*22 Feb 15: 6 Cadets and 3 staff took part in an Orienteering training day at Kenley & Coulsdon Commons
*21 Feb 15: 10 Cadets and 2 staff went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson
*1 Feb 15: 10 cadets and 2 members of staff took part in the annual 'ATC Sunday' parade at Guildford Cathedral and braved the cold!
*31 Jan 15: 4 cadets attended the Surrey Wing Sports Trials at Guildford. Well done to Cdt Gudka who has been selected to represent Surrey Wing next week.
*30 Jan 15: 3 cadets and 1 member of staff attended the Wing Awards Night. Well done to FS Lindley for being judged as best cadet in 450 Sqn.
*23 - 25 Jan 15: 3 Corporals from the Squadron attended a Surrey Wing NCO course at Longmoor Camp.
*9 Jan 15: The Squadron opened for the first time this year and immediately took on 4 new potential cadets. We are hoping for a brilliant 2015!
*19 Dec 14: The Squadron ended the year with the traditional Dining In Night at All Saints Church in Kenley. We said goodbye after nearly 7 years to Warrant Officer Ward and welcomed Cpl's Nash, Panayotov, Clark and Stanhope to the NCO team. Here's to 2015!
*25 Oct - 1 Nov 14: 2 Staff and the CO took part in the Surrey Wing Autumn Camp to RAF Cosford, a great time was had by all.
*11/12 Oct 14: Over 20 cadets took part in this years main fundraiser - a 24 hour bike ride at Kenley Airfield, raising funds for 'Help For Heroes' and for ourselves. Cadets collectively cycles 960 miles - the distance from Lands End to John O'Groats. Well done to them all.
*28 Sep 14: 23 Cadets and 3 staff took part in the Surrey Wing Parade at Brooklands.
*21 Sep 14: The Squadron paraded for the Annual Battle of Britain Parade at St Lukes in Whyteleafe, followed by a service at RAF Kenley.
*14 Sep 14: 10 Cadets went flying at RAF Benson in the Grob Tutor.
*13 Sep 14: The Sqn excelled and came 2nd in the Surrey Wing Swimming Gala. Report to follow.
*19 Aug 14: 12 Cadets went Air Experience Flying in the Grob Tutor at MOD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire, including 6 first time flyers.
*25 Jul 14: Well done to Corporal Whitewood on his promotion.
*19 - 26 Jul 14: 13 cadets and 4 staff took part in the annual Squadron camp to the Isle of Wight and had immense fun. Photo's to follow shortly.
*6 Jul 14: Very well done to the drill team, who took part in the competition today and came 3rd in East Area. They now go through to the final next Sunday.
*22 Jun 14: Well done to the 3 cadets who attended the Armed Forces Week parade at Guildford Cathedral.
*14 Jun 14: The Sqn attended the Caterham Carnival and held out fund raising wine bottle tombola, raising over £500.
*1 Jun 14: Well done to the 4 cadets from 450 Sqn who represented Surrey Wing at the Region Athletics Championships at Crawley. The team came 5th overall.
*1 Jun 14: The Squadron held a car boot sale (the first of the year) and raised over £1250 for Sqn funds. Thanks to the Committee, Staff and Cadets who made it possible.
*18 May 14: Well done to the 21 cadets who represented the Sqn in the Wing Athletics Championships today. Numerous trophies were won, and we are once again CHAMPIONS OF SURREY!
*28 Apr 14: The Squadron was awarded 'Silver Star' status in a Health and Safety Inspection, the highest recognition we could have achieved at present. Well done to all who make it possible.
*16 Apr 14: 10 Cadets from 450 Sqn took part in Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson, including 7 first time flyers.
*13 Apr 14: The Squadron took part in the Surrey Wing 5 a side football competition, results to follow.
*28/29 Mar 14: 10 Cadets took part in their first tented camping experience with the Squadron at Kenley
*21-23 Mar 14: 6 Cadets and 2 Staff from 450 took part in the Surrey Wing Adventure Training Camp to Crowborough in West Sussex.
*9 Mar 14: 6 Cadets from 450 Sqn experienced gliding in the Grob Viking aircraft at RAF Kenley.
*5 Mar 14: Results of South Downs Trophy - Juniors: Second place out of 11, Intermediates: 8/24, Seniors: 12/21. A very well done to you all, especially Juniors!
*2 Mar 14: Well done to the 2 NCOs and 4 cadets who represented the Squadron today in the South Downs Trophy (a navigation competition). The results will be announced soon.
*23 Feb 14: 5 Cadets and 3 Staff took part in Navigation Training on a walk near Godstone.
*21 Feb 14: 8 Cadets and 2 Staff went to the RAF museum at Hendon, North London.
*13 Feb 14: 9 Cadets took part in the Purley Swimathon, to help raise funds for the Sqn.
*2 Feb 14: 9 Cadets, 2 Staff and the Padre took part in the 73rd Annual ATC Sunday Parade at Guildford Cathedral.
*24 - 26 Jan: Two NCOs attended the Surrey Wing NCO courses held at Longmoor Camp. Click here to read more about it.
*24 Jan 14: Congratulations to FS Lucas, crowned as 450 Sqn's best cadet at the Surrey Wing Awards Night. Also receiving awards were Cpl Fossett and Cpl Simpson for swimming (Cdt Fossett and Cdt Sandle also received recognition for swimming but were not able to attend the ceremony).
*21 Jan 14: Congratulations to Cpl Stride and Cdt Sullivan, on gaining their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards - the first DofE awards at 450 for some years. Well done to you both. More awards to follow for others in due course.
*11 Jan 14: Click here to see the Commanding Officer's Powerpoint regarding the year ahead
*20 Dec 13: Nearly 40 Cadets and numerous staff attended the 2013 Christmas Dining In Night
*16 Dec 13: The Sqn took part in the 2013 'SODS' (Squadrons Own Dramatic Society) Opera at the Sqn
*8 Dec 13: 2 Cadets went to the British Military Tournament at Earls Court in London.
*7 Dec 13: 4 Cadets went gliding at RAF Kenley
*1 Dec 13: 11 Cadets from 450 took part in the Surrey Wing Handover Parade at Longmoor Camp in Hampshire. The parade was to formally hand over Command of Surrey Wing to our new leader, Wing Commander Gould.
*30 Nov 13: 6 Cadets from the Squadrn went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson, flying in the Grob Tutor aircraft. This was the first flying for our cadets in many months after technical issues.
*28 - 29 Nov 13: 2 Cadets from 450 Sqn joined a team of almost 50 Air Cadets who took part in a debate at the House of Lords, alongside Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, CCF Cadets and British Military veterans. Photo's can be found here.
*24 Nov 13: 8 Cadets represented the Squadron at the annual Surrey Wing Cross Country at RAF Kenley.
*10 Nov 13: Over 30 cadets and 5 staff attended this year's Remembrance Sunday services at St Lukes in Whyteleafe and then Kenley Airfield
*1 Nov 13: The latest edition of the London and South East (L&SER) magazine can be found here.
*1 Nov 13: Cadets who are interested in joining the Royal Air Force Association Youth Branch should follow this link for more information.
*28 Oct 13: It has been announced that cadets from 450 Sqn raised £323.45 when collecting for the RAFA Wings Appeal at Sainsbury's in Warlingham on 21 September.
*27 Oct 13: Due to a severely waterlogged field, our final car boot sale of the year was cancelled.
*19/20 Oct 13: 8 Cadets from 450 Sqn took part in a Bronze uke of Edinburgh Award Expedition on the Surrey / Kent borders - and got very wet!
*29 Sep 13: 5 Cadets from 450 Sqn represented Surrey Wing in the London and South East Region Gala, where Surrey Wing came 2nd in the Region. At least one cadet has been selected to represent London and South East Region at the Corps Swimming Championships soon at RAF Cranwell.
*28 Sep 13: Hundreds of balloons were released from the Squadron as this years sponsored balloon race kicks off. As balloons are found and we receive details, details will be published.
*21 Sep 13: 7 Cadets and 2 staff spent much of the day collecting for the RAFA Wings Appeal at Sainsburys in Warlingham.
*15 Sep 13: 28 Cadets from the Sqn attended and took part in the East Area Battle of Britain Parades at St Lukes Church in Whyteleafe and at RAF Kenley.
*14 Sep 13: 18 Cadets from 450 Sqn represented the Sqn in the Wing Swimming Gala at the Spectrum Centre in Guildford. Our Senior girls team came 3rd overall, Our Senior Boys came 1st, we came 1st overall in the Boys competition, allowing us an overall placement of 2nd in the Wing. Well done to you all!
*5 Sep 13: Well done to the 4 cadets who took part in the Wing Aircraft Recognition and Aero Modelling Competition. Although no prizes were won this year, a good effort anyway!
*17 - 24 Aug 13: The 10th Squadron camp to the Isle of Wight took place. Full report and photos to follow.
*14 July 13: Read the latest edition of the London and South East Region magazine here
*7 July 13: Well done to the drill team who represented the Sqn in the first stage of the competition and who are through the the final
*30 June 13: The Squadron held a car boot sale and raised over £2100 - well done to all who helped!
*23 June 13: Most of the Squadron attended and took part in the 2013 Annual Formal Inspection. Report to follow soon.
*12 June 13: 5 Cadets attended a presentation by a fighter pilot from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
*8 June 13: 12 Cadets and 2 staff attended the Caterham Carnival and helped run a fund raising stall
*28 May: 6 Cadets visited the United States Air Force at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk for a guided tour around the station.
*19 May 13: 20 Cadets represented the Sqn at the Wing Athletics Competition in Aldershot. Numerous medals were won and the full results will be announced soon. Well done to those that made up the team.
*12 May: Around a dozen cadets, plus staff and committee members gave up much of their weekend to help run the latest fund raising car boot sale. Total profit exceeded £1700! Well done to all.
*14 April: The squadron entered two teams in the Wing 5 a side football but sadly they did not proceed to the knockout stages.
*3-10 April 13: 7 cadets and 4 staff from 450 attended the Surrey Wing Easter Camp to RAF Cosford
*22-24 Mar 13: 3 cadets from 450 took part in the Surrey Wing shooting weekend
*15-17 Mar: One cadet from 450 took part in the Surrey Wing Cowborough Training Camp
*5 Mar 13: Congratulations to the cadets who took part in the South Downs Trophy, results as follows: the Junior and Intermediate teams came 5th and the Senior team came 6th. Well done to all.
*3 Mar 13: 7 Cadets from 450 Sqn took part in the Annual Surrey Wing 'South Downs Trophy' orienteering competition near Hindhead in Surrey. Results to follow.
*20 Feb 13: 3 Cadets and 3 Staff visited the Cabinet War Rooms and HMS Belfast in London - and later appeared on the BBC National news! Photo's here.
*17 Feb 13: 5 Cadets and 3 staff enjoyed the sunshine in a cross country navigation walk on Box Hill. Photos to follow.
*10 Feb 13: 8 Cadets and 2 staff braved the rain and occasional flurry of snow to take part in a cross country navigation exercise near Dorking.
*8 Feb 13: 4 Cadets were commended for their achievements in swimming last year at this year's Wing Awards Night held at Leatherhead. Special congratulations go to Cpl Fossett who scored highest in the Squadron's 'Best Cadet' category.
*7 Feb 13: 11 Cadets took part in the 'Purley Swimathon' sponsored swim.
*5 Feb 13: 10 Cadets went caving at Bedlams Bank, Mertsham, Surrey Hills. Click here for a picture..
*3 Feb 13: 3 Cadets played football for Surrey Wing and were awarded with their 'Wing Blue'. The team came 4th in the Region. Well done boys.
*3 Feb 13: 8 Cadets represented the Squadron at the annual 'ATC Sunday Church Parade at the RAF Church at St Clemet Danes, London
*13 Jan 13: Read an online version of our regional magazine, 'L&SER' by clicking here
*13 Jan 13: Photo's from the Sods Opera have been uploaded, click here
*11 Jan 13: Congratulations to Cdt Simpson who is promoted to Corporal and Cpl Drury who is promoted to Sergeant. Click here for photo
*2 Jan 13: The website reached it's 100,000th hit
*21 Dec: More than 40 cadets attended the annual Dining In Night at Warlingham Church Hall. Congratulations to Cpl Zoe Fossett on her promotion.
*17 Dec: Almost 40 cadets took part in putting on the annual Christmas 'Sods Opera' performance. Photographs to follow soon.
*16 Dec: Read the Commandant's Christmas message here
*9 Dec: 4 cadets took part in the first ever Surrey Wing Indoor Karting event. Congratulations to Cdt Cogswell who triumphed in the competition!
*2 Dec: It has just been announced that 450 Sqn came 6th out of the 20 Surrey Wing Squadrons who took part in this year's Cross Country Competition.
*25 Nov: A recent report describing an NCO's attendance on an RAF Regiment Course - click here
*25 Nov: Details of the Air Cadet Lotto, open to anyone over the age of 16, can befound here
*25 Nov: A recent report detailing the success of 4 cadets from 450 Sqn at the Corps Swimming Gala has been uploaded - click here
*18 Nov: 12 Cadets represented the Sqn in the Surrey Wing Cross Country Competition held at RAF Kenley. The Junior Boys team excelled and came first in their category.
*11 Nov: Almost 40 cadets from the Sqn took part in the Remembrance Sunday parades at Whyteleafe and RAF Kenley. Very positive feedback was received from Mayors, dignitaries and the public. Well done to those who attended.
*9 Nov: 45 cadets attended the bonfire and firework party at the Sqn and were fed by the Civilian Committee.
*5 - 11 Nov: Cadets took part in the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, raising funds for those who have served, or are currently serving in the British Armed Forces or their dependents.
*2 Nov: As of 5 Nov, Cadets aged 16+ as well as staff, committee's and parents will be eligible to enter the weekly RAFA Wings Lotto with a top prize of £1000. Click here for more details..
*1 Nov: 8 Cadets and 3 Staff visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire
*31 Oct: 1 cadet departed to take part in a Surrey Wing Fieldcraft Training Camp on the Surrey / Hampshire borders. Report to follow soon.
*29 Oct: 1 NCO departed to attend a work experience camp with the RAF Regiment. Report to follow soon.
*28 Oct: Around 20 Cadets assisted at the most recent Car Boot Sale at the Sqn, which raised more than £1200! Many thanks to all who helped out.
*27 Oct: 4 Cadets from 450 Sqn represented London and South East Region at the Corps Swimming Gala at RAF Cranwell. Read a report here
*14 Oct: Read the latest edition of the London and South East Region Journal by clicking here
*6 Oct: 1 Cadet represented Surrey Wing at the Region Field Day at RAF Northolt at aircraft recognition
*1 Oct: It has been announced that 450 Sqn are leading the Wing Sports Competition. Well done to those that take part.
*30 Sep: 4 Cadets from 450 Squadron went gliding at RAF Kenley - Click here for photographs
*29 Sep: 5 Cadets from 450 Squadron represented Surrey Wing at the Inter Wing Swimming Gala at Guildford. Between them they won 5 silver and 4 gold medals, helping Surrey Wing to win the competition overall for the 7th year in a row! Well done to you all. Click here for a photograph.
*24 Sep: 5 Cadets represented the Sqn in the Wing Aircraft Recognition and Aero Modelling Competitions. The Commanding Officer came third in the staff Photographic Competition.
*22 Sep: Photo's from the DofE expedition, Balloon Race, Swimming Gala and Battle of Britain Sunday have now been uploaded to the Flickr page..
*16 Sep: Battle of Britain Day Parade - Around 30 Cadets from 450 Squadron joined others to take part in the Battle of Britain celebrations, with a service at St Lukes in Whyteleafe followed by a parade at our own Battle of Britain fighter station, RAF Kenley.
*15 Sep: 15 Cadets from 450 Sqn made up the swimming team at the Wing Swimming Gala, who together took the top prize in 5 out of 7 trophy categories, including the coveted 'Overall Champions', to complete our best sporting day in recent times. Well done to all, and a photographs to follow soon!
*15 Sep: 6 Cadets and 2 staff spent the day collecting for the RAF Association Wings Appeal at Sainsbury's in Warlingham
*15 Sep: Several Cadets, staff and committee members spent the morning inflating almost 1500 balloons for our balloon race launch. Photo's to be uploaded soon.
*8 - 9 Sep: 13 Cadets from 450 Sqn took part in a practice Duke of Edinburgh Expedition walking through Woldingham, Warlingham, Caterham, Old Coulsdon, Kenley, Whyteleafe, camping at Kenley Airfield.
*8 Sep: 26 Cadets attended the swimming gala practice at de-Stafford Sports Centre
*2 Sep: 4 cadets from 450 Sqn went gliding at Kenley
*2 Sep: 3 cadets from 450 Sqn attended a Surrey Wing Shooting Day at Pirbright
*4 Aug: 5 Cadets from 450 Sqn departed for a weeks camp to RAF St Mawgan
*30 July: Photos from the Banstead A/T walk have been uploaded - click here
*23 July: Photos from the Purley Fire Station visit have been uploaded - click here
*22 July: 9 Cadets took part in navigation training on an exercise around Banstead
*21 July: 2 Cadets from 450 Sqn departed for a weeks camp to RAF St Mawgan
*18 July: 2 NCOs from 450 Sqn departed for a weeks camp to the former RAF Rheindahlen in Germany
*15 July: Annual Inspection photographs have been uploaded, click here to view
*8 July: Read the latest edition of the London and South East Region magazine here
*8 July: Well done to the 8 cadets who represented the Sqn in the Wing Drill Competition. The feedback on their drill was good, but due to not entering a full team they shall not qualify for the next stage of the competition.
*7 July: 12 Cadets assisted in the running of our stall at Riddlesdown High School's fete (and stayed dry this time)
*1 July: 15 Cadets attended the Whyteleafe Village Fete to continue fundraising and help out during the day (and got quite wet in the rain)
*24 June: More than 40 Cadets and over 100 guests joined together and braved the rain for this years Annual Formal Inspection. Full report and photo's to follow soon.
*24 June: Wing Athletics photos have been uploaded, click here to see them
*23 June: 450 Sqn attended and gave assistance at the 'Kenley Heritage Day'. This was the first time we were able to use our recently purchased 12'x12' British Army Tent
*9 June: 450 Sqn attended the Caterham Carnival
*30 May: 9 Cadets went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire - click here for photo's
*20 May: Around 12 cadets assisted the staff and committee in the running of the car boot sale, raising over £1500 for the Squadron. Many thanks to all who helped out
*20 May: 2 cadets from 450 represented Surrey Wing at the Inter Wing Athletics Championships in Crawley. Well done to you both!
*13 May: 450 Squadron competed in the Surrey Wing Inter Squadron Athletics Championships and came 3rd overall. Other notable achievements were winners in the junior boys category, 3rd in the intermediate boys, 3rd in the senior girls and 2nd in the overall boys. The 450 Sqn success streak continues!
*7 May: 16 cadets gave up their Bank Holiday Monday to attend the John Fisher School fete to help raise funds for the Squadron
*5 May: 5 cadets experienced their first flight in a glider at RAF Kenley. Click here to read a short report.
*4 May: Congratulations to Kirsty Hall, who is promoted to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer
*29 Apr: EXAM RESULTS!! Well done to those that took exams in March, the results are in the members area.
*29 Apr: Well done to cadets Lakin, Sullivan and Panayotov for taking part in and completing the RAF 2 day march. They walked 80km in total, well done boys!
*24 Apr: HELP US WIN £250 through the fundraising website 'easyfundraising' by clicking here
*22 Apr: Click here to read a report on the Sun 'n' Fun trip to the United States, written by Cdt Castle
*19 Apr: Photographs from the recent 5 a side football competition can be found by clicking here
*15 Apr: 16 Cadets represented 450 Sqn in the Inter Squadron 5 a side football. Our girls team won their competition, and the Squadron came 3rd overall. Well done to all who took part, photo's to follow soon.
*30 Mar - 1 Apr: 6 Cadets took part in a Wing Camp to Crowborough Training Camp.
*28 Mar: 3 Cadets embarked on their first week long Easter Camp to RAF Waddington
*23 - 25 Mar: 6 Cadets took part in a shooting weekend at Longmoor Camp in Hampshire
*23 Mar: 6 Cadets began a 2 week visit to Florida in the United States, helping out at the International Sun 'n' Fun Air Show
*11 Mar: Almost 20 cadets gave up much of their weekend to assist at a our fund raising boot sale, making more than £1540! Well done to you all.
4 Mar: 450 Sqn entered full teams in the South Downs Trophy, results yet to be received. Well done to FS Hall for organising the training and teams.
24 - 26 Feb: 3 Corporals and the SWO attended a Junior NCO Training Course - click here for photo
*22 Feb: Read the latest 'Air Cadet' magazine online by clicking here
*22 Feb: Click here to read a report by Cdt Wand on the recent Adventure Training Camp
*19 Feb: Well done to Cdt Wand and Cdt Fossett who represented Surrey Wing HQ in Junior Rugby and Netball at Guildford.
*18 Feb: The winning Flight of last months Inter Flight Competition was HATTON Flight. Well done to you all.
*13 Feb: Congratulations to Cpl Nicolls on receiving his BTEC in Aviation Studies, gained by achieving Master Cadet status
*10 - 13 Feb: 14 Cadets braved the cold to take part in an adventure training weekend at Broadstone Warren in East Sussex. Click here for photographs
*4 Feb: 8 cadets attended the Purley Swimathon, a sponsored swim for which we receive a donation. A total of 148 lengths of the pool were swum.
*28 Jan: 5 cadets attended some dry training on the L98 rifle held by 66 Squadron
*27-29 Jan: 3 Cadets from 450 attended the first Nijmegen training weekend
*22 Jan: Well done to Cadet Sullivan, who represented Surrey Wing in the Inter Wing Cross Country. He finished 20th in his category, out of more than 60 participants.
*15 Jan: The car boot sale took place in bitterly cold weather. However it was well supported by cadets, staff, committee and the public, bringing in £1322 profit. Well done to all who made it a success.
*13 Jan: 7 cadets were commended at the Surrey Wing Awards night for their achievements in the last year: CWO Stride and FS Hall (Flying Scholarship), CWO Hillam (Gold Duke of Edinburgh and Grade 1 Glider Pilot), FS Caplin, Cpl Black and Cdt Simpson (Sports), Cpl Nicolls (Nijmegen). A special mention goes to FS Hall who was this years 450 Sqn Best Cadet. Well done!
*1 Jan: The website reached it's 50000th hit
*19 Dec: Nearly 40 Cadets attended the annual SODS Opera (Squadron's Own Dramatic Society) and displayed their artistic talents. An extremely enjoyable night had by all. Best of the photo's are here...
*19 Dec: Click here to read the latest update from Sgt Wand, who is at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College
*16 Dec: Almost 50 Cadets attended the Annual Christmas Dining In Night at Warlingham Church Hall for Dinner and Karaoke. Click here for photo's
*10 Dec: EXAM RESULTS!!! Every Cadet that took examinations in the Leading, Senior & Master levels passed their subjects with flying colours. Highest scorers were FS Caplin, Cdt Belcher, Cdt Cogswell and Cdt Tailleur, all of whom attained a brilliant 96%!!
*4 Dec: More than 15 cadets assisted at the December Car Boot Sale raising funds towards the minibus appeal - Total profit was £871.56!
*27 Nov: 450 Sqn competed in the Wing Cross Country Competition at RAF Kenley. The boys team came 1st and overall the Squadron came 3rd. Well done to all that so enthusiastically took part!
*20 Nov: 6 NCOs and 2 staff from 450 underwent the 'BASIC' course held at the Squadron
*14 Nov: FS Hall received her Flying Scholarship Certificate and course report
*13 Nov: A total of 42 cadets from 450 Squadron attended Remembrance Parade at St Lukes in Whyteleafe and then later at RAF Kenley - well done to you all
*7 Nov: Congratulations to the following - WO Ward on his Cadet Forces Medal, FS Hall on her promotion and various NCOs on gaining their Instructor Cadet lanyards
*5 Nov: 7 cadets from 450 Squadron did the 'Method Of Instruction' course and are now staff cadets able to wear the yellow lanyard
*4 Nov: The Squadron says goodbye (for now) to Miss Mills, who is going on a break and who has been with us for several years. She will be missed!
*30 Oct: 17 cadets, as well as staff and committee members ran the car boot sale raising over £2000
*24 Oct: A party of 6 cadets and 2 staff visited the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon
*22 Oct: The deadline for returning balloons from our balloon race reached us. The balloon that travelled the furthest was returned from LITHUANIA!!
*17 Oct: Plans and ideas for resurrecting the Duke of Edinburgh Award were presented to the Squadron.
*17 Oct: 15 cadets visited Croydon Airport Museum
*8 Oct: 5 cadets from 450 Sqn represented Surrey Wing at the London & South East Region Swimming Gala and helped the Region secure 1st place!
*8 Oct: 1 cadet from 450 Sqn represented Surrey Wing at Aircraft Recognition at the London & South East Region Field Day at RAF Northolt.
*7 Oct: We have just been advised that we raised £112.70 for the RAFA Wings Appeal 2011.
*30 Sep - 2 Oct: 4 NCOs from the Squadron attended a Wing run NCO course and learned a great deal.
*26 Sep: Congratulations to Cpl Lucas and WO Ward for their winning photo's in the Squadron Photographic Competition. The photo's will be posted online soon.
*25 Sep: 6 cadets attended the Wing shoot at Pirbright.
*25 Sep: 10 Cadets attended the Surrey Wing Sports Trials for rugby, football, hockey and netball. Several will be selected to represent the Wing at a later stage.
*22 Sep: Report from Sgt Wand on her first 2 weeks at Welbeck - click here
*22 Sep: Latest report from a cadet on his camp at RAF Cranwell added - click here
*18 Sep: 33 Cadets and NCOs from 450 Sqn joined cadets from other Squadrons and took part in the Annual Battle of Britain Parade at St Lukes Church in Whyteleafe and RAF Kenley
*17 Sep: 450 Sqn won several trophies, as well as the 'overall' trophy in the Wing Swimming Gala. Well done to you all! Read more here...
*17 Sep: 4 Cadets spent an afternoon collecting in Caterham for the RAF Wing Appeal
*12 Sep: 450 Sqn put in an excellent show in the Surrey Wing Aircraft Recognition, Aeromodelling and Photographic Competitions. Report to follow...
*9-11 Sep: Well done to the 450 Sqn Bray Trophy Team, who came 9th in the adventure training competition out of 16 Squadrons.
*8 Sep: A 450 Squadron NCO received recognition from the Deputy Lieutenant of the London Borough of Croydon. Click here for more details
*2 Sept: The Squadron says goodbye (for now) and good luck to Sgt Wand, who is due to start at the Welbeck Defence 6th Form College. Click here to see what she will be getting up to!
*27 Aug - 3 Sep: 2 Cadets attended Summer Camp at RAF Cranwell. Click here for a report...
*20 - 27 Aug: 4 Cadets attended Summer Camp at RAF Cranwell.
*13 Aug: The Squadron band braved the weather to perform 3 times at the Headcorn Airshow - click here for photographs
*23 - 30 Jul: 13 cadets and 4 staff attended the 9th annual Squadron Camp to the Isle of Wight -
click here for photographs
*16 - 24 Jul: One NCO from 450 Sqn took part in the famous 'Nijmegen Marches'. Click here for his report.
*13 - 20 Jul: One NCO from 450 Sqn attended Summer Camp at JHQ Rheindahlen, Germany.
*17 Jul: 13 Cadets attended the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
*16 - 23 Jul: 1 NCO attended Summer Camp at RAF Leuchars
*15 Jul: 10 cadets went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson
*10 Jul: 15 cadets assisted at the Kenley Common Fun Day, setting up stands, giving general assistance and even making charcoal! Photo's here..
*4 Jul: Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Cooper, visited 450 and was very impressed by the turnout and quality of the Squadron. Photo's here....
*1 Jul: The Squadron marked the passing of yet another British tennis hopeful, by holding our own Wimbledon tournament. Click here for photographs..
*1 Jul: 12 cadets from 450 Squadron went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson
*26 Jun: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight performed a flypast over Kenley, several 450 (Kenley) Sqn cadets were in attendance. Click here for photographs...
*26 Jun: 5 cadets undertook glider training at Kenley, for photographs click here
*24 Jun: Over 40 Cadets and numerous guests and families attended the Squadron's Annual Formal Inspection. Full Report HERE...
*12 Jun: 13 Cadets represented the Squadron in the drill competition held at Mitcham Rd TA Barracks
*11 Jun: Cadets from the Squadron attended the Caterham Carnival to raise funds for the Squadron. As well as the bottle tombola, the Balloon Race 2011 has now officially started!
*9 Jun: 450 Sqn has received a cheque for almost £500 for our part in the Purley Swimathon earlier in the year. Another 'well done' to those who took part!
*5 Jun: 4 Cadets from 450 Sqn represented Surrey Wing at the Regional Athletics Competition. Well done to all!!
*31 May: The grand total raised at yesterdays car boot sale has been counted at £1526.62! A brilliant effort by all the cadets, staff and committee members! Well done and a massive thankyou to you all!
*30 May: 9 Cadets from 450 Sqn visited a British Airways Hangar at Gatwick Airport and viewed several aircraft, including the inside of a Boeing 777. Photographs here
*30 May: The Squadron held a Fundraising Car Boot Sale at Kenley which was assisted by 20 cadets.
*29 May: 8 Cadets from 450 Squadron assisted at the Chelsham and Farleigh fun day.
*27 May: 12 Cadets from 450 Sqn went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson, including 6 first time flyers.
*15 May: Click here for a report by Cpl Hall on her recent Flying Scholarship
*9 May: 15 Cadets visited Purley Fire Station - click here for photographs
*8 May: 25 cadets represented the Sqn at the Wing Athletics Championships. Photographs here
*7 May: 4 Cadets assisted at the 'Project You' Volunteers day, publicising the Air Cadets in the Whitgift Centre in Croydon.
*6 May: 4 Cadets from 450 Sqn went Air Experience Flying at RAF Boscombe Down
*2 May: 15 Cadets from 450 Sqn attended the John Fisher School fete to publicise and raise funds for the Squadron.
*29 Apr: Cadets celebrated the Royal Wedding with a British themed fancy dress party. Click here for photos.
*24 April: Congratulations to Cpl Hall who has flown an aircraft solo in her Flying Scholarship. Well done!
*19 April: 14 Cadets visited the Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit in North London - Click for pictures
*18 April: Congratulations to Daniel Stride on being promoted to CWO and to Cpl Drury and Cpl MGuirk on receipt of their staff cadet lanyards Click for Picture
*11 - 14 April: Cadets from 450 Sqn attended a joint camp with 350 Sqn to Bramley Training area, in Hampshire. Click here for photo's.
*8 - 10 April: One cadet and one staff member from 450 Sqn attended the Wing Crowborough Camp
*9 Apr: Good luck to Sgt Caplin who begins his Gliding Scholarship, and Cpl Hall who starts her Flying Scholarship, both next week
*4 - 13 April: CI Slight went on Easter Camp to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.
*4 Apr: Congratulations to Cpl's Drury and Padhiar on their promotion - click for photo
*1 Apr: 8 cadets from 450 Sqn went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson. Click HERE to see a video...
*19 Mar: 36 members of 450 and 350 Squadrons went to Dunkirk to visit historical sites and then on to a Hypermarket in Calais. Pictures are here
*13 Mar: 450 Sqn competed in the Wing 5 a side football competition and special congratulations go to the girls, who came 3rd in their category. Pictures are here.
*10 Mar: 50 Squadron T-Shirts of varying sizes have been delivered and will be available to cadets as of 11 March. No pre ordering is necessary so please bring £10 to the Sqn to buy your shirt from the CO.
*4 Mar: Almost 50 cadets turned up to a 5 a Side Football practice at Powerleague.
*3 Mar: Congratulations to Cpl Hall who has learned that she has been awarded an Air Cadet Pilot Scheme 'Flying Scholarship'. More details soon.
*25 - 27 Feb: 19 Cadets from 450 Sqn spent the weekend on camp at Frylands Wood, learning map reading, navigation and campcraft skills. Report soon.
*20 Feb - Sponsorship for the Swimathon has been calculated and 450 Sqn have raised £803.97
*19 Feb - Several cadets from 450 Sqn attended a Wing shoot at RAF Odiham. Congratulations to FS Hillam who won a Regional Marksman.
*10 Feb - 8 Cadets from 450 Squadron swam a combined total of 138 lengths of Purley Swimming Pool at the 'Purley Swimathon'. As a result much needed funds will be coming to the Sqn in due course.
*9 Feb - A new page is added to this website showing pictures of 450 Squadron cadets through the ages. Select '450 Vintage Photos' from the drop down list underneath 'The ATC'.
*30 Jan - Congratulations to Mr Brighton, who is now a Range Conducting Officer - which means 450 will soon be able to run it's own shooting evenings.
*28 Jan - 8 Cadets from 450 Squadron went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson
*21 Jan - Almost 40 members of the Squadron attended the rescheduled Christmas Dining In Night at Warlingham Church Hall, tucking into a 'Chip Shop' supper and enjoying Karaoke afterwards! Thanks to the Civilian Committee for making it possible. Read More..
*14 Jan - 5 Cadets from 450 Squadron were invited by OC Surrey Wing to attend the prestigious Wing Awards Evening in recognition of achievements. Read More...
*10 Jan - The Civilian Welfare Committee met for the first time this year and voted in a new Chairman. For more information on the committee contact the Sqn.
*8 Jan - Congratulations to Sgt Caplin who has been awarded a long awaited Gliding Scholarship to be done in February
*10 Dec - Annual Formal Inspection - The Sqn was inspected by a Senior Officer from Surrey Wing HQ and afterwards awards, prizes and promotions took place. A full report will follow soon.
*5 Dec - WINGS APPEAL RESULT! Cadets from 450 Sqn raised a whopping £388.10 for the RAF Association Wings Appeal back in September. Result is just in.
*29 Nov - 15 Cadets and 2 staff visited Purley Fire Station on a freezing cold night to speak with the firefighters and be shown a fire engine. Click for photo.
*28 Nov - Cadets braved the sub zero temperatures to take part in the annual Surrey Wing Cross Country race here at RAF Kenley and came 8th our of 26 competing Squadrons! Well done to the team.
*27 Nov - To date, the amount of money raised by 450 Sqn cadets in the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal stands at £823.55
*27 Nov - The 450 Sqn Balloon race took place today, more than 1700 balloons were released from the Sqn, total profit yet to be calculated but will exceed £1000!!
*26 Nov - OC 450 Sqn is pleased to announce the result of the Surrey Wing Battle of Britain Essay Competition, with the top prizes going to 450 Sqn! More in the members area...
*24 Nov - Current cadets who are interested in a Flying Scholarship see the members area.
*17 Nov - 11 Cadets from 450 Sqn went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson.
*14 Nov - Cadets from 450 turned out for Remembrance Sunday Church Service and Parade in Whyteleafe and RAF Kenley
*13 Nov - 1 Cadet from 450 Sqn represented London & South East Region in the Corps Swimming Gala at RAF Cranwell. Read more
*8 Nov - 4 cadets and the CO took part in the annual Royal British Legion 'Poppy Appeal' at Tesco in Purley. Click here for photograph.
*7 Nov - Congratulations to Cpl Hall, who has flown solo in a Grob Viking glider at Kenley on her Gliding Scholarship. Read More
*7 Nov - 3 cadets played Senior Rugby for Surrey Wing and 2 were selected to play in a future game for London & South East Region - Well done lads!
*6 Nov - 9 Cadets from 450 Sqn went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson.
*31 Oct - The Squadron attempted to hold a car boot sale but after torrential rain and only a few cars turning up, it was cancelled.
*28 Oct - 12 cadets from 450 visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to see the vast collection of aircraft.
*18 Oct - 1 further NCO was promoted (no photo)
*15 Oct - 2 NCOs were promoted. Read More
*9 Oct - 5 Cadets from 450 helped Surrey Wing to win 1st place at the Region Field Day. Report coming soon.
*1 Oct - Congratulations to Cpl Hall, who has been awarded a gliding scholarship for later in the month.
*29 Sep - 5 Cadets entered a Surrey Wing Essay Competition on the Battle of Britain, standing to win between £50 - £100 if they win their category.
*29 Sep - 7 Cadets travelled to RAF Benson for flying but due to bad weather, did not fly.
*25 & 26 Sep - Three NCOs from 450 Sqn attended a Surrey Wing NCO Course. READ MORE
*25 Sep - 2 450 Sqn cadets represent Surrey Wing in the Inter Wing Swimming Championships. READ MORE.
* 20 Sep - 450 Sqn excelled in the Wing Aircraft Recognition, Aeromodelling and Photography Competitions. READ MORE
*19 Sep - 21 cadets from 450 joined 8 other Sqns in the Battle of Britain Parade at RAF Kenley, after a special Church Service at St Lukes in Whyteleafe.
*18 Sep - 18 Cadets spent a total of 6 hours raising money in Caterham town centre for the Royal Air Force Association Wings Appeal
* 11 Sep - Cadets from 450 Sqn competed in the Surrey Wing Swimming Gala, READ MORE.
*4 & 5 Sept - Gliding at RAF Kenley - READ MORE
*5 Sept - Rheindahlen Camp Report - READ MORE
*5 Sept - Nijmegen March Report - READ MORE
*1 Sept - Announcement - 450 Sqn came 3rd in the 2009 / 2010 Wing Sports Competition - READ MORE
*27 August - Regional Commandant Group Captain Hakin attended 450 Squadron for an informal visit. He addressed the Cadets and was very pleased with the turnout and atmosphere at the Squadron.
*14 August - 32 Cadets from 450 Squadron joined a workforce of more than 50 Cadets from Surrey Wing to help at the 'RAF Kenley Airday' - which was a very wet airshow indeed!
*31 July - 7 Aug: 13 Cadets and 4 Staff spent a week on Squadron Camp in the Isle of Wight, taking in a range of activities whilst walking the coastal route of the island
*21-28 July - 3 Cadets and the CO from 450 attended the Summer Overseas Camp to JHQ, Rheindahlen, Germany, former HQ RAF Germany.
*19 July - This website was announced to the Squadron and 'goes live'.
*11 July - 7 Cadets helped out at the 'Kenley Funday', a community event at Kenley Common. They ended the day helping to produce charcoal!
*9 July - The squadron opened its doors for a special new recruits night
*4 July - The 450 Sqn drill team came 9th in the Surrey Wing Drill Competition
*2 July - 8 Cadets went Air Experience Flying at RAF Boscombe Down
* 26/27 June - 450 Sqn cadets worked a combined total of 180 hours at the Biggin Hill Airshow
*JUNE - JULY - Local schools are being visited for recruiting talks
*20 June: The 450 Sqn drill team came 3rd in the area competition, through to the final!
* 16 June: 7 Cadets went Air Experience Flying at RAF Benson
* 12 June: 3 Cadets took part in the Royal Flypast, flying in an RAF Tristar
* 15 May: 450 Sqn came 3rd in Surrey Wing Athletics Competition