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Celebrating 75 years of the Air Cadet Organisation

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Marking the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadet Organisation with a year of celebration and activities.

FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016

STAND DOWN Cadets and Staff will be at Shepley Folk Festival Open Monday 23 May 2016 7pm to 9.30pm


59 Huddersfield Squadron will be hosting its annual presentation evening on Friday 22 April 2016, awards will be presented from 2015. There will be a buffet at the event. All Cadets event monies will be paid for by the squadron so will attend FREE of charge, guests attending the event will have to pay £10 per head in advance, Please can family,friends,parents and Carers wishing to attend the event send payment to the squadron by Monday 18 April 2016. Thank you Flt Lt Kirsty Piccavey


Sergeant Liam Clarke and Civilian Instructor Natalie Atha, both adult instructors with 59 Huddersfield Squadron Air Cadets, were travelling home after a cadet event on Friday 1 April 2016 on Bradford Road Huddersfield, when Liam noticed a car with its hazard lights on and a gathering or people at a junction with traffic lights, as he approached the traffic lights he spotted that a scooter and rider had been involved in a collision with the car. Liam who is also a Special Constable and Natalie who is 59 Huddersfield Air Cadets Adjutant, pulled over to help. Liam telephoned for assistance from the police and ambulance service, wrote down statements from the car driver and witnesses and controlled the road so traffic could pass safely. Natalie chased down and stopped the community first responder who had driven past the incident to go to another higher priority incident where someone had suffered a cardiac arrest. She gave her coat to the injured rider as it was raining and cold and kept them calm and still as they were complaining of back pain, until an Ambulance arrived. Thanks to their calm approach and Liam’s training the incident was managed well and the casualty… Continue Reading →

Fundraising year underway

Fundraising February started at Kirklees College, and will end at Morrisons!

Happy birthday, Air Cadets!

We marked the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets in style with a formal dinner, with Jason McCartney MP as Guest of Honour.

Cross Country team off to a flying start!

Starting the year with sporting success at the Inter-Squadron Cross Country competition.

New boss takes command

Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Piccavey is the new Commanding Officer at 59 Squadron.

High standard set at rifle drill competition

Huddersfield and Holmfirth cadets’ demonstration of arms drill impresses at the highest level.

Squadron hotshots on target again

Huddersfield’s shooting team celebrated another podium finish – this time in the Bunting Trophy.

Post-Remembrance visit to Arboretum impresses

Staff and cadets from Huddersfield and 1466 (Holmfirth) squadrons recently braved the winter rain to visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Shooting success

Cadets from the Squadron took top prize recently in the Wakefield Trophy, one of two shooting competitions held at Strensall Ranges near York.

Annual Camp Report

Cadet Warrant Officer Gledhill was our Squadron’s senior cadet at the recent Annual Camp.

Air Training Corps lowers its age range

Now, pupils in Year 8 can join the Air Cadets.

Swimming success!

Corporal Kishan Mistry reports from this year’s Wing Swimming competition.

What’s it like on an overseas camp?

Cadet Amber Walker recently spent a week on an overseas camp in Cyprus.

Top cadets recognised at presentation night

Cadets, staff and parents met in July for the Squadron’s first-ever annual presentation night.

Squadron’s sports stars shine in south Leeds

Congratulations to the cadets who gave up their Sunday to take part in the Wing Athletics competition.

Outstanding Cadet makes point with Sword

Cadet Joshua Young has been presented with the Roger Moss Sword, for outstanding performance during a recent Junior NCO course.

Happy birthday, Gerald!

Civilian Instructor Gerald Smith celebrates his 80th birthday at the Squadron.

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