Monthly Archives: April 2012

Opposites Attract in a Classic 5-a-Side Battle

Cadets from Chipping Norton, based in North Oxfordshire, and cadets from Earley in Berkshire have proved themselves best of the bunch in a thrilling 5-a-side tournament held at RAF Benson.

28 teams from across the Thames Valley started the day with a series of league competitions for the male and female trophies before being narrowed down to the top 12 teams for the nail biting play off stage. Continue reading

Hold the Front Cover – Pirbright News!

A new and exciting new course is about to offered to cadets who are interested in the media or want an innovative addition for DofE skills!  The week long media camp will happen during the established Pirbright Camp in August with the selected cadets forming a news team to cover the camp and creative new media.

Wing Media Communications Officer, Sqn Ldr Mark Trevena takes up the story “we are looking for cadets to take part in a workshop covering creative writing, photography + newsletters for certain and maybe some sort of video and web element as well. Continue reading

“Deadly Assassin” Stopped by FTX Cadets!

Protecting a General from a deadly assassin was the task in hand for cadets at the recent Fieldcraft Training Exercise, or FTX for short, held at Bramley Training Area.

Almost 100 cadets and staff from right across Thames Valley Wing threw themselves into a busy weekend of fieldcraft and leadership training in readiness for a realistic scenario which saw them having to solve a complex whodunit puzzle by using their newly found skills. Continue reading