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Paving the Way to a Brighter Future

218 Rotherham Squadron has made a postive difference to the lives of young people in Rotherham since it was founded all those years ago. 

It is part of the South and West Yorkshire Wing of the national Royal Air  Force Air Cadet organisation and meets twice weekly at the Army Reserves Centre on Fitzwilliam Road. The motto of the squadron reads "Nulli Secundus" meaning "Second to None". 

The squadron provides young people between the ages of 12 (Year 8) and 20 with a wide variety of challenges and opportunities which enable them to unlock their potential and make new friendships. 

Currently the squadron consists of around 60 Cadets, 10 Cadet NCOs plus a number of trained Adult Staff. 

The squadron prides itself on its core strengths of commitment and discipline, always fostering a keen sense of team spirit and loyalty. 

If you want to play your part in the future of 218 Squadron then we want to hear from you.

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Events information:

First Parade - 18.45 - 19.15
Training Period 1 - 19.15 - 20.00
Break - 20.00 - 20.15
Training Period 2 - 20.15 - 21.00
Final Parade 21.00 - 21.15

First Aid - DPM/MTP
Drill Training - Wedgewood Blue
Projects - Working blue
DofE Circuits - PT Kit
Fieldcraft - DPM/MTP
Lesson or PT - Working blue with PT Kit
Leadership/Teambuilding - DPM/MTP
AT/DofE - Working blue
Entertainments Evening - Civilian clothing
Weapons Training - DPM/MTP

All uniform is free on initial issue and fair replacement, except shoes, boots which can be purchased through squadron

£10 per month paid by standing order

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation

Improving lives through vocational education.
CVQO is an education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and the adult volunteers who devote their time to running them.


The Weather Lottery

Please help us to raise funds, so that we can widen the opportunities and experiences of our young people. We will use your contributions to enrich the range of activities we deliver so that they can reach their full potential and to become outstanding citizens in the community.


Contact Us

Army Reserves Centre
Fitzwilliam Road
S65 1SH


01709 836347