321 (City of Newcastle) Squadron
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Welcome to the webpage of 321 (City of Newcastle) Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets.
With staff and cadets coming from throughout the greater Newcastle area, our squadron is the region's largest and most active AAFC unit, providing an unrivalled cadet experience in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter.
Originally formed in February 1952, the squadron has now been in continuous operation for almost 70 years, and has strong links with the local community. The squadron staff and senior cadets pride themselves in delivering a wide variety of training and experiences to the cadet members of the squadron.
At 321 Squadron we train and encourage young Australians to become capable leaders, who take responsibility for their actions, and who are able to set an example for their peers. The unit plays an important part in the community, often representing our parent service at commemorations and functions. By the time they leave the AAFC, 321 Squadron cadets will have experienced positions of responsibility, and will have learned important life-long lessons about self-discipline and leadership. Yes, it is a challenge, but that's what life is all about!
The squadron has a long tradition of fostering personal growth through a comprehensive program which espouses the squadron core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. In addition to delivering the AAFC training syllabus, there are ample opportunities for leadership and character development. Each year, 321 Squadron cadets are offered a wide variety of activities such as air experience flights, ceremonial parades, fieldcraft and adventure training, firearms safety training and range practices, and social events. Cadets can also participate in camps and courses during the school holidays, including powered flying and gliding, general service training at RAAF bases, and promotion courses. As cadets gain more experience, national and international activities also become available. Let's face it - where else would you be given the opportunity to fly solo in a powered aircraft or glider before you can drive a car?
Whatever you do with your life, at the end of your time as a 321 Squadron AAFC cadet you'll be self-motivated, confident, and ready for anything.
At this Wing we bring together cadets from different squadrons for training and activities.