The course will be operated from two separate centres; RAF Linton on Ouse and MOD Boscombe Down. Candidates will be allocated to either Linton or Boscombe Down according to the shortest travelling time. Both centres operate to the same training materials and deliver the same learning outcomes. Candidates should give due consideration to their ability to travel by train on Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon during course weekend dates before submitting an application.

Flying Techniques Course - Sat 18th March

Advanced Circuit Flying Course - Sun 19th March

Flying Techniques Course - Sat 8th April

Advanced Circuit Flying Course - Sun 9th April

The courses are flight simulator based and aim to improve your aviation skills and knowledge. Courses will be held at 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron.

If interested, sign up sheets will be available in the hall.

These handy pocket-size notepads and pens will be available to buy from the squadron for only £1 each.

Limited stock available - buy now! Don't miss out!



Due to the cancellation of our allocated camp, Wing have confirmed to me today that if you'd like to bid for any of the other Annual Camps, you can put your name forward as a reserve.

Therefore, the camps on offer are:

RAF Halton - 22 to 29 Jul
RAF Valley (Regional Camp) - 22 to 29 Jul
RAF Valley (I will be Camp Commandant for this camp) - 29 Jul to 5 Aug
RAF Spadeadam - 19 to 26 Aug
RAF Wittering - 14 to 21 Oct

22nd - 29th July

Reminder to all those interested in a fantastic week away at RAF Valley, it is a truly brilliant and exciting annual camp with activities including high ropes, tours of the Hawk jets and simulators, shooting and much more.

The cost approx £60. Deadline is fast approaching. If interested, please hand in TG21 (& TG23 if required) to CI Cottam by the end of February.

Thanks to those who have handed forms in already. For those that haven't - you need to start bringing them in if you'd like to be considered for a place!

Remember, we need to bid for this camp so the sooner we have forms, the better chance you stand of getting a place.


Put your passions into practice. Getting highly skilled in your favourite area of study means that you could end up with a number of widely recognised BTEC qualifications. It'll help you in the future when you're talking to possible employers. They should already be impressed that you've been a cadet, but BTECs will really show them what you're made of.

We have a range of vocational qualifications available to you, Here's a quick overview:

Funding for Overseas Camps 

Thanks to the commitment of our Civilian Committee and their fundraising we are able to offer a one off payment of up to £200 to help towards the cost of any overseas camp.

To apply for funding :

  • The Cadet must have been enrolled at 1181 (Syston) Squadron for at least 12 months
  • They have supported with at least five Fund Raising events within the last 12 months
  • Have a good attendance record
  • Must have already been on at least one UK Camp


    Funding must be applied for to allow sufficient time to be approved before camp commences

Application forms are available from the Adjutant.

Please note: If the application is approved by the Civilian Committee the money will be paid directly to the Camp organiser.


A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. 

You need to be aged between 14 and 24


You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Utilearn account details are now available from the Training Officer. Please request your username and password details if you don't already have them.


Download this PDF table  of the criteria for cadet promotion on the Squadron.

You will be notified when applications for promotions are open.

The training ACP's downloadable in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.