Nene Park Academy Fun Day!

Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron were out supporting their local school on Saturday at Nene Park Academy’s Fun Day, and fun is just what the cadets had. 51’s own Head Quarters is based in the grounds of Nene Park Academy hence the two organisations have a great bond... Click here


51 (Orton) Squadron Continuity Drill Team's First Performance - Nene Park Open Day

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51 (Orton) Squadron Band Corp - Nene Park Open Day

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Second Bi-Monthly Newsletter.

We are happy to publish our second Newsletter and dead on time. There is so much more we have done than mentioned in this newsletter, so please visit out Facebook account or continue to read below. To read our first ever Newsletter please ...... Click here


Freedom of the City Parade.

Six Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron and CI Alyson Lee, were joined by 115 Peterborough squadron to support the Freedom of City Parade for RAF Wittering in it’s 30th Anniversary year.. Click here


Recruitment Drive.

51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets are always looking for new members aged between 13 and 17 and Saturday was no different, as 12 cadets joined together on Saturday in Peterborough Town Centre to demonstrate just a couple of activities on offer to each person. Click here


Drilling for Money.

Five Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron and CI Alyson Lee, were out last Wednesday night to raise money for Cancer Research. The six female members of the Air Cadets, raised money to support the local Race for Life run at Ferry Meadows. CI Lee said, “The girls wanted to do something different at this event, and it just seemed so obvious that they should complete the course by Marching and they did it very well.”...... Click here


Peterborough City Centre.


Flying the Flag.

Monday the 24th June 2013, marks the start of a very important week for so many people, throughout the UK. Towns and Cities will Fly the Armed Forces Flag in preparation for the celebration this weekend of those who are and have been in the armed forces. ...... Click here


Leading the Parade.

51 (Orton) Squadron was proud to represent the Corps on Saturday at the Sawtry Carnival. ...... Click here


Drum Corp - 6th June

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Community Drill Practice.

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The Queen's Flypast.

The Queens Flypast is part of a larger celebration of the Queen’s official birthday and is probably one of the most impressive annual events in London’s calendar. The likes of you and I, view this event from our front rooms on the television or by lining the streets of London, but that was not the case for two cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron this year........ Click here


Fantastic Promotion at Park Farm Thorney.

Last weekend, Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron took part in promoting and advertising the squadron by attending the Park Farm Open Weekend.For more information....... Click here


What a Credit to the Squadron and Wing.

Two Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron have earned themselves places at the Region Athletics.  Cdt Sam Avent and Cdt Chloe Toms each represented the Beds and Cambs Wing, with Cdt Avent competing in the Relay whilst Cdt Toms showed her skills at Discus.For more information....... Click here


Open Farm.

The Cadets at (Orton) Squadron love to support our local activities and this weekend will be no different. Why not come along and meet our cadets, see what we can offer and watch our demostration at our own stand at the Park Open day, PE6 0SY. For more information...... Click here


First Bi-Monthly Newsletter.

Here at 51 we are always to happy to share our achievements and to let others know where we are and what we are doing. To read our first ever Newsletter please ...... Click here


The Wombles!!!!!!!!!!.

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


Brillant Success

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


Open Evening

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


Fond Farewell.

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


Flying High.

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


Open Evening

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

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


Happy Christmas

The members of 51 (Orton) Squadron would like to thank everyone who has supported them through 2013. We hope to see you again during 2014.........


Armistice Day

Four Cadets from 51 (Orton) ATC Squadron attended Stanground Academy in full uniform as a sign of respect to those who have fallen or been injured in conflict.......... Click here


We Will Remember Them!!!

The sun shone in Peterborough as members of 51 (Orton) ATC Squadron joined the Peterborough parade of Remembrance. The Procession being led by the Peterborough Pipe Band departed from behind the Town Hall, along Bridge Street and into the Cathedral, a route lined by the public who watched in earnest as all the parade passed before them.......... Click here


Cadets take the lead.

Last Thursday eleven cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron visited The Defence Animal Centre (DAC) in Melton Mowbray. Under the friendly care of Corporal Intersole the cadets experienced some of the daily activities that the RAF and Military Police along with their dogs undertake.......... Click here


Feeding the Troops.

Two cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron experienced feeding the troops last week when they were invited to complete a full shift in the Mess at RAF Wittering........... Click here


Autumn Camp - 2013.

For many years now Air Cadet Camps have been the source of learning, teambuilding, and opportunities, but above all else fun, and the 2013 Autumn Camp at RAF Wittering for the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing was no different.......... Click here


Life on the Holme Front.

Late nights, early mornings, parades, inspections by Winston Churchill, ladies and gentleman in their period clothing and uniforms was all in a normal day for 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets this weekend. ......... Click here


Corps Champions.

On Saturday 5th October 2013, Cadet Flight Sergeant Natalie Clampin of 51 (Orton) Squadron and CI Jess Bradshaw of 104 (City of Cambridge) squadron represented Central and East region at the Corps First aid competition held at RAF Cranwell. ......... Click here


Yellow is the colour for 51 (Orton) Squadron Cadet.

Last week Cadet Sergeant (Sgt) Logan Robinett (17) had his final assessment from Squadron Leader Rob Bradshaw for his Instructor Cadet Classification. This Classification is the highest level achievable in the Air Cadet Corps and is only award after an interview and an assessment of teaching by a Squadron Leader. ......... Click here


Air Cadets in the Community.

Eight cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron, along with CI Ally Lee, spent Thursday helping out at the Low Vision Day at the Bull Hotel in Peterborough. ......... Click here


51 Secure a Place at Wing Netball.

Two girls from 51 (Orton) squadron spent their Sunday representing the squadron at open netball at RAF Wyton, and it was certainly a day worth celebrating with both cadets securing a place in the Wing Netball team. ......... Click here


Service of Dedication.

WA number of Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron spent their Sunday afternoon supporting Langtoft, the Deepings & Districts Branch of the Royal British Legion, in the Dedication of their new Standard. ......... Click here


Like a Fish Out of Water.

Wing Swimming Several cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron packed their ‘cossies’ and ‘trunks’ and made their way down to Peterborough Regional Swimming Pool where squadrons from across the wing gathered get their hair wet. ......... Click here


73 Years On.

51 Orton Squadron formed up with 115 Peterborough squadron at a Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication to commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Britain......... Click here


Recruitment Time.

51 (Orton) Squadron are always looking for new recruits aged between 13 and 17 to join their squadron, and this Saturday they spent the whole day in Serpentine Green demonstrating just some of the opportunities on offer to them through the Air Training Corps......... Click here


Respect - Integrity - Service - Excellence

What are we talking about, the Air Training Corp Core Values, and it was these very values which 51 (Orton) Squadron’s enrolment ceremony of yesterday evening were centred around........ Click here


Helping to Guide the Way.

Air Cadets is not always about the Corps, each squadron spends many hours a year helping other charities and organisations, and this Saturday was no different for 51 (Orton) Squadron. ....... Click here


Folkestone week fuels cadets.

5 cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets joined 36 others from 460 (Dunstable) Sqn and 2430 (Holbeach) Sqn for their first taste of a weeklong squadron camp based in Folkestone Kent, something the other squadrons have been doing for a number of years.

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Bi-Monthly Newsletter.

We are happy to publish our third Newsletter and dead on time. There is so much more we have done than mentioned in this newsletter, so please visit out Facebook account or continue to read below. To read our Newsletter please ...... Click here


Sighted Guide Training.

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

14 cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Cadets increased their skills last week, by undertaking a Sighted Guide Training Course. Helen and Mandy from the Guide Dog charity attended the squadron and took the cadets through their paces....... Click here


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