2410 (Didcot) Squadron are the original 'rock hoppers' with a long history of adventure training throughout the mountainous regions of the United Kingdom. Our motto Pressunt quia posse vicleutur which translates to 'We achieve through ability' speaks volumes, as we offer a broad and varied training program with opportunities for young men and women to take part in challenging, interesting and fun activities as members of the Air Training corps.
Sunday, 4th December saw the annual Thames Valley Wing bowling competition take place at RAF Brize Norton with over 140 cadets representing 22 Squadrons from across the Wing.
After an early start the competition started and with a competitive spirit the 12 lanes at the Astro Bowl were soon full of cadets aiming for the strikes to add vital points to their Squadron scores. Each team was made up of only four cadets so the pressure was on each cadet to get down those pins. Everyone managed to compete in at least three games and after a tense bowl off at the end the winners were announced. 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 Saturday 8 October 17 cadets and 3 staff from Thames Valley made the long journey down to HMS Raleigh Cornwall for the South West Region Inter Wing Swimming Championship.
The championship took place on Sunday 9 October; The Thames Valley 17 strong team went up against the best of the other five Wings of South West Region in what proved to be a very close competition with some exceptional swimmers. 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 →
Marking the 75th anniversary since the formation of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) over 75 cadets from across Central and North Sectors in Thames Valley Wing ATC gathered in the Oxford as part of parade and service of remembrance. Continue reading →
Cadets and Staff from 2410 (Didcot) and 966 (Wallingford) Squadrons recognised the 75th anniversary year of the formation of the Air Training Corps this ATC Sunday by visiting the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton.
23 Cadets and four Staff in total enjoyed a full day looking around the attractions including the historic story of Naval aviation, the developments in Naval aviation in WW2, a simulated carrier experience and Concorde 002, a prototype test bed which lead to the only commercial jet airliner, amongst some of other trial aircraft. Continue reading →
Commandant’s Air Cadets Commendations of Meritorious Service were given out at this years Thrive Awards, below are the recipients and their citations.
Flying Officer Alex Pye from 211 (Newbury) Squadron has been a member of the Corps serving as a both a Cadet and as a member of staff at 211 (Newbury) Squadron.
A long term supporter and key member of the Squadron he has undertaken all of the duties asked of him with style and is seen as a corner stone of excellence. He is also leading light in bringing archery activities – first to Newbury Squadron through careful negotiation of grant packages – before being an evangelist for the activity Wing-side. Continue reading →
With an early start and a long journey, 12 cadets and 6 staff from the Thames Valley region set off for Scotland. Along the way there was a short but worthwhile stop to The Devils Porridge Museum, where the cadets were educated on the women who made the explosive ammunition for the war effort. The dressing up facilities probably intended for a much younger audience saw the cadets bonding quickly. Once we had arrived at the brilliant accommodation we were treated to a visit around 669 Sqn Army Air Corps for a look around the Lynx AH9A’s Helicopters. Continue reading →
The finalists for the Thames Valley Wing Thrive Awards have now been announced. The Awards fall into the following categories and all nominations came from their peers.
Outstanding Civilian Instructor – The person who has made the most outstanding contribution over the past year. Ambassador – The individual or team who through the virtue of hard work, character and representation have raised the profile of the ATC. Valiant Volunteer – For consistent and extraordinary efforts in helping others, above and beyond the call of duty. Unsung Hero – The individual whose contribution often goes unnoticed but without it their Squadron would fail to deliver the effect it achieves. Top Team Award – awarded to the group (informal or formal) that has achieved the greatest positive impact. Continue reading →