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196 (Walsall) Squadron is based at the Cadet Training Centre in Bloxwich and serves the areas of Bloxwich, Walsall, and further afield.

196 (Walsall) Squadron was formed in 1941 and has a long proud history within Staffordshire Wing and also the Wales and West region. The squadron is based at the Cadet Training Centre Centre in Bloxwich, Walsall and operates 50 weeks a year. With a strength of 30+ cadets and a determined professional staff team the Squadron has loads of opportunities for its members ranging from flying to shooting to sport.

'Resurgam' - We Will Rise

‘Resurgam’; this is our Squadron's motto and means ‘We Will Rise’; it's something the cadets and staff endeavor to live by. We want to get the most out of the opportunities offered, and to always come away with the best results. Be that going for gold at competitions, or making sure cadets get some amazing experiences, it’s what really makes this the organisation to be part of.

As a member of the Squadron, you’ll take part in local activities on the unit on parade nights. Dotted throughout the year you’ll get a chance to go on visits to camps, try your hand at kayaking, hill walking, camping, caving, mountain biking, offshore sailing, and winter sports to name just a few. Our activities are challenging, and we’ll always push you to get the most out of what’s available.

It’s not just training in the UK either. We’ve recently run expeditions to India, the Alps, Cyprus, South Africa & Everest Base Camp

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Our volunteers are the inspirational connection between the organisation and our cadets. All Air Cadet Squadrons are run by Adult volunteers, from all walks of life.

Some are ex-cadets, some ex-forces and some joined when their child joined as a cadet, but all have a desire to make the cadet experience a great one. All our staff are fully trained and qualified in the activities they run, and all are strictly checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with internal security checks.

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Flt Lt Hartland 

Officer Commanding

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Sqn Adjutant

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Sqn Warrant Officer

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