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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

Wing Training Weekend 19-21Jan18 - DTE Nescliffe
19 - 21 January
Wing Training Weekend
Bag Packing at Morrisons Middlewich or Winsford (To Be Confirmed)
27 - 28 January
Fund raising event for split between Sqn funds, Wg funds and the Morrisons charity of choice.
Greater Manchester Wing Inter Squadron Cross Country Championship 2018
11 February
Inter Squadron Cross Country competition with 5 races (3 male & 2 female) for different age groups.
DofE Bronze Practice Expedition
17 - 18 March
DofE Bronze Practice Expedition - Preparation Day Sunday 28Jan18
DofE Silver Practice Expedition (Preparation Day 17Feb18)
31 March - 02 April
DofE Silver Practice Expedition - preparation day Saturday 17Feb18
DofE Bronze Practice Expedition
14 - 15 April
DofE Bronze Practice Expedition - Preparation Day Sunday 3Mar18
DofE Silver Practice Expedition (Preparation Day 24Mar18)
05 - 07 May
DofE Silver Practice Expedition - preparation day Saturday 24Mar18
DofE Silver Assessed Expedition (Preparation Day 25Mar18)
26 - 28 May
DofE Silver Assessed Expedition - preparation day Sunday 25Mar18
DofE Bronze Practice Expedition (Preparation Day 28Apr18)
09 - 10 June
DofE Bronze Practice Expedition - Preparation Day Saturday 28Apr18
DofE Bronze Assessed Expedition
07 - 08 July
DofE Bronze Assessed Expedition - preparation day 9May18

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Squadron Messages

Training Programme

  Thursday, 18 Jan
Continue Classification/DofE/Blue Badge (radio if not completed) and drill.


  Tuesday, 23 Jan
Knutsford Leasure Centre - Blue Badge followed by game.


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