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1st in Banner Drill

October 7th, 2017

1360 Sqn have taken first place at the annual Central & East Region Air Cadets Field Day for a third consecutive year! Congratulations to all the team, who will look forward to the opportunity to finally take the national crown.

Recognition of Hard Work.

September 11th, 2017

Tonight has been an extremely exciting night for many of the cadets of 1360 who have received many forms of recognition in light of their hard work. To begin with, Youth First Aid Certificates were presented to a couple of cadets for successful completion of such an important course which empowers cadets with the ability to provide life-saving support. These went to Cdt Robins and Cdt Stevenson. A couple of Bronze DofE Certificates swiftly followed, accompanied by the brand new Progressive Training Syllabus Badges, ready for their brassards! These went to Cdt Robins and Cpl Van Huizen. Last, but not least were Heart-start Badges, which went to 5 cadets for successfully completing a course giving an introduction to First Aid. These went to Cdts Grieve, Robins, Jordan, Beard and Cpl Roe. Finally, the pinicle of the night was the promotion of three standout cadets, to the rank of corporal, in… Read More »

Fun Weekend

September 10th, 2017

A very successful and fun weekend for the Squadron! Not content with just getting the highest points we’ve ever achieved in Wing Swimming and FS Osbiston on QAIC, we’ve been mini-golfing, orienteering, gaining leadership badges and taking over Alter Rock climbing centre! Wooo! We’re very tired now, but looking forward to our BBQ next Saturday.

QAIC Selection

August 9th, 2017

We’re very proud to let all of our followers know that Flight Sergeant Matthew Osbiston has been invited to the Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course Selection Weekend! Out of 306 applicants nationwide, he’s in the final 60. Fingers crossed at the end of the weekend he’s in the final 40! Well done Ozzy!

Presentation Evening

May 19th, 2017

The photos from our Presentation Evening are now on Flickr! Please go along and have a look at some of our fantastic cadets. Congratulations to all the cadets receiving awards. https://www.flickr.com/…/136…/albums/72157680937270613/page1

Wing Athletics Competition

May 14th, 2017

A huge performance by #team1360 today at Wing Athletics, Finishing 3rd out of 29 Squadrons for the 3rd year running! The Cadets were taken to Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium in Leicester to compete in a range of track and field events. Every member of #team1360 put in a strong performance and together they managed to qualify for a total of 12 finals! https://www.flickr.com/photos/1360sqnatc/sets/72157683945509585 #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #SEMWwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

Albert Ball Parade

May 7th, 2017

7th May was the 100th Anniversary of the death of Nottingham’s World War One flying hero Captain Albert Ball VC. The day was marked by a parade and service around the Memorial statue at Nottingham Castle. Cadets from #team1360 attended the event. With cadets forming the Wing Banner team, another cadet carrying the Banner for 1360 Squadron and more in amongst the ranks of the various parade flights. #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #SEMWwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

CWO QAIC Graduation

April 23rd, 2017

On the 13th April, our very own CWO Zach Davies graduated from the Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course, becoming one of only two QAI’s within South and East Midlands Wing. The course started back in September 2016 after passing several assessments on the selection weekend, competing for a space on the course and has spent 1 weekend a month since learning everything aerospace related. This course is designed for cadets to become instructors at the organisations, Regional Activity Centres. CWO Davies has spent several hours on the Synthetic Trainers for basic flight. Not only flying aircraft but being able to manage the trainer for fellow cadets. Another module was the Air Traffic Control Trainer, being able to manage aircraft with the correct terminology and following the rules and regulations of the air. Other modules include, Aerodynamics, Pilot Studies, Radio Telephony, Air Power and Instructional Techniques. Approaching the end of the graduation… Read More »

Region Football

April 12th, 2017

Last weekend, life saving skills were taught and tested as many 1360 cadets attended the Youth First Aid course. Upon passing this course, all of these cadets will achieve a Youth First Aid badge for their brassard and a qualification that lasts 3 years, which could and does save lives. Also at the weekend, Cadet Flight Sergeant Hodges competed against opposing regions for the Senior football competition. Our regional team became the winners of this competition and Cadet Flight Sergeant Hodges has been selected to play in the Corps Senior football team. Great work! #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #SEMWwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

RAF Scampton Visit

April 10th, 2017

Cadets had a great time today at RAF Scampton in which we joined cadets from 2195 Squadron. The day started with a visit around the museum, which specifically focused on the Dambusters. Next, the cadets were lucky to have lunch in the mess and see what life in the RAF is like. Finally, the cadets spent the afternoon being welcomed into the hangar where the Red Arrows are maintained and were given a tour around by the mechanics. The day ended with a chance for the cadets to watch a spectacular practice, which was closer than most of the public will ever get. A special thank you to SAC Dinsdale and the staff working with the Red Arrows that let the cadets in to see what they do.

Training Completed

March 26th, 2017

The Junior Cadets have now completed their Junior Cadet Training. This was concluded with a formal Pass out Parade. Parents and Guardians were invited down to see the Junior Cadets receive their logbooks and swear oath to the Squadron. The cadets will now join into Alpha and Bravo flight and have the opportunity to partake in all of the activities offered by the organisation. Parents/Guardians are invited to join the 1360 parents group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1345495182185207/ #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #SEMWwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

All the way to the top!

March 25th, 2017

Cadet Flight Sergeant Zach Davies reached another milestone in his cadet career. After successfully passing an interview for the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO), he was awarded the promotion by Officer Commanding South & East Midlands Wing, Wing Commander Andy Pass. This is the highest rank a Cadet can achieve in the Air Training Corps and this is due to the constant quality work he has put in throughout his years in the organisation. #team1360 is delighted to have another CWO on the block and look forward to seeing CWO Zach Davies continue to work at the Squadron and across the Wing. #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #SEMWwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

Flight Sergeant Thomas Hodges is raising money for charity!

March 14th, 2017

Flight Sergeant Thomas Hodges is raising money for charity! FS Hodges has been training to run for the London Marathon in just a months time, all for a great cause, the Fire Fighters charity, which offers extensive support for past and present Fire Fighters who suffer from life lasting injuries due to their day jobs, as well as dependent family members.FS Hodges is training with his Dad and they have just reached a great milestone after completing the Silverstone half marathon last Sunday. Best of Luck FS from all at 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron! If you would like to Sponsor FS Hodges and his Dad, please follow the link below: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Thomas-Hodges1

Supporting the Public

March 7th, 2017

One of the organisations qualifications is Youth First Aid, not a qualification we all hope to use but most certainly one of the most rewarding should we need to. It was one of those days for CPL Mia Radford of 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron, today while she was out in Derby City Centre. A young woman had collapsed and needed emergency support. Using her extensive First Aid knowledge, CPL Radford acted quickly and promptly by checking she was breathing, calling the emergency services and placing the lady into the recovery position. These are life saving skills and we are glad that CPL Radford was there to put practice into reality. Flying Officer Jess Kment, OiC 1360 Squadron has commented, stating that she is very proud of CPL Radford, having the confidence to perform First Aid and she hopes to deliver the Youth First Aid Course to many more Cadets.

On the Run

March 5th, 2017

6 Cadets from #team1360 have been out in the rain today, representing South and East Midlands Wing in the 2017 Inter-Wing Cross Country Championships at RAF College Cranwell. The Morning started with a quick team brief from the Wing Sports Officer, wishing everyone the best of luck out on the course today. The First race got under way just as the rain fell with the second and third not far behind. A brutal course, steep hills, muddy fields and running through the forest all in the aim of bringing Silverware home. Final Parade approached, The wing was confident with getting good results and that proved itself. All 6 Cadets came back with medals, winning 3 out of the 5 categories and coming third in the other two. However, the Wing was beaten to the top spot for the overall trophy by 1 point but still placing a very impressive second… Read More »

3rd Overall in Wing Cross Country!

February 20th, 2017

With a great performance by #team1360 to finish 3rd out of 29 at the annual South and East Midlands Wing Cross County Competition.Improving on last years performance of 4th, the cadets, through training and preparation, managed to score highly in the individual age categories; they finished 1st in the Junior Boys and Junior Girls and 2nd in Junior Men! With several cadets selected to fill the Wing team, they will go on to compete in the Inter-Wing Cross Country Competition on 5th March. #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #semwwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

team1360 are on Snapchat!

February 14th, 2017

Add us using the snapcode above or by our username, team1360You’ll get to see all the amazing activities we get up to on a night to night basis and see our effort at events! #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #semwwhoweare #team1360 http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

We are on Youtube!

February 10th, 2017

With the new Squadron Youtube Channel now live, we will be bringing you videos throughout the year on events the Squadron has attended so you can feel part of the action!With a couple of videos up now. There will be more to follow very soon! So subscribe, like, share and keep up to date with #team1360‘s activities. 1360 Squadron ATC – http://tiny.cc/x4q4iy #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #semwwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

Anniversary of the ATC

February 5th, 2017

To celebrate and honour another year of the Air Training Corps being formed in 1941, #team1360 took to Long Eaton for a joint service at St Laurence’s Church with 2195 Long Eaton Squadron. With a packed church full of Air Training Corps members and members of the local community, hymns were sung and stories were told.The Squadron also sent a banner party to represent the Squadron in Stapleford at a Civic Service. #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #semwwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

Sports trials

February 4th, 2017

Sports trials for the Wing Senior Football and Junior Netball teams took place at RAF Wittering today. With 3 Cadets from #team1360 making the trip to show their skills in the sports. Cadet Flight Sergeant Thomas Hodges succeeded in making the Wing Senior Football team for the second year running. He will go on to represent South & East Midlands Wing in the Inter-Wing Football Competition later this month on the 26th Feb. #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #semwwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

The practice starts now!

January 27th, 2017

#team1360 start training for the Annual Wing Cross Country Competition which takes place next month. With practice routes planned out around the local area, the cadets have been running to gain the fastest times in the hope of making the Squadron team.The Squadron will be looking to build on last years position of 4th out of 29. With the times recorded last night, competition day looks promising! #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #semwwhoweare http://1360sqnatc.org.uk/

Members of Stapleford Air Cadets Become Empowered After Regional Media Course

January 15th, 2017

On Saturday 14th January, three members of 1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) Squadron travelled to RAF Wyton near Peterborough, to develop their skills to take on the role of Media and Communications Officer (MCO).One of the main points of the course is to expand their horizons and learn about the challenges that the MCO faces and what is expected of them. The course talked about various enthusing topics, from press release writing, to how to get the local community more involved with the whereabouts and events of the squadron, to social media and photography. A variety of Regional Staff spoke on these important topics and gave personal insight as well as illustrating their own experiences and stories from their roles. Throughout the day, the group worked through a range of material, culminating in the opportunity to write their own press release to be reviewed by the directing staff. The day was… Read More »

Cadets start back in 2017

January 13th, 2017

The Squadron starts again and the Cadets get back into the swing of things. New Boss Flying Officer Jess Kment welcomed everyone back and set out along with the staff, their plans for 2017. With lots in the calendar, it will be another busy and exciting year for #team1360! #aircadets #whatwedo #1360sqnatc #semwwhoweare

2016 draws to a close

December 31st, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, I’d like to just say how proud I am of #team1360, staff and cadets, who have been tremendous this year. I’m not going to go into a long spiel about everything we’ve done, but to finish in the top 4 of every major Wing competition (yes, including swimming!) as well as continue on through Region to Corps again for drill and banner drill, shows that the team spirit and dedication is there. This isn’t possible without the staff who give up their time- I’d like to say a huge thank you to them for their support and efforts during the year and welcome and offer good luck to those new staff who have recently joined the team. To the cadets- remember to take every opportunity you can and continue to work hard and be loyal to your unit. This organisation can offer you so… Read More »

Christmas Camp

December 21st, 2016

A weekend away at Longbridge near Bakwell. 1360 Stapleford Squadron and 2195 Long Eaton Squadron competed in a variety of Christmas themed activies.

Christmas Inter-Squadron competition

December 8th, 2016

It’s a night of Christmas fun at #team1360 HQ, as we are joined by 2195 Long Eaton Squadron Air Cadets and 504 – West Nottingham Squadron Air Training Corps for an Inter-Squadron competition. The competition has a range of activities including ‘Pimp my Tree’ and ‘Guess the Santa’ featuring some baby photos of staff! 1360 Squadron won the night and returned the trophy to the rightful home! Well done #team1360!

Corps field day

November 19th, 2016

I am so proud! 2nd- Banner Drill 3rd- Foot Drill (highest placing ever in this category) The high standards and effort put in by those cadets in the two teams was exceptional. The comments and praise from the QCS Warrant Officer and Corporal was high praise indeed. Thanks to CWO Cox, CWO Kirk and Sgt Munn who came back to us following their transfers, and a big well done to those cadets who became part of the team during the later stages. I’d once again like to say the biggest ‘thank you’ to FS (ATC) James Glover, who for the third year running has given up more of his free time and perhaps sanity, to support the team and get them to where they are today. It would not have been possible without him. #team1360 is truly awesome. All the cadets of the squadron should be proud of themselves. You… Read More »

Remembrance Parade

November 13th, 2016

1360 Remembrance Parade Today #team1360 were on parade to show their respects on Remembrance Sunday. FS Osbiston was the Banner bearer for the parade, with FS Hodges and Fg Off Redwood both doing a reading during the service.

Spooktacular night

October 31st, 2016

A spooktacular night was had at 1360 on Halloween, thanks to Cpls Allen and Beard who planned the spooky goings on! A gruesome bunch of cadets turned up (some we couldn’t tell the difference…) to test their skills and bravery. Two photos of the scary #team1360 (one especially for Cpl Smith).

Road Closures

October 27th, 2016

Can all parents/guardians please be aware of the closure of Ilkeston Rd, between Bramcote roundabout and Coventry Lane from 1900 hours for 3 parade evenings starting Monday 31st October. You will be fine arriving but you may need to find an alternative route for collecting Cadets at the end of the evening. Thank you for your continued support.

Wing Swimming

October 27th, 2016

Wow! #team1360 recently competed at the Wing Swimming Competition of 2016 and now the results are out! Predominantly one of the competitions that 1360 has previously found challenging to do well in, this year the Squadron pulled off its best performance in a long time with an incredible 4th place! Last year we came 16th (out of 29), which just goes to show what an awesome team the squadron is and this has meant the squadron has come top 5 in every major competition this year. A special mention to Cpl Radford and Cdt Wheatley who were both selected to represent the Wing at the Region Swimming Competition due to their fantastic performances.

Busy weekend at RAF Wittering

October 25th, 2016

FS (ATC) Glover and FS Davies have had a busy weekend at RAF Wittering, with FS Glover directing on the Cadet Drill Course and FS Davies a student on the Wing Advanced NCO course (ANCO). Another successful weekend with 1360!

Central & East Region Air Cadets 75th parade

October 17th, 2016

Proudly leading the Central & East Region Air Cadets 75th parade today, you can see CWO Kirk, FS Osbiston and FS Hodges along with Sgt Timson from 1461 (Wigston) as the Region banner team.

A well done for Cadet efforts on the fieldcraft camp

October 16th, 2016

A big well done to all of the cadets from #team1360 and 2195 Long Eaton Squadron Air Cadets for their efforts on the fieldcraft camp this weekend.A big mention also to Cpls Van-Huizen, Roe and Marshall who were Section ICs, having only been recently promoted! Well done to 3 Section, led by Cpl Marshall who were overall Best Flight!  

Fieldcraft camp is well underway!

October 15th, 2016

Fieldcraft camp is well underway!   

Joint fieldcraft camp

October 14th, 2016

This weekend we are on a Joint fieldcraft camp with 2195 Long Eaton Squadron Air Cadets. The cadets will be putting into practice all of the skills they have been taught over the last few months. It’s going to be a tiring weekend!

RAFA Youth visit

October 10th, 2016

A big thank you to RAFA Youth for their visit tonight! The cadets really enjoyed it!

New Cadets

October 6th, 2016

A big welcome to our new cadets tonight! We hoped you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday!

Leading cadet badges

October 6th, 2016

Well done to Cdt Mteta and Cpl Radford on gaining their Leading cadet badges tonight!

NCO meeting – 1360 style!

October 4th, 2016

Moving on up now!

September 26th, 2016

The promotions didn’t stop last parade, when three other members of the unit, found themselves promoted on first parade. Congratulations to new Sgt Mteta and new Cpls Sol Marshall and Lachlan Roe.

Next recruit intake

September 26th, 2016

Our next recruit intake is THIS THURSDAY 6th October. Come down and find out what being an Air Cadet is all about! Please email 1360@aircadets.org if you have any questions. See you at 7pm!

Promotions at 1360

September 19th, 2016

The NCO team at 1360, has been joined by some new faces as a number of cadets have been promoted to Cpl by OC 1360, Flt Lt Macpherson. On Friday night Cdts Johal and Van-Huizen were promoted and tonight Cdt Mia Radford was promoted to Cpl. The new NCOs show lots of promise for the future and are looking forward to their new role!

Battle of Britain Service

September 18th, 2016

On Sunday 18th September, 7 Cadets and 1 Member of Staff from 1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) Squadron attended the 76th Battle of Britain Service held annually at St. Mary’s church in the heart of Nottingham. On arrival, the Wing Banner Party, commanded by CWO Oliver Kirk, and the Squadron Banner, held by FS Matthew Osbiston prepared themselves ready for the church service in which the banners are presented and laid upon the alter. After listening to proceedings, the cadets filed in to the church. Once the service was in full swing, the congregation heard various stories and speeches from the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, as well as from the Vicar. Various hymns were also sung by both the cadets and the choir before the service concluded. After, everyone exited the church and lined the streets ready for the review of the Lord lieutenant as well as the… Read More »

Celebrating 75

September 18th, 2016

Friday 16th of September saw #team1360 celebrate their 75th year, having been formed in 1941, following the formation of the Air Training Corps. Now stylised as The Royal Air Force Air Cadets, cadets all over the country have been celebrating and taking part in a range of events. OC 1360, Flt Lt Katie Macpherson, tasked FS Zach Davies with creating additions to our usual annual BBQ and in the style of 1360 NCOs he did not disappoint. He had ambitious plans to make the night a huge success- from a live band Acoustic Union, to relaunched Squadron merchandise and memorial souvenirs, the ideas came to fruition thanks to FS Davies, FS Stuart McPherson and Sgt Matthew Osbiston. The night could certainly not have been successful however, without the support of the Squadron’s fantastic civilian committee, who threw themselves behind the evening and were paramount to its success. Not content with… Read More »

75th Anniversary celebrations

September 12th, 2016

Come and join us for our 75th Anniversary celebrations on Friday 16th September!

Regional Field Day

September 11th, 2016

A massive well done to the Drill and Banner Drill teams of 1360! Once again you pull it off and take the 1st place positions. Well done also to FS Zach Davies who came home as Best Drill IC. A huge thanks once again to FS (ATC) James Glover for his efforts with ensuring the team got to grips with another new routine. It wouldn’t happen without you. This year we also had Sgt Osbiston win the Best Cadet Photograph aspect of the media competition. A big well done for that! Let’s hope it’s third time lucky at Corps- I know you will all give it your very best efforts.

Charity car wash

September 10th, 2016

Fantastic effort by the 1360 cadets who helped out at the Long Eaton Fire station charity car wash. A total of £570-11 raised. Amazing effort in the rain.

In the smokehouse!

September 8th, 2016

Tonight #team1360 are down at Long Eaton Fire Station for some challenges and learning. The cadets have been split into teams and have a range of tasks; saving drowning people by throwing a towline out (and scoring points…in which the staff and SNCOs got only a little competitive), putting a pop up tent down in the fastest time possible (again competitive!) and a radio communication exercise. The cadets were also given a presentation on ‘Safe driving’ as a means of educating them on the high statistic of young people who have a serious crash in the first six months of driving.

Long Eaton Fire Station

September 8th, 2016

Tonight #team1360 are down at Long Eaton Fire Station for some challenges and learning. The cadets have been split into teams and have a range of tasks; saving drowning people by throwing a towline out (and scoring points…in which the staff and SNCOs got only a little competitive), putting a pop up tent down in the fastest time possible (again competitive!) and a radio communication exercise. The cadets were also given a presentation on ‘Safe driving’ as a means of educating them on the high statistic of young people who have a serious crash in the first six months of driving.

NCO Courses

September 4th, 2016

Well done to Cdt Otto Van-Huizen (Initial NCO) and Cpl Remi Munn (Senior NCO) who have both finished their respective courses this weekend. It was another good result for 1360, with Cpl Remi Munn taking the Top Student Award for the SNCO course and Cdt Otto Van-Huizen coming a very close 2nd on his course of 30 students! A big well done to both!

RAF Scampton

September 1st, 2016

9 cadets and Flt Lt Macpherson were at RAF Scampton to support them with their families day, thanks to Service Instructor SAC Robbie Dinsdale. The cadets were looking forward to seeing the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a Typhoon and of course The Red Arrows!