History Of 412 Squadron - Albury/Wodonga

412 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets is located at the Albury Airport and has been operating in the Albury/Wodonga community since 1991.

We draw cadets from Albury/Wodonga and surrounding areas and have had cadets from as far away as Corryong and Mt Beauty to the East, Holbrook to the North, Walla Walla and Corowa to the West and Wangaratta to the South.

We have a strong youth development focus and aim to provide a variety of activities for our cadets to participate in. Activities include drill and ceremonial, fieldcraft and survival, hikes, adventure training (abseiling and caving), flying and gliding, kayaking, and firearms training.

A number of our cadets get the opportunity to attend promotion courses and so receive training in leadership, instructional technique, fieldcraft and drill & ceremonial which they then put into practice by leading and managing teams of cadets at the Squadron.

We have been involved with charitable fundraising for the Albury RSL by assisting with their Anzac Day Token and Remembrance Day Appeals. Additionally, through our participation in the YMCA Murray Marathon, funds are raised (as part of our entry fees to the marathon) for the community works of the YMCA.

Our Squadron was named the 2011 Victorian Air Force Cadet Squadron of the Year, an award that it has won on several occasions since 1998. The 2011 Victorian Air Force Cadet of the Year, also from 412 Squadron, follows in the footsteps of 4 previous cadets from the Squadron who have won this prestigious award. The Squadron is also highly regarded on the drill and ceremonial front, having won the 4 Wing Inter-Squadron Drill Competition on 5 occasions since 1998 and also in 2015 as the runners up.