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Exercise Northern Lights – 1998 (West Cross) Sqn RAF Cadets

Unit: 1998 (West Cross) Squadron ATC
Location: Sweden
Date: March 2015
Activities: Dog sledging, trekking
On the 15th March this year a team of fifteen air cadets and staff embarked on a 9 day expedition to Kiruna in the north of Sweden, deep in the Arctic Circle wilderness. After almost two years of fund raising and anticipation we were finally on our way to Stockholm...

Trek Pyrenees 2014 – 633 (West Swindon) Squadron ATC

Unit: 633 (West Swindon) Squadron ATC
Location: French/ Spainish Pyrenees
Date: July 2014
Activities: Climbing, walking, fundraising for chairty
This year’s planning for ‘Pyrenees 2014’ started with a shorter lead into than 2011 trek due to the experience and planning of other squadron activities, so back in November 2013, the initial letter went out and presentations by myself from the previous trek to encourage interest from the over 16’s....

Operation Vertex – 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron Air Training Corps

Unit: 2344 (Longbenton) Sqn ATC
Location: France, Pyrenees, Sahorre
Date: August 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer)
A team of nine cadets and staff from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron have succeeded in climbing their first foreign peak – the Pic Du Canigou in France. Flight Lieutenant Will Close-Ash, who famously assisted in rescuing a group of Belgian climbers on the peak in 2008, was leading the team. The group...

Ex Alpine Adventure 2014 – South West Region Air Training Corps Wings

Unit: South West Region ATC Wings
Location: Bavaria
Date: February 2014
Activities: Skiing
On 14th February 2014, 33 Air Cadets and 9 staff from the South West, set off for Alpine Adventure in Bavaria, Germany. The trip has been running in various forms for over 20 years, and provides cadets with the opportunity learn to ski or improve on their current level of...

Ex Swiss Adventure 2014 – 2530 (Uckfield) Sqn & 461 (Chichester) Sqn ATC

Unit: 2530 (Uckfield) Sqn & 461 (Chichester) Sqn ATC
Location: Swiss Alps (Interlaken and surrounds)
Date: July 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer), Trekking, Ice Climbing, White Water Rafting
12 cadets and staff from 461 (Chichester) and 2530 (Uckfield) Sqn’s ATC have just returned from a 12 expedition to Switzerland, made possible from a year’s hard fund raising and planning, including lots of generous donations notably the Ulysses Trust and RAF Charitable Trust. The group took the decision to travel...

Ex Highland Fling 2014 – 46F (Kensington) Squadron Air Training Corps

Unit: 46F Kensington ATC
Location: Aviemore, Scottish Highlands
Date: August 2014
Activities: Canoeing, Mountaineering (Summer), Rock Climbing
Cadets from 46F Kensington Air Cadets took to the Scottish Highlands for a week of action packed adventure training. To help fund the camp cadets helped Christmas shoppers pack their bags at the local Sainsbury’s store on Cromwell Road, as well as the generous grant awarded by the Ulysses Trust...

Exercise Northern Rocky Mountain Venturer – Yorkshire ACF and ATC Cadets

Unit: H&SY & Y(N&W) ACFs, C&EY & SEY Wings ATC
Location: Canada
Date: July 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (High Altitude), Mountaineering (Summer), Trekking
During July 2014, 8 staff and 13 cadets headed for British Columbia, Canada for a 26 day RFCA expedition, supported throughout by the Yorkshire Cadet Trust. It commenced almost 18 months ago with 60+ cadets vying to gain a place on the team. The selection process took place over Easter...

OYT Scotland West Coast Challenge 2014 – Headquarters Air Cadets

Unit: Headquarters Air Cadets
Location: Scotland - West Coast
Date: August 2014
Activities: Offshore Sailing
The annual HQ Air Cadets/Ocean Youth Trust Scotland West Coast Challenge offshore sailing expedition for senior cadets aged 18 years and over took place from the 18th to the 24th of August 2014. Sailing out of Oban on-board Alba Explorer under the watchful eyes and expert guidance of the OYT...

Alps 2014 – 1034 (Surbiton) Squadron Air Training Corps

Unit: 1034 (Surbiton) Squadron ATC
Location: Switzerland, Vallais Region
Date: July 2014
Activities: Trekking
For our 5th annual visit to the Alps with the 1034 (Surbiton) Squadron Air Training Corps, we again chose to go to Arolla in the Vallenois Alps. This is a well known, although remote high mountain centre with the campsite at 1970 metres above sea level. Camping Petit Praz claims...

Welsh Dragon 2014 – 82 (Wandsworth) Squadron Air Training Corps

Unit: 82, 56 and 344 Squadrons Air Training Corps
Location: Elan Valley, Wales
Date: April 2014
Activities: Trekking
Thanks to a generous donation from the Ulysses Trust a party of fourteen, (in two groups of seven) Air Cadets from 82 (Wandsworth) Squadron Air Training Corps, many from a disadvantaged background completed a demanding four day expedition to the Elan Valley in Wales. The group covered all sorts of terrain...