Welcome to Thames Valley Wing
We hope you enjoy looking through all of the activities on offer to aviation and aerospace inspired young people throughout Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
We are sure that you will be interested in joining our team whether it is as a cadet or as an adult volunteer.
Please feel free to browse the site and contact us if you require any further information.
On Saturday the 19th of March 150 Squadron cadets and adult volunteers undertook a day walk out in the Oxfordshire countryside. They had a great day out with five cadets using the walk to consolidate the expedition and adventure training skills to achieve the finish their first class cadet training.
Another busy evening at the 966 Wallingford Squadron! Project night for the cadets, including aero modelling and learning how to make games using coding and microbits.
On Saturday the 5th of March cadet Flight Sergeant Herman Van Rooyen of 594 Thame Squadron cycled from Aylesbury to John Thornton’s old Air cadet squadron in Dorset. He is raising money for JTYAF charity (https://www.jtyaf.org/) because in his words “they are such an amazing foundation that have done so such to help young people achieve their dreams.”
He cycled to J.Thornton’s old air cadet squadron because he wanted to push himself physically and show people that with commitment and resilience you can achieve anything.
A large crop of awards were earned by cadets of 2210 Cowley Squadron. It’s excellent to see these young people achieve recognition for the new skills they have learned!
Today staff and cadets from 12410 (Didcot) Sqn took part in the 80th anniversary of the Air Training Corps and Centenary of the Royal British Legion parade in Wantage.
Volunteers and cadets then joined in the Royal British Legion sponsored Poppy Walk in Ardington.
A busy night at 2410 (Didcot) Squadron with new recruits joining us for an open night as well as Cadets passing their blue leadership course. Congratulations to those awarded with their blue badges as well as DofE certificate for progress in the Silver Award!
Cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron had a busy day at RAF Benson today! It was Families Day, and as well as helping out, the cadets got to watch the air show, which included Chinook and Puma helicopters, and the RAF Falcons! There were plenty of other exhibits on display, including classic cars, fire engines – the cadets even got to meet the crew of a visiting USAF Osprey aircraft and take a quick tour! Well done to all cadets and volunteers for their hard work!
The Royal Air Force Air Cadets is at the forefront of STEM activities and last week the Cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron were learning new skills in robotics and programming with the aid of battery operated tracked vehicles.
We won’t be stopping there, with more STEM activities in planning for the Air Cadets of Didcot.
Cadets from 2410 (Didcot) Squadron have returned to the air with 622 Volunteer Gliding Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets at Upavon Airfield in the Viking T1 glider.
As our return to service picks up we look forwards to taking part in the full range of activities on offer including further gliding and eventually powered flying.
After more than a year of virtual only activities 2410 (Didcot) Squadron is back at our Headquarters in Newlands Avenue!
Tonight our volunteers welcomed back our Cadet NCOs and we look forwards to seeing the rest of the Squadron over the course of the month and delivering face to face activities safely and covid securely.