2187 (Canvey) Squadron Air Training Corps

Annual Camp

A newspaper clipping from Phyllis Owens showing the ATC at their annual camp. Were you there? Do you remember what year this was? Can you name anyone in the picture, please comment below.

Members of the 2187 (Canvey) Squadron Air Training Corps at their annual camp

One officer and nine cadets of 2187 (Canvey) Squadron Air Training Corps were this year, attached to R.A.F. Henlow for annual camp.

This Royal Air Force Station is the Technical College of the R.A.F. where the technical officer is trained. The cadets were shown the facilities available also the museums of armament and engines which have been built up over the years. A visit to the Shuttleworth collections of aircraft cars and bi­cycles was carried out and proved to be of general interest.

Range Practice

“During the practices it is worthy of note that the Squadron obtained one R.A.F. and six A.T.C. marks­man certificates, one R.A.F. swim­ming certificate was obtained on a visit to the baths of R.A.F. Halton. All cadets obtained at least one flight in Chipmunk aircraft. Dur­ing the trips the cadets were invit­ed to handle the controls,” said a spokesman.

The Squadron which parades Mondays and Friday evenings at the Drill Hall, Runnymede Road, reassembles on Monday for the Winter programme.

Comments about this page

  • Rear Row, Second from the right is my brother Tom.

    By Paul Bonnett (10/10/2011)
  • The Officer in the picture was myself. The year was 1981 or 1982. Yes it was a very good camp

    By Frank McCaughey (16/07/2013)
  • Front row far left is my elder brother Alan Ashdown.

    By Richard Ashdown (07/09/2013)
  • Sorry Frank, that photo could not have been have been taken in 1981 or 1982. My brother Tom (Rear Row, Second from right) passed away in 1971 aged 21 – going by that, this photo would have to be maybe mid 60’s.

    By Paul Bonnett (26/06/2014)
  • This photo was taken 1962 or 1963. I am far left on the front row. I was proud to earn two marksman certificates, 1 each 303 and .22.

    By Alan Ashdown (09/11/2021)

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