From the 1st August 2013, 621 VGS will be almagamated with 625 VGS under the 621 VGS squadron title.
In 2013, 621 VGS celebrated it’s 70th Anniversary having started as 87 GS in 1943. 625 Volunteer Gliding Squadron was founded at RAF South Cerney in August 1958. Later, although many of it’s instructors had previously been flying with 83 GS as far back as 1944.
Whilst the squadron started with conventional gliders, 625 VGS operated the Venture motor glider for seven years before being converted to the Viking when it was introduced in 1985.
625 VGS moved from South Cerney to Hullavington in late 1992 with 621 VGS arriving the following year from Weston Airfield. The two squadrons have successfully shared the airfield since then flying many thousand cadets from around the region.
Both squadrons have faced change throughout their existence. There will be many more changes for the new amalgamated 621 VGS to face in the future.
One thing that will not change is the aim: to provide the chance for Air Cadets to experience flight in a glider.