Cadet Flight Sergeant Claire Weetman RAF Cosford Air Show 2017

Cosford Air Show 2017

On Sunday 11th June during the RAF Cosford Air Show, I had the amazing opportunity to spend the day in the VIP tent with many inspirational people within my role as RAF Cosford Station Commander’s Cadet for Air Commodore Mark Hunt OBE BEng(Hons) MA MBA FCMI CEng FRAeS FIMechE RAF, Station Commander RAF Cosford. It all began with a police …

Presentation Evening 2017

On Friday 19th May 2497 (Cosford) Squadron held their annual awards evening, Presentation Evening. We were joined by Squadron Leader John Smith RAF VR(T), a staff officer from West Mercian Wing, who has been involved with the RAF Air Cadets for over 30 years and who has recently been awarded a third bar to his long service medal in recognition …

Happy 46th birthday to us!

On 1st June, 46 years ago, 2497 (Cosford) Squadron was formed with Flight Lieutenant Pybus RAF VR(T) as the Officer Commanding. The Squadron was formerly a Detached Flight of 1130 (Wrekin) Squadron which formed in April 1958 under Flight Lieutenant Pybus. Before the formation of 2497 (Cosford) Squadron and the preceding Detached Flight, there was an Air Training Corps Squadron …

RAF Cosford Station Commander's Cadet Brassard Badge

Cosford Cadet Appointed RAF Cosford Station Commander’s Cadet

During March, I was given the opportunity to attend an interview for the position of RAF Cosford Station Commander’s Cadet. I felt very fortunate to think that I would have this chance to have an interview in front of Group Captain Mark Hunt, Royal Air Force Cosford Station Commander, and Warrant Officer Mike Stokes, Royal Air Force Cosford Station Warrant …

Nominated as the Best Largest Squadron

  The Morris Trophy is awarded to the Best Largest Squadron in the RAF Air Cadets. Earlier in the year, Wing Commander A. Griffin, Officer Commanding West Mercian Wing nominated us to represent the Wing for the award. The next stage was for Group Captain Simon, Regional Commandant Wales and West to inspect us – as well as five other squadrons …

Graded ‘Very Good’ during our Annual Formal Inspection

  On Friday 31st March 2497 (Cosford) Squadron had their Annual Formal Inspection. This is a formal inspection held once per year in which our squadron can display to Wing Commander A. Griffin, Officer Commanding West Mercian Wing, the dedication and high standards that make up 2497 (Cosford) Squadron. The night consisted of an inspection, a presentation given by myself, …

Celebrating 76 years since the formation of the Air Training Corps

On Sunday 5th February, we started off by getting all of the band equipment ready and making sure everyone was there and ready to go. Then, we formed up into our places and set off through Albrighton towards the church. In the band we played: ‘Dambusters’, then a drum solo, ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’, and another drum solo, …