400 (Birkenhead) Squadron

Air Training Corps

Annual Dining-in-Night

Each year, 400 Squadron holds a Dining-in-Night.

A dining-in-night is based on the tradition of an RAF-style dinner & dance, where all cadets and staff dress in their best uniforms. This fun night is held annually (normally in the Spring), and involves a three course dinner, presentation of awards (such as Best Cadet NCO, Best Junior Cadet, etc). Dining-in-nights are considered a squadron parade, and everyone is expected to attend, and we normally have around 100 guests.

The Commanding Officer gives a short speech about some of the highlights of the Squadron's year, which is then is followed by a DJ and dancing until late. Click here to see more photos from previous events.

Cadets are encouraged to invite friends and family, and there are usually guests from other ATC squadrons, as well as ex-cadets from the squadron whom have gone on to to serve with the RAF.

At the 2016 Dining-In-Night, the full list of recipients to receive awards were;

 Best Newcomer  Cdt 
 Best Shot  Sgt 
 Best Male Sports  Cdt 
 Best Female Sports  Cpl 
 Best Attendance  Cdt J Hopkins
 Top Fundraiser  
 Adventure Training  
 Wilf Briggs Trophy for Endeavour  
 The Hutchinson Trophy for Attainment  
 Best Female Cadet  Cdt 
 Best Male Cadet  Cdt 
 Best All Round Cadet  Cdt 
 Best NCO  Sgt 
 Les Everest Trophy for Most Improved Cadet  Cdt 
 Julie Kearns Trophy for Best Cadet in Drill  Cdt 
 Best Flight