Packed year ahead for Diss squadron as the Air Training Corps celebrates 75 years

Diss air cadets

Diss air cadets - Credit: Archant

The Air Training Corps is reminding youngsters that it offers them a range of activities as it celebrates its 75th birthday.

The youth organisation gives young people aged between 12 and 19 the opportunity to fly, receive first aid training and train for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

There are currently 23 cadets at 1070 squadron Diss, which meets every Tuesday and Thursday between 7pm and 9.30pm

At the weekend the cadets from 1070 joined squadrons from Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Beccles, Wymondham and Caister to celebrate the organisation's 75th anniversary by taking part in a special parade.

Steve Anderson, warrant offer at Diss, said there is a lot for youngsters to do if they join.

He said: 'It's going well at the moment and we have a good number of cadets. We have a fantastic year in front of us with fantastic events.

'If you want to go flying, you can go flying. There is a lot on.'

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The squadron is collecting for the Community Chest and hope to take the cadets to a white water rafting centre if they were to receive some of the money.

For more information about the Diss squadron, call the squadron on 01379 641247

For more information about the Community Chest, visit

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