Daventry Air Cadets try their hand at flying, sports and more

Cadet Harry May getting ready for his first flight
Cadet Harry May getting ready for his first flight

It’s going to be a hectic month for Daventry Air cadets with cadets trying out sports, flying, going on camp and attending local events.

A group of 14 cadets recently tried their hands at basketball and a rock climbing session is planned for next month. Cadets will also be spending a week at RAF Odinham, a Chinook station, and will get a chance not only to fly in a Chinook but at take an Air Experience flight too.

Cadet Callaghan said: “Last time I went flying I got to take control as we flew and I’m really looking for to seeing the Chinooks too.”

Cadets will also be stewards at Daventry Cinema Festival and raise money for a new squadron minibus.

The Daventry Air Cadet unit is now recruiting new cadets aged between 12-and- a-half (Year 8 at school) and 18 years old, living in the Daventry area.

Last year Daventry cadets tried their hand at flying, gliding, shooting, sailing, walking, rock climbing and visited RAF stations. Cadets took part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and worked towards BTECs in aviation studies and public service.

The Daventry Squadron is based in the cadet centre, Waterloo, in Daventry and meets on Mondays and Thursdays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. For further information, visit on a parade night or email