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First Class Flourish In New Challenge

Feb 24, 13 First Class Flourish In New Challenge

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Recruits from Dagenham Squadron’s Course Number 2012/01 visited Woolwich Barracks in South London for their first exposure to Initiative Exercises and the Obstacle Course as part of their initial training during Exercise First Look 13A. Home to 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment and the Royal Artillery,...

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Recruit Training Furthered On Museum Visit

Jan 19, 13 Recruit Training Furthered On Museum Visit

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New recruits from 2048 (Dagenham) further explored the history of flight, Britain and the RAF on the 19th of November, with a visit to the RAF museum at Hendon, North London. The recruits spent the day learning about the formation of the RAF, the Battle of Britain and the Falklands war, some of the many topics explored in detail at...

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Awards 2012: Results Recognised in Annual Red Carpet Event

Dec 11, 12 Awards 2012: Results Recognised in Annual Red Carpet Event

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The stage was set and the red carpet was rolled out yesterday as Senior Officers of London Wing and retired Tower of London Beefeater Yeoman Warder Ken Bryant RVM presented the Cadets of 2048 (Dagenham) Squadron trophies and certificates at the Squadron’s annual presentation evening. Guest of honour Yeoman Warder Ken Bryant...

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Canine Cadet Welcomed on Police Dog Visit

Dec 11, 12 Canine Cadet Welcomed on Police Dog Visit

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Dagenham Squadron received an unexpected visitor last night in the form of the four-legged variety as the Redbridge Metropolitan Police Drug Dog Unit visited the Squadron HQ. Experienced Police dog handler PC Bob Foot brought his trusty companion along in the form of the 2 year-old, six and a half stone German Shepherd named...

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Remembrance 2012: European Deployment For Dagenham Cadets

Nov 12, 12 Remembrance 2012: European Deployment For Dagenham Cadets

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Twelve Cadets of Dagenham Squadron deployed to the historic Belgium town of Ypres over remembrance weekend, taking in two remembrance events of huge historic significance. Along with No. 4 Overseas (Gutersloh) Squadron ATC, 2048 held aloft the reputation of the Air Training Corps and indeed the nation as the Cadets were tasked with...

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New Officer Makes Her Mark

Oct 04, 12 New Officer Makes Her Mark

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Squadron Adjutant Ms. Maxine Hopkins has successfully passed selection to become a newly commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force’s Volunteer Reserve Training Branch. After painstaking preparation and rigorous interviews, Officer Cadet Hopkins RAFVR(T) as she will now be known, has become one of the first to pass the newly...

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Exercise Zeus Warrior: Cadets On Continent In Toughest Test Yet

Sep 24, 12 Exercise Zeus Warrior: Cadets On Continent In Toughest Test Yet

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Senior Cadets of Dagenham Squadron were deployed to the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia in August to face what was undoubtedly the most challenging exercise of their Cadet careers. Located at the British Army’s 20th Armoured Brigade (1st Armoured Division) Sennelager Barracks near the German town of Paderborn, 2048...

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