1359 (Beeston) Squadron, Air Training Corps, has been established in Beeston for decades and over its long and successful history many hundreds of young people from the local area have passed through its doors and worn the uniform of the organisation with pride.
One thing that is guaranteed to those who are currently with the Squadron, and those who have taken up the challenge and became an Air Cadet in the past, is that they all have experienced various exciting activities not available elsewhere. Whether our Cadets are flying or shooting, abseiling or white water rafting, they are all members of an organisation that is dedicated to promoting good citizenship skills and installing a healthy sense of adventure in young people.
1359 (Beeston) Squadron is part of the Air Cadet Organisation which nationwide has a membership of more than 45,000 Cadets and is the youth organisation of the Royal Air Force. In the years since its formation the organisation has changed and adapted to remain relevant in an ever-changing society, the current membership is testament to the Air Training Corps’ continuing success in achieving this difficult task.
1359 (Beeston) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets. Copyright 2017
The Squadron is actively committed to supporting the local community in and around Beeston. The Squadron takes part in the annual Remembrance Day Parade in Beeston, and attends various other civic and charitable events throughout the year such as the Beeston Carnival.
The Air Cadet Organisation offers its members the opportunity to take part in an extensive range of activities ranging from flying and gliding, to sailing, target shooting, and everything else in between! The Air Training Corps is also the UK’s largest provider of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, with Cadets regularly achieving the Gold Award. Air Cadets are given the opportunity to take part in all types of sporting activities, for fun, and at both regional and national competitive level.