Ferndown Squadron was first formed as a Detached Flight of 1069 Wimborne Squadron in 1960. After only one year the Detached Flight had enough cadets to gain Squadron status, In 1961 2358 (Ferndown) Squadron Air Training Corps was created.
The original Squadron was located behind Ferndown Middle School, which is now Ferndown First School. The Squadron was very active taking cadets flying at Hurn Airport and taking part in many of the ATC activities. The Squadron had a ‘Gate Guardian’ which was a Sea Vampire aircraft. Sadly this was removed by the RAF and is now in a Museum at Southampton.
In 1976 the Squadron re-located to its present site in Cherry Grove between the Sports Centre and Upper School, in a new purpose built hut. The hut remain unchanged until 1990 when a new extension was built giving us the parade hall at the end of the hut.
Every year the Squadron attends Annual Camp at an RAF Station. During the camp the inevitable Camp Photo is taken. We have collected together as many photos as we can and put them in the gallery below. Maybe you will find yourself or your mum or dad or even your grandad!
Other Squadron Events
In the gallery below we have put some of the events that the Squadron has been involved in over the years. We intend to keep adding to this gallery.