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Incan Venture Adventure 2018

Unit: Sussex Wing Air Training Corps
Location: Cusco and Inca Trail, SE Peru
Date: August 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Between 03 and 25 Aug 2018, 24 cadets and 8 staff from Sussex Wing ATC visited Peru thanks to the generous support of the Ulysses Trust. The trip was part of Sussex Wings RAF100 Celebrations and coupled with another similar sized trip to NASA in Houston was aimed at engaging cadets...

Towering Heights 2018

Unit: 31 (Tower Hamlets), 296 (Stoke Newington), 444 (Shoreditch), 338 (East Ham), 329 (Finsbury) Squadrons, Air Cadets.
Location: Lake District, Cumbria
Date: August 2018
Activities: Canoeing, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Exploring, Other, Multi,
31 (Tower Hamlets) Squadron Air Cadets set a new precedent last year when it undertook Exercise Towering Heights 2017. This year, we wanted to come back with a bigger and better camp - and so we undertook Exercise Towering Heights 2018, to help our Cadets experience an amazing week of...

IOW Summer Camp 2018

Unit: 218 Squadron, RAF Air Cadets
Location: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight
Date: August 2018
Activities: Other, Multi.
A week of outdoor adventure experience gave our group of young people new exciting activities on land and water. They had plenty of opportunities to try something new. We planned the trip to increase confidence, build teamwork, improve and challenge the Cadets to support each other as a team. From the...

Partisan Shadow 2018

Unit: 2158 (Sevenoaks) Squadron
Location: Italy - Dolomites
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
Exercise Partisan Shadow was conducted in the Brenta Dolomites in August 2018 and was the culmination of a year’s hard work planning and preparation. This expedition was planned and conducted by three Staff and nine Cadets of 2158 (Sevenoaks) Squadron, Kent Wing Air Cadets, all of whom were given equal...

Cape Namibia 2018

Unit: London Wing Royal Air Force Air Cadets
Location: Eastern Cape of South Africa and Southern Namibia
Date: August 2018
Activities: Canoeing, Trekking, Exploring.
A year in the planning, preparation, training and fundraising; the London Wing ‘Cape Namibia’ Expedition of 25 cadets and staff departed for a two-week adventure in South Africa and Namibia in August 2018. The prime goal of the expedition was to undertake the challenge of trekking the famous Fish River...

Green Camp Cornwall 2018

Unit: 291 Westminster and Chelsea Squadron RAF Air cadets
Location: UK - Cornwall
Date: August 2018
Activities: Other, Multi.
45 Cadets from 6 Squadron’s based in London participated in the 291 Squadron’s Annual Green Camp this year, last year it was 80 cadets attending. The 291 camp has been undertaken for the past 12 years with it firstly being just cadets from 291 Squadron. The past 3 years has seen...

OYT Scotland West Coast Challenge 2018

Unit: Headquarters RAF Air Cadets
Location: United Kingdom - West Cost of Scotland
Date: August 2018
Activities: Sailing
The Headquarters Air Cadets West Coast Challenge offshore sailing expedition set out from Greenock on the River Clyde on Monday the 6th of August with a nervous and apprehensive group of 11 Cadets and two adult staff on board the 72’ Ocean Youth Trust Scotland yacht, Alba Venturer. Since the first...

Mercantour 2018

Unit: HQ Air Cadets, NACATC Windermere
Location: France. Alpes Maritimes, Parc du Mercantour.
Date: June 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Exploring,
Attending the International Mountain Leader [IML] introduction week with Head Quarters Air Cadets [HQAC] this year was a great experience. We were in France for a total of six days situated in the beautiful Alpes Maritimes, Mercantour National Park near Nice. The party comprised of five Cadet Force Adult Volunteers...

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Unit: HQ Cumbria & Lancashire Wing Air Training Corps
Location: United Kingdom
Date: June 2018
Activities: Sailing
Air cadets at sea! Twelve RAF Air Cadets from Cumbria & Lancashire and Greater Manchester Wings of the Air Training Corps escaped to sea onboard the Ocean Youth Trust (North) ‘James Cook’ a 21-metre steel hulled ketch at the end of June 2018. During their voyage they were to take responsibility...

AT Summer Camp, Isle of Wight 2017

Unit: 218 (Rotherham) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets
Location: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight
Date: August 2017
Activities: Other, Multi
Day one saw an early start to our expedition as we met the coach just outside the centre of Rotherham for our journey down to the Isle of Wight. We had the one stop on the way down to Portsmouth, as cadets just love burgers, and arrived at the port...

Operation Drakensberg Elephant 2017

Unit: Most Sqn Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing ATC
Location: KwaZulu Natel South Africa
Date: August 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Operation Drakensberg Elephant was a 22-day expedition to the Drakensberg Mountains and surrounding area in the country of South Africa. The expedition encompassed 27 air cadets and 6 staff from across Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing with the primary objective of providing an overseas expedition focused on 3 weeks of Adventure...

Towering Heights 2017

Unit: 31 (Tower Hamlets) Air Training Corps
Location: Lake District, UK
Date: August 2017
Activities: Canoeing/Caving/Gliding, Hang Gliding/Mountaineering, Rock Climbing/Trekking, Exploring/Other, Multi
31 (Tower Hamlets) is one of the most diverse RAF Air Cadet squadrons in the country. For many of the cadets, the organisation offers a rare opportunity to leave London, and to experience life outside of a city. A highlight of the year is always going away for the week on...

Mountain Storm 2017

Unit: Bristol and Gloucestershire wing units : 2146, (S E Bristol) 2002 (Kingswood), 2125 (North Bristol), 2152DF (Downend), 1245(Cirenceseter), 1329 (Stroud) and 649(Dursley)
Location: Canada
Date: July 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
The summer of 2017 saw Royal Air Force Air Cadets from the Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing take on the Canadian Rockies. The self-supported cadet expedition which was the result of two years of planning, fund raising and training was, led by Adult Sgt Edward Smart. It saw 19 cadets & staff...

Scotland Staff AT Development – Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC

Unit: Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC
Location: Cairngorms, Scotland
Date: May 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
In May and June of 2017, several members of staff and senior cadets from Plymouth & Cornwall and Dorset & Wiltshire Wings, Royal Air Force Air Cadets , spent 8 days in the Cairngorm National Park, residing at Feshiebridge Lodge, Aviemore. With assistance from the Ulysses Trust, the aim of the...

Summer Newsletter 2016

Nothing beats an English summer, relaxing outside in the afternoon sun with the soothing sounds of the village cricket match filtering through on the light breeze, a cool drink in one hand, and a copy of the Ulysses Trust summer newsletter in the other. In this edition we focus on the...

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...

Expedition Red Maple Leaf 2015 – 1955 (City of Wells) Sqn ATC

Unit: 1955 City of Wells Sqn
Location: Canada
Date: August 2015
Activities: Canoeing, Trekking
On Tuesday 18th August 2015, 15 bright eyed and bushy tailed British Air Cadets from 1955 City of Wells Sqn set of on an adventure of a life time to Ontario Canada, flying into Toronto international Airport. We arrived at rush hour and our convoy wound its way around various...

Ex Blue Salt Blade 2015 – Devon and Somerset Air Training Corps

Unit: Devon & Somerset Wing ATC
Location: Cornwall
Date: August 2015
Activities: Sea kayaking
A Slice of Cornwall I need something different in the Adventure Training diary this year, something new, something challenging, something exciting. After a few hours searching the web I was on the phone to a very laid back South African accent which called itself Shaun, “Yes buddy, sure thing, we can...