1406 Stamford Squadron

Welcome to
1406 Spalding Squadron
Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Parade Nights
Every Tuesday at 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Every Thursday at 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Civilian Committee

Under the constitution of the Royal Air Force Air Cadet Corps, each squadron is overseen by a Civilian Committee. The main purpose of the committee is to ensure local independent non-RAF control of the Squadron and devoting much time to fund-raising for the Squadron – itself part of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) – a registered charity.

The Squadron can not run without a committee and their main responsibility is to handle the financial side making sure subs are paid and paying fees to Wing.  Like most committee’s it has a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and committee members. They help raise funds for various activities the cadets take part in and buy new equipment such as radios, tents, Duke of Edinburgh equipment, help with catering at the annual Wing Field Weekend, and refreshments on enrolment evenings and open days. Our main outlay is funding the mini bus that takes the cadets to various activities such as sports events, camps, orienteering and community events.

The committee have organised bag packs, tombola’s, sponsored events including a gruelling sponsored combat crawl which is harder than it sounds!  Usually having stalls at various local events in and around Spalding and the older cadets have helped with raffles at the Peterborough Greyhound Stadium.

Further general information about the role of the Squadron Civilian Management Committee can be found on the RAF Air Cadets web site .

We are always interested to hear from potential new members of the Squadron Civilian Committee, we meet approximately every 6-8 weeks usually on a squadron night. Most people have a talent for something so please come and give your support to enable the staff at the Squadron to give your Son or Daughter a great time.

Civilian Committee Staff

Wing Commander Josh Fortune RAF : (Squadron President) – Josh became President of 1406 Sqn Civilian Committee in 2015 with the retirement of the old President due to ill health. Josh commissioned into the Engineer Branch in April 2002 and has spent much of his career working with the RAF Tornado aircraft in variants F3 and GR4. He also undertook the Joint Service EOD course qualifying as a Conventional Munitions Disposal Officer and served in the Falklands for a whole year. He’s also been Senior Officer for the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team – The Red Arrows. He will be a welcome and experienced addition to the Civilian Committee with help and advice on Service Matters.

Mr David Wait : (Chair) 

Mrs Lyn Kirk : Started with the squadron about 8 years ago as a helper, before joining the Civilian Committee. Currently runs the cadet “Tuck Shop”, refreshments and catering for events. Volunteers for fund raising events such as bag packs and tom bolas. Has had two sons and one daughter who have all been cadets and worked through the cadets ranks.