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Welcome to 282 East Ham Squadron

Welcome to the East Ham Air Cadets – 'The Next Generation'. We are one of hundreds of Air Cadet Squadrons around the country.

We take part in many activities including flying, gliding, going on camps, taking part in all kinds of action, adventure and sports. It’s great fun too, with the opportunity to enjoy an enviable social life and make many new friends. How far are YOU from having a good time?

Awards Evening 2010

Air Cadets, aged 13 to 20, and our supporting staff get the opportunity to participate in a large range of stimulating and rewarding activities. Where else could you learn to fly aerobatics, visit Royal Air Force Stations, tour foreign countries, play sports from local to National level, learn the skills to lead expeditions, become a target shooting marksman, gain your Duke of Edinburgh Awards, earn BTECs (up to 6 G.C.S.E.s), canoe through white water, assist your community, join a band, learn aviation subjects, go caving, parachute, climb, sail, ski...

Weekend exercise in Bramley

There are lots and lots of activities. These and much more are readily available to you as a member of our squadron and indeed the Air Training Corps, whether you are a cadet or staff member.

So if you want to join the "Top Crew" get in touch


We're simply the best..

2011 has shown to be a great year so far for 282 Squadron after progressing to great heights in the Sir Alan Lees Trophy competition, a competition to find the best ATC Squadron in the United Kingdom. The Squadron has made it to the final 6 units out of 969!

The Squadron was nominated by London Wing as the Sir Alan Lees Trophy representatives for 2011 and after facing a togh inspection by the Regional Commandant, was succesfully selected as the best Squadron in the London and South East Region... 1st out of 171 Squadrons!

The final stage was representing the Region at Corps Level, facing the best of the other 5 Regions in the UK.

Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Barbara Cooper visited the Squadron on the 6th June to carry out the final inspection. The cadets worked extremely hard to get the Squadron prepared and were ready to show their best.

The inspecting Officers were very impressed after their visit and the cadets done a fine job of presenting their 'TopCrew'.

The Squadron has done extremely well to reach the final top 6 Squadrons in the Corps! Good luck TopCrew.. Results will be published soon, fingers crossed..

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