Remembrance Parades Sunday 14 November 21

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Nov 022021
 
Unfortunately the Squadron will not be able to take place in the Remembrance Parades held in West Moors and Ferndown this year due to a number of circumstances including the current RAFAC COVID restrictions.  We know this is a disappointment to both Cadets and Staff. We would encourage you to view these Parades with your [...]
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Stand Down Due to COVID Incident

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Oct 152021
 

The Squadron will not be parading on Friday 15 Oct or Monday 18 Oct due to a COVID incident.  This is line with RAFAC guidance which we must implement in addition to NHS guidelines.

We will start Parading again on Friday 22 Oct 21 with a new start time of 7.15 pm.

 

M Berry

WO RAFAC

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Change to Parade Night Arrangements

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Sep 032021
 

From Monday the 06 Sep 21 the Squadron will be changing the way it parades as we are no longer required to maintain ‘bubbles’ under RAFAC Regulations.  The main changes will be:

  • Removal of bubbles with all cadets expected to parade on both Monday and Friday evenings (although you may continue to parade on one night a week if you wish to do so, but please let us know).  This is subject to having a maximum capacity of 28 cadets within the building.
  • Cadets are now required to keep a minimum distance of 1 metre within the hut.  The use of the 1 way corridor remains in place and masks are still to be worn in the hut.

During the month of September we request that you return to wearing uniform where possible and in line with the Training Programme.  Please return uniform that no longer fits and we will try and replace it with the right size.

Initially we aim to parade in MTP/DPM moving towards the ability to parade in Blue Uniform by the end of September.  If you are unable to parade in Blue Uniform MTP/DPM will be acceptable.

The start time of 7.30 PM and end time of 9.30 PM will remain in place.  If you have any questions or queries please contact via 2358@rafac.mod.gov.uk.

 

M Berry

WO (RAFAC)

 

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Provision of MTP (Camouflage) Clothing to Cadets

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Aug 132021
 

After examining our stocks of MTP clothing we have come to the conclusion that at present we are unfortunately unable to issue this type of uniform to cadets.  MTP clothing is not issued through the RAF and is therefore provided on best endeavours by RAFAC Squadrons.

This situation may change as other cadets return uniform.  However, for the present we recommend that cadets purchase their own set of MTP clothing consisting of the following:

  • PCS MTP Combat Shirt
  • PCS MTP Combat Trousers
  • Olive Green Webbing Belt

Additionally for working outdoors cadets may wish to purchase:

  • PCS MTP Combat Smock

You will also need an olive green or black T shirt to wear under your combat shirt.

Please note that UBACs clothing is not allowed.

We recognise this is an additional cost and should you find this is causing financial difficulties, please email the Squadron or contact a member of staff on a parade night as there are measures in place to deal with this kind of situation.

We intend to start parading in uniform in early September.  In parallel we will be sorting through the ‘blue’ uniform provided by the RAF and attempting to issue update cadets RAF uniform as well as ordering new uniform from the RAF.

There are a number of websites that sell surplus MTP clothing and our advice is to do a bit of ‘shopping around’ to get the best prices.

If you have any questions or concerns please chat them through with a member of staff on a parade evening and we will do our best to answer them.

 

M BERRY

WO (RAFAC)

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Return to Face to Face Training Starts Monday 19 Jul 21

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Jul 162021
 
We are pleased to announce that the Squadron will return to Face to Face training on Monday 19th July 2021. We are aware that ‘COVID 19 unlocking’ will begin on this day but as a Squadron we need to remain within the rules that have currently been set by HQ RAFAC. Due to RAFAC regulations [...]

Promotion Boards 04 Dec 20

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Nov 032020
 
In order to maintain the Cadet NCO Team, we are announcing the availability of: 2 x Corporal Spaces Any Cadets aged 14yrs + and at the classification of Leading Cadet or above may apply for these positions. Any cadets who wish to apply are to complete the application form and email to oc.2358@rafac.mod.gov.uk by Tuesday 25 Nov 20. Squadron Promotion Policy [...]

Coronavirus Contingency Planning March 2020

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Mar 132020
 

Cadets and Parents/Guardians will be aware of the current Coronavirus situation within the UK. Guidance from our Headquarters is that we will continue ‘Business as Usual’ unless otherwise instructed. As a Squadron we have put measures in place along with contingency planning that will allow us to operate as normally as possible within the current situation.

Any changes to Squadron Parade Evenings or cancellations will be notified through the Squadron website and/or Cadet Portal. Whilst we will endeavour to keep the Squadron open you are reminded that the RAFAC is a volunteer organisation and the safety and well being of our Cadets and Staff will take precedence.

In the meantime please ensure that you follow government advice regarding hygiene and self-isolation here.

 

K HAYWOOD

FLT LT

Officer Commanding

2358 (Ferndown) Squadron RAF Air Cadets

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Promotion Boards

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Nov 022018
 
I am announcing the availability of the following opportunities within 2358 Cadet NCO Team 2 x Corporal Spaces I will be conducting interviews on 19th Nov 18 with those Cadets who have applied, a decision will be reached and communicated to both successful and  unsuccessful cadets on 23rd Nov 18. Cadets are to complete the [...]

Squadron Stand Down Monday 27 Aug 18

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Aug 242018
 
Please note that we will be stood down on Monday 27 August as this is a Bank Holiday.  The Squadron will parade as normal the following Friday.   M Berry WO(RAFAC) Training Officer

TG21 Form Update

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Apr 142018
 
Cadets should be aware that there is a new version of the TG21 Form, which must be used for all activities where such forms are required.  Failure to use the correct form for activities is likely to prevent you from taking part.  Link to form below: M Berry WO(RAFAC) Training Officer