740 (WHITBY) SQUADRON

740 (WHITBY) SQUADRON

WELCOME TO 740 (WHITBY) SQUADRON

Our Cadets take part in many exciting activities two nights a week and most weekends! From flying and gliding to camping, shooting, DofE & First Aid! We are open to all young people from 12 years old (and in Year 8 at school) up to their 17th birthday, and provide the sort of opportunities that only come once in a lifetime!

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740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC1 month ago

Last night was the squadrons final parade of 2020 and what a challenging year it's been!

We started the year as usual with many activities planned but quickly moved to virtual sessions which our cadets took in their stride. We were able...

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC1 month ago

Well done to all involved!

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
Royal Air Force Air Cadets
Christmas Actually! **Please share**

Performed, recorded and filmed on mobile phones during Lockdown #2 in November 2020 by cadets across the UK.

Audio recording of "Fairytale of New York" was performed by cadets and supporting music tutors of the RAFAC National Concert Band. With just 2 weeks to learn the music and without rehearsal, cadets recorded their individual instrumental part on their mobile phone. These separate clarinet, trombone, drum parts etc were all then mixed together to create the full band sound that you can hear on the track. It has to be remembered, that this band has not met in person since their concert at St Clement Danes Church, London, in August 2019 and that some of these cadets who were selected for the 2020 Band have not met up in person at all! To create this soundtrack individually and without rehearsal is a real testament to the talented young musicians within the Corps. This is genuinely not a backing track and I would really like to stress that the accompanying music has been recorded from scratch using mobile phones across the UK! It is an amazing feat of technology!

The video clips of cadets in uniform / xmas attire / dancing are all members of the National Concert Band and as you can see, they are not short of humour or personality! The National Concert Band caters for some of the most advanced musicians in the Corps many of whom go on to have careers in music. The audio recording is a sequel to the virtual Africa performance in April 2020.

Also included in the video is footage from the virtual performances that took place earlier this year. There is a clip from "Africa" performed by the National Concert Band which went viral and ended up on Sky News. The National String Ensemble's virtual performance as well as a clip of the National Choir's performance on Britain's Got Talent - all of which did take place in 2020. We have also included a clip from the National Pipes & Drums and the National Marching Band to represent all 5 National Ensembles.

Cadets from across the National Ensembles representing all of RAFAC Music Services, also had the opportunity to submit photos of themselves taking part in cadet activities that are indicative of 2020. E.g. VE Day celebrations, clapping for the NHS on the doorstep, creating their own virtual performances, screenshots of virtual parade nights etc.

And of course, it features a special guest in Santa - who we believe will be recognisable by most of the Corps so do not want to give the game away here!

#WhatWeDo #NextGen #ChristmasActually #LoveActually #RAFACMusic #MerryChristmas #Lockdown2
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC2 months ago

WEEKLY UPDATE

This has been the most difficult of years for the @aircadets family, with the vast majority of cadets and volunteers barred from face-to-face cadet activity due to continued pandemic restrictions.

Whilst the...

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC2 months ago

Remembrance Ensemble 🎺

To end the squadrons remembrance events we have some of our cadets and staff playing 'God Save the Queen'.

Organised by one of our cadet corporals, each member of the ensemble recorded their parts to then...

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC1 month ago

Last night was the squadrons final parade of 2020 and what a challenging year it's been!

We started the year as usual with many activities planned but quickly moved to virtual sessions which our cadets took in their stride. We were able...

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC1 month ago

Well done to all involved!

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
Royal Air Force Air Cadets
Christmas Actually! **Please share**

Performed, recorded and filmed on mobile phones during Lockdown #2 in November 2020 by cadets across the UK.

Audio recording of "Fairytale of New York" was performed by cadets and supporting music tutors of the RAFAC National Concert Band. With just 2 weeks to learn the music and without rehearsal, cadets recorded their individual instrumental part on their mobile phone. These separate clarinet, trombone, drum parts etc were all then mixed together to create the full band sound that you can hear on the track. It has to be remembered, that this band has not met in person since their concert at St Clement Danes Church, London, in August 2019 and that some of these cadets who were selected for the 2020 Band have not met up in person at all! To create this soundtrack individually and without rehearsal is a real testament to the talented young musicians within the Corps. This is genuinely not a backing track and I would really like to stress that the accompanying music has been recorded from scratch using mobile phones across the UK! It is an amazing feat of technology!

The video clips of cadets in uniform / xmas attire / dancing are all members of the National Concert Band and as you can see, they are not short of humour or personality! The National Concert Band caters for some of the most advanced musicians in the Corps many of whom go on to have careers in music. The audio recording is a sequel to the virtual Africa performance in April 2020.

Also included in the video is footage from the virtual performances that took place earlier this year. There is a clip from "Africa" performed by the National Concert Band which went viral and ended up on Sky News. The National String Ensemble's virtual performance as well as a clip of the National Choir's performance on Britain's Got Talent - all of which did take place in 2020. We have also included a clip from the National Pipes & Drums and the National Marching Band to represent all 5 National Ensembles.

Cadets from across the National Ensembles representing all of RAFAC Music Services, also had the opportunity to submit photos of themselves taking part in cadet activities that are indicative of 2020. E.g. VE Day celebrations, clapping for the NHS on the doorstep, creating their own virtual performances, screenshots of virtual parade nights etc.

And of course, it features a special guest in Santa - who we believe will be recognisable by most of the Corps so do not want to give the game away here!

#WhatWeDo #NextGen #ChristmasActually #LoveActually #RAFACMusic #MerryChristmas #Lockdown2
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC2 months ago

WEEKLY UPDATE

This has been the most difficult of years for the @aircadets family, with the vast majority of cadets and volunteers barred from face-to-face cadet activity due to continued pandemic restrictions.

Whilst the...

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC
740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC2 months ago

Remembrance Ensemble 🎺

To end the squadrons remembrance events we have some of our cadets and staff playing 'God Save the Queen'.

Organised by one of our cadet corporals, each member of the ensemble recorded their parts to then...

740 (Whitby) Squadron, ATC

740 (Whitby) Squadron

Rear of Whitby Sixth Form,
Whitby, YO21 1QA

✉ oc.740@rafac.mod.gov.uk
☏ 01947 825764 (Calls are answered on parade nights only)

Parade Nights: Monday & Thursday 7pm - 9.30pm

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