South West Region

Meet our Regional Commandant, Group Captain Cole

Meet our Regional Commandant, Group Captain Cole

Group Captain Eddie Cole was commissioned into the Air Traffic Control Branch of the Royal Air Force in 1988 and, following 3 years of controller duties, elected to transfer to the Logistics Branch. Following the Initial Logistics Course he completed a number of junior command and staff appointments, leading teams of up to 200 people. [Continue]

All aboard HMS Puncher

On Saturday 20th May a few cadets and staff from 149 Poole ATC climbed aboard HMS Puncher at Bulwark Quay during the Poole Maritime Festival.They went for a short cruise around the quay during which they got a tour around the vessel. This was a brillia... [Continue]

Ten Tors 2017

Last weekend, two teams from Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing took part in the annual Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor.  The event sees young people from across the country ‘yomp’ across the moors, along routes of 35, 45 or 55 miles.  It is a big physical challenge and cadets train for several months beforehand.  Those [Continue]

2002 (Kingswood) Sqn Parent’s & Prizegiving Evening 2017

On the evening of April 6th 2017, 2002 (Kingswood) Squadron paraded in front of their proud parents. It was a fantastic evening where the parents were treated to an excellent continuity drill display, followed by cadet presentations and a demonstration of their award-winning First Aid. Also in attendance was Guest of Honour, Major J Flexman [Continue]

A Wings First!

A Wings First!

During August 2016 Cdt Jones went on a week-long course to achieve his Civilian Gliding Wings at Aston Down Gliding Club. Cdt Jones said “I am pleased to be the first to get these Wings but it didn’t come without it hard work”. The weeklong course for Cdt Jones consisted of flying every day, consolidating … Continue [Continue]

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