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RAF 100 Namibia 2018

Unit: Wales and West Region Air Cadets
Location: Namibia, Africa
Date: July 2018
Activities: Other, Multi
9 Cadets and 5 Cadet Force Adult Volunteers from the Air Training Corps (ATC) have just returned from a three week trip to South Africa and Namibia. The team came from 6 Wings, representing 3 Regions of the ATC. The main purpose of the trip was to complete the Fish...

Golden Tarn II 2018

Unit: Thames Valley Wing Air Cadets
Location: Gorge Du Tarn, France
Date: July 2018
Activities: Canoeing
Thames Valley Air Cadets Golden Tarn II Expedition was a culmination of 12 months of planning and training for its 19 participants. The expedition to the Gorge Du Tarn, France carried 2 elements:
  • a challenging and ambitious unsupported and unaccompanied 100km canoeing venture for a group of Air Cadets who were...

Seascape 18

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...

Cairngorm Winter Training 2018

Unit: London and SE Region Air Cadets
Location: Caingorms, Scotland
Date: January 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
On Saturday 27th January 2018, five members of the Sussex Wing Adventure Training Team from the Royal Air Force Air Cadets set out on a Winter Mountain Foundation Course supported by the Ulysses Trust and run by experienced International and Winter Mountain Leader, Chris Conley. The aim of the expedition was...

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...

Ardeche 17

Unit: Essex Wing Air Training Corps
Location: France, Rhone Alpes
Date: August 2017
Activities: Canoeing
In the corner of a quiet Essex pub, ‘three nods’ around the table meant we’d just agreed to run Essex Wing’s first ever overseas paddling expedition. A fantastic journey down the Ardèche River had begun … In the months that followed, routes were chosen, letters of intent sent and a staff team...

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...

Serbia Canoeing Expedition 2017

Unit: Middlesex Wing
Location: Serbia
Date: August 2017
Activities: Canoeing
Expedition information Middlesex Wing took part in August of this year on an expedition to Serbia. The aim of the expedition was to canoe in areas not normally used for this activity taking cadets into unfamiliar environment while controlling the exposure to risk. I would like to say the expedition was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Exercise Austria 2014 – Various Air Training Corps Units

Unit: 870 (Dreghorn), 2466(Loanhead) , 1756(Broxburn), 869(Penicuik), 383 (Alloa), 38F(Perth) ATC
Location: Austria
Date: June 2014
Activities: Summer Mountaineering, Climbing, Trekking, Community Activities
South East Scotland Wing cadets and staff have returned from a successful expedition in the German / Austrian Alps. The expedition was based in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Southern Germany over nine days. The ultimate goal of the expedition was to fulfil the requirements of their qualifying Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award...