Duke Of Edinburgh Gold expedition
Six of our NCO team tackled the wild Peak District for a four day qualifying Gold expedition. Enduring wind, rain, storms and clouds of midges, they all passed this section.
Flt Sgt Elyot Harmston was awarded his Level Two Diploma in Aviation Studies which is equivilant to 2 GCSE's. Jan 2020
Enrollments. Jan 2020
Nine new recruits were enrolled on 7th Jan 2020. Welcome to the 461 team lads!
As ever- 461 have the best annual dinner in Sussex Wing!
1st night at the Keep
We have officially moved into our new premises at the Keep.
CISSAM. Oct 2019
Big kudos for Cdt Parkin who was awarded a 'Cadet 50' badge.
October quiz night
The winning team.
Six cadets travel to Arnhem for 75th anniversary march. Sept 2019
Tangmere Airfield Memorial
A memorial on Tangmere airfield was unveiled on 16th Aug to remember seven crew from 10 squadron who lost their lives in 1943 when their Halifax bomber crashed after suffering severe damage from a raid over Germany. Four members of the Queens Colour Squadron also stood guard.
Tangmere Aviation Museum
Tangmere family day. August 2019
Wing parade 2019
300 cadets and 100 staff march through Chichester city centre to mark D-Day.
FO Mark Sonsthagen is awarded the RAF 100 sword.
FS Elyot Harmston
Our first QAI at 461!
Bronze DofE expedition team
Six cadets braved the hottest Easter weekend since records began to complete their Bronze DofE expedition.
461 Quiz Night
The winning team from our quiz night which raised over £250 for the squadron.
Supporting veterans with Dementia
Cadets talking to veterans at the Dementia support centre in Tangmere.
Cadets and Civ Com took part in the BHF Heartstart course Feb 2019.
Battle of Britain Parade
September 2018. Five Squadrons from Sussex Wing met at Tangmere church and then afterwards at Tangmere Aviation Museum.
September 2018, our drill team.
Our new OC Mark Sonsthagan joined us in early 2018.
2018 Parade and 100th anniversary of Armistice.
Sussex Wing Parade
July 2018 hundreds of cadets descended onto Chichester for a truly memorable event
Peru trip article
This article appeared in the Chichester Observer in August 2018
461 at Machu Pichu
In August two 461 cadets went to Peru where they spent two weeks working at the Azul Wasi orphanage building a new accommodation block. They then walked 75 KM along the Salkantay pass to Macchu Piccu.
Jonty in Peru with a parrot
Peru Group 2
Sussex Wing Cadets at Azul Wasi Orphanage in Peru.
An article from the Autumn 2018 RAFAC magazine
Field Gun training
461 have a dedicated field gun team.
Making a rubber band powered car.
The squadron has recently bought some archery equipment since two instructors became qualified archery instructors. Archery is on the programme at least once a month and we have lots of competitions!
Performing at the Cross in Chichester.
Field craft Activities
Squadron banner team
Well done to the banner team who managed to pull the sequence together after only a few practices.
A few cadets were lucky to attend RAF Benson for Air Experience Flying in the Grob Tutor.
Visit to the Fire station with a very large hose...
Concentrating very hard...