‘The Air Cadet Experience Begins for Twelve New Recruits at 1109’


The 30th October to 1st November 2015 saw twelve new recruits complete their Recruit Training Camp at RAF Barnham, concluding six weeks of training at 1109 (Thetford) Squadron.

Following an open night in September, twelve recruits attended the squadron once a week and completed training in drill, communications, leadership and uniform as well as learning about the Royal Air Force and Air Cadet Organisation.1109 IMG_2869

The Recruit Training Weekend was a chance for the recruits to bring together all they have learnt and familiarise themselves more with life at 1109 squadron. The intake and weekend was led by the Squadron Recruitment Officer, Sergeant Matt Drewry and assisted by a recruit NCO team. The recruits took part in drill sessions, sports, basic navigation, orienteering, leadership exercises, team work activities, uniform preparation and a night exercise on the camp. They completed the weekend and received their certificates on a ceremonial parade attended by parents, family members and friends of the recruits.

Sergeant Matthew Drewry said ‘the recruits training period and RTC weekend was a great success and it has been fantastic to see the group develop into Air Cadets. The squadron welcomes them to 1109 and we all hope they have a long and successful career within the Corps’.