Meet the Staff...

Pilot Officer (RAFAC) M Hughes
Officer in Charge 2056 Squadron


Civilian Instructor A Foster


Civilian Instructor Patrick Brierley
Training Officer


Civilian Instructor Jo Booth


Civilian Instructor Aaron Donaghy-Jones
Expedition & Adventure Training Specialist


Training Programme


Thursday, 01 January 70

First Half

Second Half


Visit Us...


At our Squadron Headquarters:

Cadet Training Centre, Blackhill Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9DB.

on our parade nights:

Tuesday and Thursday between 18:45 and 21:30




Contact Us...


Email Us...

Call Us...

01565 750411

Please note: the phone will only be answered during our parade nights Tuesday and Thursday 18:45 - 21:30

Visit Us...

Visit the squadron on our parade nights to have a look roud, the location can be found uing the location button on the menu.

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2056 (Knutsford) Squadron

"Celer Ad Caedendum"


  Aims of the RAF Air Cadets

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




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 Royal Air Force Air Cadets. We are a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years. Cadets can join from the start of Year 8, up until their 17th birthday.

2056 (Knutsford) Squadron is one of many squadrons that make up Greater Manchester Wing, North Region, all part of the national youth organisation, the Air Training Corps. 2056 Squadron is a vibrant squadron, looking to recruit new cadets and staff from the local area. Our Commanding Officer, Plt Off Mark Hughes, together with the staff team are waiting to welcome new recruits to the squadron.

If you want to join, check out the Contact Us page and send us a message.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to begin your Air Cadet Experience


CALLING ALL SQUADRON CADETS to check "Cadet Portal" for all the variety of interesting and exciting courses open to you. Don't forget to register yourself.!

Posted by 2056webmaster on 21 Oct 20

Cadet applications are now invited for the 2021 series of RAF Air Cadet Leadership Courses (ACLC), held at RAF College Cranwell on the following dates: 126 ACLC 10 Jul - 17 Jul 21, 127 ACLC 17 Jul - 24 Jul 21, 128 ACLC 24 Jul - 31 Jul 21, 129 ACLC 31 Jul - 07 Aug 21. Eligibility - over 16 at the course start date with a rank of Cadet Sergeant or lower. Course fee of £63 covers meals and equipment. Ask the adjutant for an application guide. Sqn submission to be complete by 31Jan21

Posted by 2056webmaster on 15 Oct 20



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