Gillingham Air Cadets join parade celebrating 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps

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RAF Air Cadets from 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron marched through Canterbury High Street on Saturday, 21 May, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps. More than 500 cadets and 50 adult volunteers from across Kent marched from Pound Lane to Canterbury Cathedral, where they joined a further 250 cadets and invited guests for a service to celebrate the lan...
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Gillingham Squadron closed for half term week

1039 (Gillingham) Squadron will be closed during the October half term week. With many of our cadets and adult volunteers heading off to Wales for the Kent Wing Fieldcraft Camp, we have taken the decision to close the squadron this coming Monday and Friday. As a result, any messages left on the squadron's answering machine will not be picked up this week, and any urgent q...
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New Officer Commanding for Gillingham Air Cadets

Flt Lt Powell receives the keys to the squadron from Sgt (ATC) Bairnsfather.
1039 (Gillingham) Squadron have tonight welcomed their new Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Kevin Powell RAFVR(T). Flt Lt Powell takes over from our current Officer in Charge, Sergeant (ATC) Matthew Bairnsfather, who has been running the squadron since the retirement of Flt Lt Paul Collins. The evening marks the beginning of Flt Lt Powell's second term at Gillingham ...
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Gillingham Air Cadet nominated for award for bravery

Cdt Cpl Ryan Smith
An RAF Air Cadet from 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron has been nominated for an award after receiving praise for his quick-thinking. Cadet Corporal Ryan Smith has been nominated in the Young Hero category of the Pride in Medway Awards following his bravery in entering a burning building on Saturday, 13 June. The 16 year-old cadet noticed smoke coming from the property in Rock ...
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Gillingham Air Cadets Officer Commanding given prestigious reward on retirement

Flt Lt P Collins
An RAF Air Cadets Officer Commanding has been given a prestigious award on the Queen's Birthday, as he retires after 45 years in the organisation. Flight Lieutenant Paul Collins, who is 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron's longest-serving Officer Commanding, was awarded the AOC 22 (Training) Group Commendation in the Royal Air Force list. The announcement came just days after Flt Lt...
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