New Squadron Commander

Posted 11th September 2012

On Tuesday 11th September Flying Officer Bissell has taken over as Squadron Commander from Flt Lt Paul Wilde.
Flying Officer Bissell has been promoted to the position after serving as a Squadron Officer at Redditch. The Squadron Staff and cadets would like to welcome him to Droitwich and wish him all the best in his new position.
Flt Lt Paul Wilde has left to take up the position of Wing Staff Officer for Worcestershire.

Grand Prize Draw

Posted 1st September 2012

On Saturday 15th September at 4:30pm the Squadron will be holding a Grand prize Draw. It will take place at the Squadron’s stall in Vines Park during Salt Fest.

The Squadron has been donated prizes from some of the Local Businesses around Droitwich. Top Prize is a Family Canoe day donated by My Big Adventure. We also have a golf day donated by Ombersley Golf club, a Fishing Pole and Sleeping bag donated by Droitwich Angling, A Backpack from Wynfields and a Rug from Droitwich Carpets.

The following Companies have also donated a range of prizes: Morrisons, Webbs, Wilkinson’s, Muffin Break, Toyworld and the CoOp. We would like to thank them all for Supporting the Squadron.

To buy a ticket for just £1 contact Flight Lieutenant Paul Wilde on 07912341757 or visit our stall at Salt Fest.

A Busy July For The Squadron

Posted 29th July 2012

The Squadron has had a really busy month which started with some cadets attending a Wing Shoot at DCAE Cosford on the 1st of July. They then followed this up with a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford on the 8th.

Cadets then were asked to take part in the Queens visit to Worcester on the 11th by lining the city streets.

On Sunday 15th July Cadets, Parents and staff helped to raise money for the Squadron by completing a walk from Stourport to the Wyre Forest. The event finished with a Barbeque held at the visitors centre.

Tuesday 17th saw the cadets attend Wychavon District Council’s Civic centre here they performed a drill sequence and complete a band performance for the Councillors. After attending a buffet the cadets were presented with a certificate for their achievements by Wychavon’s Chairman Councillor Richard Morris.

The cadet marching band then opened the Community Games 2012 at Brickfields Park in Worcester on Friday 27th to help celebrate the start of the Olympics.
On Sunday the 29th 6 cadets from the Squadron have set out on their Gold D of E expedition to the Peak District. They will spend 5 days camping out and navigating round this beautiful area all with the aim of completing their Gold Award.

Wing Training Day 2012

Posted 11th June 2012
Wing Training Day 2012

A group of local air cadets are celebrating after claiming eight separate trophies in a recent competition, and being named best squadron in the local area. On Sunday 10 June, the teenagers from Droitwich faced numerous other squadrons from across the West Midlands in a variety of competitions, from Aircraft Recognition through to Drill.

Cadet Ben Law was named smartest cadet in West Mercian Wing for the second year running, whilst the squadron also came away with the trophy for smartest overall squadron. The winning Continuity Drill team meanwhile, marching in sequence without orders, were described as “phenomenal” by onlookers. The cadets also placed first in the Aircraft Recognition competition, claimed the Duke of Edinburgh achievement award, and were subsequently named the best squadron in both Worcestershire and the whole of West Mercian Wing.

The highlight of the day, however, came when the Drill team claimed their seventh consecutive victory in the West Mercian Wing Drill competition — a feat unparalleled by any other squadron. The reigning national champions fought off fierce competition to reclaim the trophy and qualify for the regional competition in September, where they will continue their quest to defend the national title, which they won at RAF Halton in November 2011.

Squadron commander Paul Wilde described the cadets’ achievements as, “Brilliant,” and praised the hard work put in by the young people. “I am incredibly proud of them,” he said, “They are a credit to both themselves and the squadron.”

Following their successes, the cadets are now looking forward to a well—deserved summer that will include adventure training, flying, and shooting, as well as numerous camps and expeditions.

Gold D of E — April 2012

Posted 14th May 2012

We walked 53km in 3 days whilst carrying all required kit such as food and tents etc. We walked in the Llanfair Waterdine area in order to complete our practice for Gold D of E. I am doing D of E to gain a qualification and also to challenge myself.

FS Handley