Friday, 1 December 2017

December 2017 Squadron Training Programme

The 361 Squadron Training Programme for November 2017 is now available on Dropbox.

Click here to to download your copy. (PDF)

Monday, 13 November 2017

Remembrance Sunday 2017

On Sunday, 12th November members of 361 (Gateshead) Squadron participated in the Remembrance Parade and Service in Gateshead, with the squadron band leading the parade of Veterans, Armed Forces as well as Sea, Army and Air Cadets.
The parade was a great success and our cadets were complimented by many people on their appearance and performance.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Our Latest High Flyers

On Wednesday, 25th October four cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron went flying with 11 Air Experience Flight at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

For brothers Bradley and Tyler Crook (pictured) it was their first flight in a two seat Grob Tutor T1 aircraft and they both took control of the aircraft in the air.

The other two squadron members, Cdt Jubb and Cdt Saadatirad, had flown previously so they both took the opportunity to experience some aerobatics and found out what it was like to fly upside down!

Monday, 16 October 2017

Latest Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition

Our latest Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze Expedition took place last weekend starting at Gilsland near Hadrians Wall.

 The weather was a little damp on Saturday morning but improved over the rest of the weekend.
In the Minibus before setting off
Ready to Go...

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Blue Communications Awards

One of the new awards that can be gained by RAF Air Cadets is the Blue Communications Badge.

To qualify for this award a cadet must learn about the use of two-way radios, correct radio procedures and basic cybersecurity.

Sixteen cadets from 361 squadron were amongst the first in Durham/Northumberland Wing to qualify and be presented with their badges and certificates.

Level 1 BTEC Presentations

RAF Air Cadets can now qualify for a Level 1 BTEC award by completing their basic training and recently ten cadets were the first at 361 (Gateshead) Squadron to be presented with their certificates.

Well done to all!

Flt Sgt William Fletcher

Sgt William Fletcher has been promoted to the rank of Flight Sergeant. 

Well deserved and congratulations on behalf of all at 361 squadron.