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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...

Exercise Mercantour 2015 – HQ Air Cadets

Unit: HQ Air Cadets
Location: Mercantour National Park Alpes-Maritimes France
Date: June 2015
Activities: Trekking
The overall aim of the expedition was designed to introduce and develop overseas leadership skills for adult volunteer staff by participation in a real 'expedition situation' where they are the participants. Each day was spent in the mountains developing technical, journeying and leadership skills in a demanding high alpine environment. The...

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...

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...