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2056 Sqn, Cadet Training Centre
Blackhill Lane
WA16 9DB


Parade Nights

Tuesday & Thursday
1845 until 2130

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2056 (Knutsford) Squadron
Air Training Corps

Parade Times

Tuesday & Thursday

1845 until 2130

  Welcome to 2056 (Knutsford) Squadron

Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we're a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 (school year 8) and 20 years.

We're sponsored by the Royal Air Force and through the partnersip with the RAF we can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that you would simply not get outside of the ACO. We hope to challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do!



2056 (Knutsford) Squadron is one of many squadrons that make up Greater Manchester Wing, part of the national youth organisation, the Air Training Corps. Our Commanding Officer, together with his staff team are waiting to welcome new recruits to the squadron. If you want to join, check out the Join Us page and send us a message. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

 Aims of the ACO

  •   Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people
  •   Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life
  •   Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship


 Future Activities

14 - 20 July
The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) will be held at RAF Fairford from 17 - 19 Jul 20. As usual, cadets and staff will be deployed at the Tattoo carrying out tasks in support of the RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE) during the build-up phase, the Tattoo itself and the clear-down afterwards.
18 - 25 July
GM Wing have been allocated 4 weeks at RAF Lossiemouth this year for summer camp. Week 1 is 18-25 July and the 3 subsequent weeks. Cadet allocations will be promulgated in the new year along with deadlines.
Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club Training Week
19 - 24 July
Flying tuition with up to 15 flights. This activity is not sponsored by the cadets and is subject to parental coordinated supervision.
08 - 14 August
The Super Camps have been designed to allow cadets and staff to have wider access to the Royal Air Force and other aviation engagement opportunities, whilst also continuing with some of the usual summer camp activities. The Super Camp accommodation will remain at Bodney Camp for the duration, but the activities take place each day at a different location and will include the following: a. RAF Honington - RAF Regiment and RAF Police. b. RAF Marham - RAF flying station and section visits. c. RAF Lakenheath - United States Air Force visits. d. Wattisham Air Station - Army Air Corps visits. e. Imperial War Museum Duxford - aviation museum. f. Marshall Aerospace of Cambridge - aviation industry engagement. g. Activities at Bodeny Camp - Cyber, radio, leadership, first aid, fieldcraft.
Adventure Training Week NACATC Fairbourne - CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
15 - 22 August
Adventure training including walking, mountain-biking, climbing and kayaking.

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Squadron Messages

TIME ON YOUR HANDS? As an adjunct to the previous message, although all face to face activity has ceased until further notice, all cadets can still progress both their own classification and DofE by going to the respective web sites: On Bader all the presentations and tests can be completed on Ultilearn. On DofE this is the ideal opportunity to submit evidence for the the various sections, and browse the web for ideas. Happy browsing and keep 2m away from everybody.

Training Programme

  Thursday, 04 Jun
Virtual online meeting DofE catch up and sign up - login to Bader by 1900 and follow the link.


  Tuesday, 09 Jun
Virtual classification online meeting, login by 1859 - paste the link from cadet portal into your web browser.


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