637 Squadron

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There are two links the 637 Squadron website – this is the one to use.

Sqaudron are based at RAF Little Rissington, equipped with Grob Vigilant T Mk 1s.The Squadron enables hundreds of 13 to 22 year olds to undergo a variety of flying training courses to experience powered flying for the first time.

Volunteer Gliding Squadrons (VGSs) are Royal Air Force flying training units to train Air Cadets from the Combined Cadet Force and the Air Training Corps.

The VGSs operate under the administration of the Air Cadet Organisation’s Flying Branch, but come under No.22 (Training) Group, formerly the Royal Air Force Training Defence Agency, of the Royal Air Force Air Command. The 28 Units, along with the Air Cadet Central Gliding School, are standardised annually by the Royal Air Force Central Flying School.

VGSs are made up of volunteer staff. Each is headed by a Commanding Officer and several executives, all of whom are commissioned into the Training Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Instructors comprise a mixture of regular RAF/RN/Army personnel, Reservists, civilian gliding instructors (CGIs) and Flight Staff Cadets (FSCs).

2 Comments

  • Good Morning
    My name is John Bean (Ex RAF 10 Sqn/241 OCU Air Engineer Leader years ago!). Some time past I met the CO of the VGS unit at Little Rissington (he gave a presentation to the Oxford Group of the LAA) and I understood he was also I/C the Brize Norton Flying Club. I am trying to contact him so could you please either pass my email address to him so we cam communicate or, if permitted, let me have his contact details.
    Thanks
    John

  • Sounds like Mat Lane, I can put you in contact!

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