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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 Day
29 April
The aim of the training day is to bring all 35 of Greater Manchester Wing’s units together to complete 8 of the Wing’s annual competitions in one day. The best teams will represent GM Wing at the Regional Training Day on 29 Sep 18 in the 7 regional competitions. The winners of each of the following competitions will be expected to attend the regional competition: · Drill · Banner Drill · Aircraft Recognition · First Aid · Aircraft Modelling · Media · Band
DofE Silver Practice Expedition (Preparation Day 24Mar18)
05 - 07 May
DofE Silver Practice Expedition - preparation day Saturday 24Mar18
L98A2 Wing Range Day
05 May
To requalify, coach and train cadets in Cadet Live Firing Lessons 1-4 on the L98A2 cadet GP rifle.
Greater Manchester Wing Athletics Competition
13 May
Wing Athletics on Sunday 13 May 2018 at the Radclyffe Athletics Arena, Hunt Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9
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
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
DofE Silver Assessed Expedition (Preparation Day 14Jul18)
25 - 27 August
DofE Silver Assessed Expedition - preparation day Saturday 14Jul18

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


Squadron Messages

Training Programme

  Tuesday, 24 Apr
Wing Training day preparation


  Thursday, 26 Apr
Wing Training day preparation


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