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Our Volunteers

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets is staffed by volunteers, here are the people who run 236 Bollington Squadron Air Cadets.

Plt Off Dan Cryer

Pilot Officer Dan Cryer

Officer Commanding

Dan took over as Officer Commanding of 236 (Bollington) Squadron in January 2019. He has been volunteering with the squadron since 2015, progressing to Pilot Officer in 2017. Outside of the Air Cadets, Dan is a senior manager within the software development industry.

Plt Off Emily Bethell

Pilot Officer Emily Bethell


Emily started at 236 (Bollington) Squadron as a cadet at age 13. She progressed through the ranks to Cadet Warrant Officer before aging out, and becoming staff in 2017. Outside of cadets, Emily is studying Law at university in Manchester.

Sgt Daryl Cornthwaite

Sergeant Daryl Cornthwaite

Training Officer

Daryl joined the ATC as a civilian instructor in 2016, progressing to Sergeant in 2017. He spent his first two years at 1832 (North Manchester) Squadron before moving to Bollington in 2018. Outside of the Air Cadets, Daryl works for HM Revenue and Customs.

Capt Anthony Harrison

Captain Anthony Harrison

Service Instructor

Anthony started volunteering with the Air Cadets in 2017. Outside of the ATC, he is a full time firefighter and a Captain in the Army Reserve. Anthony brings his extensive knowledge of fieldcraft, radio communications and shooting to our cadets.

CI Mark Turner

Civilian Instructor

CI Gary Wood

Civilian Instructor