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VIP guests make for memorable virtual parade nights

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Air cadets have had the chance to meet a host of high-flying VIPs from the comfort of their own homes as parade nights have gone online during the Coronavirus pandemic. Like thousands of other cadets across the nation, the youngsters from 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron have been staying connected during the lockdown with virtual parade nights. […]

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Cadets on cloud nine at annual awards

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Cpl Will Michael with the inaugural George Latimer Award for Aerospace Excellence

An aviation obsessed teenager has become the inaugural winner of a prestigious award presented in memory of a former Air Cadet, whose time with the youth group sparked a high-flying career in the aircraft industry. Corporal Will Michael, 13, beat off tough competition to win the George Latimer Award for Aerospace Excellence, in recognition of […]

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Air Cadets make radio waves on Remembrance Day

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  Cadet Warrant Officer Sutherland and Sgt Panvalkar had an early start to their working week when they appeared on BBC Radio Newcastle’s Breakfast Show with Alfie Joey and Anna Foster on Remembrance Day. The pair were invited on to the popular morning show on Monday, November 11 to chat about what the Royal British […]

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The Sky’s The Limit

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Christmas came early for cadets at 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron as they took delivery of a new flight simulator. The state-of-the-art simulator allows cadets to experience virtual flying in aircraft such as the Grob tutor, which is the basic trainer used by the RAF. Cadets undertook a number of bag packs to help raise money for […]

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Promotion joy for Tynemouth Air Cadet

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The Squadron has a new Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO). Cadet Flight Sergeant Sean Sutherland has been promoted to the highest rank following a tough interview by the Wing Board to assess his suitability for the role. This now makes CWO Sutherland the most senior NCO (non-commissioned officer) and head of 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron’s cadet NCO […]