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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, Flight Lieutenant Dimmock, 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

Drill and Ceremonial Camp
21 - 28 July
The primary purpose of the camp is to teach cadets Arms Drill, leading to a large scale parade and continuity drill sequence accompanied by a band.
DofE Bronze Assessed Expedition
04 - 05 August
DofE Bronze Assessed Expedition - preparation day Sunday 1Jul18
STEM Make it Enterprising Challenge
10 August
STEM Make it enterprising challenge 10 Aug 18 For a second year running, BAE Systems are hosting the “Make It Challenge” specifically for the Air Cadets. This is a fantastic opportunity in collaboration with the Manufacturing Institute. The event will be held on Friday 10th August at the Academy for Skills & Knowledge, from 0815hrs – 1700hrs. Three Squadrons from GM participated in this event last year and all the cadets enjoyed it. This event also includes a fantastic tour of the BAE Systems Facility. Centralised transport will be provided. Squadrons are to place their bid on the ebid system. All cadet nominations MUST be on the system no later than 2nd July as all participants have to be cleared through BAE Systems security.
Summer Camp RAF St Mawgan
11 - 18 August
RAF St Mawgan summer camp to include a variety of activities.
DofE Silver Assessed Expedition (Preparation Day 14Jul18)
25 - 27 August
DofE Silver Assessed Expedition - preparation day Saturday 14Jul18
DofE Bronze Assessed Expedition
27 - 28 October
DofE Bronze Assessed Expedition - preparation day Saturday 1Sep18

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Squadron Messages

Training Programme

  Tuesday, 17 Jul
Blue Badge Leadership continued or DofE; first class for new intake cadets.


  Thursday, 19 Jul
Blue badge leadership and first class classification


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