It’s chocks away for Dronfield cadets’ new centre

Dronfield cadets centre, on Hartington Road, was opened on Thursday, Sepetmber 30, by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty with the commanding officer at Dronfield, Flight Lieutenant Steve Broomhead, both pictured.
Dronfield cadets centre, on Hartington Road, was opened on Thursday, Sepetmber 30, by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty with the commanding officer at Dronfield, Flight Lieutenant Steve Broomhead, both pictured.

Dronfield Air Training Corps cadets have opened a new training centre in the town and hope to attract even more youngsters.

The centre, on Hartington Road, was opened on Thursday, Sepetmber 30, by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty with the commanding officer at Dronfield, Flight Lieutenant Steve Broomhead, both pictured.

Work originally began on the new centre in January while the cadets had been using Coal Aston Village Hall.

Flt Lt Broomhead said: “It is our hope that this new building will attract more young people from Dronfield to join our squadron.”

The new centre boasts more facilities and by joining up youngsters will get the chance to experience flying and gliding.

The 1890 Dronfield Squadron train on Monday and Wednesday evenings between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Anyone aged between 12 and 20 is welcome to join the squadron. Those interested can contact 1890@aircadets.org or visit www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets for details.