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23 July 21

CADET FORCES SMOKE-FREE POLICY

See link for full details on the new smoke free policy and implementation on all cadet estates

RAF AIR CADETS FIRST AID POLICY

This document is a reminder on first aid policy - if you have any questions, please contact Sqn Ldr Beardsley - firstaid.tvw@rafac.mod.gov.uk

SUMMARY OF 20 JULY STAFF INTAKE BRIEFING

The document includes learning points for future SIBs

Gliding Allocations -21 Jul 21

Despite an allocation update last week, more slots have been received and are published within this document. Please read both pages carefully taking note of dates and times. The Joining Instructions can be found in last week’s maildrop.

WHQ - Office Hours

WHQ staff availablility detailed in the link - But always check someone is in the building before travel

Details Required for Vehicle Hire

As demand for vehicle hire increases, please ensure you are following the process in the link to ensure the best chance of getting the vehicle you need

REMINDER: SQUADRON KEY REGISTERS

IMPORTANT: If you have not already done so, a copy of your squadron key register must be submitted by COP 30 July 21

16 July 21

Gp Capt Andy Pass - Biography

Please see the biography for the new Senior Volunteer Advisor, Group Captain Andy Pass

AVIATION UPDATE

Please see the attached update for all changes in aviation in July and August - If you have any queries after you have read the document, please contact Flt Lt Caffrey, flying.tvw@rafac.mod.gov.uk

LEAD CLIMBING COURSE – TRAWL FOR INTEREST

Please see the document for ful details - please note, sign up is via email rather than SMS/Cadet Portal

Vacancy Notice - 594 (Thame) Squadron - Officer Commanding

Please follow the link for the job description, selection criteria and application process

Summer Camp


Selection for RAF Odiham ,with reduced numbers it difficult to please all.Note; some missed out due to non return of consent forms.

09 July 21

Vehicles

A repeat notice of using vehicles on RTS.Please note all staff attending Summer Camps (with D1 and intension to drive minibuses) must have proof of a recent Fam test at their parent unit.

Personnel Bulletin

Personnel Bulletin - Promotion notice.

Suited Key System for TVW

Contract has been awarded to fit a Suited Key System to all premises in TVW.Dates for installation and return of all keys will be announced in due course.

National Aerospace Camp 2021

Thames Valley Wing have not been allocated any places. This short note from the WAvO provides a brief explanation why allocations have not been made to the Wg.

Vehicle Maintenance

A good read for all SOV users - if in doubt call WExO

02 July 21

Shooting Courses Available

This note is designed to summarise the various shooting qualification courses available to CFAV to attend nationwide. Please do not hesitate to contact shooting.tvw@rafac.mod.gov.uk if you wish to discuss anything. There will be no pressure to become involved, but if you are curious then a chat can answer a lot of queries and remove a lot of anxiety. Thanks.

ATEx MTB 2021 Warning Notice

The aim of the session is to learn and progress Mountain Biking (MTB) skills. Sign up via SMS/Cadet Portal. If you have any queries please contact Sgt Rik Walsh - WATTO.TVW@rafac.mod.gov.uk

2021 Adventure Training opportunities

There is lots of AT opportunites as we begin to return to F2F activites - Please follow the link for more information.

CorpsCamps2021

Camps planned for October 2021 have been cancelled.

Onboarding of new CIs

Thames Valley Wing will be adopting electronic onboarding for new Civilian instructors WEF 1 July 2021. This instruction provides details of our revised local process

New CI Flow 2.0

New Civilian Instructor Flow Chart

25 June 21

Fieldcraft Instructors CPD

All fieldcraft instructors are encouraged to undertake the training packaged provided by RAFAC HQ TDT. If you have any questions, please contact Flt Lt Morris - fieldcraft.tvw@rafac.mod.gov.uk

Personal Accounts Support Sessions on Microsoft Teams

The VSDT will host three Bader Personal Account support sessions for CFAV and permanent staff in July.
The purpose of the sessions is to answer questions and queries from personnel about the nature of Personal Accounts and how they will be used in the RAF Air Cadets as part of our digital transformation and modernisation programme.

SIB Report Jun 21

SIB report from OC Ops regarding the SIB evening of 24 Jun 21.

Heartstart Instructor Needed

Please see the link for full details

STEM Special Interest Group - Expression of Interest

The Wing STEM Officer (Flt Lt James Preston) is forming a Special Interest Group of Staff and Staff Cadets who would be willing to support Wing level activities. Please complete the form attached to be included - Copy of link to share with those who do not have SharePoint access - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y3LeFstyF0yt2ZBENpCsg5B7NU24PEhHpmEltk43CbNUREVSMU9XMlc5WTdIV0U4Sk41U1dNR1M4Ui4u

622 JIs

Please see allocations document for specific allocation details

AEF UPDATE AND GLIDING ALLOCATIONS – JUNE TO AUGUST 2021

Please follow the link for allocation details - any queries, please contact Flt Lt Caffrey - flying.tvw@rafac.mod.gov.uk

New Air Rifle Instructional Pamphlet

All personnel involved in shooting (and especially SAAI, RCO and FPSS) must read this note and be aware of the impact on air rifle WHT validities.

Outdoor Climbing Opportunity

Please see link for more information

Summer Camp

Reduced numbers and stations for 2021 .South west Region have RAF Odiham .we have one shared week.