492 Squadron News


National Corps Band Competition 2016

2nd for the Ensemble in our first year of entering the competition! Highest ever placing for Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing. The band (nick-named the Red Aces after the sqn's band in the 1940s) won and Wing and Region with a piece composed by Cdt Sgt Luckhurst and a rendition of Adele's Skyfall sung by Cdt Bullock. They then mixed it up at Corps, swapping Skyfall with 'Feelin Good'. A fabulous and impressive result for the entirely cadet led band.


Wing Swimming Results 2016

Overall Girls - 1st
Senior Girls - 1st
Junior Girls - 1st
Senior Boys - 1st
Intermediate Boys - 1st
Jnr Boys - 3rd


Also picked up the following on the day:
W&B Wing Best Female Sports cadet of the year, Cpl Yasmin Rose.
Overall sports Sqn of the year for 10 years in a row


2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Air Cadet Organisation. To mark this momentous occasion, cadets and staff at 492 (Solihull) Squadron are taking part in a nationwide sports challenge, set by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, Commandant Air Cadets.

The sports challenge consists of five different sporting challenges of varying skill ability, including: skipping, the plank, keepy ups,  target practise and shuttle runs. The sports challenge aims to bring all air cadets and staff together to celebrate and gain recognition for this achievement. The challenge also focuses on promoting health and fitness as well as keeping in with some of our key ethos such as teamwork and leadership. The sports challenge will draw to a close on 31/7/2016 with a prize of £750 being awarded to the highest scoring squadron during each of the five challenges and the wing with the highest amount of cadet and staff participation. Good Luck to all at 492 Squadron!


Wing Athletics 2016

Cat A- junior boys 1st
Cat B- youth 2nd
Cat C- junior men 1st
Cat D- junior girls 1st
Cat E- Junior women 1st
Overall boys- 1st
Overall girls- 1st

6 of 7 trophies won. 50 492 cadets competed on the day. Incredible result!


Wing Field Day Results 2016

Best Drill Sqn
Joint 1st for Best Drill NCO IC (CWO Alex Edwards)
Best Shooting sqn
Best Shot
Best Ensemble
Best Solo Bugleist


Wing Cross Country 2016
Junior Girls 2nd
Junior Boys 1st
Inter boys 1st
Senior girls 1st
Senior boys 1st
4 out of 5 trophies; 5 medals; unbelievable effort by all 27 runners


Wing Swimming 2015
Jun Girls -1st
Jun Boys -1st
Sen Girls -1st
Sen Boys - 1st
Overall Girls -1st
Overall Boys -1st

Ladies and Gents we won EVERY trophy that was on offer. Total clean sweep.

2014/2015 W&B Wing Best Sports Cadet - Cpl Holly Hopkins

2014/2015 W&B Wing Best Sports Squadron (9th successive year)

2015 Wing Athletics    
- 1st Senior Girls
- 1st Overall Girls
- 1st Intermediate Boys
- 1st Overall Boys
- 2nd Junior Boys
- 2nd Senior Boys

Wing Field Day 2015
Best Overall Warwickshire & Birmingham Squadron 2015 (Per Ardua Cu!)
- 1st Solo Bugler (Cpl Fraser Luckhurst)
- 1st Aircraft Modelling (Cdt Dimitrios Martin)
- 1st Individual Cadet Photo
- 2nd Drill
- 2nd Model Diorama
- 2nd Cadet Photo Portfolio
- 3rd Shooting
- 3rd Aircraft Recognition

Wing Field Day 2014
- Drill - 1st (by 129 points, smashed it)
- Drill NCO - 3rd
- Jun Air Rec - 1st
- Snr First Aid - 2nd
- Banner Drill - 2nd
- PR single photo - 3rd
- Jun 5-a-side - 1st
- Netball 2nd

Wing Athletics 2014
- 1st Junior Girls
- 1st Overall Boys

Wing Swimming Results 2013
1st Junior Boys
1st Junior Girls
1st Overall Boys
1st Overall Girls
2nd Senior Boys
>16 medals!

Wing Field Day 2013
Best sport Sqn (7th year running)
1st Junior Modelling
2nd Senior Modelling
1st Junior 5a-side Football
1st Drill
Joint Drill cane winner
2nd Per Ardua Cup

Inter Squadron Athletics 2012
1st Junior Boys
3rd (Joint) Intermediate Boys
1st Senior Boys
2nd Junior Girls
1st Overall Boys

Wing Swimming Results 2012
1st Junior Girls
1st Senior Boys
1st Overall Girls
2nd Combined Boys

Wing Field Day 2012
Best sports Sqn (6th year running)
2nd Senior Modelling
3rd PR Media Design
3rd PR Single Photograph
5th First Aid
6th Junior Aircraft Recognition

Wing Athletics 2012
3rd Overall Girls
3rd Intermediate Boys

Cross Country Results 2012
1st Junior Girls
2nd Intermediate Boys
3rd Senior Boys

Wing Swimming Results 2011
1st Junior Girls
1st Senior Boys
2nd Overall Boys
2nd Overall Girls

Wing Field Day Results 2011
1st Overall Sports Sqn (5th Year Running)
1st Jnr 5-a-side Football
2nd Jnr Modelling
3rd Per Ardua Cup
3rd Shooting

Athletics Results 2011
1st Senior Boys
1st Intermediate Boys
1st Overall Boys

Cross Country Results 2010
1st Intermediate Boys
3rd Senior Boys
3rd Senior Girls

Wing Swimming Results 2010
1st Overall Boys
1st Combined Boys
2nd Junior Boys
3rd Senior Boys
3rd Combined Girls

Wing Field Day Results 2010
1st Overall Sports Sqn
1st Drill NCO IC
2nd Aircraft Recognition
3rd Drill
3rd Banner Drill
3rd Cadet Photo PR
5th Per Ardua Cup

Sports Results 2010
1st - Intermediate Boys
1st - Overall Boys
3rd - Junior Men

Wing Swimming Results 2009
1st Junior Boys
1st Overall Boys

Wing Field Day Results 2009
Best Overall Squadron 2009 - "Per Ardua" Cup
1st - Overall Sports
1st - Junior Boys 5-a-side Football
1st - Aircraft Recognition
1st - Drill NCO
2nd - Drill

Wing Athletics Results 2009
1st Junior Boys
1st Intermediate Boys
1st Overall Boys
1st Senior Girls
2nd Overall Girls

Cross Country Results 2008
1st - Intermediate Boys
2nd - Junior Boys
2nd - Senior Girls

Wing Swimming Results 2008
Combined Boys
Intermediate Boys Trophy

Wing Field Day Results 2008
Best Overall Squadron 2008 - "Per Ardua" Cup
1st - Overall Sports
1st - Best Sports Cadet
1st - Drill NCO
1st - Drill
1st - Senior Modelling
1st - Academic Trophy
2nd - Senior Boys 5-a-side Football

Cross Country Results 2007
1st Overall - Senior Boys
1st Overall - Intermediate Boys
1st Overall - Junior Boys

Wing Swimming Results 2007
1st - Senior Boys
1st - Combined Boys
2nd - Junior Boys
2nd - Junior Girls

Wing Field Day Results 2007
Best Overall Squadron 2007 - "Per Ardua" Cup
1st - Overall Sports
1st - Junior Boys 5-a-side Football
1st - Senior Boys 5-a-side Football
1st - Drill
1st - Junior Modelling