A message from Officer Commanding 1244 (Swindon) Squadron:

Who would have thought that when I joined this wonderful Squadron nearly 7 years ago, that I would be the one steering it into its 75th year.  The Squadron continues to grow from strength to strength and it is all down to the dedicated, hard working staff and cadets who strive to make it a very successful Squadron.  I am very proud to be the Officer Commanding of 1244 Swindon Squadron and I think ts true to say 2016 has been the busiest and most challenging year for us yet.

In celebration of our own anniversary we threw a huge Fun Day for the public, and coming up our Dining in Night, at which many ex-staff and cadets of the Squadron will be joining us.  During 2016 we have been re-adopted by the Swindon Branch of RAFA, and are now affiliated to the Royal British Legion, both of which are fantastic supporters of the Air Cadets and a Honour for the Squadron.  The staff and cadets have been very busy with rebuilding our website and I hope you enjoy the new look and its content.  They have set out to make it more informative and user friendly and I think they have achieved exactly that, and I look forward to its continued growth.

Well done 1244 Swindon Squadron, keep up the good work and here’s to the next 75 years!

Flight Lieutenant Ian Kent RAFVR(T)
Officer Commanding, 1244 (Swindon) Squadron

 

This website was created by the Cadets, with some staff help. The majority of the content is made and updated by Cadets, therefore events and knowledge for and regarding the squadron is currently posted to the website weekly. We’ve got a Calendar to indicate to you what we intend to be doing (but mostly uniform) on our parade nights (evenings at the Squadron) and additionally forthcoming events.

If you feel you’ll be able to contribute something to assist the Squadron, click on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page for more information – or simply come in on a parade night and see what you can help us out with.

We really hope you enjoy our website and look forward to seeing you again soon!

The Corporate Communications Team

Recruitment

The Squadron is holding a recruitment evening on Monday 11th September.

If you are aged 12-16, pop in and see what we are all about, what we do and how we do it.  Start time is 19:00 and you are welcome to stay until Final parade at 21:30.  Parents are required to attend with you the first night.

Parents: We are also looking for volunteers to join our regular civilian or uniformed staff, and our own Civilian Committee - all experiences and time commitments welcome!  Please ask any staff member for more details.

The Squadron will be closed on the 28th February due to the predicted extreme weather conditions and temperature.  We are back as normal on Monday 5th March.

See here for a live satellite weather image.

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The Squadron is closed over the Christmas break, and will begin parading 2018 on Monday 8th January.

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