*** COVID-19 - Squadron Closed ***
As part of their response to the coronavirus threat, Tregoze Primary School have cancelled all external bookings until at least 24th April 2020. This has unfortunately forced us to stand the squadron down until further notice.
With immediate effect, cadets and staff are not to attend TPS on parade nights until advised otherwise by this notice or email.
Squadron staff can still be contacted for all matters by phone/email - refer to the Contact Us page.
All upcoming off-squadron events over the next few months are likely to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and updates regarding these events will be communicated via Cadet Portal and email as we receive them.
WO Ley - 17th March 2020
Welcome to 633 (West Swindon) Squadron, part of the UK's Air Training Corps. We are a unit of on average 45 Air Cadets - boys and girls ranging in age from 12 to 20 years old, supported by a dedicated team of volunteer staff sharing a passion for new challenges, aviation and adventurous activities.
We parade on Monday and Friday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30pm at Tregoze Primary School, West Swindon.
See further down this page for articles and social media posts showing what we have been up to lately...
On the 6th May, 16 cadets from 633 squadron went to Lechade Duck Race for the day to help with car parking, duck-selling and generally supporting the event. Within the showground there were stalls from RAFAC merchandise, the RAF police, live music, a Vigilant glider and a gazelle helicopter both on static display. There was also multiple food outlets that were selling delicious hot and cold food, and stalls showing animals such as goats, a calf, chicks, ducks and bunnies that you could stroke and hold.
On 29th April we had a visit from the Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service to show us the kind of kit and techniques they use to combat fires in different circumstances. The visit started with a tour of the fire engine which they use and all of the equipment they use. One of the most interesting parts I found was how they pumped water and the different hoses that are used.
Air rifle shooting was one of the best activities that I have experienced in the Air Cadets. It took about 1 hour to get to the shooting range, where we had 2 hours of training on how to use the weapons, including basic commands, the safety procedures we would need to know to operate them safely and the different parts of the weapons. Once we had done the training, we had to do a Weapon Handling Test (WHT) that certified that we could safely operate the rifles.