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What did you do last weekend

We hope you enjoy looking through all of the activities on offer to aviation and aerospace inspired young people 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.

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Cowley Squadron go for a walk

2210 Cowley Squadron undertook a 12 kilometre walk in the Oxfordshire countryside to support the cadets knowledge and experience of navigation and countryside walking to prepare them for their Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme expeditions that they will be undertaking later in the year.

Pancakes!!

2210 Cowley Squadron prepare for Pancake Tuesday! Cadets and adult volunteers took the opportunity to practice making pancakes as a way to prepare cadets catering skills for when they go on fieldcraft and adventure training activities with the RAF Air Cadets.

Goodbye CWO Gandhi, Hello CI Gandhi

End of an era at 2210 Squadron. Cadet Warrant Officer Priyanka Gandhi said goodbye to 2210 Cowley Squadron as a cadet having her 20th birthday in the following days. CWO Gandhi will following her birthday will be joining the adult volunteer team as a civilian instructor with 2210 Cowley Squadron. Thank you for your service and dedication and welcome to the adult volunteer team!

Didcot at the WAC

On the weekend of the 2nd of February to mark the foundation of the Air Training Corps on the 5th of February 1941 cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron took part in a multi activity day with Rock Climbing, Archery and Shooting taking place at the Thames Valley Wing Air Cadets Activity Centre in Abingdon.

ATC Sunday – Visit To The Raf Museum

The Air Training Corps was founded on 5 February 1941, and the nearest Sunday to the anniversary is known as ‘ATC Sunday’. Many Squadrons mark this day by organising events with an aviation historical theme, and 1315 (Kidlington) Sqn is no exception. Last year, we visited the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, and this year it was the turn of the RAF Museum, Cosford.

Thames Valley Wing goes maritime!

Thames valley Wing undertook a multi activity training weekend staying onboard HMS Bristol, a Royal Navy destroyer docked in Portsmouth and used as a training facility. Our cadets participated in training for first aid, leadership, instructional techniques, NCO command training for Junior and Senior NCOs and weapons handling and safety training.

Thames Valley Wing visit to Ypres

A party of cadets and staff from Thames Valley Wing joined Hants and IOW Wing on a trip to the WW1 sites around Ypres in Belgium this weekend. The trip included visits to several WW1 cemeteries where the cadets were able to lay crosses and pay their respects. With the approach of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1, it was a particularly poignant time. The highlight of the trip was the participation in the Menin Gate Last Post cemetery, during which the Wing laid a wreath. Continue reading