Welcome to Thames Valley Wing

What did you do last weekend

We hope you enjoy looking through all of the activities on offer to air minded youth throughout Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

We are sure that you will be interested in joining our team whether it is as a cadet or as an adult volunteer.

Please feel free to browse the site and contact us if you require any further information.

Bowling to victory

Sunday, 4th December saw the annual Thames Valley Wing bowling competition take place at RAF Brize Norton with over 140 cadets representing 22 Squadrons from across the Wing.

After an early start the competition started and with a competitive spirit the 12 lanes at the Astro Bowl were soon full of cadets aiming for the strikes to add vital points to their Squadron scores. Each team was made up of only four cadets so the pressure was on each cadet to get down those pins. Everyone managed to compete in at least three games and after a tense bowl off at the end the winners were announced. Continue reading

Celebrating the success of cadet and volunteers

Air Cadets and volunteer staff from across Thames Valley Wing Air Training Corps gathered at RAF Benson for an evening of celebrations during the annual THRIVE awards.

The THRIVE awards were established three years ago to recognise the achievements and successes of the individuals who support the Air Cadets in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Hosted by RAF Benson and sponsored by five organisations 33 individuals received recognition on the evening for their efforts across several categories. Continue reading

Thrive Nominations 2016

thrive_logo16Congratulations to the following individuals who have been nominated for a 2016 Thrive award:

AWARD NAME SQUADRON
Inspirational Civilian Instructor – For the Civilian Instructor who has made the most outstanding contribution to the Air Training Corps. CI J FITT

CI P SOAR

CI M MRZGLOD

211 NEWBURY

2507 BICESTER

594 THAME

Valiant NCO – For excellence, through the virtue of hard work, character and quality in service as a Senior NCO. FS (ATC) R FENION

WO (ATC) M ROBERTS

FS (ATC) S PEDGE

1460 BANBURY

1861 WANTAGE

2121 ABINGDON

Outstanding Junior Officer – To recognise the Junior Officer who has excelled including in their own personal development. FG OFF L BAKER RAFVR(T)

FG OFF J PRESTON RAFVR(T)

FLT LT A PYE RAFVR(T)

153 SLOUGH

1315 KIDLINGTON

211 NEWBURY

Unsung Hero – Awarded to the individual whose contribution often goes unrecognised, but without it the ATC would fail to deliver. SGT (ATC) M WIGLEY

CDT FS BIDDLE

FLT LT T CHURNSIDE RAFVR(T)

1861 WANTAGE

594 THAME

381 READING

Endeavour Award – For consistent and extraordinary efforts in helping others, above and beyond the call of duty and often against the odds. CI M ROSE

FLT LT D AZIZIAN RAFVR(T)

FLT LT P BENNETT RAFVR(T)

966 WALLINGFORD

2121 ABINGDON

155 MAIDENHEAD

South West Region Inter Wing Junior Football & Hockey Competitions 2016

On Sunday 20 October 12 Junior Boys and 9 Junior Girls travelled to Tidworth Garrison, Tidworth for the South West Region Inter Wing Junior Football and Hockey Competition.

From the start the competition looked like a non-starter with only 9 girls from a squad of 12 and the boys down to a full starting 11 but only one substitute!, coupled with biblical rain on the journey and the potential of flooding at the venue. The Thames Valley cadets arrived in high spirits ready to face the challenge. Continue reading

South West Region Inter Wing Swimming Championships 2016

On Saturday 8 October 17 cadets and 3 staff  from Thames Valley made the long journey down to HMS Raleigh Cornwall for the South West Region Inter Wing Swimming Championship.

The championship took place on Sunday 9 October; The Thames Valley 17 strong team went up against the best of the other five Wings of South West Region in what proved to be a very close competition with some exceptional swimmers. Continue reading

Arnhem Bound

On the 1st of September, 61 cadets and volunteer staff of Thames Valley Wing will travel to Arnhem in the Netherlands to participate in the 70th Anniversary Airborne March. The Airborne March is held to commemorate the Battle for Arnhem in 1944 – made famous by the movie ‘A bridge to far’. Continue reading

By land and water the Air Cadets 75th Anniversary Torch arrives in the Thames Valley

Air Cadets and volunteers from across the Thames Valley Wing have been celebrating as they received as part of a national relay the 75th anniversary torch at a ceremony in Windsor on Sunday (21st August).

The 75th anniversary torch arrived from London and South East Region as part of its six-week tour through the country, with cadets, adult volunteers and veterans finding unique and adventurous ways to celebrate its journey. Continue reading

Air Cadets parade in Windsor to mark their 75th Anniversary

360 Air Cadets and over 80 adult volunteers from across the Thames Valley Air Cadets came together on Sunday, 22nd May to celebrate the Air Training corps (ATC) 75th Anniversary.

Parading through Windsor and past the Guildhall it was an incredible sight to see the Thames Valley Air Cadets march through the streets and onto the Parish Church in all their splendour. Continue reading