The Rule of 6 in England - Squadron update
From Monday 14th September it will become illegal to socialise in groups larger than 6 in England with some notable exceptions such as places of work and schools. As an organisation we are following guidance from the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and the National Youth Agency.
In response to the new rule of 6 being introduced the NYA have published a statement saying “as an essential service, youth sector activities can continue unchanged provided they are COVID secure in line with our guidance”
I am pleased to say that as an organisation we will be continuing our efforts to return to face to face training as soon as possible working in bubble sizes of 15 as per NYA guidance as well as following all guidance issued by the MOD and HM Government. We are currently working through all of our building checks and implementing the measures required for us to reopen as a squadron in a safe manner and I hope to bring you more news in the not to distant future, this is all of course subject to local restrictions and any updated guidance we receive.
Below is a representative but not exhaustive list of activity that has been or is being cancelled
Current Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course with all remaining students to graduate as though they had completed the course
Current Junior Leaders Course with all remaining students to graduate as though they had completed the course
2020 International Air Cadet Exchange programme both outbound and inbound
All overseas trips
Air Cadet Air Experience Flying
Air Cadet gliding until further noitce
Tayside Aviation Flying Scholarships
All Air Cadet Road Marching up to and including Nijmegen 2020
Royal International Air Tattoo
Warcop camp Oct 2020
The Squadron senior management team will continue delivering a Virtual Parade Night programme through Microsoft Teams, until further notice. Cadets can find what activities are going on through Cadet Portal. Keep an eye out on all of our communication methods.
Hands - Face - Space - stay safe!
Cadets across the country celebrated the 79th anniversary of formation of the Air Training Corps on Sunday 2nd February 2020.
607 (Wearmouth) Squadron was no different, we joined in celebrations and a service of thanksgiving at St. Andrews Church in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Air Training Corps, part of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets organisation, was formed by royal warrent on the 5th February 1941 and Air Cadets mark this date with celebrations on the closest Sunday to the anniversary, the Sunday is referred to as ATC Sunday. ATC Sunday is always a great opportunity for reflection and thanks for the organisation that a brought us all together with a shared interest.
UPDATED 20.03.2020 21:50
Currently, the Royal Air Force Air Cadets are following all NHS guidelines in response to COVID-19(Coronavirus).
In response to COVID-19 and to keep all our cadets and adult volunteers safe:
All RAFAC face-to-face activity is suspended until the end of May