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 …

Cadet Corporal A. Cooper, Cadet Flight Sergeant C. Weetman, Cadet Corporal C. Walthorne and Cadet Corporal J. Tucker collecting their medals from Wing Commander Andy Griffin Officer Commanding West Mercian Wing for coming 3rd in the relay for their age category during the athletics event.

Successful day of athletics

On Sunday 7th May 2017, cadets from 2497 (Cosford) Squadron, along with the other squadrons in West Mercian Wing, took part in the annual Inter-Squadron Athletics at RAF Cosford. The day involved both track events (100m to 1500m) and field events (such as javelin, shot put and discus). As well as each cadet being scored individually, each squadron also accumulated …

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 …

Encouragement to participate in other sports

On Sunday 12th February, I and 27 other cadets took part in the Inter-Squadron Cross Country competition at RAF Cosford. After being briefed and doing a quick warm up with Cadet Sergeant Weetman, we all managed to try our best to participate in the race with, especially if you were running, a particularly challenging route. The first 400m was on …

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 …

Wing Field Day 2016

Wing Field Day is an annual event where all 29 squadrons in West Mercian Wing come together to compete against each other in a variety of competitions, such as drill, aircraft recognition and first aid. The squadron came away winning ‘Smartest Squadron’ (we last won this in 1992) and myself winning ‘Smartest Cadet’ (we have never won this before). Below: …