Diploma Award

Jan 2020

Congratulations to Flight Sergeant E Harmston who was awarded a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Aviation Studies which is equivillant to 2 GCSEs. 

Enrollments. Jan 2020

Enrollments. Jan 2020

Nine new recruits were enrolled on 7th Jan 2020. Welcome to the 461 team lads!

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

As ever- 461 have the best annual dinner in Sussex Wing!

1st night at the Keep

1st night at the Keep

We have officially moved into our new premises at the Keep.

CISSAM. Oct 2019

CISSAM. Oct 2019

Big kudos for Cdt Parkin who was awarded a 'Cadet 50' badge.

October quiz night

October quiz night

The winning team.

Arnhem 2019

Arnhem 2019

Six cadets travel to Arnhem for 75th anniversary march. Sept 2019

Tangmere Airfield Memorial

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 Aviation Museum

Tangmere family day. August 2019

Wing parade 2019

Wing parade 2019

300 cadets and 100 staff march through Chichester city centre to mark D-Day.

Award winner!

Award winner!

FO Mark Sonsthagen is awarded the RAF 100 sword.

FS Elyot Harmston

FS Elyot Harmston

Our first QAI at 461!

Bronze DofE expedition team

Bronze DofE expedition team

Six cadets braved the hottest Easter weekend since records began to complete their Bronze DofE expedition.

461 Quiz Night

461 Quiz Night

The winning team from our quiz night which raised over £250 for the squadron.

Supporting veterans with Dementia

Supporting veterans with Dementia

Cadets talking to veterans at the Dementia support centre in Tangmere.

Heartstart Course

Heartstart Course

Cadets and Civ Com took part in the BHF Heartstart course Feb 2019.

Battle of Britain Parade

Battle of Britain Parade

September 2018. Five Squadrons from Sussex Wing met at Tangmere church and then afterwards at Tangmere Aviation Museum.

Drill competition

Drill competition

September 2018, our drill team.

Mark Sonsthagan

Mark Sonsthagan

Our new OC Mark Sonsthagan joined us in early 2018.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

2018 Parade and 100th anniversary of Armistice.

Sussex Wing Parade

Sussex Wing Parade

July 2018 hundreds of cadets descended onto Chichester for a truly memorable event

Peru trip article

Peru trip article

This article appeared in the Chichester Observer in August 2018

461 at Machu Pichu

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

Jonty in Peru with a parrot

Peru Group 2

Peru Group 2

Sussex Wing Cadets at Azul Wasi Orphanage in Peru.

NASA article

NASA article

An article from the Autumn 2018 RAFAC magazine

Field Gun training

Field Gun training

461 have a dedicated field gun team.

Engineering activities

Engineering activities

Making a rubber band powered car.

Squadron archery

Squadron archery

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!

Squadron Band

Squadron Band

Performing at the Cross in Chichester.

Field craft Activities

Field craft Activities

Squadron banner team

Squadron banner team

Well done to the banner team who managed to pull the sequence together after only a few practices.

Flying

Flying

A few cadets were lucky to attend RAF Benson for Air Experience Flying in the Grob Tutor.

Fire Fire!

Fire Fire!

Visit to the Fire station with a very large hose...

Tangmere

Tangmere

Concentrating very hard...

© 2016 by 461 Air Cadets

October quiz night

The winning team.