South West Region

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing

  • Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:18:49 +0000: HIOW Cadet Team wins third place - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing Air Training Corps
    The National Cadet shotgun shooting competition was held in Cambridge over the weekend 21 to 24 June. Cadet teams from the ACF, CCF and ATC from across the UK and Northern Ireland compete at various disciplines of clay target shooting using shotguns. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wing ATC sent two teams of four cadets. Their A team came 3rd place! The B team came 7th.

    The Hampshire team was made up with cadets from Squadrons all over Hampshire. They were selected and trained by WO Tony Waller from 413 Aldershot Squadron ATC.

    WO Waller was delighted with the results and said, 'We won the Competition last year but this year the teams from the CCF were very strong. Third place for the A team was a really good result for us'. WO Waller would like to thank the Clay shooting Club at RAF Odiham for allowing the use of there facilities for training.

    It should also be reported that WO Waller came 1st in the staff shoot so he is now officially 'Top Staff Shot' in the UK at clay shotgun shooting!
  • Wed, 15 Apr 2015 02:43:52 +0000: Easter Camp - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing Air Training Corps
    Last week saw a contingent of staff and cadets from Hants & IOW Wing visit RAF Linton on Ouse for the Wing's Easter allocation of RAF 'blues' camp. During the week cadets from across the wing undertook a series of activities hosted by the station Air Cadet Liaison Officer/Team. During the packed week, cadets visited the Elvington museum and the National rail museum; North Region hosted an acquaint evening at the Regional Activities Centre, leadership exercises - including a high ropes course. As the week continued, the tempo remained high - a day on the range to hone their marksmanship skills; a cultural visit to York, and Adrenalin 'the home of the official ITV1 Krypton Factor Assault Course' all staff and cadets were put through their paces to complete the very wet, muddy but awesome course. The contingent was invited to visit and chat to various sections on the station, visited the memorial room and received an Aircrew presentation. The contingent also travelled to RAF Fylingdales - A great week and excellent opportunity. Thank you RAF Linton on Ouse.
  • Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:56:47 +0000: Community Safety Awards - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing Air Training Corps
    Staff and cadets from 1827 (Odiham) Sqn were recently awarded Community Safety Awards for their key support at a tragic fatal RTA at Odiham last Christmas.
    Members of 1827 (Odiham) Squadron Air Training Corps, who had been helping at the Odiham Christmas Extravaganza event, were among the first on the scene. They performed CPR on Mr Phillips as they battled to save him.
    Warrant Officer Shaun McCarthy of 1827 (Odiham) Squadron Air Training Corps told the News & Mail: 'Upon hearing the cries for help, the cadets grabbed extra cones to help block the road and directed traffic, helping the police as much as possible.'
    He said the cadets had been praised by police and villagers for their actions under pressure.
  • Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:49:08 +0000: FLY A FLAG FOR THE COMMONWEALTH - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing Air Training Corps
    Hants & IoW Wing Air Cadets raised the Commonwealth flag on behalf of South West Region Air Cadets at 1000hrs on Monday 9th March 2015, to mark Commonwealth Day.
    This unique initiative, building on the highly successful inaugural events last year, which saw over 650 other Commonwealth flags raised in 38 Commonwealth countries
    The event held on the 9th of March, celebrated the values of the Commonwealth, reinforcing the close ties between Air Cadets in the UK and Cadets in other Commonwealth countries.
    Commonwealth flags were flown by Air Cadets in each of the six regions of the Air Cadet Organisation.
    South West Region's event, took place at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Headquarters in Winchester, during which Squadron Leader Graeme Hughes RAF VR(T); Wing Executive Officer read a specially-written Commonwealth Affirmation, before the raising of the Commonwealth Flag at 1000hrs..
  • Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:48:26 +0000: Hants & IOW Wing Training weekend - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing Air Training Corps
    Staff and cadets from across the wing came together at HMS Sultan in Gosport, to complete a series of training courses to aid in their personal training and their Squadrons' development.
    A total of twenty-six staff and cadets undertook the ACO's BASIC training which is designed to help them understand what is required of them as an over 18 year old cadet or as Civilian Staff Instructors. The course consisted of presentations and discussions including Safeguarding & Administration, and Health & Safety. Under the new 2 day Wing Induction Course training package, staff completed the Heartstart programme and Methods of Instruction (MoI) to provide them with the skills to return back to squadron to deliver the cadet experience.
    Finally, a further fifteen cadets undertook the Methods of Instruction training. The MoI training will equipment cadets to deliver presentations and lessons on the squadron. With just an assessment to go, these cadets will earn their lanyard as Instructor Cadets.
    Well done to all those staff and cadets that undertook the training.