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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.
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.

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Squadron Messages

Please note that parade on Tuesday 17th December 2019 finishes at 2100.

Training Programme

  Tuesday, 17 Dec
Squadron clean up - outside and inside (warm scruff clothes). Parade finishes at 2100.


  Thursday, 19 Dec
Squadron stand down to 9th January 2020


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