Last weekend saw 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets, make the short trip from their squadron in Orton to work with the Church in Old Fletton to tidy up their local area by completing a litter pick...... Read More
Region Football Success.
Last Saturday saw, Cadet Samuel Avent from 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets make his way to RAF Cranwell to compete in the Air Cadets Corp (ATC) region football competition for Central and East region..... Read More
What an Honour.
Air Cadets from across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing, joined together to attend the Wing Commander Bowers farewell dinning out night at RAF Wyton... Read More
Thanks to our Commanding Officer.
51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets met with the general public on Saturday, whilst completing their Annual bag Pack at Morrison’s Lincoln Road.
The superstore on Lincoln Road has been supporting our organisation for many years, and this year was no different. Making each of the cadets feel welcome, we would like to thank the management and the staff for their support and friendliness. Not forgetting the shoppers, who deserve our biggest thanks as they entrust their purchases into our cadet’s hands, and also donate so generously. ..... Read More
A Joining of Forces.
Friday night saw 51 Orton Squadron, join forces with 115 (Peterborough) Air Cadets and representatives from the Army Cadets and Sea Cadets from across Peterborough. This annual joining of forces was in support of the Mayor’s Annual Charity Ball, which this year, was held at the Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood..... Read More
Cadets Combine for Communication Training.
What does a communications course mean exactly, and how does it fit into the Air Training Corps (ATC)?
Well five cadets from 51(ORTON) Squadron, Cadets Amy Whitehead, Kieran Robinett, Marcus Subden, Adam Piezonca and Ryan Grist joined with Cadets from 115 (Peterborough) Squadron to find out. ..... Read More
Wednesday night saw 51 (Orton) Squadron open their doors to potential new recruits, for both cadets and staff alike. It was a successful evening with existing cadets and staff, mixing with the general public to show and demonstrate what the ATC can offer the local community..... Read More
Pre GS course, what does that mean exactly?
Well three cadets from 51(ORTON) Sqn, Cpl Andrew Goodman, Cpl Conor Wells and Cdt Jamie Toms found out last week.... Read More
51 Orton Squadron invite you to attend our free, no obligation open evening on the 20th February between the hours of 7:15pm and 9:15pm. This will be a relaxed evening based around having fun and there is no commitment to stay the whole evening or indeed to arrive at 7:15pm... Read More
What's this all in Aid of?
Don’t they look smart! Why are there so many? Oh bless look at them! Doesn’t that band sound good! They march so well! I remember the days!, these are just a few of the comments which could be heard from the general public that congregated around St John’s square on Sunday the 3rd February........Read More
FCTC Pass Out
Six Air Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron are celebrating passing their First Class examinations. Cadets Whitehead, Carpenter, Nightingale, Taffe, Subden and Reed had to study a range of subjects including the History of the Royal Air Force, Airmanship, Radio Communications, Drill and discipline all under the watchful eye of Warrant Officer Gary Wilcox.
Each cadet had the added honour of being presented with their award, by the newly appointed Squadron Leader Rob Bradshaw, which during his career with the Air Cadets was the Commanding Officer of 51 (Orton) Squadron.......Read More
Orton and Peterborough Squadrons join forces to hit the target.
On Saturday cadets and staff from Peterborough’s two Air Cadet Squadrons joined forces to give a number of new cadets their first experiences of target shooting as a member of the Air Training Corps.
Cadets and staff from 51 (Orton) Squadron and 115 (Peterborough) Squadron met at 51’s headquarters at Nene Park Academy for a day’s shooting on the BSA Scorpion air rifle. Many of the 24 cadets were new and having never fired anything in their life before were rightly a little nervous. Following on from initial training and handling tests from weapons instructor and Officer Commanding 115 (Peterborough) Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Stephen Dalton, they were left in the capable hands of Flight Lieutenant Andy Mason, Officer Commanding 51(Orton) Squadron to put them through their paces on the range.........Read More
Cadets Rewarded for their hard work and Dedication
The success of two local Air Cadets in securing BTEC qualifications in Public Services has been recognised by the presentation of their Certificates. Corporal Wells and Corporal Robinett achieved some of the highest grades possible being awarded Merit and Distinction*.
The internationally respected qualification delivered to Cadets via the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation (CVQO) mixes theory and practical elements with an emphasis on leadership, teamwork, communications, problem solving and fitness....... Read More
Promotion Well Deserved for two Air Cadets
Two young people, both members of 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets, have received well deserved promotion to the rank of Corporal.
Conner Wells (15), and Andrew Goodman (15) have worked hard to be promoted to the rank of Corporal and will now take on additional responsibilities within squadron including leadership and learning how to instruct their peers in adventurous training skills. Both Cadets have been with the ATC, and 51 (Orton) Squadron since they turned 13 and their dedication and skills has allowed them to progress as well as stand out....... Read More
They Shall Not Grow Old!!
The country fell silent today to remember its war dead at services across the country, and the members of 51 (Orton) ATC Squadron were no different.
On a bright autumn morning, 51 (Orton) ATC Squadron joined with 115 (Peterborough) ATC squadron and other cadet forces, to support the Peterborough parade, which was led by representatives of The Army, The Royal British Legion, The Gurka’s and other Veterans. . ...... Read More
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Celebration.
Air Cadets Andrew Goodman and Jamie Toms are celebrating after receiving their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award last night, which was presented by the 51 (Orton) Squadron’s new Commanding Officer Flt Lt Andy Mason. Both cadets completed their final expedition with Flt Lt Andy Mason along with other cadets from 2430 Holbeach Squadron. ...... Read More
Cadets and Staff alike joined together to wish Flt Lt Angie Bone and WO Chris Bone a fond farewell, and what a departure. ...... Read More
Last Friday, cadets from 51 (Orton) squadron, Air Training Corps (ATC) were invited by 115 (Peterborough) squadron to attend Royal Air Force Wittering for a chance to experience the thrill of flying in a Lynx Helicopter, an Air Experience never had by a cadet at our squadron before. All of the cadets agreed they were very fortunate to have had this opportunity and they would of course like to give their thanks to 115 (Peterborough) for thinking of them...... Read More
Guest Team Stands Out at Sandhurst!.
Cadet Flight Sergeant Natalie Clampin of 51 Orton Squadron and Cadet Warrant Officer Jess Bradshaw of 104 City of Cambridge joined forces to compete as a Guest Young Adult team at the National Inter Services First Aid Competition last weekend. This is the largest First Aid competition of its kind for young people to participate in and cadets from uniformed forces including the St John Cadets meet to show off their talents on an annual basis..... Read More
Cadets Fallen, Gunshot.
Tree Climbing, Post Office raids, unicycle accidents, broken arms, gunshot wounds, punctured lungs, are all part of just one weekend for the Air Cadets of 51 Orton Squadron.... Read More
Back in Time
Last weekend saw, the 1940’s weekend at Holme, and what a weekend it was!!!! Some 20 members of 51 Orton Squadron attended both days to step back in time and experience life as it was. It wasn’t all about having fun, even though plenty was had; the cadets and staff worked hard to help the general public to experience just a small element of ATC life... Read More
Air Cadets Go Back in Time
This Saturday see’s 51 Orton Squadron out in it’s fully glory supporting the 1940’s weekend at Holme Village. .. Read More
Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication
51 Orton Squadron formed up with 115 Peterborough squadron at a Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication to commemorate the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. .. Read More
51 Orton Squadron are holding two open evenings on the 18th and 19th September.. Read More
Band Triumph for Corporal
Corporal Amy-Louise Paul from 51 Orton Squadron has been a member of the Corps Band for 12 months now and each event she attends brings more and more reward. Her latest journey has taken her to France where nerves, pride, and excitement were all part of the experience.... Read More
Cadet Receives Award from Kriss Akabusi
Here at 51 Orton Squadron we are not only proud of what our cadets achieve through ATC but also their achievements outside of the squadron, it is with this in mind that we would like to congratulate one of our newest members Cadet Kieran Robinett... Read More
A Right Royal Association
51 Orton Squadron are proud to have been made an honouree member of the Royal British Legion Langtoft and Deepings Royal British Legion.. Read More
What a First!!!!!!
First public appearance for 51 Orton Squadron band, First joint parade with the Royal British Legion Langtoft, The Deepings and District, First Service of Dedication. Read More