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Welcome to 1404 (Chatham) Sqn ATC.

We meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 7pm and 9.30pm.
Many other activities take place along side our official evenings.

Want to do more with your time, make friends get out and do things then contact us on 1404@aircadets.org or call 01634 812052 on a Tuesday or Thursday evening.

(for more information see the about section)

About Us

The Air Training Corps is a national voluntary youth organization designed to develop the qualities of young people. It is sponsored by the Royal Air Force and provides challenging aviation, adventurous and community activities.

1404 ( Chatham) air cadets offers a variety of activities for people ages 12 years (when beginning school in Year 8) and over. The squadron participates in flying and gliding, Duke of Edinburgh Award, adventure training, shooting, sports (including athletics, football, netball, rugby and swimming) as well as developing your interest in aviation studies. We currently offer 3 BTEC qualifications for doing these activities you enjoy, BTEC in Aviation Studies, BTEC in Public Service, and BTEC in Music.

The maximum age for entry as a cadet is 17 years old, therefore you can request to join us anytime between your 12th (see above) and 17th birthday. If you are above that age group and still want to enjoy all of our activities and more, you could join as a volunteer.

Adults interested in helping the squadron can do so by joining the adult staff or the civilian committee.

Want to join contact us on 1404@aircadets.org or call 01634 812052 on a Tuesday or Thursday evening.

 

What we have been doing

We had a busy Tuesday parade night, with plenty of achievements and qualifications certificates issued to the cadets. It was also very good of our Sector Commander, Squadron Leader Beaney to present these awards to the cadets.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Aviation Studies, for completion of all classifications and reaching Master Cadet. FS Elliott. He also just has a final presentation to complete and will get his Instructor Cadet Yellow Lanyard in early 2020. The FS is due to complete his Flying Scholarship up in Tayside this month. Good luck and hope the weather stays clear.

Classification achievement, the following cadet have completed all training & exams to now be Leading Cadet. Cpl Spencer; Cpl Waite J, Cpl Waite S; Cdt Harvey & Cdt Solomon.

Aviation Wings - Blue, these cadets have completed training on the ground, classroom and achieved multiple Flying Sorties at RAF Benson with AEF 6 to be awarded their Blue Wings. Cpl Mackie; Cpl Marcano; Cpl Waite J, Cpl Waite S; Cdt Gyuneliev; Cdt Harvey Cdt; Thomas.

Its not just the cadets who have to complete training and gain qualifications. CI Dunwell and CI Malcolm also completed Bronze Cyber Communications training course, which allows them to teach the cadets the equivalent award.
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A group of lucky Cadets attended RAF Kenley VGS today to complete their Ground Based Training on the PTT - Part Task Trainer Flight Simulator. All these cadets who have flown previously with AEF now achieve their Flying Wings, either Blue or Bronze. They also visited the RAF Kenley Memorial. A big thanks to VGS Pilot & OC Penge Flt Lt Hillam for the training session and giving up his sunday. ...

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Well Done to those cadets who have been promoted tonight. From Sgt to FS Elliott, Cpl to Sgt Roman, CDT to Cpl Spencer, Waite J and Waite S. Good luck to those cadets who have now joined the NCO team and keep up the good work those who have progressed up the NCO ranks. ...

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Congratulations to those Cadets who have just completed their Bronze Duke Edinburgh. It's been a while since the squadron has achieved so many awards. There are a further 2 groups just finalising their sections before completion in the new year. ...

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1 month ago

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2019 Remembrance Day Parade, excellent turn out and for many their first major parade ...

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Start of a busy weekend for the Squadron. Today we had over 25 cadets plus staff out in force helping RBL with the Poppy Appeal Collections. Good to see so many cadets help out today, now back home in the warmth. Uniform prep for tomorrow, ready for the Remembrance Parade. Come and join us tomorrow along Chatham High Street. All at the squadron are very proud of the cadets and the effort they make over this weekend. Many this will be the first time they have attended a Parade in public. The September intake only recently completed their basic training and got into uniform in the last month. ...

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2 months ago

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If being in a field for a week isnt your thing.. there are plenty of other opportunities to help teach or train the cadets. You might have a particular skill that can transfer to us or just a passion for aviation. If interested click on the link or pop into the squadron. ...

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2 months ago

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The cadets are now deployed into the field for the next 4 days. ...

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A first for the Wing and Region. Couple of staff from the Sqaudron are supporting this exercise. ...

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2 months ago

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We are pleased that 11 of our new recruits have now completed the Heartstart First Aid Training. This life skill will just develop with the squadron as they enhance their skills. Next step is Bronze or Youth First Aid, many by the time they reach 16 plus can then complete Silver or Activity First Aid. As with many skills and activities in the RAFAC, cadets can then be trained to teach the new Cadets of the future and become Gold First Aid Instructor Cadets. ...

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2 months ago

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Well done to our own CI Ballard who completed and now recieved her BTEC Level 3 in Education and Training at Sandhurst today. She also gain the Outstanding Award for her Training. ...

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2 months ago

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MIAS Level 1 & 2 - Mountian bike Instructors Award Scheme. Just another qualification that our staff at the squadron have completed. Fg Off Clack attended the course this weekend with Essex Wing. This was taken at the Olympic Mountain Bike course at Hadleigh Park - Southend . Course members from Essex, London and Kent. After completion of Assessors course, he will be able to take cadets out on tracks like Bedgebury Mountain bike park. Adding to further Adventure Training options the squadron can offer to our cadets. ...

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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This weekend saw the culmination of 3 months of hard work and learning new skills for 18 Cadets from 25, 40F and 1404 Squadron. Over this weekend, the Cadets have undertaken their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition involving the planning their route, navigation and walking of a 26km route, cooking meals and all with an overnight (& very damp) camp.

We are very proud to say all 18 Cadets, achieved the standards required and successfully passed.

Behind the scenes the Cadets have been supported, this weekend, by 10 staff from across the Squadrons. The staff team have acted as assesors, first aid cover, drivers and safety supervisors ensuring the safety and welfare of the Cadets.

Additionally, over the last 3 months the cadet’s training has been conducted by 5 members of staff who have been undertaking the nationally recognised Lowland Leader Award, this team could not make this weekend themselves, as they have been on The South Downs this weekend undertaking their very own final assessment.

Well done All and an amazing achievement by all involved!!!!!

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2 months ago

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They were so excited to get going. Will see how they go throughout the day. The other team of boys plus a third team has joined us from 25 Parkwood Squadron. ...

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2 months ago

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We have 2 teams out this weekend for their Duke of Edinburgh Expedition. The girls are all ready to go. ...

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2 months ago

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Alot of the squadron are away this weekend for the Kent Wing Pentathlon. Each team has to complete the following events, Nav Ex, Initiative Exercise, Target Shooting or Archery, Obstacle Course and First Aid. All the teams are doing well, last couple of the events today for the teams. See how they go. ...

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3 months ago

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The squadron join other Medway Squadrons plus those from Gravesend and Ditton for the Battle of Britian Parade in Brompton. Cadets and staff help form the Banner Party, Band and the Parade for the evening. After a short parade, the cadets then entered the church where our own Padre Rev Linney help conduct the service. Good to see some many cadets take part, many in uniform for the first time and even their first formal parade. The band played especially well many from each squadron playing together for the first time also.

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3 months ago

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Interested in a new Challenge, want to learn some new skills and get real life qualifications like St Johns First Aid, BTEC's & many more. All this plus gain some amazing experiences and meet new people.

Whether you are interested in joining the Armed Forces, especially the RAF or not. RAF Air Cadets help you learn, grow and development as young people into adults We offer a range of experiences, training and even qualifications to help you in your future career.

We are recruiting the next intake this month, open to all Aged 12 (Must be in Year 8) to 17 years. So pop down and see what we can offer any Tuesday or Thursday evening 7pm to 9.30pm.
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3 months ago

1404 Chatham Sqn ATC

Interested in a new Challenge, want to learn some new skills and get real life qualifications like St Johns First Aid, BTEC's & many more. All this plus gain some amazing experiences and meet new people.

Whether you are interested in joining the Armed Forces, especially the RAF or not. RAF Air Cadets help you learn, grow and development as young people into adults We offer a range of experiences, training and even qualifications to help you in your future career.

We are recruiting the next intake this month, open to all Aged 12 (Must be in Year 8) to 17 years. So pop down and see what we can offer any Tuesday or Thursday evening 7pm to 9.30pm.
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3 months ago

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Out today with a couple of Groups for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Practice. Enjoying the nice weather along with our sister squadron 25 Parkwood Squadron - Royal Air Force Air Cadets. Couple of staff also completing their Training towards the Lowlands Expedition Leaders qualification.
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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Kent Wing cadets including our own CWO Beaney are ready for tonight's performance at Lincoln Drill Hall with RAFAC National Choir. You can watch the live stream on the National Choir facebook page, starts at 1930. ...

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Contact

We are based in
Boundary Road
Chatham
Kent
(Non Postal Address)
Tel: 01634 812052
email: 1404@aircadets.org

Hours
(Evening Parades)
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00PM–9:30PM

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