A Busy Month Ahead for 447

On Sunday 447 (Henley) Squadron, Air Training Corps helped to honour a Royal British Legion legend, Mr Brian Hughes. Along with a contingent of ACF, Sea Cadets and associated banners, the Air Training Corps formed an Honour Guard on the steps of the Town Hall. As a squadron that is justly proud of its close community ties and sense of community service, when asked to assist by Mr. John Green and Mr. Alex Manning of the Royal British Legion (Henley and Peppard Branch), 447 were once again delighted to help.

This is just the start of a very busy month when Henley Air Cadets will be involved in the Henley Women’s Regatta, hosting more 0.22 shooting at our HQ and preparing for our Open Evening and Annual Formal Inspection on the 26 June. The squadron will open it’s doors to the schools and community, who can visit the squadron, try out our new VR Flight Simulator, be photographed in our Jet Provost cockpit and enjoy a presentation and drill demonstration by the cadets, followed by refreshments and a fork supper.

The event will be attended by the Mayor of Henley, Councillor Kellie Hinton, her Appointed Escort, Councillor David Eggleton and the Squadron will be inspected by the Officer Commanding Thames Valley Wing, Wing Commander Chris Fisher OBE RAFVR(T). It will also be attended by Mr John Green of the Royal British Legion and 2LT Tom Fearn ACF as special guests. The 447 (Henley) Squadron Civilian Committee will also be available to answer questions about the squadron, it’s aims and goals.

We expect to be busy so if you are interested in attending or joining as a cadet, then please either email oc.447@aircadets.org or phone 07817774682 and we will reserve a place and cater for you. It is a great opportunity to find out more about the great activities on offer to young people aged 12-20 years (joining between 12 and 16 years) in the Air Training Corps.