Our Projects

Our Projects

As a Cadet at 372 Squadron you will have the opportunity to take part in interesting projects, that will help Cadets to learn new skills and more about the Royal Air Force or the Air Training Corps.

Model Making Classes

001The Squadron now holds regular model making classes, to teach Cadets the art of making models.

This hobby also helps to teach team working, spatial awareness, problem solving & understanding written and drawn instructions.

Cadets choose a model aircraft, or can bring their own, and are coached by Staff, who themselves are model makers.

The models made by the Cadets will be entered into the Wing Model Making Competition and entered into model shows that we attend, such as the Fleet Air Arm Model show.

The Air Power during the Normandy (D-Day) Campaign Project

This project aims to research the role of the RAF and air power during the Normandy Campaign.   Cadets will visit the RAF Museum, Museum of Army Aviation and others,  and carry out a site visit to the Normandy battlefield (provisionally scheduled for July 2015). Cadets will also learn:

  • Interviewing skills, when interviewing Veterans
  • Website maintenance
  • Research skills
  • Map reading and plotting
  • The history of the Normandy D-Day Campaign, and the role that the RAF played on the ground, comparing this with how this is done today

Cadets will be required to research one of the following topics for presentation before the site visit, and in Normandy.  Following the site visit they will also present an update on what they learnt as part of a group presentation on the Project.

  1. Strategic Air Power during the Normandy Campaign
  2. Tactical Air Power during the Normandy Campaign
  3. Casualty evacuation during the Normandy Campaign
  4. The role of 617 (Dambusters) during the Normandy Campaign ( ECM)
  5. Air landings ( Gliders)
  6. Air landings (Parachute)
  7. Logistics
  8. Forward landing airfields
  9. The RAF Servicing Commando during the Normandy Campaign
  10. The RAF Regiment during the Normandy Campaign
  11. Radar and night air operations during the Normandy Campaign
  12. Webmasters (x2)  [Responsible for updating the website]

Progress to date (Mar 2015)

  • Sadly our application to be supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund was rejected
  • The ferry crossing from UK to Normandy has proved prohibitively expensive ( £1280), so we are looking at the alternative route via Calais.
  • Battlefield tour itinerary has been planned
  • French minibus laws being investigated