CWO Lauren Rynsburger has completed the Junior Leaders Course which is arguably the most arduous and most challenging course offered across any of the cadet forces. Over a 7-month period, students are trained in conducting reconnaissance patrols, offensive fighting patrols, civilian handling, fighting in built up areas and other military skills. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2018
Cadets and staff have recently undertaken two fieldcraft weekends with almost 90 cadets and staff being trained.
The first weekend focused on cadet fieldcraft skills with some of the cadets even sleeping under the stars in bivouacs with none of their normal luxuries. That alone is tough enough but to then add two days of intense and relentless training makes their achievement all the more significant. Continue reading
Top national award for Lauren
Cadet Warrant Officer Lauren Rysnburger, of 150 (City of Oxford) has been judged the best female cadet in the Air Training Corps. Lauren was amonsgt a number of high flying RAF air cadets and volunteers were honoured today at the national awards ceremony held at the home of the RAF – RAF College Cranwell. Continue reading
The Royal Air Force Walking and Road Marching Association (RAFWARMA) aim is to promote the sport of walking of all types. Within this, RAFWARMA organise a 2-day march every year. This is a 50 mile route around Cosford and its surrounding area. The Wing team train on a weekly basis (beginning in January). RAFWARMA is the qualifying route for the Nijmegen March a 100 mile march over four days in the Netherlands. Continue reading
Bring on the band!
Thames Valley musicians have joined forces with other cadets from across the South-West to celebrate RAF100 in style at a London Irish rugby game held at Reading’s Madejski Stadium. Continue reading
Inter Squadron Athletics
Woodley Air cadets have been crowned Athletics champs after an action packed day of competitions Abingdon’s Tilsley Park stadium. In taking the win they narrowly beat Slough and Britwell units from a field of almost 200 cadets from 14 Squadrons from right across Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The winners in each of the competitions will now go forward to represent Thames Valley Wing at the South West Region championships. Continue reading