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

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