2509 Squadron is now recruiting new Cadets aged 12 (MUST be in Yr8) to 18. The Squadron will be holding a recruitment evening for potential Cadets and Parents on the 23rd May 2019 so why not come along and see what we do. Places are limited so please email OC.email@example.com to book your place.
We look forward to welcoming new Cadets to the Squadron.
Last weekend was a busy time for Cadets and Staff of 2509 Sqn and proved to be a very successful one too. Our Cdt Flt Sgt represented the Region at Football and was selected to support the Corps team. One Cadet attended the RAF WARMA road march at RAF Cosford and successfully completed the 2 day 80KM road march, earning his Bronze Road-marching badge. Cadets also attended the St Georges day celebration at Yate Heritage Centre and were able to demonstrate their excellent drill by marching through Yate Shopping Centre, accompanying St George himself. Sunday saw the Squadron competing in the annual Wing Athletics Championships and Cadets came away with 4 Gold medals, 5 Silver medals and 7 Bronze medals. A huge well done to all Cadets for their committed efforts over the weekend.
As the Squadron came to the end of it’s academic season, which runs from Oct to March, we have seen 19 Cadets pass their exams to gain the next Cadet Classification. Cadets have successfully gained First Class, Leading, Senior and Master Cadet classifications covering a range of subjects from Initial Expedition Training to Advanced Radio and Radar. Well done all!
On Sunday 7 April 2019 3 Cadets from 2509 Sqn spent the morning Clay Pigeon Shooting. The shoot was conducted following guidelines set out by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association and the morning was topped off with them being able to handle and shoot a Napoleonic era Musket.
Thursday 4th April saw the Squadrons latest intake of new cadets being enrolled into the Air Training Corps. The Seven cadets were accompanied by parents who were able to witness their sons/daughters reciting their cadet promise. Welcome aboard and enjoy the experience of being an Air Cadet at 2509 Sqn.
10 cadets from 2509 Squadron ATC spent the day at the RAF Museum Cosford. The day included visiting various museum exhibits and the opportunity to complete the Museums Air Cadet Quiz.
2509 has achieved fourth place overall in the Wing Sports Competitions over the last year. A breakdown of the scores shows that Central Sector achieved the most points compared with other sectors and that 2509 Squadron came top within Central Sector. With the Wing Swimming Championships in a few weeks time, watch this space for more top achievements from cadets.
Congratulations to our very own Cdt Sgt Holden on achieving the Senior Wing Sports Cadet of the Year. Cdt Sgt Holden has taken part in various sporting events over the past year being put forward to take part in region events for the Wing Team. This also means that Cdt Sgt Holden has been put forward for nomination for best Sports Cadet for Region.
2509 Sqn RAFAC sent three cadets away on Summer Camp RAF Halton Week 2. This saw Cadet Sgt Hinson, Cadet Ayshford and Cadet Satchell attend the week long camp. They were able to meet cadets from across the Wing. Activities included Flying, Shooting, High Ropes courses with cadets having opportunities to develop their leadership and teamwork skills throughout.
Cadet Ayshford said that her favourite activities included shooting and the museum visits. Cadet Sgt Hinson said that “the week involved cadets from many squadrons, giving cadets the ability to develop their teamwork and leadership skills through a range of exercises. The challenges made the week rewarding”
Adult Sgt Cassidy also attended the camp as a member of staff, a thanks to him for giving up his time so that cadets can continue to have these fantastic opportunities.
Cadet Sgt Holden and Cadet Beckett attended Week 1 of the Bristol and Gloucestershire RAF Halton Summer Camp. This week long camp with cadets from across Bristol and Gloucestershire was an opportunity for cadets to take part in a range of activities and meet other cadets from around our Wing.
Highlights of the camp included Flying, Archery, Shooting, High Ropes and Museum Visits. Cadet Beckett said that her favourite part of the camp was being achieving her Marksman on the Air Rifle, while Cdt Sgt Holden’s highlight was the drill competition.