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24 March 17

Snowdonia ATeX Trawl

The weekend is open to staff, staff cadets and cadets aimed at providing either:
Three days trekking with a wild country camping experience (ideal prep for Gold DoE expeditions) or A mixed AT experience involving cycling, hill walking, and climbing.

Annual ACO Personal Accident Insurance

Please find the annual trawl from HQAC for cadets and CFAVs to increase their MOD insurance cover. Please see the below note from WExO before submitting Accts Formm GPF 002 to WHQ.

WExO Personal Insurance Note

Please read the attached note from WExO before submissions into Wing HQ

TVW Cadet Selection for Aerospace Camp

Please ensure cadets are briefed and any questions to aerospace.tvw@aircadets.org

HQAC Paddlesport Development Week

A great opportunity covering all aspects of canoeing and kayaking to interested staff and cadets within the Corps. Offer personal coaching to enable individuals to improve
personal standards (via British Canoeing Leadership Awards) and move onto or progress along the British Canoeing / UK National Coaching Certificate [UKCC] ladder.

Trawl for Wathgill Adv Trg Camp

In support of policy this training week may also be used for expedition training, practice expeditions and qualifying expeditions at bronze and silver levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme. The week may also be used as a residential event toward the Gold award and toward the award in BEL consolidated training hours. The experience of adventurous training may also be sampled at this training event. The opportunity will also be given to gain the canoeing 1 star award.

Cadet Muster Trawl

RAF [retracted] will support the Air Cadets on their 76th Anniversary by holding a Muster. The event will be centred on air experience flying in Chinook HC4, Puma HC2 and Tutor aircraft. There will also be other static displays to inform cadets of aspects of life in the RAF.

TASER April Weekend Trawl

Trawl notice for the April TASER session which is only offering on this occasion No.8 Rifle Cadet Live Firing (CLF).

BAE Systems Work Experience Weeks

Engineering Taster Weeks on offer by BAE Systems - More information on the following Mail Drop item

BAE Work Experience Information

Further information from the above Mail Drop item

BTEC Aviation Studies Update

Update from the HQAC Training Team on the delay to the processing of BTEC Aviation Studies awards. The backlog is currently been worked on and a further update will be provided once known on the progress.

Bader Help Videos

Please ensure new staff are made aware of a range of videos available to help support when using the Bader systems.

TASER LR Joining Instructions

Please ensure all cadets and staff selected receive the attached JIs for TASER Long Range

Updated AFI Notice

Please see attached note from OC Wing on the AFI schedule for 2017

Central Sector Air Rifle Day JIs

JIs now available for the Central Sector Air Rifle Day.

17 March 17

TASER WEEKEND ADDITIONAL LONG RANGE SHOOT

A long range shoot for the L98A2 and L81A2 will take place on 8 Apr 17. This shoot is a change from the previously published long range shoot for 22 Apr; there will be no long range shoot on 22 Apr.

TASER JIs for March weekend

Joining Instructions for TASER Weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 17

Updated Cadet Consent Form - TG21

Please note the Cadet Consent Form has been updated to version 2.0. Please ensure old copies are destroyed and only the latest version is used. You can set alerts on the ACO Key Document Library to make sure you are notified of document changes.

RBL Sponsored Poppy Walk

Squadrons from across the Wing have been invited to part part in the annual RBL Sponsored Poppy Walk. Details available on the attached poster or contact Peter Davies, Harwell.Committee1@rbl.community

RBL Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship form for any cadets or staff that wish to take part in the above mentioned RBL event.

10 March 17

JIs for the upcoming SNCO Course

Please ensure all those selected are briefed and changes notified to wwo.tvw@aircadets.org. Future JIs will be issued earlier to allow suitable time to notify cadets and staff.

JIs for upcoming JNCO Course

Please ensure all those selected are briefed and changes notified to wwo.tvw@aircadets.org. Future JIs will be issued earlier to allow suitable time to notify cadets and staff.

Latest update on AEF/VGS and aviation PTS

Please find the latest update on flying/gliding and aviation progressive syllabus training. Timescales on these are out of Wing HQs control and the AEFs/VGGs are still yet to get up to speed on the new training syllabus.

JIs now available for the upcoming BASIC course

Please ensure the attached are provided to all those selected to attend.

Cadet Warning Order – Corps Drill and Ceremonial Camp 2017

Please find the warning order for the 2017 Drill and Ceremonial Camp taking place 5th-12th August and note timelines for nominations.

03 March 17

Central Sector Shooting Day

A day of air rifle training and shooting is being planned to be held at 2121 (Abingdon) Sqn HQ for central sector squadrons. Note - Only central sector Squadrons will be able to open this document.

Additional TASER Opportunity Available

A long range shoot for the L98A2 will take place at Pirbright ranges in addition to the previously advertised TASER weekend.

2FTS Update - Newsletter

Please find attached the latest update from 2 FTS that has been circulated via ACO Announcements.

Vacancy for SW Region Sports Officer

Please see attachment for the soon to be vacant SW Region Sports Officer post.

Latest Wing Personnel Bulletin

Please find the latest Wing Personnel Bulletin. All SMS records should be updated to reflect the latest changes.

Cadet Training FAQs

Since the launch of the progressive cadet training we will aim to provide an update on FAQs to help share knowledge. Please send any questions to vq.tvw@aircadets.org or btec.tvw@aircadets.org

Request for progressive badge replacements

Squadrons should use the attached excel sheet to request badge replacements for qualifications awarded before 5th Feb 17. All new claims should be processed either via the PTS Claims Form on the TVW SharePoint site or via the relevant application process. Any questions to vq.tvw@aircadets.org but please note, WHQ are still awaiting delivery of badges (as per note above). Returns by 31st March 2017 and happy to accept other excel sheet formats from Squadrons if the same information is available.

COMMANDANT AIR CADET ORGANISATION TOTAL SAFETY DIRECTIVE AND COMMANDER’S RISK ASSESSMENT

This Directive sets out how the ACO will manage Total Safety within the Air Training Corps(ATC). It applies to all permanent staff, cadet force adult volunteers (CFAVs) and cadets so please ensure its printed and available to all.

24 February 17

Information on the new Fairbourne Adv Trg Centre

Please see information attached on the new ACO Adventure Training Centre available for Squadrons to book.

Trawl notice for March TASER Weekend

Details now available for the March TASER Weekend - Nominations to be made via E-Nominations. Please ensure cadets SMS shooting records are correct prior to attendance.

Trawl notice for March JNCO and SNCO Courses

Please find full details for cadets wishing to attend the JNCO and SNCO Course been run at Wing HQ.

Information from Wing WO on the new badges and brassards

In line with the new Progressive Training Syllabus cadets will need to start a transition to the new brassard badges once they have been awarded. Guidance on the transition and placement on the brassard can be found in the attached. Questions to wwo.tvw@aircadets.org

Wing Process for claiming Progressive Training Badges

Whilst we are still awaiting delivery of stock and further information please find the method of ordering the progressive training badges (inc. classifications). Please note a seperate trawl will be made once all badges are in stock to replace older style badges for current cadets. This process is for any badge awards made post the 5th Feb following the delivery of the new scheme. Questions can be sent to vq.tvw@aircadets.org

2017 Thames Valley AFI Schedule

Please find attached the confirmed dates for the 2017 AFI schedule.

Warning Order for the upcoming TLC Weekend

Please find details for the upcoming TLC weekend and ensure this opportunity is promoted to cadets and staff to attend.

Pre TLC Training Day

Those cadets wishing to attend the TLC on the full weekend in May should attend this day to ensure that the appropriate foundation level of training has been given. A full kit check will also take place during this day.

Terms of Reference for TASER 2IC / Adj post

Following the Mail Drop item above please find the TORs for the TASER 2IC post / Adj

Staff Trawl to support Wathgill Adv Trg Camp

Staff support required for the Wing Wathgill Adventure Training Camp for both qualified and non-qualified staff.

Royal Marines Band are recruiting

A range of promotional material has been provided by the Royal Marines Band and saved under 'Wing Documents - Engagement - Royal Marines. This link will open one of the three documents available.

Information on WebSDR from the Wing Radio Officer

A WebSDR is a software-defined radio connected to the internet, allowing many listeners to listen, tune and use it simultaneously. Use of these sites would allow a Squadron without the space for an antenna, the money to purchase a suitable traditional radio, or the technological skill to run and install such a set, access to the world of Short Wave Listening (SWL).

Example of an excel Progressive Training Tracker

As mentioned in the earlier brefing note 2120 Trg Officer has kindly provided an example of an excel system that can be used to record cadets progressive. Many thanks SAC J Fraser and other examples for sharing can be sent to vq.tvw@aircadets.org