Welcome to 1206 (Mercian) Squadron!

Important: The squadron phone lines are now operational and as such can be used to contact us on parade evenings.

Please contact us on; 01543 411 962

What's been happening at 1206?

Recent events...

Corp of Drums visit RAF in Concert 2016!

On Sunday 20th November, the 1206 Corp of Drums went to Birmingham Symphony Hall to watch RAF in Concert. All of the cadets had a fantastic time listening to a wide variety of military and war time classics!l

Members of the 1206 (Mercian) Squadron Corp of Drums

Cadets get publishing!

One of our CWOs, Alister Daire, recently got an article published in City Life magazine about his most recent cadet camp to RAF Gibraltar.

Have you got your copy yet?

Lichfield Bower 2016


On Spring Bank Holiday Monday, the cadets of 1206 marched alongside the ACO National Marching Band and several other squadrons from Staffordshire Wing and Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing in a parade with a tradition going back 800 years.

Banners of 496 (Kenilworth & Balsall Common) Squadron, 196 (Walsall) Squadron and 1206 (Mercian) Squadron

Hundreds of members of the public turned out to witness the parade to see the cadets, Morris dancers, the Bower Queen float and many more. 

The weather was hot but despite this the cadets marched on for over three hours, and we are so proud of them.

Well done to all, another fantastic Bower!

Wing Torch Relay 2016

1206 visit Downing Street and Parliament

From L to R: Flt Lt Bailey, CWO Daire, Michael Fabricant MP, Flt Lt Kelly and CWO Wyss

Cadets and their Commanding Officer Flt Lt (VR) Chris Kelly, from the 1206 (Mercian) Air Training Corps Squadron visited Number 10 Downing Street and Parliament with their Squadron President Michael Fabricant last week.

"This year is the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets forming and to celebrate this, Staffordshire Wing has created a relay torch that will tour each Squadron in Staffordshire, and this week it accompanied our visit to Parliament" says Michael Fabricant.

Photographs show Commanding Officer Flt Lt Chris Kelly and Adjutant Flt Lt John Bailey with our two Cadet Warrant Officers Alister Daire and Samuel Wyss outside Number 10 Downing Street and in New Palace Yard outside the Elizabeth Tower, also known as 'Big Ben.'


Follow the journey the Torch took with 1206 Squadron on Facebook and on our 'Squadron News Gallery' page...

Cadet Drill Course at MOD Swynnerton 2016

Cadets from across the Wing alongside Wg Cdr E L Sharrard-Williams

Well done to the Cadet Drill Course candidates who completed the course at the end of January. An excellent standard achieved in some challenging weather.

Special congratulations to Cpl Mulvany, CWO Daire and CWO Wyss who represented 1206 and made us proud!


Check out Cpl Mulvany's diary of the CDC weekend on the 'Squadron News Gallery' page...

Birmingham International Military Tattoo 2015

Cadets sitting proud at the Birmingham Tattoo 2015

Congratulations to all the cadets who took part in a very special 75th Battle of Britain Birmingham Tattoo during the weekend of the 28th/29th November 2015.

The cadets of 1206 were joined by cadets from 1459 (Heart of England), 2359 (Woolton), 196 (Walsall) and 165 (Castle Bromwich) alongside the Band of the RAF College, The Queens Colour for No. 1 School of Technical Training, RAF Cosford and many other bands from countries such as Germany, Sweden and France. 

An amazing way to begin rounding off the year!

Check out Cpl Deakin's review of the 2015 Birmingham Tattoo on the 'Squadron News Gallery' page...

Welcome to 1206 (Mercian) Squadron


1206 (Mercian) Squadron is based in Lichfield in Staffordshire and has a thriving community of Air Cadets, uniformed staff and Civillian volunteers.

The Squadron has a long history, celebrating its' 50th anniversary in 2013.


Getting involved with the community and achieving successes are among our objectives. Take a look at the 'Squadron News Gallery' and the Squadron Twitter feed for photos and news from recent events.


As part of one of the largest youth organisations in the country we are tremendously proud of our Squadron and really feel that our positive attitude, sense of friendship and fun delivers a highly professional and rewarding environment.

The RAF Air Cadets enables young people to experience many exciting activities such as gliding, shooting, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and a host of other activities all designed to increase confidence and get you set for your chosen career when you leave school, college or university.


Every week our cadets aged 12 (Year 8) to 19 from all sorts of backgrounds get involved in everything the RAF Air Cadets has to offer. If you live in Lichfield, the surrounding areas or you go to school here and want to get involved, get in touch with us. We really want to hear from you.


Who knows, next weekend you could find yourself going flying, gliding, shooting, on an expedition, parachuting, playing sports, parading, or camping.


The sky is literally the limit.