1265 (Horncastle) Squadron is based in Horncastle in the heart of Lincolnshire. We are one of nearly 1000 Squadrons that make up the Air Training Corps (also known as the Air Cadets). The Air Training Corps is a voluntary uniformed military youth organisation for young people between the ages of 12 (and in Year 8 at school) and 20 years.
1265 Squadron parades on both Tuesdays and Thursdays between 19:00 and 21:30. There are also plenty of weekend activities to take part in depending on your interests.
This website is intended to provide an overview of the Squadrons activities and life as a member of the Air Training Corps. If you would like more information about joining as a cadet or adult volunteer please click here.
Our cadets regularly take part in a wide range of challenging and exciting activities including; flying and gliding, shooting, adventure training, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, first aid, sports, parade and drill.
In addition to their regular activities they also get the opportunity to attend a number of national and international camps to RAF stations each year.
The Air Cadet motto is "Venture Adventure" and our activities as well as being challenging and great fun, are designed to help develop such as leadership, a sense of community, responsibility and citizenship. The aims of the Air Cadet Organisation are:
To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
To provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life.
To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.
Two weeks ago 1265 (Horncastle) Squadron launched RAFAC.UK, a project established with the aim of providing free and low cost hosting, email and cloud storage services to RAF Air Cadet Squadrons, Regions and Wings.
We’re pleased to report that in our first two weeks we’ve setup services for Squadrons around England and Wales including:
1265 (Horncastle) Squadron, Trent Wing
856 (Chirk) Squadron, No. 2 Welsh Wing
1092 (Bridgend) Squadron, No. 3 Welsh Wing
2468 (St Gregory’s School) Squadron, Greater Manchester Wing
We have two further Squadrons we’ll be adding to our network this week.
A website can be a powerful tool to help your unit recruit new Cadets and Volunteers and connect with its local community.
Over the next few days 1265 (Horncastle) Sqn will join with the rest of the nation in remembering those who have paid the ultimate price to protect us and our way of life.
On Saturday 7th we'll be in Horncastle Town centre selling poppies with the Royal British Legion, helping them to raise funds to look after those who have returned with the physical and mental scars of conflict.
On Sunday 8th we'll be joining the Royal Anglian Regiment, the Royal British Legion and several other youth organisations to parade through Horncastle as part of the Remembrance Sunday commemorations.
On Friday 13th we'll be joining 1073 (Skegness) Sqn at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at The Embassy Theatre, Skegness.
"Never has so much been owed to so many by so few" - Winston Churchill