Saturday, 18 May 2013

361 Squadron has a Minibus!

361 (Gateshead) Squadron today purchased a minibus which will allow us to provide transport for cadets to a wide range of activities including Wing events and competitions as well as increasing the range of activities we can offer to squadron members.

The squadron has had an ambition for many years to have its own transport and at last this wish has been fulfilled.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Dambusters raid remembered

Click here to go to the GOV.UK website for information of the Dambusters 70th anniversary commemorative events including a video taken on 17th May from inside the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster bomber over Derwent Reservoir in Derbyshire.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Banner Drill Victory

Congratulations to the 361 (Gateshead) Squadron Banner Drill Squad, led by Cadet Warrant Officer Beth Ainsley, which was victorious at the Durham/Northumberland Wing Competitions Day held in South Shields on Saturday, 11th May.

The Banner Drill competition was introduced into Durham/Northumberland Wing last year and 361 Squadron has now won the trophy on both occasions.
Pictured are Cpl Sam Hogg, CWO Beth Ainsley, Cdt Paul Dixon
(and holding the trophy) Flt Sgt Chris Dolphin

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Beating the Retreat - Edinburgh Castle

On Saturday, 27th April three cadets from the 361 (Gateshead) Squadron band were selected to to play in the Beating the Retreat Ceremony on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle.

Cadets Josh Rayner, Matthew Rutland and Rebecca Gray were part of a thirteen strong contingent from Durham/Northumberland Wing who took part in this prestigious event.
Cdt Josh Rayner - Drum Major

Cdt Matthew Rutland - Bell Lyre

Cdt Rebecca Gray (left) - Cymbals

The Durham/Northumberland Wing Contingent