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 Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we're a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 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.
On the hottest weekend on record since 1976, Air Cadets from Thames Valley Wing attended the Oxfordshire’s Annual Joint Services Cadet Challenge. An annual competition organised between the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and the Air Training Corps.
This year’s Challenge was hosted by the Sea Cadet Corps on board HMS Bristol, a commissioned warship permanently harboured in Portsmouth and used by the Cadet Forces for training. Continue reading →
Air Cadets and volunteer staff from across Thames Valley Wing Air Training Corps gathered at RAF Benson for an evening of celebrations during the annual THRIVE awards.
The THRIVE awards were established three years ago to recognise the achievements and successes of the individuals who support the Air Cadets in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Hosted by RAF Benson and sponsored by five organisations 33 individuals received recognition on the evening for their efforts across several categories. Continue reading →
On the 1st of September, 61 cadets and volunteer staff of Thames Valley Wing will travel to Arnhem in the Netherlands to participate in the 70th Anniversary Airborne March. The Airborne March is held to commemorate the Battle for Arnhem in 1944 – made famous by the movie ‘A bridge to far’.Continue reading →
360 Air Cadets and over 80 adult volunteers from across the Thames Valley Air Cadets came together on Sunday, 22nd May to celebrate the Air Training corps (ATC) 75th Anniversary.
Parading through Windsor and past the Guildhall it was an incredible sight to see the Thames Valley Air Cadets march through the streets and onto the Parish Church in all their splendour. Continue reading →
Air Cadets from 2210 Cowley Squadron have visited Arnhem in the Netherlands as part of the annual commemoration of the Battle for Arnhem in 1944. Where soldiers and airmen from the Airborne Forces and Royal Air Force attempted to liberate Arnhem and capture the bridge crossing the Rhine river by glider and parachute drop. Continue reading →
On Wednesday 26 August representatives from the Parachute Regiment Association, the Royal Air Forces Association and the Royal British Legion Branches of Oxfordshire passed to Air Cadets from 2210 Cowley Squadron wreathes to lay at the Oosterbeek War Cemetery on their behalf when 70 cadets and staff from Thames Valley Wing travel to Arnhem in the Netherlands to take part in the Airborne March, which is part of the commemorations of the 1944 Battle for Arnhem.
Cadets and staff from 2210 Cowley squadron with friends from the ACF and Sea Cadets supported the Lord High sheriff of Oxfordshire holding his annual Garden Party supporting charitable causes at Adwell House. Cdt Cpl Rebecka Kemae stated ” it was a lot of fun and its a fabulous setting for the Garden party”.
Thames Valley Wing will be participating in the Airborne March, which is part of the commemorations of the Battle for Arnhem in the Netherlands in 1944. The Airborne March is in memory to the 1750 plus British and Polish soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944 and who are buried in the War Cemetery at Oosterbeek. The March takes place on the first Saturday in September each year. The first march was held in 1947. Continue reading →