Cadets aim to recruit new members

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An open evening is being held by 1801 Squadron RAF Air Cadets to attract new recruits.

The event is being held at the Army Reserve Centre, on Lisburn Terrace, in Alnwick, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, on Wednesday.

Potential new recruits can take part in archery and flight simulation and observe a parade/weapons training demonstration.

There will also be the chance to watch short videos created by the Cadets on Aviation Day, Armed Forces Day, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and flying experiences.

A Squadron spokesman said: “The aim of this event is to recruit new cadets and to make the community aware of what these amazing young people are achieving.

“If you are aged between 12 and 18 and are looking for adventure, the chance to make new friends, learn unusual skills and gain nationally-recognised qualifications, then come along and meet the Squadron and find out just what they do.”

Cadets have the chance to take part in an array of activities, such as flying with experienced pilots, field craft, annual camps at RAF bases, leadership exercises and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The Squadron meets every Monday and Wednesday at the Alnwick centre from around 7pm to 9.30pm, parading at about 7.30pm. There is a nominal subscriptions charge of £1 per night.

To find out more, view 1801 Squadron’s promotional video at