Monthly Archives: August 2010

Summer camp RAF High Wycombe

RAF High Wycombe, Command Headquarters of the Royal Air Force was the destination for 34 cadets from across Thames Valley Wing for their annual summer camp.

Despite being a centre of administration the Station provided a great base from which the cadets could explore the various functions that the RAF performs within the local area and a hands on experience of RAF history. Activities ranged from a visit to the RAF museum at Hendon to a leadership exercise at the airman’s command school at nearby RAF Halton. Continue reading

Death of Air Commodore Jack Frost

We are saddened to announce the death of a key supporter of Berkshire Air Cadets, Air Commodore Jack Frost CBE DFC FL RAF (Ret’d).

Air Commodore has a distinguished record in Royal Air Force having learnt to fly in America in 1941 before converting to the Typhoon which he flew in anger during the lead up to D-Day “The war was in force by then and we started flying from there before D-Day, attacking targets of various sorts in France, mainly in Normandy sealing off the approaches to Normandy so the Germans could not attack us,” he said “Once we crossed the Channel we stayed in Normandy. Continue reading