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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

Wing Activity Weekend 0919
21 - 22 September
Various courses as follows - Activity First Aid (AFA) / Bronze Cyber / Blue Comms
Birmingham International Tattoo 23rd & 24th November 2019
23 September
The Birmingham Tattoo will take place at the Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, over the weekend of Saturday 23rd November and Sunday 24th November 2019 and will see over 1,000 performers line up at Britainís biggest indoor Tattoo. This yearís Tattoo will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and see Bands from around the world including the infamous Band & Corps of Drums of Her Majestyís Royal Marines, La Musique des Troupes de Marine from France, The Band of the Polish Army, The K&G Marching Band of the Netherlands and Combined Pipes & Drums descend on Birmingham for what will no doubt be a spectacular display of Pomp and Ceremony. Complementing the music of the massed bands will be the thrills of the exciting displays including the RMRNC Inter-Service Field Gun Competition, featuring the Royal Navy, Army and RAF, which will prove how both sheer strength and agility are needed to control the heavy guns as they race each other. Also taking part will be the popular dog display teams who will demonstrate canine agility as they also race each other in the arena as well as the United Kingdom Disco Display Team.
Shooting and Fieldcraft Camp 27-29Sep19 with 70 Sqn
27 - 29 September
The purpose of the camp is to deliver various military skills training activities.
Qualification training of various types.
29 September
Health and safety briefing update prior to the Annual Formal Inspection. Leadership - towards BTEC.
Inter Squadron Swimming Competition
29 September
Inter squadron swimming competition for all Greater Manchester Wing squadrons.
DofE Bronze Expedition Preparation Day
12 - 13 October
Preparation for practice expedition options on 19/20Oct19 or 26/27Oct19 and qualifier expeditions on 19/20Oct19 or 26/27Oct19 or 29/30Oct19.
Squadron Guest Night
22 November
Squadron Guest Night for cadets, parents, staff, Civilian Welfare Committee, and invited guests.

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Squadron Messages

Training Programme

  Thursday, 19 Sep
First class & Leading Classification


  Tuesday, 24 Sep
Uniform care and preparation followed by drill and ceremonial.


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