Monday, 17 October 2011

Re-Crewe-tment stand to be at Oakley Centre, Crewe on 29th October

Crewe cadets will have a stand and be showing visitors to the community event what we do and what we are about. We hope the day will bring a much needed boost to our squadron numbers along with helping to show members of the community what we do and what we can offer. Maybe see you there! Photobucket

95 Crewe cadets help put us back on the sporting map!

The last couple of months has seen a fantastic achievement from three of our newest female cadets. After attending the initial trials all 3 Crewe cadets were selected to play for the Wing Hockey team. They faced some tough competition at RAF Cosford and this saw two of the three being selected to play again at the regional level. This is a rare achievement for Crewe as female cadets have not been selected to play at this level before.

The two selected to play for Wales and West region had a fantastic game and ended their last match both scoring a goal each. This saw the team win for the region! So they have now now only represented the squadron, Wing and Region they won the games too! Well done to all three!!

Crewe Squadron sees Change through Promotions

Photobucket 7th October brought some changes with it as some of our cadets found themselves being promoted to the next rank. Cadets had to apply in writing for their promotions, followed by an interview. Promotions were made based on their attendance, commitment and attitude along with their aspirations for the next year. If all of these aspirations are met in the next 12 months then 95 Crewe Squadron is definatley the place to be! Congratulations to all those who were promoted!

95 Crewe Cadets at Battle of Britain Parade

95 Crewe cadets put on their uniforms once again (third parade) to parade in the Battle of Britain parade in Nantwich. The Crewe cadets actually outnumbered the turn out from our neighbouring Nantwich Squadron and once again did the squadron proud by shining their shoes and having very smart uniforms on the day.

Mini bus and two cars of Crewe cadets attend largest Air cadet parade this year!

on 11th September, Cadets from 95 Crewe sqd joined the celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of the Air cadets by marching with over 900 other cadets from Staffordshire Wing in Litchfield. The parade saw every squadron banner, two bands and numerous flights march throughout Litchfield along with attending the service at Litchfield cathedral. It was a rare parade that some cadets will no see or be involved with again and Crewe cadets where on a definite high after taking part!

Cadets take part in Parade for reopening of Queen's Park

Cadets from 95 Crewe took part in the recent re opening ceremony of Queens Park. The parade went from Pyms Lane to the park. It was a very warm day and a long march but the cadets managed to remain look smart throughout the whole parade. we received many comments about their appearance and they really did themselves proud!

Summer Swynnerton Success 2011

7 male cadets and 2 female cadets got chance to experience Summer Swynnerton from 26th August to 1st september. Activities ranged from shooting, flying, learning field craft skills with the Anrmy's tactical Support Unit, Mountain Biking, Drill, Climbing and kayaking.

Crewe cadets really enjoyed themselves and made many new friends.

Friday, 19 August 2011

CWO Bates returns from the middle east

We are pleased to report that our CWO, Vici Bates has returned from her International Air Cadets Exchange visit to Israel. During the trip, she was able to experience Jewish life with an Israeli host family, visited various Israeli Air Force Bases and was able to take a look around their state of the art equipment and aircraft.

The IACE delegation travelled the length and breadth of Israel and visited sites of religious and historical importance, such as Jerusalem, Masada, the Golan Heights, as well as swimming in the Dead Sea, the Red Sea, and Mediterranean. As VIP's of the Israeli military, they experienced the finest Israeli delicacies.

CWO Bates is currently writing a full report which we will post shortly!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

5 NCO's complete Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

5 of our NCO's battle the elements at the start of August in the Lake District to complete their 4 day expedition in wild country terrain. We are very proud of their efforts and achievement, and look forward to them completeing the rest of their award so they may attend their formal presentations from the Duke of Edinburgh himself.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Cadets & Staff attand RAF St Mawgan

Cadets from 95 (Crewe) Squadron enjoyed a week of activities in the Cornwall sunshine at the end of July, including a visit to the Eden Project, 25 minutes of flying, survival skills and training, shooting, and sports and leadership exercises.

Monday, 4 July 2011

4 NCO cadets complete Gold D of E practice

4 of our NCOs walked about 25 miles on Saturday and continued to walk in North Wales over the weekend as part of their gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

They are now busy doing the route cards for their actual which is at the start of August.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Lions Association kindly donate to the squadron

Each year the Lions Association hold an event in which make donations to nominated charities. This year 95 (Crewe) Squadron along with the Samaritans were two of the nominated organisations. We would like to thank the Lions for their kind donation to the squadron.


Plt. Off. Kelly (Officer Commanding), & Flt Sgt Morgan are pictured recieving the donation check from Lion Bryan Wade.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Cadets help at 1000 Engine Traction Rally

Crewe cadets helped organisers at the 1000 engine event by car parking. We are especially good at carparking (including helping people to find their car in a field!) and have had many years of practice. Car parking is a great fundraising event for the squadron and is helping us get on track to achieve the box trailer that is at the top of our wish list.

Cadets attend Charity Help for Heros event

Cadets from 95 Crewe Squadron attended a prestigious event at Harthill on the Bolesworth Estate on Friday 24th June 2011. Cadets helped serve food and clear plates from guests during the evening. They were in their wedgewood uniform and looked exceptionally smart.

Cadets marshall Mayors Chairty bike ride

Cadets from 95 Crewe came to the rescue and stepped in at the last minute to help marshall the Mayor's charity Bike ride on 19th June. Cadets pointed the cyclists at two points in Crewe town centre making sure all those who took part didn't get lost!

Monday, 13 June 2011

95 Crewe fundraise at Bolesworth

95 Crewe Cadets helped in the main arena for the 3rd year at the Bolesworth Classic event.

Despite the weather on Sunday, the cadets worked hard and listened carefully to instructions given to them.

Bolesworth commented: "your cadets tackled it with great humour and we have had nothing but positive feedback from the course building team as well as competitors and the public"

The staff at the squadron are very proud of all those who attended this fundraising event, we hope to buy a box trailer soon.

Monday, 6 June 2011

95 Crewe try their best at Wing Field Day 2011

95 Crewe came 5 places higher than last year despite having less cadets at the event. The squadron had a great day out at the Wing field day 2011.

Out of the 32 Squadrons that competed we came a modest 12th. Next year hopefully our new recruits will be ready to move us up a few more places. Who knows we may edge closer to the 1st place...??

95 Crewe Squadron welcomes 9 cadets in 5 parade nights.

A massive warm welcome to our new cadets who have recently joined us. These cadets will now begin their first class training. This will involve learning about the Air Cadet Organisation, how to look after their uniform and more!

Friday, 13 May 2011

95 Crewe Cadets are venturing to Cornwall

This year we have 3 Male and 2 Female cadet places and 3 staff places for this year's UK based summer camp. The camp will be at RAF St Mawgan (which is next to Newquay Airport, Cornwall).

We will leave on the 23rd July and return on 30th July, hopefully the weather will be good for us all!

Activities for the camp are still to be confirmed, but we will update soon!

Crewe Cadets involved with Wing Band

This year we have 5 Cadets in the award winning Wing Band:

Cdt Steal, Sgt Montague, Sgt King, Cpl Payne and Cpl Gaffney are all our Squadron musicians and are doing the squadron proud in this marching band.

The marching band goes to different events and have various practices through out the year.

Cadets prepare for the WIng Field Day 2011

Crewe Cadets are very busy preparing for the Wing Field Day which is on 5th June and sees all the squadrons in our wing compete against each other. Last year we did very well and came 2nd. This year we are going to to our very best!

We are entering a range of competitions including:

First Aid
Aircraft Recognition
Banner Drill

Come on 95 Crewe Squadron!

4 Crewe Cadets are Flying Abroad!!

We have had an amazing stroke of luck on the squadron this year and are very proud to announce that we have 4 of our Cadet NCOs jetting off all over the world on overseas camps.

First up we had Sgt Laura Montague who went to RAF Troodos in Cyprus for 10 days.

Next we have CWO Vici Bates who is soon flying with the International Air Cadet exchange (IACE) to Israel on 18 July. For more information about IACE view this link: And then we have Cpl Payne and Sgt King both of whom are going to RAF Troodos in Cyprus for 10 days.

It is very very rare to secure this many overseas places in the same year. We are very proud of our NCOs who managed to get a place and look forward to putting pictures up on the website soon!!

Cadets and Staff prepare for Bolesworth 2011

Last year we rasied an amazing £1600 from Bolesworth. We donated £1000 to our favoured charity help for heros and used £600 to pay for our mini bus.

Bolsworth is a horse riding event where staff, the civilian committee and cadets all pull together and work hard, whilst having fun. This year is a 4 day event and we will once again be in our bright orange squadron T-Shirts.

For more information about Bolesworth view this link:

Cadets prepare for Duke of Edinburgh weekends

We have 5 Cadets about to begin their practice and actual walks for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award at Delamere Forest.

The Squadron also has a team of Gold Cadets going out this summer!

To find out more about the award view this link:

Swynnerton Easter Camp 2011

95 Crewe Cadets attend Swynnerton Easter Camp 2011

To see what Swynnerton is all about, see the video below