1986 (Wymondham) Squadron ATC

Welcome to the website of 1986 (Wymondham) Squadron Air Training Corps!  The ATC is part of the Air Cadets, the uniformed youth organisation of the Royal Air Force.

We aim to give young people incredible experiences that encourage the spirit of adventure, good leadership and good citizenship.

We strive to provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life, and we promote a practical interest in aviation and the RAF.  You don’t have to be interested in a career in the RAF to join us – we offer opportunities that are unique, chances to meet new people, hands-on experiences and lots of fun.  There are more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years, and you could join them.

Please take a look through the website to find out more about Wymondham Squadron and what we do.

Next Open Evening – February 2019

Our next open evening will likely be held in February 2019. This is for anyone who might be interested in joining the Squadron and wants to find out more about what we do.

If you need more information, please get in touch using the contact details on this site.

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2 months 4 days ago

Tonight we have five cadets starting their BTEC in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community through CVQO.

If you aged between 12-17yrs old and are interested in joining 1986 (Wymondham) Sqn, email us at 1986@aircadets.org

Norfolk and Suffolk Wing Air Cadets

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2 months 1 week ago

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

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2 months 1 week ago

356 Squadron - Felixstowe Air Cadets

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2 months 3 weeks ago

Good Luck to Sgt Owen Sully and the rest his team who after completing their Gold practice expedition in the Peak District back in August. They are currently battling the weather in the Snowdonia National Park to complete the expedition section of the Gold DofE award.


Today, Friday 26 October 2018, three Felixstowe air cadets stepped off into the wildly beautiful mountain country of the Snowdonia National Park on a four-day / three-night assessed expedition as part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award.

Cadet Flight Sergeants Aimee Powell and Ryan Roberts, along with Cadet Corporal Poppy Fletcher, joined up with Cadet Sergeants Nicky Lucchi and Tilly Watts of 301 (Bury St Edmunds) Sqn and Cadet Sergeant Owen Sully of 1986 (Wymondham) Sqn to form the group for the expedition.

At Gold DofE Level, expeditions must be undertaken through ‘wild country’ such as the Lake District, Dartmoor, North Yorkshire Moors and the Scottish Highlands. Participants have to undertake a practice and an assessed expedition carrying everything they need for the duration and will only be replenished with water.

Our cadets undertook their practice expedition in the Peak District back in August. The bad weather experienced then has prepared them for the weather in Snowdonia which is looking slightly less than pleasant with rain and high winds predicted. Indeed, the changeability of the weather was well illustrated as the group set off purposefully into the face of a passing hail storm heading towards a partial rainbow. Let’s hope that they are successful in their quest for a real Gold Award, as opposed to the mythical pot at the bottom of a rainbow!

Not only is the endeavour joint in terms of participating cadets but also with respect to the supporting staff: Flight Lieutenants Mark Brett and Jacko Page of 301 (Bury St Edmunds) Sqn obtained all the necessary permissions from Army, RAFAC and DofE authorities; Civilian Instructor Frank Carn-Pryor of 863 (Thurston) Sqn is the supervisor; Flight Lieutenant Tony Hall of 1018 (Downham Market) Sqn is the assessor; Flight Lieutenant Kim Balshaw of 356 (Felixstowe) Sqn is the minibus driver and safety support; and, at the very last minute, Civilian Instructor Nicole Lovatt of 271 (Colwyn Bay) Sqn stepped up to provide female adult supervision for the overnight stop in a hostel at Betwws-y-coed on the eve of the expedition - a truly joint enterprise and setting a potential pattern for the future.

Venture Adventure!


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3 months 3 weeks ago

The sky’s the limit for 1986

Four cadets from 1986 (Wymondham) Sqn RAFAC took to the skies on Sunday 9th September. Each cadet was given the chance to take control of the aircraft using their basic principles of flight knowledge which is taught through the Royal Air Force Air Cadets academic syllabus. Despite a windy start to the day, our four daring cadets made the most of their time with 7 AEF at RAF Cranwell, by testing their stomachs with some aerobatics. This is one of the most exciting and memorable activities that the RAFAC has to offer and we can not wait for our next visit to the flying school.

If you interested in joining 1986 (Wymondham) Squadron RAFAC, email us at 1986@aircadets.org for more information.

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4 months 5 days ago

From everyone at 1986 (Wymondham) squadron, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us for our recruitment open evening tonight. We hope you all had a good evening and we look forward to see you next week.

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4 months 6 days ago

For anyone attending tonight's Open Evening, please note that good parking spaces near the Squadron are somewhat limited. Please park sensibly, so as not to inconvenience local residents. The nearest car park is Town Green car park, at the bottom of Pople Street near The Feathers pub - from there it is a 5-minute walk to the Sqn (300m).