2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron

Air Training Corps


News 2014




The squadron took part in Curling at Greenacres Curling Club before their xmas break.

Merry xmas everyone!




Xmas Party

Merry Christmas to all from 2175 (Rolls-Royce) Squadron. Great Xmas party tonight, thanks to the NCOs for organising it.

Congratulations to Mrs McKenzie who won the Xmas hamper in the raffle and to all of you who sold tickets, 399 raised for squadron funds! 






Kirkudbright Camp

What a great weekend we had at 32F's Kirkudbright camp! Clay Target Shooting, Navigation and Fieldcraft...great fun. Congratulations to our Camp Com Flt Lt Mick Quinn on successfully supervising his last camp as OC 32F before taking up his new post at Wing HQ as Sector Commander. All the best...



Dining In Night

The squadron held their annual dining in night at the Watermill hotel in November.

Congratulations to all our award winners.



Remembrance Parade

Today we paraded in Paisley town centre and at cardonald cemetery in remembrance of all those who gave their lives in conflicts past and present. Lest we forget.






Sea King Flying

Cadets from the squadron had an opportunity flight in a Sea King from HMS Gannet in Prestwick







Tonight, all of the cadets enjoyed the annual Halloween party. There was pumpkin carving along with prizes for the best costumes.







Duke of Edinburgh's Award Hike

The squadron held a Bronze and Silver DofE hikes on the Isle of Bute over September Weekend.

Well done to all those who successfully completed the hike.






Battle of Britain Church Service

A big well done and thank you to all the cadets who attended the Battle of Britain memorial service today in Glasgow! A special mention to Corporal Shannon Rae who represented the Squadron in the banner party.








Regional Field Day

Congratulations to CWO Jenni Adam who was presented with the Andrew's Sash at today's Regional Field Day. The sash, which is presented annually to the Best Cadet in Scotland and Northern Ireland, was presented by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty.

Well done also to Plt Off Claire McKenzie who won a silver medal in the photography competition with a photo of our NCO team.




Best Sports Cadet

Sgt Shane Rae was presented with the West Scotland Wing McCammont Trophy for the Best Sports Cadet 2014.

Shane has represented Scotland and Northern Ireland at Football and West Scotland Wing at Rugby and Cross Country.

Well Done Shane!






Fort William Hike

Two groups consisting of cadets from 2175, 1271, 1153, 2414 and 1701 successfully completed Gold and Silver hikes in the Fort William area at the start of August.

Congratulations to both teams.






Afro-Carribean Festival

The squadron attended the Afro-Caribbean Festival in Barshaw Park where we ran a Recruitment stand to spread the word about the squadron.

Cdt Bethany Patton even entertained the crowd by getting up on stage to sing! Click here for the video on our Facebook page.









NCO Promotions

The squadron welcomed two new NCOs to the team in the form of Cpl Shannon Rae and Cpl Kyle Davison.

FS Jennifer Adam was also recently promoted to Cadet Warrant Officer. Wing Commander Jim Haley made the presentation to her at Annual Summer Camp.

Congratulations to you all.




Spring Newsletter

Click here to read the Spring Edition of our newsletter.






Fieldcraft Weekend

The squadron attended 2414 (East Kilbride) Squadron's Fieldcraft weekend from 25th - 27th of April. Cadets took part in camouflage and concealment, navigation, casualty evacuation, hide building and a night exercise. Thanks to 2414 (East Kilbride) for the invite. Cadets from 1701 (Johnstone) and 1001 (Monklands) also joined us and had a great time. We hope to return to Garelochhead training camp for another fieldcraft weekend later in the year.





Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Hike

The squadron held it's first hike of the year from the 19th - 20th April. Cadets walked from Port Glasgow to Wemyss Bay to investigate a crashed aero engine. Cadets from 2175 (Rolls-Royce), 2414 (East Kilbride) and 1740 (Clydebank) all took part and successfully completed their practice hike. All the cadets will now do a qualifier in June.






Sgt Little Visit

Sgt Little, ex-cadet, now Scots Guards paid us a visit last Wednesday night to give us a talk and show us his equipment. Sgt Little will be joining us soon as a service helper. Sgt Little showed us photos of his time in the Army and told us about his role.





No.8 Shooting

The squadron travelled to 32F (1st Glasgow) to take part in No.8 shooting. The cadets received coaching to help improve their marksmanship.






Cadets from the squadron became the first cadets in West Scotland Wing to take part in Air Experience Flying this year. Cadets attended N0. 4 AEF at Glasgow Airport and each got a 30 minute flight in a Grob Tutor aircraft.

















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