RAF Cadets - 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron ATC

The Fletchers have been closely associated with 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron of the Air Training Corps since early 2008.  Liverymen regularly attend many of the squadron’s events and, since 2014, the Master Fletcher has made an award of a silver arrow to the cadet who has best displayed the virtues of the Fletchers’ motto “True and Sure” throughout the year.  The silver arrow is now regarded as the top award for the cadets to aspire to.  Similarly, the cadets regularly support Fletchers events by providing formal guards for livery dinners and, notably, in 2012 marched with the Company in The Lord Mayor’s parade when Past-Master Fletcher Sir David Wotton was elected Lord Mayor.

We are very proud of our Air Cadets!  1921 (Lewisham) Squadron is very active and regularly excels in London ATC Wing competitions beating many, if not all sometimes, of the 32 other squadrons in the London area.  They have an excellent record for bringing on their youngsters and achieving promotions to the highest cadet ranks by age 18.  Lewisham is the only squadron in the country in the past 10 years to have had 3 cadets awarded flying scholarships in a single year – a credit to the superb flying simulator that they have built for themselves.  Currently, there is a waiting list to join the Squadron!

In recognition of this longstanding friendship and cooperation, in Dec 2016 the Fletchers and 1921 Squadron became formally affiliated - marked by an exchange of illuminated manuscripts.