59 (Huddersfield) Squadron

Air Cadet Organisation

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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.

Netball success for Squadron Cadets

Cadet Sergeant Lauren Brown and Cadet Erica Howells helped South and West Yorkshire Wing to second place at the inter-wing open netball.

Where’s Wally?

Three members of the Squadron represented South & West Yorkshire Wing at hockey last weekend.

Camps and visits

Every year, Air Cadets from around the Corps are given the opportunity to attend a Camp on an operational RAF station, anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Target shooting

Cadets are able to take part in shooting activities as soon as they join. Cadets are initially trained on either Air Rifles, or the No. 8 (Enfield) Rifle. Once cadets are trained in the safe handling of the rifle they can then be taught marksmanship principles, to improve their performance and confidence. Once a cadet reaches the age of 14 they are eligible to train on the L98 rifle.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Air Training Corps is the largest body involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Adventure training & fieldcraft

Adventure training in the Wing is where cadets can experience challenges both physical & mental, at the same time as having a great time.

Flying & gliding

Flying is one of the key activities that draws cadets and adult helpers alike to the Air Training Corps.

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