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 …

Ski Trip to Austria

  From Friday 7th to Friday 14th of April, we (Cadet Corporal A. Lowe and Cadet T. Evans) and five others from the squadron attended the Air Cadet Austria ski trip to either improve our skiing or to learn how to ski. On the 7th, the coach came from Aberystwyth and met us and other squadrons from around the area …

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 …