If you're a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then you're in the right place. Welcome to 2210 (Cowley) Squadron.
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the 2210 Squadron! We are the biggest and most vibrant cadet unit in Oxford. Better known as "Cowley Air Cadets', we're part of the UK-wide Royal Air Force Air Cadets with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years.
We're sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills giving you real qualifications and experience to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
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 →
As you may know the Royal Air Force Air Cadets have suspended all face to face activities due to the Coronavirus situation. Tonight was our first Virtual Parade Night where the cadets saw what they could do during this period to continue their training!
Well done to all cadets and adult volunteers who took part in the South West Region sports day covering rugby, netball, football and hockey and congratulations to all who were selected for the South West region teams.
2210 Cowley Squadron undertook a 12 kilometre walk in the Oxfordshire countryside to support the cadets knowledge and experience of navigation and countryside walking to prepare them for their Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme expeditions that they will be undertaking later in the year.
2210 Cowley Squadron prepare for Pancake Tuesday! Cadets and adult volunteers took the opportunity to practice making pancakes as a way to prepare cadets catering skills for when they go on fieldcraft and adventure training activities with the RAF Air Cadets.
End of an era at 2210 Squadron. Cadet Warrant Officer Priyanka Gandhi said goodbye to 2210 Cowley Squadron as a cadet having her 20th birthday in the following days. CWO Gandhi will following her birthday will be joining the adult volunteer team as a civilian instructor with 2210 Cowley Squadron. Thank you for your service and dedication and welcome to the adult volunteer team!
Thames valley Wing undertook a multi activity training weekend staying onboard HMS Bristol, a Royal Navy destroyer docked in Portsmouth and used as a training facility. Our cadets participated in training for first aid, leadership, instructional techniques, NCO command training for Junior and Senior NCOs and weapons handling and safety training.
A party of cadets and staff from Thames Valley Wing joined Hants and IOW Wing on a trip to the WW1 sites around Ypres in Belgium this weekend. The trip included visits to several WW1 cemeteries where the cadets were able to lay crosses and pay their respects. With the approach of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1, it was a particularly poignant time. The highlight of the trip was the participation in the Menin Gate Last Post cemetery, during which the Wing laid a wreath. Continue reading →