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Alpine Adventure 2019

Alpine Adventure 2019

Over 100 Royal Air Force Air Cadets enjoyed an awesome ski week in Germany this month. Amazing weather and excellent snow helped the cadets make quick progress under the guidance of qualified RAF Air Cadet instructors and leaders who volunteered to help. Cadets who started as complete beginners competently skied a variety of runs by [Continue]

Mike Kendall Trophy Award 2018

Mike Kendall Trophy Award 2018

On Wednesday 12 December 2018, 2152 (Downend) Detached Flight hosted the South West Regional Commandant, Group Captain E Cole MBE MA RAF, to present the 2018 Mike Kendall Trophy to Downend’s Cadet Warrant Officer Charlotte Moss. The trophy is awarded each year to recognise the “Best” cadet in the four counties of Bristol, [Continue]

Staff & Cadets Recognised by Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire

Staff & Cadets Recognised by Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire

Last week Wing Commander Cox, Officer Commanding Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing, accompanied three of our people to receive awards from the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter OBE DBE CVO. Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s Awards are only one step below national honours and as such should be highly valued. The [Continue]

Wing Awards Evening 2018

Wing Awards Evening 2018

Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing yesterday held its 2nd annual Awards Evening, with our cadets and adult volunteers suitably recognised for the outstanding efforts and contribution made to their units, the Wing and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets as a whole. To a packed audience of VIPs, recipients and their families, Wing Commander Cox, Officer [Continue]

Portishead Cadet Selected for easyJet Training Programme!

Portishead Cadet Selected for easyJet Training Programme!

Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing congratulates one of its own who has won a place on a commercial flying training programme with easyJet! Cadet Flight Sergeant Coutts-Wood, at 2494 (Portishead) Squadron, hangs up his cadet uniform in August to start the next chapter in his aviation career. We asked him about his time as a cadet [Continue]

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