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RECRUITING NOW

1334 Manningtree Air Cadets are recruiting now – ages 12 to 16 – for adventure, fun and to learn new life skills. Contact us using the form below.


Air Cadets are a great organisation to join and offer fantastic opportunities. Despite being ‘Air’ Cadets we don’t just go flying, we practice target shooting with rifles, go gliding, mountain climbing, fieldcraft training exercises, camp building, visit active military stations, learn first aid and loads more.

It doesn’t stop there…we also do stuff just for fun, such as go-kart racing and clayshooting… and there was that visit to see and climb aboard the AH-64 apache helicopter… and when we won that massive first-aid trophy… and that time we went up flying in the Chinook… in fact, there are so many opportunities available to you, there isn’t enough space here to list them all!

TRY US OUT FOR A WHILE

There will be a few tests to do, such as understanding how to fly an aircraft so that we can let you take control in the air, but we’ll help you with all that. Team-up with your friends, make new ones and enjoy amazing experiences, as well as learn some new skills. Don’t miss out on these opportunities and all the activities available to you. Try us out for a while… if you don’t like it, we’re ok with that. You’ve got nothing to loose! We are open Mondays from 7pm to 9.30pm (as well as some other times depending on activity).

BTEC’s AVAILABLE

Getting highly skilled in your favourite subject means that you could end up with a number of widely recognised BTEC qualifications that could really help you in a future career. A range of vocational qualifications are available through either ourselves or the CVQO. Thousands of Cadets pass these each year.

So expand your horizons, have an adventure, learn some life skills, take the first step and get in touch. 

Contact us below or call: 07702 232507


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New campaign to recruit Cadets to 1334 Squadron

We are launching a campaign to recruit more members to 1334 Air Cadets and have created some new posters and graphics to spread the word. Please feel to download this graphic and share, share, share on your social media.

The Air Cadets are a great organisation to join and offer 12 to 16 year old’s fantastic opportunities. We don’t just go flying either, we practice target shooting with rifles, go gliding, mountain climbing, fieldcraft training exercises, camp building, visit active military stations, learn first aid and loads more.

It doesn’t stop there…we also do stuff just for fun, such as go-kart racing and clayshooting…and there was that visit to see and climb aboard the AH-64 apache helicopter…and when we won that massive first-aid trophy…and that time we went up flying in the Chinook…in fact, there are so many opportunities available to you, there isn’t enough space here to list them all!

There will be a few tests to do, such as understanding how to fly an aircraft so that we can let you take control in the air, but we’ll help you with all that. Team-up with your friends, make new ones and enjoy amazing experiences, as well as learn some new skills. Don’t miss out on these opportunities and all the activities available to you. Try us out for a while…if you don’t like it, we’re ok with that. You’ve got nothing to loose! We are open Mondays from 7pm to 9.30pm (as well as some other times depending on activity).

BTEC’s AVAILABLE
Getting highly skilled in your favourite subject means that you could end up with a number of widely recognised BTEC qualifications that could really help you in a future career. A range of vocational qualifications are available through either ourselves or the CVQO. Thousands of Cadets pass these each year!

So expand your horizons, have an adventure, learn some life skills, take the first step and get in touch. Contact us below or call: 07702 232507

We also have a poster available, please download, print and post near you! Recruitment_Poster.pdf


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Time Capsule relayed to 356 Felixstowe Air Cadets

On June 26th 2016, to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Air Cadets, we took part in a Time Capsule Relay.

1334 Manningtree Air Cadets travelled from Harwich, on the foot ferry, to present the Time Capsule to 356 Felixstowe Squadron Air Cadets.

The capsule is travelling through Norfolk and Suffolk, visiting 30 Air Cadet Squadrons, each adding their own special memento into the capsule. The capsule will be buried at Wing Headquarters in Norwich and then opened on our 100 year celebrations in 2041.

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Time Capsule reached 1334 Manningtree Squadron

Air Cadets celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and to mark this event in the Norfolk and Suffolk Wing, all Squadrons are taking part in a Time Capsule relay from April to September 2016.

Each squadron has been invited to add a small memento to the capsule, then it will be transported to the each destination in an original and quirky way. O.C. Norfolk & Suffolk Wing, Wing Commander David Miller has put up a prize for the most unique and inventive form of transport between each squadron.

The capsule will be buried at Wing Headquarters in Norwich on Saturday 29th October 2016 at 2pm and then dug up again on the occasion of the ATC 100 year celebrations.

The Time Capsule schedule:

10 Apr – 1018 Downham Market
16 Apr – 42(F) Kings Lynn
23 Apr – 864 DF Marham
30 Apr – 1894 Swaffham Sqn
07 May – 864 Watton
14 May – 1986 Wymondham
21 May – 1109 Thetford
28 May – 301 Bury St Edmunds
04 June – 863 Thurston
11 June – 2470 Sudbury
18 June – 1334 Manningtree
25 June – 356 Felixstowe
02 July – 188 Ipswich
09 July – 432 Woodbridge
16 July – 1287 Wattisham
23 July – 1331 Stowmarket
30 July – 1070 Diss
06 Aug – 1379 Leiston
13 Aug – 759 Beccles
20 Aug – 469 Lowestoft
27 Aug – 221 Gt Yarmouth
03 Sept – 2356 Caister
10 Sept – 1132 Stalham
17 Sept – 222 Broadlands
24 Sept – 231 Norwich
01 Oct – 2110 North Walsham
08 Oct- 1895 Cromer
15 Oct– 2534 Fakenham
22 Oct -1249 Dereham
29 Oct – Burial at WHQ, Norwich

 


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RAF Benson Annual Camp 2015

During the second week of August some of our Cadets and staff attended the annual wing camp at RAF Benson near Oxford. It was a full and packed schedule all week with Cadets from several squadrons in the wing and although the accommodation was in tents the weather was mostly sunny and clear with the exception of brief heavy rain at the end of the week. The junior ranks mess was excellent, with a varied choice breakfasts and evening meals. A packed lunch was provided each day as we all needed to stay flexible.

RAF Benson is a very active station and come Monday morning it was a hive of activity. Service personnel from not just the RAF were busy in their roles, there were also members of the Navy, Army, Police and even forces from other allied countries using the facilities that Benson has to offer.

Among the many varied activities that Cadets participated in were; flying in the Westland Merlin HC Mk.3, AEF in the Grob Tutor, visits to see the Westland Puma of 33 Squadron. We also visited many of the active sections around the base such as; Air Traffic Control, the fire and engineering sections. There was also a mixture of sports, swimming, initiative exercises and drill to keep the cadets busy with very little free time in the evening left before roll-call and lights out.

Not all activities were on-base, trips were organised to RAF Hendon Museum, Thorpe Park, Windsor Castle and a hilarious evening ‘ghost walk’ in the city of Oxford.

Some of the cadets were also lucky enough to visit and fly in the flight simulators at RAF Benson. It is only one of four installations in the world with the capabilities to host multiple crews interacting together at the same time. With six fully functioning aircraft simulators at over 28 million GBP each, the installations are a serious piece of hardware.

An end-of-week party rounded of the fun and several awards were made, including ‘most improved cadet’ to our own Cadet Woods. Congratulations and well done!

Read more about the history of RAF Benson: Wikipedia – RAF_Benson


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TENDRING HUNDRED SHOW 13th to 15th July

It’s that time of year again when we set up camp at the showground from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.  Bring along your food for the weekend and the BBQ for both nights.  Can you all bring a pair of strong gloves suitable for picking up rubbish; gardening gloves are probably the best.  The code of dress for Saturday 14th is Sqn T-shirts and greens, if you do not have a Sqn T-shirt then buy one now, they cost £5, the rest of the weekend will be in civvies.  We need as many of you as possible to attend, more hand make light work.


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WING PARADE SUNDAY 8th JUNE 2012

All cadets, please remember you are all needed for Sunday 8th June for the Wing Parade, to exclude those cadets who have already told me they will be away.  Transport will leave the Venture Centre 2000 approximately 07:00hrs. Uniform is No.1 dress but bring your jumpers and Jeltex coats with you in case it rains.  Check your uniform now and exchange for new if you need larger sizes.  Remember to bring a packed lunch as it will be a long day, you will not finish until around 16:30hrs.


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Clacton Scouts Parade

Congratualtions to the Squadron Band, led by C.I. Wright. We were asked by Clacton Scouts to lead their Annual Parade through Clacton on Sunday 22nd April. The band played all the way to the Church despite the sudden rain shower. After the Church service we led the parade back through the main streets to the delight of the gathered spectators. Well done, we received some very positive comments on the day.


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Wing Field 2012

Well done to all our Cadets who attended Wing Field Camp this year from the 23 – 25 March. We had a very successful year this year coming 12th in the overall final placings out of the 29 Squadrons who took part in the weekends’ excercises and competitions. Below are our placings (out of 29) in the different events that took place.

  • Obstacle – 6th
  • First Aid – 10th
  • Archery – 25th
  • Leadership – 13th
  • Shooting – 4th
  • Fieldcraft – 11th
  • Orienteering – 28th
  • Air Recce – 6th
  • Eve Ex – 9th
  • Vehicle Pull – 15th