497 Squadron parades on Monday and Thursday nights between 19.30 and 21.30 hours.
Parade evenings consist of a mix of formal classroom based-training, practical exercises, administration and drill. We seek to ensure a careful balance of fun and formal training. Staff and cadets are normally expected to attend in uniform and to engage fully in activities.
We adhere to a structured training programme on parade nights. Motivation, commitment and regular attendance is essential to succeed in examinations and practical assessments, which ensure progression within the squadron and organisation.