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 …

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, …

Positive feedback from cadets

On Friday 13th January myself, Cadet J. Tucker and Cadet Corporal A. Bowden organised an Inter-Flight Competition where teams of cadets compete against each other using their teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills. The cadets were sorted into three groups and switched between the three activities throughout the night. My activity was called Replicator Challenge. Within the group, the cadets had …