Air Cadets Assist at Henley Triathlon

On Sunday 4th June, a contingent of air cadets from 447 (Henley) Squadron  assisted organisers of the Henley Triathlon at Henley Leisure Centre and Gillotts School. The six cadets manned water stations, prepared medals and handed out the awards to the hardy competitors as they reached the finish line. The supervising staff from 447, Squadron Warrant officer Seb Miller and Civilian Instructor Alex Hearn-Phillips both received praise from the organisers for the hard work and commitment of the cadets.

WO Miller said “The cadets performed brilliantly throughout the day, kept smiling and their work-rate never slowed. An excellent day!”

447 (Henley) Squadron are fast becoming the ‘go to’ cadet service for local community help. From car parking and marshalling events, helping at the May Fair, stake-boat crew at the Henley Women’s Regatta, to helping provide a guard of honour for a local BEM recipient, 447 are always happy and willing to help where possible. Service to the community is extremely high on their list of priorities. If you are age 12 (year 8) to 16 years, interested in adventurous activities, flying, gliding and have a strong sense of community spirit you can join.

On June 26 2017 7.15pm until 9.30pm, 447 (Henley) Squadron are holding an Open Evening at our Headquarters in Friday Street, Henley RG9 1AH. There will be displays of drill, a presentation by cadets, an chance to ‘fly’ with our Flight Simulator, an opportunity to have your photo taken sitting in our Jet Provost cockpit and a walk round the facilities available to cadets. They would also like you to join them for a ‘fork supper’ and refreshments afterwards.

If you are interested or would like to know more, please call 07817 774682 or email and we will book you in. You can also visit for more information on Air Cadet Squadrons in your area.