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27 January 23

D OF E 2023 UPCOMING EVENTS

Details of Upcoming Events from the Wind DofE Team

NO.3 SMALL ARMS TRAINING TEAM COURSE LIST

To apply for courses, RAFAC personnel should use the form available on the Shooting Portal.

SQUADRON OWNED VEHICLES

Information regarding S19 permit for SOVs

CALLING NOTICE – EFA INSTRUCTOR ANNUAL REVALIDATION COURSE

TVW will be running the this course for CFAV at the Wing Activity Centre on Wednesday 08 Mar 2023

CALLING NOTICE – EFA INSTRUCTOR ANNUAL REVALIDATION COURSE

TVW will be running the this course for CFAV at the Wing Activity Centre on Wednesday 15 February 2023

SIB REPORT - JAN 2023

Summary of this month's Staff Induction Briefing

BRONZE AND SILVER IDEA AWARD COURSE – NORTH SECTOR

Bronze And Silver IDEA Award Course – North Sector - Sunday 19 February – Admin Order

BLUE RADIO OPERATOR COURSE - WEST BERKS SECTOR

Blue Radio Operator Course - West Berks Sector – Saturday 11 March – Warning Order

D OF E PARTICIPANT ENROLMENT FORM

Latest DofE Enrolment From for Thames Valley Wing Cadets

BIOGRAPHY - REGIONAL COMMANDANT SOUTH WEST REGION

Regional Commandant South West Region - Group Captain Maxine Fletcher MB ChB DA MRCGP RAF - MUST be displayed on all Sqn notice boards.

13 January 23

INTERNATIONAL AIR CADET EXCHANGE (IACE) 2023 NOMINATIONS

Nominations of suitable Cadets for consideration for selection for the IACE are to be emailed to tDeputy OC Wing by Fri 11 Feb 2023

CYBERFIRST ADVENTURERS COURSE – SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY – WARNING ORDER

The Wing Training Team and QA instructors will be running a CyberFirst Adventurers Course on Saturday 18 February at 2410 (Didcot) Sqn.

WARNING ORDER – MILITARY SKILLS WEEKEND MARCH 2023

Thames Valley Wing will conduct a mixed shooting activity including Delete as appropriate: Initial Weapons Training (IWT) and Live Firing Marksmanship Training (LFMT) at RAF [retracted] on Saturday 18/03/2023 and Sunday 19/03/2023.

2023 ARKWRIGHT ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS

The RAF Air Cadets are sponsoring Arkwright Scholars in Engineering, Cyber & Space again this year. Applications have officially launched for 2023 ARKWRIGHT ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS! Are you, or do you know, a year 11* student with dreams to change the world as a future leader in engineering? Find out more here.

06 January 23

OC WING - INTRODUCTION & CHANGE OF COMMAND

FOR THOSE WHO MISSED THE EMAIL: Please find attached a letter to you all outlining my Vision for the Wing. You will note I mention a Wing Briefing on 30 Jan, this will be at 1930 - 2100 on Teams, and a link will be shared by the end of the Week - this is also open to our colleagues in Buckinghamshire.

I am now advertising the first tranche of Wing vacancies and the details of these can be found here. I am keen to get a wide pool of applicants, including from those in Buckinghamshire, so do not be afraid about putting yourself forward. Tranche 2 will be released around 16 Jan with the final tranche around 1 Feb and I will keep you all up to date on progress and appointments.

WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF ARTS SCHOLARS AWARDS

The winners of the awards are announced within. Congratulations to all.

DACRE SWORD

Nominationsshould be sent to Sqn Ldr Palmer by Fri 20 Jan 2023. Cadets may apply for multiple categories but they will only be interviewed once.

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS -INTER-WING SWIMMING & CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITION

Details of Region Swimming & Cross Country - HMS Raleigh, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January 2023.

URGENT CALL FOR STAFF

Staff, Swimmers and Runners needed for Region Cross Country and Swimming conversation - Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th January

VACANCY - CHIEF OF STAFF PERSONNEL & SUPPORT

Appointment Date 1st April 2023. Closing Date Friday 20th January 2023.

VACANCY - CHIEF OF STAFF FUNCTIONAL SAFETY

Appointment Date 1st April 2023. Closing Date Friday 20th January 2023.

VACANCY - WING MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Appointment Date ASAP. Closing Date Tuesday 31st January 2023.

VACANCY - WING MUSIC AND BAND OFFICER

Appointment Date ASAP. Closing Date Tuesday 31st January 2023.

VACANCY - WING ASPIRE ADVISOR

Appointment Date ASAP. Closing Date Tuesday 31st January 2023.

VACANCY - WING SPORTS OFFICER

Appointment Date ASAP. Closing Date Tuesday 31st January 2023.

CALLING NOTICE - HONOURS AND AWARDS

Reminder for Nominations for the 2023 tranche of both State, Military and local RAFAC/ATC Honours and Awards. Deadline Monday 9th January 2023.

INFORMATION – LOWLAND LEADER AWARD COURSES 2023

The basic qualification required to enable trekking is the Lowland Leader Award (LLA). This is the award scheme promoted by the Wing and is a great enabling qualification for both day walks and DofE walks/expeditions.

BRONZE iDEA AWARD

How to Guide - Completing the Bronze iDEA Course

CYBER AWARENESS VIDEO - FIRST CLASS

As part of the First Class training, cadets are required to watch the Cyber - First Class video, which gives the cadets a basic understanding of internet safety and social media awareness. Information within for access and record keeping.

BRONZE RADIO BADGE OPERATORS COURSE – SUNDAY 29 JANUARY 2023.

The Wing Training Team will be running a Radio Operators course to train and assess cadets up to the Radio Operators standard (Bronze badge) on Sunday 29 January 2023. Sign up on SMS.

BRONZE CYBER AWARD COURSE- SUNDAY 15 JANUARY

The Wing Training Team will be running a Bronze Cyber Award course on Sunday 15 January at 966 (Wallingford) Sqn. Sign up on SMS.

IBN - BRONZE IDEA AWARD

The Bronze Idea Award forms one part of the Bronze Cyber Badge, and cadets are welcome to either complete this by themselves, or as part of a project at Sqn. Details within.

CYBER THREAT AWARENESS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the RAFAC CTA Newsletter

NEW - ROBOTICS AND CODING CHALLENGE

A new and exciting Robotics and Coding Challenge has been launched by HQAC, for cadets to take part in. All instructions, information and video tutorial links can be found within to complete the Challenge.