Archifdy Ceredigion Archives

Acc. 1156 and 2220

Ref: ARD/13


Series comprises records relating to No 561 (Ardwyn G S) Squadron, Air Training Corps and Sea Cadets Corps, Girl Guides and Scouts

Ref: ARD/13/1
Title: Ardwyn A.T.C and Aberystwyth Sea Cadet Corps
Date: 1972-1973
Extent: One bundle
Scope and Content: Early in No 561 (Ardwyn G S) Squadron, Air Training Corps was formed at the school. The cadets held their Easter camps at various RAF stations, flying in Sunderlands at Pembroke Dock, Chipmunks at St. Athan, and in Canberra bombers at Cambridge
(H. Spencer Lloyd, History, p.264 and p.270).

Includes press cuttings: on five cadets passing the first-class cadet examination, 13 Apr 1972; reporting on camp at R.A.F. Pembroke Dock and a visit to Devonport and Plymouth, with picture of cadets, from the Liverpool Daily Post (two copies) 26 April 1955; ‘Ardwyn Cadets Fly to Plymouth’ regarding their camp at Plymouth, from Cambrian News and Welsh Farmers’ Gazette, 29 April 1955; regarding three Cadets of No. 561 having qualified as glider pilots, [c.1972-1973]; ‘Open Day At Ardwyn A.T.C., 9 June 1972; on Cadet Cpl. David Greaney representing the squadron for a week at R.A.F. Wildenrath, West Germany, 4 August 1972; on two officers and fifteen cadets spending a week at R.A.F. Station Wattisham, 18 May 1973; ‘Ardwyn Cadets win trophy for second time’. Also a poster for 561 Squadron Air Training Corps Christmas Fayre at King’s Hall, Aberystwyth, 18 November 1972.

Ref: ARD/13/2
Title: Aberystwyth Sea Cadet Corps; Girl Guides and Scouts etc.
Date: 1972-1973
Extent: One bundle
Scope and Content: Letter to headmaster Mr G. Suff requesting a pupil’s absence to attend annual sea training with the Sea Cadets Corps, 26 September 1972. Press cuttings regarding: Anna Sabacchi and Lyn Spencer Lloyd being presented with their Queen’s Guide certificate, 22 December 1972; Miss Eleanor Brown of the Ranger Guide Service Unit, being selected for the Juliette Low international session in Mexico City, (undated); and Venture Scout Malcolm Carr sailing on the three-masted schooner ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ operated by the Sail Training Association, 21 July 1972.

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