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OYT Scotland West Coast Challenge

Unit: Headquarters Air Cadets
Location: Scotland West Coast
Date: August 2017
Activities: Sailing
As the cadets first set their eyes on the 72’ Ocean Youth Trust Scotland Ketch, Alba Venturer, which was to be their home and workplace for the next 7 days, there were mixed comments and expressions of apprehension. None of the selected Air Cadets had ever taken part in an...

Ten Tors Challenge 2017 – Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC

Unit: Plymouth & Cornwall Wing Air Training Corps
Location: Dartmoor
Date: May 2017
Activities: Trekking
Plymouth and Cornwall Wing of the RAF Air Cadets spreads from Okehampton and Kingsbridge in the East to Hayle in the West and covers some of the more deprived wards in the country. The Wing has always prided itself in making activities available to all cadets regardless of their family...

Operation Global Dragon – Devon & Somerset Wing, Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC

Unit: Devon & Somerset Wing, Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC
Location: South Africa
Date: October 2015
Activities: Trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, community activities
In October 2015, 20 Air cadets and 6 members of staff had the amazing opportunity to attend an 18 day expedition in South Africa. The cadets and staff were from several squadrons throughout Devon & Somerset wing and Plymouth & Cornwall wing. This is a report of our adventures during our time...

Ex Toubkal Adventure 2015 – 2530 (Uckfield) and 19 (Crawley) Sqns ATC

Unit: 2530 (Uckfield) & 19 (Crawley) Sqns ATC
Location: Morocco (High Atlas Mountains)
Date: October 2015
Activities: Trekking, community work
Uckfield and Crawley Sqns have just returned from a two week expedition to Morocco thanks to kind sponsorship from the Ulysses Trust, the RAF Charitable Trust, and the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. The trip had two main aims, to summit the highest peak in the High Atlas Mountains, Jebel...

Exercise Winter Cairngorm 2015 – HQ Air Cadets

Unit: NACATC Windermere
Location: Scotland - Highlands
Date: March 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (Winter)
From the 01-07 March 2015 the National Air Cadet Adventure Training Centre Windermere ran Ex Winter Cairngorm - a winter expedition in Scotland for 16 Cadet Force Adult Volunteer Staff. The aim of this expedition was to provide a winter mountain foundation course (WMF), winter climbing foundation (WCF) course and...

Expedition Thar Horizon II – Changing lives forever

Unit: 282 (East Ham) Squadron, ATC
Location: Rajasthan, India
Date: October 2013
Activities: Camel trekking
After nearly a year of planning, days of fundraising, wet training weekends on Army Training Estates, 282 Squadron RAF Cadets India expedition team consisting of 20 members departed on a 10,000 mile adventure which would also be the most challenging task the cadets would have done; To refurbish a school...