South West Region
Air Cadets start to gain their ‘wings’!

Air Cadets start to gain their ‘wings’!

Several cadets from across the Wing were awarded their Blue Wings on the 8th July whilst at 637 Volunteer Gliding School at RAF Little Rissington. This followed a ground lecture and instruction on the new Part Task Trainer. By chance they also had a fly past by the Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial … Continue reading "Air Cadets [Continue]

Q&A with Ken!

Q&A with Ken!

We sat down with Squadron Leader Ken Bennett, one of our volunteers with an impressive CV of varied careers and volunteer roles. He has supported the Royal Air Force Air Cadets for many years – we’re grateful to him for taking the time to share some of his memories. When and how did you get … Continue reading "Q&A with Ken!" [Continue]

Bronze Expedition Success

Bronze Expedition Success

This weekend eight cadets from four different squadrons (614, 2328, 2342 and 2419) were out on qualifying and practice expeditions for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards. They started by climbing Robinswood Hill at Gloucester and finished at Painswick after a comfortable night under canvas at Moreton Valence.  The weekend was organised by [Continue]

Gloucestershire Airport Charity Open Day 2017

Gloucestershire Airport Charity Open Day 2017

Cadets from 181 (City of Gloucester), 2328 (Bishops Cleeve) and 2342 (Innsworth) Squadrons together with staff from 2322 (Dowty) Squadron assisted at the very well attended charity event at Gloucestershire Airport, the “Gateway to the Southwest”, where the public were invited to view the aircraft and static displays and get the kids [Continue]

Wing Activities Day 2017

Wing Activities Day 2017

Sunday 9 July saw approximately 250 cadets descend on Buckley Barracks near Chippenham to take part in the annual Wing Activities Day Competition. From First Aid to Drill; Aircraft Recognition to Photography, the cadets braved the heat to win points for their unit and ultimately pursue the big Wing Activities Day trophy. All competitors put [Continue]

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