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Ex Western Winter – HQ Air Cadets

Unit: HQ Air Cadets
Location: Lochaber, Scotland
Date: February 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking
On the evening of 26 February 17, 11 members of Air Cadet Organisation’s volunteer staff gathered at the Inchree lodges in Onich in the Western Highlands of Scotland with the objective of furthering their knowledge and experience of the British mountain environment. Two members of the team would be undertaking...

OYT Scotland West Coast Challenge – HQ Air Cadets

Unit: HQ Air Cadets
Location: Scotland West Coast
Date: August 2016
Activities: Offshore sailing
“Its 10pm now”, said the first mate, “what time do you want lights-out?” “10.30” came the response from the crew of senior cadets taking part in the annual Headquarters Air Cadets ‘West Coast Challenge’ offshore sailing expedition. Proof that the week on-board the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland ketch, Alba Venturer,...

Ex Golden Eagle One – 29 Norfolk & Suffolk Wing ATC Sqns

Unit: 29 Norfolk and Suffolk Wing ATC Sqns
Location: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Scotland
Date: October 2016
Activities: Hill walking, white water rafting, mountain biking, zip lining
During the last week of October 2016 65 Air Cadets and 23 members of staff from Norfolk & Suffolk Wing Air Training Corps mounted an Adventure Training expedition to Rothiemurchas Lodge, Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains overlooking Loch Morlich. The expedition provided life enhancing opportunities for young...

Ex Yukon Adventure – Sussex Wing ATC

Unit: Sussex Wing ATC
Location: Yukon, Canada
Date: August 2016
Activities: Canoeing
Between the 10th and 25th August 2016 eight cadets and four staff embarked on a Sussex Air Cadets led expedition deep into the Yukon Territory of Canada. The main thrust of the trip was a 369km self-sufficient paddle in Open Canoes from the maintenance camp on Quiet Lake to a...

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...

OYT West Coast Challenge – Headquarters Air Cadets

Unit: Headquarters Air Cadets
Location: Scotland - West Coast
Date: August 2015
Activities: Offshore Sailing
Gale force winds, rough seas and seven days spent almost entirely within the confines of the 72 foot ketch, Alba Venturer, set the scene for the West Coast Challenge Sailing Expedition 2015. Eleven cadets from across the UK together with two adult staff joined the OYT Scotland crew to sail...

Operation Vertex – 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron Air Training Corps

Unit: 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron ATC
Location: Pyrenees, France
Date: August 2015
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
It’s one of the toughest summits to reach in the Pyrenees. At a mighty 2784m above sea level combined with a 20m final sharp ascent, stunning views and a test of nerve, few mountains can rival the excitement of the Pic du Canigou in southern France. After 15 months of planning...

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...

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...

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...