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.
Very cautiously and very carefully, we are BACK! On Tuesday, 20th October 2020, we did the first of five inductions planned to return our Cadets in their new, smaller flights and familiarise them with the new building layout and procedures introduced to make (and keep) us a COVID safe environment.
Yesterday we did our first adventure training activity since pre lockdown. We took three cadets outdoor climbing at Symonds Yat. A great day was had by all.
Congratulations to Pilot Officer Sabine Furlong on passing her Officers Initial Course and is now a cadet forces commissioned officer in the rank of Pilot Officer!
Congratulations to Pilot Officer van Rooyen on passing her virtual Officers Initial Course and is now a fully-fledged Pilot Officer!
Pilot officer Hamish Forsyth-Forbes officer in charge of 150 Squadron joined cadets and volunteers in a day walk in the Oxfordshire countryside, their first face to face activity since lockdown.
Congratulations to Cdt Corporal Wilson on gaining the Master Cdt Classification.
During lockdown our cadets undertook virtual training courses and completed a range or aeronautical and cadet classification courses.
During the recent lock down period, Thames Valley Wing of the RAF Air Cadets moved to using online platforms to continue activities for our cadets. 217 of our air cadets have completed radio communications and cyber security training courses during this time and we even trained 10 adult volunteers as instructors.
The radio communications and cyber security training is highly beneficial to the cadets, as it improves their knowledge of cyber security, social media safety and how to protect themselves and their devices from malware and viruses. Continue reading
With face to face activities suspended 2403 (Aldermaston) Squadron are turning to virtual parade nights and encouraging the building or aircraft models as a means to learn about aircraft and their history and in some case what the future could hold…
Although face to face activities are suspended, 2267 (Brize Norton) Squadron are continuing to train cadets in map reading during their virtual parade nights so they are ready for when activities resume and continue their Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and other adventure training activities.