AIR cadets in Salisbury had their annual formal inspection last week.

No 1010 (City of Salisbury) Squadron Air Training Corps welcomed their former squadron commander Stuart Hodgson, who is now Dorset & Wiltshire Wing Air Training Corps Headquarters staff officer.

The 26 cadets took part in a formal parade, were presented with awards and certificates and gave presentations about some of their activities in front of parents and friends.

The inspection was also attended by the squadron’s honorary president, Air Chief Marshal Sir Joseph Gilbert, the president of the Salisbury branch of the Royal Air Forces’ Association, Wing Commander John Taylor, and the squadron’s civilian committee.

Later in the evening, guests were given a fieldcraft demonstration by the cadets, which highlighted some of the training they have been undertaking.

The squadron is always looking for new members. The Air Training Corps offers a rewarding aviation environment for young people aged 13 to 20. Cadets get involved in flying, gliding, shooting, sports and other activities.

Anyone interested in finding out more can go to or call 1010 Squadron on 01722 320634.