A number of cadets from 966 (Wallingford) Sqn attended the Royal British Legion Awards at the Masonic Hall in Wallingford on Thursday 26 May. Having been thoroughly grilled by members of the British Legion a few weeks previously, FS Ewers and Cpl Godfrey were aware that they were contenders for Cadet of the Year. However, in the end, because of the high standard, the judges couldn’t decide which cadet should get the award, so it was decided to present the award jointly to them both for their services to the community and to their squadron. Various other awards were presented to members of the Legion and the Army Cadet Force. Congratulations to both FS Ewers and Cpl Godfrey for an outstanding performance! Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2011
Royal Spectacle for Wantage
Take a quiet Oxfordshire town, add a member of Royalty, The Scots Guards, a rare set of medals worth £3 Million and 30 Air Cadets and you are certain to get a very special event!
The 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards were being awarded the Freedom of Wantage in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent to say thank you for their service and to also commemorate the first ever Victoria Cross. Local Air Cadets from Wantage and Didcot were on hand to make sure the day went without a hitch! Continue reading
Brize Norton tour around a VC-10 K3
2267 (Brize Norton) Sqn recently had the opportunity for a tour around one of the few VC-10 K3 aircraft based out of RAF Brize Norton. The K3 is a dedicated multi-role tanker, capable of refuelling large (transport fleet) and small (fast jet) aircraft of the Royal Air Force and of multi-national forces. Continue reading
Didcot are on the money for Royal British Legion
Forty three staff and cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron completed the 10 mile Royal British Legion Poppy Walk sponsored march on Sunday 8th May.
They raised a total of £2,801.06 which will be split equally between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the Air Training Corps. Continue reading
Rain Doesn’t Stop Play!
Air Cadets from across Thames Valley Wing have just returned from a Duke of Edinburgh Training Expedition held in North Hampshire. Despite the weather forecasters predicting a weekend of heavy rain – the cadets managed to stay dry most of the time! Continue reading