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  • 1941
    2011
    1440 SQUADRON SHOREHAM AND DISTRICT
    AIR TRAINING CORPS
  • 1440 SQUADRON HEADQUARTERS
    Formed Middle Road School in on 24 April 1941
    Moved to the north side of Shoreham Airport
    Relocated to the TA Centre in Eastern Avenue
    Moved into new building in Eastern Avenue when the TA Centre is sold for housing
  • Site of Squadron HQ from 1948 till 195???
  • Article in Air Cadet Review in 1948 announcing the official opening of the new HQ
    The full text appears on the next slide.
  • Air Cadet Review Volume 10 1948
    No 1440 (Shoreham Southwick) Squadron
    The new headquarters of the Shoreham and Southwick Squadron at Shoreham Airport were officially opened on Monday 30 August by Air Commodore Sir Harry Broadhurst K.B.E C.B D.S.O D.F.C A.F.C , Air Officer Commanding No 61 (Eastern Reserve) Group , to which the squadron belongs.
    Amongst the spectators at the opening in addition to local councillors and representatives of many organisations were many senior RAF officers.
  • The large building on the left is 1440’s Headquarters at the TA Centre in Eastern Avenue . This picture shows a Squadron inspection in the mid 1960’s
  • Day of the official opening of the 4th Squadron HQ following the sale and redevelopment of the TA centre
  • Percy Holland CO 1440 and Cadet Chris Harland
  • 1440 Squadron HQ in 2010
  • Squadron Commanding Officers
    CAN YOU FILL IN THE BLANKS?
    1941 - 1950  Unknown at this time
    -         1953  Flt Lt H S Coleman
    1953 - 1959  Flt Lt D Goldfinch
    1959 - 1962  Flt Lt N Finch
    1962 - 1962  Flt Lt J Pullar
    1962 - 1968  Flt Lt K Winstone
    1968 - 1973  Flt Lt K E Guest
    1973 - 1974  Flt Lt P L Johnson
    1974 - 1987  Flt Lt P W Holland
    1887 - 1993  Flt Lt W Hancox
    1993 - ????  Flt Lt C Nutland
    ???? - ????  Flt Lt M G P Grinstead
    ???? - 2009  Flt Lt C M Groves
    2009 - Present WO S J Rogers
  • Alan Morgan
    WO Alan Morgan F/O Wilf Stephenson F/LT Ken Winstone F/O Alan Moore , Cadets include Tilley , Rob Vangeen, Brian Churcher and Nigel Tannerhill
  • Squadron Staff
    WarrantOfficers
    Officers
    Civilian Instructors
    Alan Morgan
    Mike Jefferies
    Wilf Stephenson
    Ken Winstone
    Norman Finch
    Don Goldfinch
    Don Moore
    Brian Sneed
    Gordon Lynn
    Ray Staley
    Bloke from London
    Tom Pollington
    Peter Rose
    Dough Terry
    Chris Harland
    Gerry White
    Norman Standing
  • From Gerry White Cadet and Civilian Instructor
    The squadron as formed at Middle Road Secondary School during the war. The unit had a drum and Bugle band, buglers sounded General salute when the flag was hoisted . Last post was sounded at sunset, when the flag was taken down. Band practice always took place on Sunday mornings.
    The Squadron moved to Shoreham Airport and the new HQ was opened in 1948.
    Site of Squadron HQ at Airport taken in 2010
  • Gerry White Cadet and Civilian Instructor
    In 1951, at the age of 13 years, I was recruited by Michael Dunstall, to join The ATC, the meetings then, were held in the Dome, at Shoreham Airport, a penny bus ride from the Red lion, to Withy Patch.
    The Commanding Officer was Sqd/Ldr Nash, flight commanders were Flt/lt Sidney Coleman, Flt/Lt Kenneth Winstone, deputies were F/off Ken Guest, and F/off Norman Finch. Flt/Lt Donald Goldfinch DFC was the Adjutant. Adult Warrant Officers were Wilfred Stephenson, and Alan Morgan, Civilian Instruction on engineering was given by Worthy Tom Pollington. Douglas Terry accompanied Cadets on Flying experience .
    The Dome had unusual acoustics, and was great for rehearsals. Rifle drill was taught and range practice, with the Cadet rifle was given on the 25 yard range, in the corner of Shoreham Airport opposite Ricardo Works.
  • Gerry White Cadet and Civilian Instructor
    My first Air experience flight was in an RAF Avro Anson, which flew in to Shoreham, we took off from the Apron, and flew a circular route passing over Brighton and Arundel.
    I was hooked on flying. The Sqdn had three flights Shoreham, Lancing, and Steyning. My first Summer Camp a week in duration, was at RAF Thorney Island, accommodation, was under Canvas, I remember hearing the Curlews at night.
    Cadets went for a flight in RAF Piston Provost, fired on the .303 rifle, and enjoyed swimming in the pool.
  • Gerry White Cadet and Civilian Instructor
    Subsequent, Summer camps were held in RAF Detling, RAF West Malling, and RAF Biggin Hill. The unit moved to Eastern Avenue, and I left in 1958 to join the RAF.
    Cadets showing the typical uniform of the time.
  • Norman Finch –
      Just after he turned 17 he went along to the inaugural meeting of the 3rd Hove & Brighton spin off at Middle Road School on St George's Day 23.04.41.
     
    As they had sufficient numbers to form a squadron, 1440 Sqn ATC was formed a month later in May 41
    Norman went to the RAF Halton camp later that year in 1941 or 1942.
     
    After serving in the RAF he re-joined the Sqn in 1947 where he helped build it up to some 84 cadets when they were at Withy Patch and after at Eastern Avenue.
    Norman served as C.O from 1959 to 1962.
  • Annual Camp
    1941
    1942
    1943
    1944
    1945
    1946
    1947
    1948
    1949
    1950
    1951 Thorny Island
    1952
    1953
    1953
    1955 Biggin Hill
    1956
    1957
    1958
    1959 Chivenor
    1960 SthCerney
    1961 Wittering
    1962 Lindholm
    1963 St Athens
    1964 Wattersham
    1965 C ottersmore
    1966 Lt Rissington
    1967
    1968 Coltishall
    1969 Scampton
    1970 Shawbury
    1971
    1972 Hereford
    1973
    1974
    1975
    1976 Finningly
    1977
    1978
    1979
    1980
    1981 Honnington
    1982
    1983
    1984
    1985
    1986
    1987
    1988
    1989
    1990
    1991
    1992
    1993
    1994
    1995
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    1997
    1998
    1999
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    2001
    2002
    2003
    2004
    2005
    2006
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
  • Possibly Shoreham or Newhaven Squadron
  • 1440 at unknown camp in 1940’s
  • 1440 at unknown camp in 1940’s
  • RAF THORNEY ISLAND 1951
  • RAF BIGGIN HILL 1955
  • RAF CHIVENOR 1959
  • RAF SOUTH CERNEY 1960
  • RAF SWINDERBY
  • RAF WITTERING -1961
  • RAF LINDHOLM 1962
  • RAF St ATHENS 1963
  • RAF WATTISHAM
  • RAF WATTISHAM 1964
  • RAF COTTESMORE 1965
  • RAF LITTLE RISSINGTON 1966
  • RAF COLTISHALL - 1968
  • RAF SCAMPTON 1969
  • RAF SCAMPTON 1969
  • RAF SHAWBURY 1970
  • RAF HEREFORD 1972
  • FINNINGLY 1976
  • RAF BRAWDY
  • RAF HONNINGTON 1981
  • RAF ODIHAM
  • RAF BRIZE NORTON 197?
  • Air Cadets always take pride in their appearance
  • Are always keen and alert
  • Deplore violence
  • Is iNtelL -agent
  • And always respect authority
  • GIRLS VENTURE CORPS BUCKINGHAM PARK AUG 1966
  • AEF Chipmunks at Shoreham Airport
  • DuxfordImperial War museum
  • Shoreham Air Port Anniversary Canadian Air Force
  • Unveiling of the Cecil Pashley plaque at Shoreham Airport. 1993
  • Range practice RAF Oakington
  • Range practice RAF Oakington
  • Trevor Stuart & Rob Finch fire .303 Enfield rifles RAF Scampton 1969
  • Andy Skinner RAF Oakington 1975
  • Scott TuppinOakinton 1975
  • Cadet Hay working on a Varsity RAF Oakington 1975
  • Mick Unstead in cockpit Varsity RAF Oakington 1975
  • Ken Guest and Tom (Pop squeeze bang blow) Pollington
  • H Block billet room
  • 1980
    Alan Morgan displays his 20 year clasp to his long service medal
    Mike Jeffery displays his 12 year long service medal
  • Robin Vangeen & Dave Baker RAF Little Rissington 1964
  • At the Windermere Adventure Training Centre
  • Rouges Gallery
    Of
    Past Members
  • John Dransfield
    Joined the Royal Navy and went on to become a pilot flying helicopters including Sea King’s at RNAS Culdrose.
  • Dave Baker
    Over came his stutter to become a first officer flying with BOAC and BA
  • Robin Vangeen
    Met his future wife Linda when she was a GVC cadet in the Squadron.
    He won a Flying Scholarship and leant to fly on Chipmunks.
    Robin joined the RAF and has a successful career in Air Traffic Control.
  • Richard Cook
    Joined the RAF and served as a Load Master on various helicopters including a spell in Belfast during the “troubles”.
  • Nelson McCloud
    Another young ATC cadet in the 1982 era , was Cpl Nelson Mcleod, who played the bugle in the Drum and pipe band.
    Nelson was a Shoreham lad, he joined the Royal Green Jacket Regiment as a regular in the Light Brigade band, following many years of service, Nelson was promoted to Bugle Major, seen here alongside a bronze statute of a former Bugle Major at Winchester Barracks.
    Nelson as a young Bugler sounded last Post in the Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall. Nelsons service in the Light Brigade Corps of Drums, was on several occasions, recognized byQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
  • Richard Coward
    Richard Coward became an airline pilot and is a first officer on various Air Bus types.
    Currently working in Saudi Arabia
    He now lives in Worthing with his wife and family.
  • Chris Harland
    Chris was a cadet with 1440 and later became a Civilian Instructor.
    He is now a CI with Steyning Squadron where he wrote the history of that unit.
  • BrianSmeed
    Brian Sneed , seen here with the Squadron Standard went on to have a long career with the Brighton Police.
  • Rob Finch, Mike Jeffery ,Ray Staley Gordon Lynn and Bill Stephens
    Gordon was a pilot for Federal Express and now lives in America.
    Bill has been a pilot with various airlines and has regularly flown to Port Stanley.
  • The “Barge” at RAF Kenley
  • Kirby Cadet Mk III “the brick”
  • Air Experience Flight DH Chipmunk
  • First class cadet
    Leading Cadet
    ATC Marksman
    Staff Cadet
    Senior Cadet
  • 5 rounds in your own time – carry on