Virtual Parade Evenings

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Mar 292020

Dear Cadets & Parents/Guardians

In light of the restrictions we currently face, the organisation has been working hard behind the scenes to provide infrastructure and IT solutions to launch the delivery of the Cadet experience through virtual Parade evenings.

The 2358 staff team have also been working hard behind the scenes familiarising themselves with this new technology and ways of working, and I am pleased to announce that we now feel ready to begin delivery of virtual Parade evenings.

We will be publishing events through Cadet Portal, which will automatically send an email to each Cadet, Cadets should then copy the link to the live presentation from the event into their internet browser and join the event at the specified time. The first event is planned for this coming Thursday.

Watch out for changes to the Calendar on this website with updates to the planned events. Parents will be contacted directly in due course to support this communication to ensure all Cadets are aware that we are back up & running.

Cadets & Parents/Guardians should email the Squadron of they have any difficulty with these new planned arrangements, especially those who have not yet established a working Cadet portal login.

Flt Lt K Haywood

OC 2358 (Ferndown) Squadron

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Cancellation of Parade Evenings

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Mar 162020

Dear Cadets & Parents/Guardians

In line with Todays announcement from the UK Government with regards to the increased control measures relative to coronavirus, and the requirement to avoid social contact and non-essential travel.

The Squadron will not be Parading this evening – 16 March 2020.

The Squadron does not intend to Parade in the near future unless their is clear Strategic Direction from HQ Air Cadets to do so, or a change in position from the UK Government.

Flt Lt K Haywood

Officer Commanding 2358 (Ferndown) Squadron

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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.




Officer Commanding

2358 (Ferndown) Squadron RAF Air Cadets

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Open Evening for New Recruits – 28th Feb 2020

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Feb 102020
Our next Open Evening for new recruits will be on the 28th February. If you are12 years old or over, and in year 8, and like the idea of Flying, Gliding, Shooting, Fieldcraft and Adventure Training plus much more, log onto our website at and click on the joining us tab to register your interest and we’ll be in touch to provide you with details of when and where.
Alternatively, just send me an email at
You’ll spend the evening learning about life in the Cadets and seeing some of the activities we do, you’ll even get the chance to join in. If you like what you see you’ll be able to start coming from Monday 2nd March with no fees to be paid until July 2020.
We Parade on Monday and Friday evening all year round, breaking only for Bank Holidays and a Christmas stand-down, not bad for just £80 per year, we even provide the uniform for free. You can come on your own, with friends and with Parents, its really up to you.
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