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20 April 17

Update on Scampton Air Show trawl

After consultation, the age restriction on the Scampton Air Show is being relaxed to all cadets who have achieved their first class training.

Latest TVW RIAT allocations

See the latest allocations for the TVW RIAT camp and please note arrival date for TVW is 13th July.

Calling note for Amport Conference

Please ensure Squadron Chaplains are provided with the attached for the Annual Convention for ATC Chaplains.

Joining Instructions for those attending this weekends RAFWARMA

Published in Mail Drop for reference but these were provided direct to those attending the event.

Great Sea Kayaking Opportunity

A programme of sea kayaking has been organised by the WATTO for Devon and Somerset Wing.

Three events are available:
Initial training for holders of BCU1* and 2* paddlesport awards
Sea kayak training
Kayak expedition week.

Full details on the attached.


Parachuting camps consisting of a day’s parachute jump training with one parachute jump on the following day (weather permitting) will be held at RAF Weston-on-the-Green (WOTG).

TVW Parachuting Camp Allocations

Thames Valley Wing has been only allocated cadet place:

The rules and criteria will determine who gets places for these courses, please ensure they are met before applying.
• Over 16
• Cost £30 (Consent form and cheque payable to TVW)
• Min Height 4’4” Max Height 6’ 6”
• Min Weight 47kgs Max Weight 96kgs

Linton-on-Ouse Summer Camp Information

Please note the actions on the attached for those cadets and staff selected to attend the Linton Summer Camp

ACO Key Documents

Please note HQAC are now updating documents such as ACTOs, ACPs and Forms on a more regular basis. Please ensure you are using the latest version of forms before submitting to WHQ.

06 April 17

Latest Wing Personnel Bulletin

Please ensure Squadron SMS records are updated with the attached information.

2017 Future Leaders Camp Trawl

To be eligible to attend the FL Camp, cadets must be aged over 17 years, willing to work hard, be smart and act in a mature manner as benefits an ambassador for TVW. Mature Cadets aged over 16 year old may be considered if there is a shortfall of O17 cadets and they should be nominated at this point also.

Updated RIAT Allocations

Please find the latest TVW Allocations for the main RIAT Camp

Return sheet for Inter-Sqn Athletics

Please find the return sheet for the Inter Squadron Athletics which has already been sent out to Squadrons.

30 March 17

Walk Force - Cadet fundraising opportunity

Attached is an opportunity for Squadrons to support the Breast Cancer Care event taking place in May and June.

VGS Staff Cadet Opportunities

Applications now open for any cadets wishing to support the gliding operations at 637 VGS.

Extra AEF Slots available

Additional AEF Slot now available during the May Bank holiday week

Admin Order - ATeX Introduction

Please ensure all cadets and staff attending the upcoming ATeX event are provided with the attached. Questions can be sent to

Engagement opportunity with Houses of Parliament

Please find an opportunity for Squadrons to claim a free engagement pack from the Houses of Parliament.

24 March 17

Snowdonia ATeX Trawl

The weekend is open to staff, staff cadets and cadets aimed at providing either:
Three days trekking with a wild country camping experience (ideal prep for Gold DoE expeditions) or A mixed AT experience involving cycling, hill walking, and climbing.

Annual ACO Personal Accident Insurance

Please find the annual trawl from HQAC for cadets and CFAVs to increase their MOD insurance cover. Please see the below note from WExO before submitting Accts Formm GPF 002 to WHQ.

WExO Personal Insurance Note

Please read the attached note from WExO before submissions into Wing HQ

TVW Cadet Selection for Aerospace Camp

Please ensure cadets are briefed and any questions to

HQAC Paddlesport Development Week

A great opportunity covering all aspects of canoeing and kayaking to interested staff and cadets within the Corps. Offer personal coaching to enable individuals to improve
personal standards (via British Canoeing Leadership Awards) and move onto or progress along the British Canoeing / UK National Coaching Certificate [UKCC] ladder.

Trawl for Wathgill Adv Trg Camp

In support of policy this training week may also be used for expedition training, practice expeditions and qualifying expeditions at bronze and silver levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme. The week may also be used as a residential event toward the Gold award and toward the award in BEL consolidated training hours. The experience of adventurous training may also be sampled at this training event. The opportunity will also be given to gain the canoeing 1 star award.

Cadet Muster Trawl

RAF [retracted] will support the Air Cadets on their 76th Anniversary by holding a Muster. The event will be centred on air experience flying in Chinook HC4, Puma HC2 and Tutor aircraft. There will also be other static displays to inform cadets of aspects of life in the RAF.

TASER April Weekend Trawl

Trawl notice for the April TASER session which is only offering on this occasion No.8 Rifle Cadet Live Firing (CLF).

BAE Systems Work Experience Weeks

Engineering Taster Weeks on offer by BAE Systems - More information on the following Mail Drop item

BAE Work Experience Information

Further information from the above Mail Drop item

BTEC Aviation Studies Update

Update from the HQAC Training Team on the delay to the processing of BTEC Aviation Studies awards. The backlog is currently been worked on and a further update will be provided once known on the progress.

Bader Help Videos

Please ensure new staff are made aware of a range of videos available to help support when using the Bader systems.

TASER LR Joining Instructions

Please ensure all cadets and staff selected receive the attached JIs for TASER Long Range

Updated AFI Notice

Please see attached note from OC Wing on the AFI schedule for 2017

Central Sector Air Rifle Day JIs

JIs now available for the Central Sector Air Rifle Day.