BTECs for 351 Cadets!

Some great news this week from HQAC, Lvl 2 BTECs in Aviation Studies are now being processed and awarded after our cadets complete Master Cadet classification training.

These qualifications have not been available for some time, but Cadets that receive this qualification gain the equivalent to 4 GCSEs A*- C. 

Congratulations to:

  • FS Jack Evitts
  • Ex CDT SGT Matt Lawman
  • Ex CDT SGT Tom Broster

The hard work has paid off and you now have an extra qualification to add to your CV! 

Well Done!

April Cadet of the Month

For the month of April, the cadet of the month is Cadet Rowan Bates. His excellent attitude to all activities on Squadron and most recently his improvement during drill, has lead to him being a great example to other cadets on the squadron and being selected for this award. His high level of attendance has shown true dedication to the Squadron and we hope he maintains this as he continues with his cadet career. Well done Cadet Bates!

Dividend reward for 351 from Tamworth Co-Op!

During 2016, 351 Squadron were the local Co-Op stores charity of the year. Holding this position meant we would receive a donation from the societies members after the year. On Thursday, we welcomed Julie Gasper, the Society’s Business Support Manager & a member of the local team into the squadron to present us with our cheque.

The money is raised through their membership scheme and members of the local branch add to the fund, as and when they shop. As a squadron, we were extremely please and overwhelmed by the amount that the society has raised for us. The total figure we received was £741! A tremendous amount that will enable us to continue to improve the opportunities of our cadets & support the local community further. The money will be going toward some new sports & adventure training kit, enabling our cadet to be able explore the outdoors, develop map skills & work towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

On behave of our officer commanding, Flt Lt Jon Evans RAF VR(T), all staff and cadets, we would like to say a huge thank-you to the society and its local members for gifting us this generous amount.


The torch has arrived!

351 have started there activities with the Staffordshre Wing Torch yesterday after the official handover with 1871(Rugeley) Squadron at the National Memorial Arbouretum.

Staff and cadets attended to see the handover; kicking off 351’s stint with the 75th Anniversary Torch. The relay began back on the 7th Febuary with a parade in Penkridge. Members from all over the wing attended to see the official start of the relay.

Please see pictures from our handover at the Arbouretum.


Top Student on JNCO Course!

Congratulations to CPL Broster for being awarded best student on Staffordshire Wings JNCO Course. Great effort.

Pictured below (L to R): CWO Lightfoot, Wing CWO; CPL Broster; Wg Cdr E L Sharrard-William, OC Staffordshire Wing ATC.

Picture from OC Staffordshire Wing Face Book Page