Squadrons from Sector 3 (Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Abingdon, and Didcot) participated in the RAFA Battle of Britain Commemorative service at St Peter and St Paul Church in Wantage on Sunday 17th of September as part of events across the UK to mark the Battle of Britain. Continue reading
594 (Thame) Squadron
We are based in Thame and serve the town and the surrounding villages. If you love flying and all things aviation, then come and see us on any Monday or Thursday to find out more.
Cadets and adult volunteers from Sector 3 met up to spend a summers evening playing sports and learning teamwork.
Cadets and adult volunteers from 594 Thame Squadron visited the Imperial War Museum Midlands located at RAF Cosford as part of their training programme for the BTEC in Aerospace Studies and looking at the history of the Cold War.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thames Valley Wing Air Cadets are not just about flying and gliding! Our cadets were out in force this weekend shooting the L144 .22 target rifle polishing their marksmanship skills
We joined our neighbours for carol singing. We brought along tea and cakes. Everyone had a great time. It was great to for the cadets and staff to get to know our neighbours and we look forward to next year’s event.