet Training Centre between November 3rd and 5th. Here is the experience of one cadet from Wetherby Sqn who attended.

In my experience Stainton was a thoroughly enjoyable camp that offered choices of drumming, bell lyre (a xylophone type instrument held upright in a sling or horizontal harness), drill instructor, radio coms, first aid and a drum major course.

Music was run by Plt Off Waudby who is the Wing Band and Music Officer. One of the best things about this camp was the laid back attitude and amount of fun had on this camp (although, possibly not for those doing the drill instructors course). Also the fact that it was an all greens camp gave it a feel of an exciting time. As a corporal on our squadron said it was taxing, but very rewarding course also there is a lot of revision and you need to be highly motivated.


This week, Wetherby Air Cadets turned out early for roadmarching – the first training session in a series of practice marches that can lead to the opportunity to join the annual Nijmegen four day march.

It was a gentle start to the marching season – about eight miles. Future practices will slowly build up to the 25 miles per day done for Nijmegen.

Air Combat Power Visit 2017 at RAF Coningsby

Atlas A400M

Cadets from Wetherby squadron visited RAF Coningsby on Sunday 22nd October for the Air Combat Power Visit (ACPV17), which showcased many of the different aircraft of the RAF.

At the controls of the Atlas
Checking out the RAF Regiment
M134 Minigun

Our cadets took the opportunity to have an up-close look at the aircraft and equipment of the RAF.

Aviation Day

Wetherby Air Cadets were able to join in on the recent Aviation Day, getting 1000 cadets into the air, courtesy of some RAF Chinook and Puma helicopters

Cadets getting onto a Puma
Wetherby cadets meeting the Commandant Air Cadets
View from a Chinook
View from a Puma
Returning from a flight in the Chinook

Life in the ATC: One Cadet’s Story


I’m one of the cadets at 35 (Wetherby) Squadron. I’d like to tell you why I come to cadets and a bit of what we do.

Now, I’ve been at cadets for nearly two years and I have to say it’s been the time of my life. The cadets you meet and the NCOs or Civilian Instructors are great. You can always have a laugh.

The reasons I come to cadets is for the stuff we do, such as gliding, which I have done twice with aerobatics. I also got to take off and land the glider. Once you hear and feel the sound of the glider, well let’s just say it’s a fantastic experience, especially when taking hold of the controls.

You also get to go camping, which from what I’ve been told “you always get a good experience”. You can also go shooting, which I’ve done with the No 8 rifle – there is also the chance to shoot with the L98A2 rifle too.

At cadets we also learn discipline. If you do something wrong, you have to learn from that. To get away from discipline, you just have to be a good cadet to everyone.

What I’m trying to get through is you can get a future out of  Air Cadets. Before I joined, I would be on the X-box everyday. Now I am planning a future in the RAF Regiment. So by taking the chance to go to Air Cadets a lot can happen.

Wetherby passes the torch on

As part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps, Wetherby squadron was invited to participate in a John O’Groats to Land’s End torch relay.

After 58 (Harrogate) Squadron passed us the torch at our squadron headquarters, we set off.

Handing over to York
Handing the torch over to York

Here is our torch bearer team ready to go.

Outside Sqn

Part of the route took us past the set of Emmerdale.

Welcome to Emmerdale
Welcome to Emmerdale



We finished off by passing it to South and West Yorkshire Wing

Handing over to South and West Yorkshire Wing
Handing over to South and West Yorkshire Wing