350 (Carshalton & Wallington) Squadron was formed on 13th February 1941 under Royal Warrant by his late majesty King George VI. Almost 75 years on and we are still going strong! Our squadron is very much active and competes in many competitions such as Drill, Aircraft Recognition, Photographic, Football, Athletics and Swimming – and much more! We are known well by other Squadron’s in Surrey Wing and London and South East Region. In 2014 we came first place in the Surrey Wing Drill Competition – we won Best Inspection, Best Drill Instructor and Best Overall. We strive for excellence.
We have high expectations of our cadets; we expect Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. Discipline is paramount, teamwork is imperative and leadership is essential. Cadets don’t often find an activity or competition easy, they aren’t meant to – but they do enjoy themselves whilst pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone, achieving things they didn’t think possible.
350 Squadron Royal Air Force was formed at RAF Valley in November 1941, they were the first Belgian Royal Air Force Squadron, and they moved to different bases in the UK but ended up at RAF Kenley flying Spitfires during WW2. After the war was over, 350 Squadron RAF moved to Belgium and became 350 Squadron Belgian Air Force but kept the Squadron Crest. To this day our Squadrons share a crest depicting ‘Ambiorix’ who was a Viking Warrior.