The 617 (Heber) Squadron Civilian Committee is to hold its Annual General Meeting at the Squadron HQ on Tuesday 27th February 2018. The civilian committee exists to support and assist the Squadron be the best it can be. Its aim is to promote a strong relationship between the Squadron and the community, whilst administering the non-public fund on behalf of the Squadron. If you would like to get involved, come along and join us.
Cpl Morris and Cdt Hall took to the skies with No. 8 Air Experience Flight (8 AEF) based at RAF Cosford. During their flight they put their recent training in Airmanship into practice, taking control of the Grob Tutor in the skies over Wolverhampton. Air Experience Flights offer cadets the opportunity to experience what it’s like to fly a small single engine twin seat aircraft, piloted by staff from the AEF. As well as AEF flights in the Grob Tutor, Air Cadets can also experience flying in the Viking winch-launched glider.
This Sunday, cadets and staff from 617 (Heber) Squadron celebrated ATC Sunday, remembering the founding of the Air Training Corps on the 5th February 1941. At a special service held at St Oswalds’ church in Malpas to mark the occasion, Canon Ian Davenport, 617’s very own Padre, invited Cadets and staff to renew their promise to the corps. During the service Canon Davenport accepted cadets into the corps, completing their enrolment process and presenting each with a special Air Training Corps bible. The Air Training Corps, founded by Air Commodore J.A. Chamier as the Air Defence Cadet Corps, became the Air Training Corps after receiving Royal Warrant by King George VI on the 5th of February 1941.
On Tuesday 30th January 617 (Heber) Squadron ATC had a very special visitor. Fg Off Richard Cook (RAF) came to talk to the cadets about his experience joining the Royal Air Force and his training to be a fast jet pilot to date. Cadets were keen to learn what it’s like to join the RAF, elementary flying training, the process of ‘streaming’ to become a fast jet pilot and his experiences in his most recent posting with the Red Arrows Aerobatic display team. The talk was followed by an enthusiastic Q&A and OC 617 (Heber) Squadron, WO Francois Kamudu offered a vote of thanks.
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